Make Google Now more useful with a few taps on the screen

Tired of seeing news that you're not interested in pop up time and time again from Google Now? Well, the personal voice activated personal assistant is about to become more useful. Instead of telling Google what you are interested in, you can now tell Google what you're NOT interested in. If you see news from Google Now on your Android device that makes you want to hurl (for example, news about a certain presidential candidate), click on the 3-dot overflow menu and tap on "Not interested in  ____." Fill in the blank and that should prevent news that doesn't interest you from reaching your eyes.

Besides eliminating stories about a particular topic, you can stop Google Now from sending you any stories at all in the future. You can also tell Google Now when you're done with a particular story, or ask to customize the feature. All of those options are yours when you click on the three dot overflow menu from any story.

It's easy to miss certain things when you're setting up your Android handset, and one of them is setting up Google Now just the way you want it. But now you know how easy it is to make the feature more useful to you.

source: AndroidAuthority

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12 Comments

1. aasifmaqsood

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

i have disabled google app in my phone..

7. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

what a shame

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Disabling Googles app also disables Google Now. I use and need Google Now.

2. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

This is just some crazy AI tech. Wow!

5. jonathonpower7

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

How to enable Commute Sharing in Google Now

3. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

boring and f**k usless google

4. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Nice option to customize what you get, but I think I agree with the others about the overall usefulness of GN. I don't remember what I did, but I don't get any GN notifications, and I turn off notifications from most other programs too. If I want to know something that's not an emergency, I'll go look for it.

6. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

I used to think Google Now was useless and disabled it do to the drain on battery life. However, when I got my Nexus 6 and battery life wasn't an issue I left it active and found that overall I like it. One of the best features for me is the commute alert. Google Now has saved me countless times buy letting me know my normal route has huge delays. Better to find that out before I leave work than when traffic comes to a stop and a I don't have another option.

8. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

i find it does a good job at know what i like, hardly ever see anything that i am not interested in

9. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Love it

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I just use the awesome voice search, not interested in a 24/7 spyware assistant. Fortunately that's an option offered by Google, unlike microsoft that wants to spy on you activity 24/7 just for you to use voice search in Cortana.

12. niteiknight

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

How do I get it to stop showing me Fox News articles?

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