Google News

New Update for Google News – Google News Carousel Deprecated for Desktops

by Grigoris Filios (Updated  18 December, 2021)


Google moved to another minor update following November 2021 update that affects news publishers and media websites. Specifically, Google’s update changed the appearance of top stories in serps for desktop devices in a gallery like view; removing the classic carousel view for SERPs of trending topics.

Behold the new google news carousel gallery for trending queries.

December 18, 2021 3:52:23 pm - Screenshot

The other news format of google news are the 4-pack and the 6-pack, showcasing lesser trending queries.

Google news 4-pack snippet feature:

December 18, 2021 3:55:42 pm - Screenshot

Google news 6-pack:

December 18, 2021 3:56:35 pm - Screenshot

Expect the visual part, Google aims to showcase different stories for the same query in its SERPs in order to statisfy user intent and offer to its users “a more informed decision on which specific articles they want to explore”. Read more about Google’s statement:



You can learn more about Google News’ new structure from their blog:

Google news top stories feature

Google news top stories feature


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