Reviews & Comments of RSS Subscription Extension (by Google) chrome extension

From November 14th, 2014 to January 25th, 2023, 18% user give 5-star rating, 3% user give 4-star rating, 4% user give 3-star rating, 11% user give 2-star rating, 64% user give 1-star rating. for RSS Subscription Extension (by Google) chrome extension.

Reviews of rss subscription extension (by google):

Sorin Ionuț Sbârnea January 25th, 2023
Sorin Ionuț Sbârnea

Sadly "by Google" become notorious to be abandonware and a reason to avoid.

Christopher Rawlings October 22nd, 2022
Christopher Rawlings

Doesn't work anymore. Seems Google is no longer maintaining this. Shame.

Mike July 26th, 2022

Just a shoddy pile of links to other services. Not a good way to manage feeds.

Judy Ralston April 13th, 2022
Judy Ralston

This isn't really a review as much as a question. I've had the RSS feed for years on IE as a drop down menu but I can't seem to get that on Chrome or Edge. I do not like the full page RSS and want my drop down back now that IE is no longer supported. Any ideas please.

Stephen Schmith January 27th, 2022
Stephen Schmith

"Insert %s in the url..." I'm sorry what? Why do I need to do this?

Vadim Peretokin January 22nd, 2022
Vadim Peretokin

Doesn't render the feed preview fully.

Sebastian Zangaro (sebzanga) August 8th, 2021
Sebastian Zangaro (sebzanga)

No se puede ni seleccionar cada cuanto tiempo quiero que se actualice....

Adam Hoier April 21st, 2021
Adam Hoier

Doesn't seem to work in Google Chrome on my latest Chromebook update (actually never got it to work period.....) - there used to be an RSS icon in the address bar that would "auto detect" RSS feeeeds on the current page...? But it doesn't appear....

Gary Will November 14th, 2018
Gary Will

Dec 2020: It's nearly 2021 and the description still says "upon finding one will display an RSS icon in the Omnibox." This hasn't been true for years -- Google's Chrome developers chose to break it, and the Google extension team is still pretending it works. Nov 2018: Had been great for years but now the icon is often orange even on pages with no feeds. That kills most of the value of the extension.

Amir Tal November 17th, 2020
Amir Tal

not supported any more

Chris McFarland August 21st, 2020
Chris McFarland

A weird extension that asks you which other RSS news readers you'd like to open the RSS feed with.

Sam Nordberg February 22nd, 2016
Sam Nordberg

Simple and works well. Finally updated to include Inoreader and Feedly by default!

Asi Nasoku July 18th, 2020
Asi Nasoku

Except nothing goes out of it

OM June 15th, 2019

too complicated

Monkey Boy November 2nd, 2018
Monkey Boy

This is a good extension for google chrome, I recommend this extension.

Ning Cao August 21st, 2018
Ning Cao


J Theall June 6th, 2018
J Theall

I foolishly tried and tried to get this to work ... 'before I read other reviews.' There are many other RSS readers that do work great on the chrome webstore though.

Paul DB March 24th, 2018
Paul DB

Tells me that no data were sent, over and over. Useless.

M E March 22nd, 2018


Marcelo Iturbe March 20th, 2018
Marcelo Iturbe

no longer works

Bronwen Maxson March 19th, 2018
Bronwen Maxson

Can't seem to subscribe to anything via Bloglines.

A Google User March 19th, 2018
A Google User

This extension isn't even working anymore. Why have it up if its not functional?

Stefan Popovic March 9th, 2018
Stefan Popovic

What a piece of junk. It doesn't work, there's no documentation and there's no support.

Mark Messinger March 5th, 2018
Mark Messinger

It used to work great. Nowadays, though, it doesn't even return the RSS feed's URL. The only thing it'll display is an error message. But, it does light up, in the presence of an RSS feed. So, I install this, to indicate the presence of an RSS feed. And I install the Get RSS Feed URL extension (which doesn't light up), to acquire the actual URL. Then I copy and paste that into Feedly. Because, well, because that's what Google requires.

A Google User January 17th, 2018
A Google User


Subcultured Outcast January 12th, 2018
Subcultured Outcast

Doesn't work.

Josef H. December 29th, 2017
Josef H.

Please remove this non-functional, outdated, useless extension. Thank you.

Michael Timme December 21st, 2017
Michael Timme

Seems to only give you a choice of two readers to subscribe to and I don't use either.

Andy October 30th, 2017

No idea how to use it. Bot bored trying

E Maines September 18th, 2017
E Maines

No option to launch an external RSS reader. Using Firefox instead.

