On July 1, the Google Reader shutdown will be eight years old. The reason for the shutdown was that its RSS reader usage had declined in recent years, but now we see that Google now wants to integrate an RSS reader in Chrome.
Taking advantage of the I / O 2021 framework, Google announced the launch of an experiment to help users and web editors create deeper connections in Chrome: an RSS reader
This is the experimental RSS reader for Chrome
For some time now, the browser Chromium recommend us through the section Discover news and articles that may be of interest to us. Well Google wants us follow our favorite articles.
In news portals with RSS, the Chrome browser will display the “+ Follow” option in the navigation menu. In this way, the user will subscribe to his RSS to receive all his news in the improved version of Discover, which will now have a recommendation tab and another with the websites that we are following
Google encourages publishers to keep their RSS feeds up to date so that Chrome shows their users the latest content. Over the course of the experiment, they’ll offer advice to editors while Google learns and assesses whether this feature can affect everyone, or if it doesn’t go beyond an experience. Everything will depend on the receipt of this “Google Reader” integrated into Chrome
The negative part of the news is that the experiment will only be carried out in the United States. In the coming weeks, users in this country will be able to follow their favorite websites to receive all their news in the new section to be published. Chrome Canary.
We hope that this initiative to integrate an RSS reader in Chrome will be crowned with success and we will see how Google Reader more or less comes to life in a more simplified version.
Via | Google