Google News is trimming heavy: soon, Google News will be ending support for magazines and you have a limited time window to act.
The discontinuation of all support for magazine content in Google News will start a week before Christmas – on December 18, 2023 (via Android Headlines). Those who are subscribed to such type of content will have to find another way to access their favorite magazines.
In the remaining month (and some days), Google is allowing users to export and save their purchased magazine content. Those who have subscribed to magazines with interactive elements will be able to get a refund from Google.
Here’s what a member of the Google News Team shared on the topic:
For context, Google News plays a pivotal role in the media landscape, supporting over 2300 news outlets. Monthly, it generates more than 24 billion clicks to publishers’ websites via Google Search and Google News. The abrupt demise of magazine support raises questions about evolving user media consumption habits.