Penny McLean August 2nd, 2017
Penny McLean

I am trying to fill out an application for the state. I was told by the computer to download your system. I personally HATE it. It has gotten me nowhere.

sunny dear July 22nd, 2017
sunny dear

Rate this extension Your rating: Loved it

Mac Beach July 12th, 2017
Mac Beach

RSS feeds were going strong until Google came along to do it. I and many other switched to the google software long enough for the other feed reader efforts to fail. Then google dropped it's own support. This is right out of the Microsoft playbook: embrace and extinguish. It's just as evil when Google does it as when Microsoft did. Shame Google.

ente patinho July 10th, 2017
ente patinho

Wanna use my offline RSS reader. It's not supported.

Étienne Lechasseur June 21st, 2017
Étienne Lechasseur

doesn't allow you to get the url.

Eugene Smelyansky April 30th, 2017
Eugene Smelyansky

Not working.

William Frith April 12th, 2017
William Frith

Doesn't work at all

Joaquin “Jake” Garrido March 28th, 2017
Joaquin “Jake” Garrido

Mostly doesn't work anymore

Steven Andresen January 6th, 2017
Steven Andresen

Does Not display publication dates!

Zachary Yaro March 7th, 2016
Zachary Yaro

This does exactly what I wanted, but now that it is forced to show on my toolbar 100% of the time (rather than just on pages with feeds), I am removing it until that gets fixed.

Ein Verne (einverne) December 13th, 2016
Ein Verne (einverne)

Most useful rss tool by Google long ago, but now I can also help to find RSS feed in pages but with out of time RSS reader. Now I am using Inoreader, and it don't support. Hope google open source this extension. I think I can help to fix.

Galen Han November 29th, 2016
Galen Han

Keeps crashing. Just replaced it with Feedly Subscribe Button.

Max Yudin November 22nd, 2016
Max Yudin

Impossible to use an external program without manual editing URL this extension offers. Last update was two years ago which speaks for itself.

A Google User October 22nd, 2016
A Google User

Its simple and does the job, you nead to configure your own rss readers.

Tom Peacock September 23rd, 2016
Tom Peacock

Google's RSS extension is outdated and needs to be deleted. AMong the most egregious problems is the default to Bloglines, a site that went dark in early 2015. Over a year an one half ago. Please somebody at Google wake up. And please provide RSS natively in Chrome.

libs October 15th, 2013

Effective. You need to manually add whatever reader you are -- ADD then NAMEOFREADER and in URL (go to your reader and find out what its subscribe url is) For examply my reader is Inoreader hence

shantanu oak July 8th, 2016
shantanu oak

When you click on RSS feed icon, you will get only "Bloglines" and "My Yahoo" sites. But you can add more sites if you click on "Mange" option. For e.g. add feedspot with the following URL...

Paul Chapman June 29th, 2016
Paul Chapman

It simple does not work. It is a dead duck. This idea has died. This thing is extinct. With apologies to the Monty Python dead parrot sketch.

Pete April 22nd, 2016

Was okay for awhile, but since I started using the Feedly mini button, found this unnecessary.

EHost Shop April 13th, 2016
EHost Shop

Using this service .Good

Derrick Rice April 9th, 2016
Derrick Rice

Useless... If I wanted to use Yahoo...

Steven Velema (surasshu) March 30th, 2016
Steven Velema (surasshu)

no longer functional.

A Google User March 21st, 2016
A Google User

no it's useless unless you have a Yahoo account

Yung-Yeh Chang (Steven) March 17th, 2016
Yung-Yeh Chang (Steven)

Not working. Something by Google is not working?

ECK138 March 8th, 2016

An RSS feed reader that won't read feeds. What a clever idea.

Alex W. March 4th, 2016
Alex W.

Useless now because Google gimped PageActions, so it doesn't automatically show you when a page has an RSS feed anymore. Thanks google!

Phuoc Nguyen March 1st, 2016
Phuoc Nguyen

Thank you

Dallas Jensen February 25th, 2016
Dallas Jensen

Doesn't work-- no instructions... Maybe it would work if I could figure out how to add the URL...

mostafa January 31st, 2016

It doesn't work correctly for Persian sites. also doesn't work on Facebook RSS Notification.

Desi January 27th, 2016

This does not work, ever! The worst.

Ioan Rogers December 6th, 2013
Ioan Rogers

Needs the ability to add feeds to desktop readers.

Anna Nichols January 5th, 2016
Anna Nichols

No longer works.



