Google doesn’t pay much attention to the Google Now Launcher anymore, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead. The Google app powers this launcher, so small tweaks show up from time to time. Today, there’s a noticeable and somewhat perplexing change in the Google Now Launcher. Some users have a new home button in the search box that launches the Google Feed.
The search box in GNL is persistent at the top of the screen, but you can turn off the swipe right gesture for opening the feed.
A Google Feed ‘home’ button has appeared in the Google Now Launcher was written by the awesome team at Android Police.