Google has added two new languages, Malayalam and Bengali to Google News Showcase, to help more readers access news in their own language. “Today we are delighted to add two new languages, Malayalam and Bengali to Google News Showcase, to help more readers access news in their own language.” With the expansion of these new languages, Google now has more than 60 partners representing more than 100 publications in 8 languages.
“We continue to work with publishers of all kinds, from digital natives to regional media in India to help them engage with readers and deliver reliable information on our platforms,” Google said.
We are delighted to partner with the Indian information industry and support new digital formats and innovations to create a sustainable, independent and diverse information ecosystem, the company said.
In May, Google News Showcase announced its expansion, online experience, and licensing program to support news agencies and readers in India. In September, it added support for four new languages; Kannada, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu – in addition to English and Hindi in dedicated News Showcase panels in Google News and on Discover, to help more readers access quality information in their own language.
Recently, Google announced other India-specific changes at the Google for India 2021 event. In a major effort, it also decided to add Hindi to Google Pay’s default language. Later it will be available in English and Hindi. For the convenience of customers, Google said the Pay option will recognize voice and can be used to transfer money directly to bank accounts without physically typing in the full account number and IFSC code.
You can also use Google Assistant for the end-to-end Covid-19 vaccination process. The AI will reserve the available slot and vaccine using your Aadhar number.
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