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Google Reader, the news manager for users, returns with another name

Google Reader was an old service that allowed you to receive news from your favorite websites.

Apparently the developers of Google Chrome would be working on a new feature that would have the same features as GoogleReaderor at least It would be very similar to this app that was removed by the company in 2013.

It was an RSS reader that allowed users to organize and be aware of all the news or updates that were uploaded on the websites that they followed from the browser.

However, this update was already officially implemented a few months ago on mobile phones, so the novelty is that it could also reach the desktop versions of Google Chrome.

Although Google removed this function from its list of services nine years ago, it did not mean the end of RSS readers at any time, as they have remained in force in other browsers and, in addition, Internet users indicate that they use them very frequently. Some technology websites suggest that it was for these reasons that the technology giant would be bringing this tool back.

This new Chrome tool could be similar to Google News, but the difference is that you can choose any website that uploads content like blogs. (photo: Google)
This new Chrome tool could be similar to Google News, but the difference is that you can choose any website that uploads content like blogs. (photo: Google)

It should be noted that this new function would not be called the same as the extinct Google Reader, and although its objective is the same, some Internet sites speculate that could reach the public under the name of Google Feed, because this time it would be presented as a sidebar that would show the user the latest news or entries that are uploaded on the followed websites. maybe from a similar way to how social media interfaces like Instagram work.

Although this tool may still be under development, some ChromeOS 106 users, have already reported on the internet that they found this option in their browser panel, which shows a button called “Follow site” with which Google would be given the order to start showing the latest publications of a given medium or blog, depending on the case.

Nevertheless, Although the bar intended for this new service already appears on the screen, it is not yet available even for Chromebook users, Well, beyond the button to follow a site, only a message appears in the entire panel that says “www.google.com refused to connect”.

This new feature has been available for a few months on Android and iOS. (photo: Xataka)
This new feature has been available for a few months on Android and iOS. (photo: Xataka)

It is worth recalling that this service is already enabled in the mobile version of Google Chrome for example, on Android devices you can configure the function from the settings of the application of the famous browser.

Likewise, This option is not enabled by default, so users must manually enable it. AIn addition, it was first on Android and shortly after it came to the iPhone, so Apple users are recommended to review their settings.

What is an RSS reader

RSS readers allow you to receive posts from websites that have been uploaded in XML code.
RSS readers allow you to receive posts from websites that have been uploaded in XML code.

It is a software that works as a content and text compiler configured in HTML, RSS, atom, and other XML-derived computer languages. It is used so that people subscribe to news sites or web platforms in general and can receive notifications with the latest uploaded publications.

But these subscriptions are not made to the website in question, but it is the RSS application that will work as an assistant which has the functionality of informing the reader about the latest news or entries.

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