Subscribing to News Feeds with Google Chrome

If you are using Google’s Chrome web browser, you may have noticed that when you click on a link to subscribe to a news feed (RSS or another type), instead of being offered different ways to save the address to the feed, so you can automatically get new posts when they’re published, you just see the ugly XML code. Although Firefox and Internet Explorer currently include the functionality to handle news feeds “out of the box”, Chrome does not.

If you’d like Chrome to more properly handle links to news feeds, you’ll need to add an extension to Chrome. Several different news readers are included in the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/)

One example, created by Google, puts a summary of the articles posted to the subscribed news feeds in your toolbar:

RSS Subscription Extension (by Google)

If you have any problems with a news feed on our site, please feel free to contact Robin Brown, Interim College Board of Visitors Coordinator at brownrm@wfu.edu