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Don’t Have the Google Discover Feed on Your Android Phone? Tap the “G” Logo

The Google Discover widget.

The Google Discover feed is a dashboard for weather forecasts and news stories related to your interests. Some Android launchers include a pane for the Discover feed on the Home screen. If not, though, there’s another shortcut for quick access.

Google Discover is actually just a tab in the Google app. You can access it in a few ways, including simply opening the Google app. However, if you’re looking for quick Home-screen access, you probably already have a shortcut.

Tap the "Discover" tab in the Google app.

Tapping the Google logo (the “G”) on the Google Search widget will take you directly to the Discover tab. There’s a good chance the Google widget is already preloaded on your phone or tablet’s Home screen.

Tap the Google logo.

The Discover tab’s user interface in the Google app is slightly different than the Discover pane built into launchers, but the information is identical.

Google Discover in a launcher and in the Google app.
The Discover pane in the Pixel Launcher (Left), and the Discover tab in the Google app (Right).

One thing to note is this only works with the Google Search widget. It doesn’t work with Google Search bars built into the launcher, like the one under the Dock on the Pixel Launcher.

The Google Search Pixel Launcher with a No Symbol over it.

If you want to add the Google Search widget to your Home screen, it’s easy to do. The process is slightly different, depending on the launcher, but you can usually just long press your device’s Home screen to open the context menu. Tap “Widgets.”

Tap "Widgets."

Scroll down to the “Search” widget from the Google app, and then press and hold it.

Press and hold the Google "Search" widget.

You can drag the widget anywhere you want on the Home screen, and then drop it.

Drop the widget where you want it on the Home screen.

Now, you’ll have quick access to Google searches and the Discover feed on your Android device.

RELATED: How to Customize the Google Widget on Android

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