Google Trends Now Has Real-Time Data On Trending Stories


Google has today revealed the “biggest expansion” of Google Trends since 2012.

The trending search service will now give you real-time data on all trending stories, whether it be the FIFA scandal, dating app Tinder, or the NBA Playoffs.

The new changes will give users of Google Trends minute-by-minute, real-time data about some of the biggest stories in the world.

Users can do this by selecting any time range in the last week.


In addition to this, Google have added a ranked, real-time list of trending stories that are gaining traction to the Trends homepage.

These trends also take into account data from YouTube and Google News.

Google have also increased the coverage of Google Trends, so more niche trends will appear in the searches.


Google said many of the changes were based on conversations with journalists, many of whom use Google Trends to add data insights to their reporting.

For example The Guardian and Buzzfeed used Trends data in their coverage of the UK election, and CNN Politics publishes monthly updates on search interest and top questions around the US.


You can also following Google’s News Lab team on Twitter, to get better insights into the data behind the headlines.

Journalists can also download data sets on specific topics from their Github page.

The new homepage is available in 28 countries around the world, with more coming soon.

Check it out here.