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RSS is making a comeback inside Google Chrome with the 'Follow' button in Android built

With iOS advancing its features, Google has decided to step up its game as well by introducing new features to Chrome. Chrome has a large user base and is one of the most popular browsers to date. Due to Google's frequent updates, Chrome has been able to manage a large customer base.

While many people have already caught wind of the Chrome-Reader making a comeback, I am quite saddened to inform you that the Chrome-Reader is not being resurrected. Instead, an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) update is being experimented on through which users will be able to follow the latest content from their favorite sites.

RSS is a form of aggregator that facilitates you to keep tabs on your favorite websites and their feed. While such a solution might not be as popular nor is it observed considerably in the mainstream, it is a great fix that improves efficiency. When the sites you’re following publish content, you’ll be able to keep up with the help of the RSS service.

Google has been seen working on the RSS feature for months now that enables you to keep up with any site you wish with the tap of a single button, to be more specific, the ‘Follow’ button.

Google made sure to keep things as simple as possible. The three-dot overflow button on the top-right corner at the top of each site displays a new option at the bottom of the menu. The RSS feature appears along with the name of the site and its logo.
Unlike Google Reader, a service launched in 2005, featuring the RSS service that let you browse publishers but ceased in 2013, this RSS service might not be as popular but Google is trying its best to make the RSS gain some traction through incorporating it in the ‘Follow’ button. It is only a matter of time until we find out if this was a smart move or it will all go in vain.

The only obstacle in the megabrand course is the availability of RSS features on different websites. While only some users would be able to access it; being a chromium feature, the availability is further restricted as only the sites that have updated their RSS features would be displayed.

Furthermore, it is going to hit the Chromium devs and Beta builds first before being introduced to average users. As a result, while many of us are excited, it will be a while before we get the hands-on experience of this feature.

Stay tuned as Google promises to impart more information as they perform more tests so let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.


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