After months on mobile, Google Chrome’s RSS reader is finally making it to desktop

Chrome 106 could (or could not) have the feed panel we’re all ready for

Feed readers are your one-stop store for gathering headlines from throughout your favourite publications for simple perusal. In October, Google Chrome introduced in an RSS feed reader — years after the demise of Google Reader — for Android and, shortly after, iOS. A desktop consumer was, sadly, a protracted methods to go. However there’s some hope that we could also be nearing the top of that line.


About Chromebooks uncovered some code and early UI within the developer channel for ChromeOS 106 associated to the feed reader for the desktop consumer. For the time being, it seems that customers can comply with a website by opening up the right-click menu and choosing the brand new “Observe website” possibility. An in-window panel will seem, presumably exhibiting content material from the consumer’s adopted websites, however in the meanwhile, the interface is not working.

Chrome’s feed reader on cellular locations the Observe website button within the ⋮ menu and the feed content material on the New Tab web page.

The location contacted Adrienne Porter Felt, a Chrome engineer, on Twitter for extra particulars on a launch timeline. She wasn’t ready to specify, however recommended that we’ll see extra enhancements to the cellular feed reader earlier than the desktop model could be prepared — that stated, Chrome 106 does really feel like a sensible goal to purpose for.

One different tidbit: Porter Felt additionally famous that Chrome’s internet feed reader additionally takes corpus content material from websites that do not function an RSS feed. Are website maps nonetheless a factor on massive web sites as of late, although? Hmm.