Google has added a new feature to the mobile version of Google News, allowing you to select “News near you” to find the latest stories rom whatever area you happen to be in.

Google News already lets users select local news from cities manually, but this feature makes the process automatic — and since it relies on Google’s location-based services, your news will move when you do. If you’re traveling you can pull up the local news for whatever city you happen to be in just by pulling up in your mobile browser and clicking the News near you link from the “Jump to” button.

The new feature is available for Android and iPhone right now. The first time you visit Google News in your mobile browser you’ll be asked if you want to share your location. If you say no, then you’ll have to find your local news the old fashioned way… by searching for it.

You can also disable News near you by scrolling to the bottom of the page and hitting the “Personalize edition” link and then “hiding” the sections you don’t want to see — including News near you.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...