There has been an update to Google Trend’s feature set and design, which provides a “simpler navigation and more ways to explore data and stories around one of the world’s biggest journalistic datasets,” says Google’s Gavri Smith.

The new design’s purpose is to assist journalists in building stories around data they can find in this tool. The new changes include:

  • A revamped Trending searches section, showing what is trending in search right now, both daily and minute-by-minute.
  • A new section to find stories curated by the News Lab team.
  • A new way to access Year in Search data going back to 2001, so you can see how search interest has changed over time.
  • New infographic types, such as an intensity map to compare different topics in more meaningful ways.

You can still access the real-time trendsdaily trends and explore page.

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