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Aneres11

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One thing I'm really getting annoyed with on my Pixel 4 is the Google news feed notifications.
On every other Pixel, the "cards" or whatever they are that come through as notifications have been spot on without me choosing my desired content. I'm guessing it goes of Google searches and browsing history?

Anyway, since Android 10, all I seem to be getting is news articles and notifications about stuff I absolutely do not care about. Things I never used to get. A lot of it is like 'gossip' articles from Daily Mail etc, site I've never visited (or intend to visit) on my phone or laptop.

I don't want to turn it off as I liked it when it was accurate and relevant to me, but I feel like I'm spending all my time swiping away rubbish.
 

Awesomesince86

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One thing I'm really getting annoyed with on my Pixel 4 is the Google news feed notifications.
On every other Pixel, the "cards" or whatever they are that come through as notifications have been spot on without me choosing my desired content. I'm guessing it goes of Google searches and browsing history?

Anyway, since Android 10, all I seem to be getting is news articles and notifications about stuff I absolutely do not care about. Things I never used to get. A lot of it is like 'gossip' articles from Daily Mail etc, site I've never visited (or intend to visit) on my phone or laptop.

I don't want to turn it off as I liked it when it was accurate and relevant to me, but I feel like I'm spending all my time swiping away rubbish.
In your Google feed, hit the button in the bottom right corner and select the not interested option. The same thing happened to me and doing that for a few days tightened up the results a lot.
 
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Aneres11

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In your Google feed, hit the button in the bottom right corner and select the not interested option. The same thing happened to me and doing that for a few days tightened up the results a lot.
So it's not the actual feed it's what is pushed through to me as a lock screen notification. So after not being on my phone for a while I'm work (for instance) I'll pick it up and I'll have about 4 articles with only maybe one of them being something I'd want to know about.

Will give that a try though.
 

mjschabow

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So it's not the actual feed it's what is pushed through to me as a lock screen notification. So after not being on my phone for a while I'm work (for instance) I'll pick it up and I'll have about 4 articles with only maybe one of them being something I'd want to know about.

Will give that a try though.
That’s weird. I normally would only get articles from Google News, not the Google feed. But yeah, keep us updated!
 

Awesomesince86

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So it's not the actual feed it's what is pushed through to me as a lock screen notification. So after not being on my phone for a while I'm work (for instance) I'll pick it up and I'll have about 4 articles with only maybe one of them being something I'd want to know about.

Will give that a try though.
Yeah that's from Google feed. Every once in a while it pushes them as notifications.
 

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I just bought a brand new sealed pixel 4 for $425 off of swappa. It is destined to be traded in on a s20 ultra, but I am genuinely looking forward to running it for a week or 2 as my daily driver.
 

GrumpyMom

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One thing I'm really getting annoyed with on my Pixel 4 is the Google news feed notifications.
On every other Pixel, the "cards" or whatever they are that come through as notifications have been spot on without me choosing my desired content. I'm guessing it goes of Google searches and browsing history?

Anyway, since Android 10, all I seem to be getting is news articles and notifications about stuff I absolutely do not care about. Things I never used to get. A lot of it is like 'gossip' articles from Daily Mail etc, site I've never visited (or intend to visit) on my phone or laptop.

I don't want to turn it off as I liked it when it was accurate and relevant to me, but I feel like I'm spending all my time swiping away rubbish.
What? You don't want to find out how Meghan Markle is destroying the world with avocado toast? That was an actual article on Daily Mail. I admit, I was so astonished with the headline, I had to see that article to see how the world can be destroyed by one woman liking Avocado toast. It was manic with hate. They must really hate her, is that why she and Harry moved to Canada?

I had to expunge them from my news aggregator, too, but they keep creeping in like a bad rash. Is the Daily Mail a mainstream news source in the UK? I see some world news in there. Generally weird articles like the Avocado toast one don't show up in US news and stay with tabloids like TMZ and National Enquirer. It was kind of weird to see the Mail mixes serious news subjects and weird ones like that. I'm afraid I don't have a very good feel for British media. It was just kind of a shock an American married a royal and then got booted out to Canada after a year because she's loathed in the media over there.

I've been struggling with news aggregators for a long time. The one on my HTC 10 was absolutely horrific. That one was pure tabloid conspiracy theories all the time. I tried every setting I could think of and it was just a steady diet of awful. Apple News is ok. I think I need to work on it more.

Flipboard...not a fan of the interface.
 
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mjschabow

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What? You don't want to find out how Meghan Markle is destroying the world with avocado toast? That was an actual article on Daily Mail. I admit, I was so astonished with the headline, I had to see that article to see how the world can be destroyed by one woman liking Avocado toast. It was manic with hate. They must really hate her, is that why she and Harry moved to Canada?

