Google News Timeline is a web application that organizes search results chronologically. It allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline. Available data sources include recent and historical news, scanned newspapers and magazines, blog posts, sports scores, and information about various types of media, like music albums and movies.
Google News Timeline provides a number of ways to navigate through time.
- Drag horizontally anywhere on the timeline to move forward or backward through results.
- Click on the arrows on the navigation bar to scroll your results, or press and hold on an arrow to continue to scroll.
- Click on an area of the timeline to zoom in and look at a shorter date range in finer detail, or simply double-click to zoom out.
Using the navigation menus
- The “Show” menu is used to select whether to see the timeline divided by a day, week, month, year or decade.
- The “Size” menu allows you to control the width of the columns, by selecting sizes of small, medium or large, to change the scale to shrink or enlarge the data on the timeline.
- If you’d like to go directly to a specific date, enter it into the “Date” field on the control bar.