Setting up Google News alerts allows you to receive notifications or emails about specific topics, keywords, or news articles that interest you. Here’s how you can set up Google News alerts:
How to set up Google News alerts
- Open a Web Browser: Start by opening your preferred web browser and go to the Google News website (news.google.com).
- Sign In to Your Google Account: If you’re not already signed in, click the “Sign In” button in the upper right corner of the page and log in with your Google account.
- Search for Your Topic: In the search bar at the top of the Google News page, enter the topic, keyword, or phrase you want to create an alert for. Press the “Enter” button or click the magnifying glass icon.
- Review Search Results: Browse through the search results to make sure they match your interests. You can scroll through articles, adjust filters, and see related topics.
- Create an Alert: Once you’re satisfied with the search results, click on the “Create Alert” button. It’s usually located on the right side of the search results page.
- Customize Alert Options:
- Frequency: Choose how often you want to receive updates. You can select from the options like “Once a day,” or “Once a week.”
- Sources: Specify whether you want alerts from all sources or only from specific sources. You can choose to receive alerts from news websites, blogs, videos, etc.
- Language and Region: Set the language and region for the alerts. You can make these selections to narrow down the alerts to specific languages or regions.
- How Many: Choose whether you want to receive “Only the best results” or “All results” related to your alert.
- Delivery Method: You can choose between email alerts or notifications in the Google News app if you have it installed on your mobile device.
Save the Alert: After customizing your alert settings, click the “Create Alert” button to save your preferences.
Manage Alerts: To manage your alerts, click the three horizontal lines (hamburger menu) in the upper left corner of the Google News page and go to “News settings.” Under “News alerts,” you can view, edit, or delete your existing alerts.
That’s it! You’ve successfully set up a Google News alert for your chosen topic or keyword. Google will now send you updates based on your preferences, helping you stay informed about the latest news related to your interests.