Google’s new ‘for context’ links could give you the big picture around big news stories

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If you’ve recently spotted a little secondary box underneath a Google News story that gives you a big-picture understanding of the news, you’re not alone: Google appears to be experimenting with a new “for context” feature in Google News that links to a second, broader story on the same topic.

Spotted earlier by Valentin Pletzer on Twitter, the feature appears to be live on mobile phones for some very specific search results:

new feature within the top stories carousel “for context”

a second link to the same source (here Forbes and cnet)#google #mobile #serp #news pic.twitter.com/B7KDKSmChz

— Valentin Pletzer (@VorticonCmdr) July 28, 2020

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