Google News announced a new feature Friday that lets smartphone users plug into local news without having to search for it.
On its blog, Google News showed off the “News Near You” feature, a location-based section of Google’s mobile news site that pushes users local tidbits. The service can be turned off by hiding the section or adjusting the settings for your mobile browser.
The new section will appear on smartphones accessing the site’s U.S. English edition.
Users should know the local news feed needs to access your location in order to work, so you’ll need to enable location-tracking on your smartphone to take advantage of the service.