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Enable Google Chrome’s hidden RSS feed reader for Android

Despite the rise of social networks, RSS is the best, easiest and fastest way to be informed of the publication of a new article without having to visit the site. Unfortunately most web browsers do not offer this type of technology anymore. This tutorial shows you how to launch the RSS feed reader integrated in Google Chrome on an Android smartphone.

Stay informed with RSS feeds

RSS had its moment of glory in the early 2000s. At that time, this technology was developed to facilitate the exchange of information and to follow more easily the news of his favorite sites.

The adoption of this technology was extremely fast. Internet users quickly understood the advantages that RSS feeds could bring them. The latest articles published on your favorite websites are displayed as if by miracle on a single interface. The time saved is considerable.

Monitoring the Internet becomes child’s play. No need to consult dozens of sites and blogs every day. The list of the latest publications is automatically updated each time a new article is posted online.

The RSS feed reader displays not only the title of the article but also an excerpt of it and a photo. You just have to click on the publication to read the whole article in your web browser.

Use the hidden RSS reader of Chrome

As you can see, the principle of an RSS reader is quite simple. However, with the arrival of social platforms, the situation has changed. For example, it is now impossible to organize a watch without taking into account Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

The RSS format has been gradually abandoned. As a result, most modern browsers no longer support this data format. The mobile version of Google Chrome includes an RSS feed. Unfortunately this feature is still under development. You will have to activate it before you can use it.

  • Launch Google Chrome
  • Put your finger on the URL field and type the following address chrome://flags/#web-feed
  • Activate the RSS feed reader
  • Restart the browser to activate the feature

Now all you have to do is to open your favorite website and then click on the menu button on the top right. In the contextual menu, you will see a follow button. Click on it to subscribe to the RSS feed of this site

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