I had to expunge them from my news aggregator, too, but they keep creeping in like a bad rash. Is the Daily Mail a mainstream news source in the UK? I see some world news in there. Generally weird articles like the Avocado toast one don't show up in US news and stay with tabloids like TMZ and National Enquirer. It was kind of weird to see the Mail mixes serious news subjects and weird ones like that. I'm afraid I don't have a very good feel for British media. It was just kind of a shock an American married a royal and then got booted out to Canada after a year because she's loathed in the media over there.

I've been struggling with news aggregators for a long time. The one on my HTC 10 was absolutely horrific. That one was pure tabloid conspiracy theories all the time. I tried every setting I could think of and it was just a steady diet of awful. Apple News is ok. I think I need to work on it more.

Flipboard...not a fan of the interface.
Google News is my absolute favorite by far because it incorporates local news as well. It also has a good trip on where I mean politically without going to an extreme, which is nice.
 

GrumpyMom

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Google News is my absolute favorite by far because it incorporates local news as well. It also has a good trip on where I mean politically without going to an extreme, which is nice.
I'll have to tweak mine a bit more. I've spent a lot of time on Apple News and it's kind of sparse and regurgitates stuff I've already seen. Or worse I'll look down and see a preview of an interesting looking article but it refreshes and disappears the moment I click it in the widget page
 
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What? You don't want to find out how Meghan Markle is destroying the world with avocado toast? That was an actual article on Daily Mail. I admit, I was so astonished with the headline, I had to see that article to see how the world can be destroyed by one woman liking Avocado toast. It was manic with hate. They must really hate her, is that why she and Harry moved to Canada?

I had to expunge them from my news aggregator, too, but they keep creeping in like a bad rash. Is the Daily Mail a mainstream news source in the UK? I see some world news in there. Generally weird articles like the Avocado toast one don't show up in US news and stay with tabloids like TMZ and National Enquirer. It was kind of weird to see the Mail mixes serious news subjects and weird ones like that. I'm afraid I don't have a very good feel for British media. It was just kind of a shock an American married a royal and then got booted out to Canada after a year because she's loathed in the media over there.

I've been struggling with news aggregators for a long time. The one on my HTC 10 was absolutely horrific. That one was pure tabloid conspiracy theories all the time. I tried every setting I could think of and it was just a steady diet of awful. Apple News is ok. I think I need to work on it more.

Flipboard...not a fan of the interface.
The Daily Mail is a (right-wing) "publication," and they LOATHE Meghan. It's crazy that Google even allows the Daily Mail as a source. It's the U.K. equivalent of the National Enquirer.
 
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GrumpyMom

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The Daily Mail is a right-wing "publication," and they LOATHE Meghan. It's crazy that Google even allows the Daily Mail as a source.
Loathe is an understatement. I didnt know that about Daily Mail at first. I liked them because they gave in depth coverage of events in other countries that I don't see too often in major US news media. US news seems to be all Trump all the time. But then it got weird with the avocados and poor Meghan Markle.

So anyway I guess they're kind of like the National Enquirer of the UK. Joy.
 

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My favorite Google news feed feature is either a toss up between "this site wants to send you push notifications" or "you have 2/3 remaining articles remaining this month"

WTH is Google sending me to sites that are almost pay walled... Oh yeah, the ads 😖
 
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GrumpyMom

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My favorite Google news feed feature is either a toss up between "this site wants to send you push notifications" or "you have 2/3 remaining articles remaining this month"

WTH is Google sending me to sites that are almost pay walled... Oh yeah, the ads 😖
I get that on Apple News a lot, too. Where Apple News drives me nuts is I think I’m scrolling up or down on an article but somehow get kicked to a different article or an ad and have to find my article again.
 

Aneres11

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I did go into my feed and started looking at the articles it was giving me. There was so much from tabloids which I just have never had before. Or want to have.

So I clicked and chose "do not show me daily mail" and did this for a good 15 minutes with a lot of other similar ones.

Since doing it, it has tightened it up massively. But I'm curious as to why I had to do it.
Ever since owning Pixels the algorithm for notifications has seemingly been very accurate. So this has been weird.

Still, seems better now. :)
 

Awesomesince86

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Battery is starting to settle in a little bit and is getting better. It's not great still but it's enough to get through a full day.

Overall this is a good phone that doesn't measure up to the pro max or Note devices. But at $500 it destroys anything else for that price.
 
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Aneres11

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Don't you select the subjects you're interested in for the Google feed to get the type of stories you want?
If I did, it would have been a hell of a long time ago. And like I say, it's always been pretty spot on until recently.
Not sure what changed but seems to have been round the time that Android 10 rolled out.
 

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If I did, it would have been a hell of a long time ago. And like I say, it's always been pretty spot on until recently.
Not sure what changed but seems to have been round the time that Android 10 rolled out.
The last security update set all of my notification sounds to the defaults for some reason lol
 
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