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Need some good news? Ask Google: 'Tell me something good'

Google Assistant will now tell you uplifting news stories when asked.

You can give the trick a spin on your Google Home or with Google Assistant on your phone.
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In this day and age, the news can be a constant source of dread, but Google thinks it doesn't have to be that way.

Google just released a new feature for its voice assistant called "Tell me something good." You can test it out by asking Google Assistant on your phone or with your Google Home "tell me something good" and it'll respond by telling you summaries of recent feel-good news stories.

The feature is currently only available in the US.

Google says that these stories are about people doing good things and making progress for the world, and which are deeper than random acts of kindness.

The good news comes from the Solutions Journalism Network, which is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that curates positive news from a wide array of media outlets.

In the announcement, Google included a short video to explain what the new feature does. You can watch it below.

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