It's too early to say exactly what the revamped News tab will do, but it's clear that this is a step in a very different direction. A glance at the "before and after" GIF on the Messages tab shows that prominent news publishers are clearly highlighted and the staggered appearance of many stacked news headings has disappeared. Instead, the optimized Messages tab is similar to the map format on Google's main news page or the Google News experience on mobile devices.
In the next few weeks, a revised "Messages" tab will be introduced in the desktop search. The redesigned design makes publisher names better known and organizes articles so you can find the news you need. Check it out 👇 pic.twitter.com/xa2aZfO4Qd
̵1; Google News Initiative (@GoogleNewsInit) July 11, 2019
Instead of grouping several similar stories under one map, each story is displayed one have your own card. For example, the search for "MLB" is about the latest MLB theme (National League All-Star voting results) and the stories of three mainstream publishers ( CNN Washington Post ] and USA Today ) are highlighted in front and in the middle in boxes. There are fewer links per page, but individual stories are more emphasized. There is more space, but readers can see more of a preview of each story.
According to Google, the updated News tab not only highlights publishers' names, but also organizes articles more clearly. While it is clear that the new design is much less busy than its predecessor, it will be more difficult to get an idea of the breadth of the coverage or to read related news. As with all major redesigns of Google products, it will take some time to get used to them.