Google revives RSS extension for Chrome browser

Author Dragan Berak 27.3.2013. | 23:58

Chrome’s RSS (Really Simple Syndication) subscription extension was deleted in the wake of the company’s multi-faceted product shutdown last week but is now back up and running, Finnur Thorarinsson, the extension’s author, reported on an online forum on Tuesday. The extension had been removed by mistake and is now available for download again on Chrome’s Web store, he wrote.

The Chrome add-in is designed to auto-detect RSS feeds on websites. Upon discovery of a feed, an icon appears on the screen that lets users preview the feed content and then subscribe to it. The tool is not specifically linked to Google Reader. it comes with the Bloglines and My Yahoo readers predefined, though users can also choose from any Web-based feed reader to view RSS feed content.

Although the extension is up and running, Google Reader has been removed from the list of available feed readers, “to prevent [new users] from getting hooked on Reader and then be disappointed in a few months time,” Thorarinsson wrote. Google Reader is scheduled to be shut down in July.

VIA | computerworld.com

Author Dragan Berak 27.3.2013. | 23:58
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