Dexter Wee December 5th, 2015
Dexter Wee

It didnt even show up on the bar. Just awaful

Louis November 8th, 2015

Pretty good, but it doesn't include any services to subscribe with anymore that actually still exist.

Indhu G October 27th, 2015
Indhu G


A Google User October 10th, 2015
A Google User

It doesn't work.

Galen Lau September 17th, 2015
Galen Lau

Doesn't work.

Robin Cole September 17th, 2015
Robin Cole

Good to get it restored.

opapas opahis September 14th, 2015
opapas opahis

It doesn't work. I guess I'm back to Firefox.

sinrise September 11th, 2015

This app doesn't work. After adding to chrome, I click on it and it disappears. Trying something else. Why is it so hard to find a decent feed reader?

Pat McLean August 8th, 2015
Pat McLean

Has stopped working, I can see that it has 6 feeds on it but I can not open the feed reader at all.

Bazz July 28th, 2015

Cumbersome. The way firefox does it is much better with live bookmarks.

Paul Perrin July 24th, 2015
Paul Perrin

Half hearted attempt... If you click to see a feed, the 'back' is disabled! So you can't get back to the actual page! Really, really stupid.

Rob Roberts July 18th, 2015
Rob Roberts

Google wrote this? Why won't they reply about RSS reader incompatibilities?

Kate T. July 15th, 2015
Kate T.

I've used this extension for years, but I think it's time for it to go. This is the only extension I have that never improves and has a tendency to crash; it crashes just often enough that I'm sick of it. I suppose Google can't be bothered improving it in any way, given that they're dead-set on seeing the death of open syndication. Use Inoreader or NewsBlur. They'll grab RSS feeds from a website URL.

Angel Pellizolli July 15th, 2015
Angel Pellizolli

Spot On, Plain Ol' RSS!

Sandeep seo June 16th, 2015
Sandeep seo

Nice Extension...!!!

A Google User June 11th, 2015
A Google User

Doesn't work. Bloglines is down.

Anuradha Dissanayake June 8th, 2015
Anuradha Dissanayake

Adding a new feed reader to the subscription list doesn't seem to persist between sessions for me, making the extension unusable.

Anthony LoRusso May 28th, 2015
Anthony LoRusso

Please Google, give RSS some support in Chrome!! This extension won't work since it's now May and it relies on Bloglines which has been shut down since April.

Alan Roach May 11th, 2015
Alan Roach

i love it

Joe Patitucci May 4th, 2015
Joe Patitucci

Weird. Now that it's "added to chrome" it's nowhere to be found. You can add all you want but you can't find the app to play the podcast next time you open Chrome.

Sue Helvey April 30th, 2015
Sue Helvey

doesn't work at all

Jared April 26th, 2015

is this really "by Google"?

Brandon Nazon April 19th, 2015
Brandon Nazon

why explain

A Google User April 7th, 2015
A Google User

Doesn't work! If it is no longer usable, why keep offering it?

Carla White April 6th, 2015
Carla White

Doesn't work. I have to switch browsers to use RSS feeds.

Keith N January 26th, 2015
Keith N

doesn't work anymore

Dimitry Dimitry January 23rd, 2015
Dimitry Dimitry

Cannot see that this extension working

Jastech 1 January 15th, 2015
Jastech 1

No good. Want a drop down live feed - you know, like Firefox has.....

Bob Bobby November 19th, 2013
Bob Bobby

Fails to work on Windows 8.1 with the latest Chrome updates. Is also still quite frustrating to use.

Urban-Québec Josie January 5th, 2015
Urban-Québec Josie

Yep, added it, clicked the RSS feed button on the page I wanted and Voila! perfection! I tried at least 3 other options before finally this one was super easy and worked so well.

Jayson Elliot January 3rd, 2015
Jayson Elliot

This saves a lot of trouble searching new sites for feed links, which are often hard to find or even unlisted. Simple and well-executed, I love it. Thank you!

黄金平 December 24th, 2014

i cannot organize feed

A Google User December 18th, 2014
A Google User

great! love it

A Google User December 3rd, 2014
A Google User

Where is it?

Martin Baker December 1st, 2014
Martin Baker

A half-hearted attempt at best, it's not pre-configured for any current RSS readers and as others have said the Bloglines link doesn't even work.

Husain Ebrahim November 26th, 2014
Husain Ebrahim

did not work

Mike Ben November 25th, 2014
Mike Ben

stupid, it doesn't work

William F. Baur November 14th, 2014
William F. Baur

I've enabled this extension but there is no RSS icon. Where is it?