RSS Subscription & Feed Detection – Download Google Chrome Extension

If you are a Google chrome, you would have already noted that, Chrome lacks the RSS subscription button in the address bar, which Firefox and other browsers provide. The RSS auto recognition button enables you to subscribe to the RSS feed of the website or blog you are visiting.  The RSS Subscription Extension for Google Chrome comes to help us here.

The RSS Subscription Extension auto-detects RSS feeds on the page you are reading and upon finding one, will display an RSS icon in the Omnibox (address bar), allowing you to click on it to preview the feed content and subscribe.

The extension comes with 4 feed readers predefined (Google Reader, iGoogle, Bloglines and My Yahoo) but also allows you to add any web-based feed reader of your choice to the list.
Latest version of  RSS Subscription Extension – version 2.1 is available in over 40 languages.

Download and Install RSS Subscription Extension For Google Chrome

For those who dont know what RSS means

RSSReally Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blogentries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a “feed”, “web feed”, or “channel”) includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place.

RSS feeds can be read using software called an “RSS reader”, “feed reader”, or “aggregator”, which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based. A standardized XML file format allows the information to be published once and viewed by many different programs. The user subscribes to a feed by entering into the reader the feed’s URI or by clicking an RSS icon in a web browser that initiates the subscription process. The RSS reader checks the user’s subscribed feeds regularly for new work, downloads any updates that it finds, and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds. RSS allows users to avoid manually inspecting all of the websites they are interested in, and instead subscribe to websites such that all new content is pushed onto their browsers when it becomes available.

RSS formats are specified using XML, a generic specification for the creation of data formats. Feed-icon.svg is the icon for RSS. [source 1, source 2]

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