Google recently introduced in Chrome a news manager similar to Google Reader, the famous reader that the company killed in 2013. And there is a way to activate it on Android: we tell you how to subscribe, manage your feeds and read the news without leaving Google Chrome mobile.
News readers, RSS feeds, or feeds are one type of app that is popular enough that there is some competition on Google Play. Feedly is one of the best known, also gReader or Word, to give a few examples. While you may nostalgically remember the classic Google Reader, that news reader that the company ruthlessly terminated. Well: you can relive it in Chrome for Android.
Activate the news reader from the Google Chrome ‘flags’
The Google Chrome ‘web feed’ is a news reader and manager integrated into the browser which allows the user to subscribe to the pages so that the browser will notify them whenever there are changes to the websites. Google introduced subscription, made the feed easier to read, and streamlined the experience so no apps were required.
Like most of the experimental features that Google integrates into its web browser, Chrome’s built-in newsreader is available after activating a flag or function in tests in code. It’s a simple process that requires a few steps.
- Open your Google Chrome and type ‘chrome: // flags‘in the address bar (without the quotes).
- The list of experimental functions will open. Write ‘web feed‘and locate the blatant concrete.
- Click on the drop-down menu and check “Enabled”.
- Click on “Relaunch” at the bottom of the screen. Then manually restart Google Chrome to make sure the newsreader is already working in the browser.
With Chrome’s Google Reader, you can subscribe to any web page: the browser will record the request and collect any new news that the sites publish; Yes will display them as a stream in your personal Chrome space, the one that appears when you open a new tab (Discover the news on the left, the sites where you subscribe on the right).
To add the websites to your feed, you need to do the following:
- Load the page you want to subscribe to.
- Display the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the first three dots.
- You will see that at the bottom of the menu there is a new button: the ‘Follow’ button. Click here.
- All the sites you add will be integrated into the Google Reader of your Chrome (and Google account). You will be able to see the news in the personal space offered by each newly opened tab. Hopefully Google will also introduce the feed in the Discover section.
We have performed various tests and although we were able to enable “web feed” in Google Chrome stable, We were unable to subscribe to websites from this version, yes from Chrome Beta (It will expand as Google accepts the evidence). After subscribing to the websites, the new Discover tab with the feed reader appeared.
Via | 9to5Google