Google announced the addition of a new feature to the Google Assistant called, "Tell me something good." The feature will provide users with a daily dose of good news - "a summary of more uplifting news stories."
To use the feature, users simply prompt the Google Assistant with, "Hey Google, tell me something good." The company states that the stories will focus on people who are “solving problems for our communities and our world.”
Now wait just a gosh darn second here. This sounds awfully familiar...
All joking aside, we are pumped to hear Google is launching this new feature. They recognized something that we have, too; a lot of people feel overwhelmed by the news they consume everyday, and we are consuming it in new, often unhealthy ways.
The American Psychological Association conducted a recent survey which showed more than half of Americans say the news causes them stress.
Google recognizes, as do we, that mixing in some good news stories won't solve a lot of those issues, but it can help. The company said, "It’s an experiment worth trying because it’s good info about good work that may bring some good to your day."
We couldn't agree more. And if Google's new feature brings good news to a few more people, we are all for it.