Google announced today that it’s going to start including hyperlocal events in Google News. Pulling from sources like bloggers and high school newspapers, the new feature, called Community Updates, will keep you in the loop on “news and events happening right in your own backyard,” according to Google.
Google has been tweaking its News feature a lot in the past year. In June, Google News got a redesign that reduced clutter and added the Local tab.
Now underneath that Local tab, Community Updates will get down to even smaller, more local details based on your location. It will include fare such as an outdoor donut and craft beer pairing event in Rochester, New York, or a list of open restaurants and grocery stores in Houston during Hurricane Harvey. Community updates are currently only available in the US in English.