Google Chrome is becoming more and more famous because of its amazing features however there is this one feature which involves opening RSS feeds that the users are not very happy with. For us to better understand this, what does RSS feed mean? According to Wikipedia

RSS or Rich Site Summary is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works such as blog entries, news headlines, audio and video in standard format.

So RSS feeds are very helpful for users to let them open the content automatically. But with the latest version of Google Chrome, when you click open an RSS the browser will not open the updated or actual content of the XML file but Google Chrome will open the RSS feed in Chrome applications or Google Reader which is a hassle for readers and publishers. Sadly Chrome doesn’t offer a built in option to turn this feature off. Trying to open an RSS feed in one of the readers and apps of Chrome like FeedDemon or Miscrosoft, these programs can’t be set as the default handler of RSS feeds. Luckily there are some options we can do to prevent Google Chrome from hijacking RSS Feeds.

  1. Try and install the Feed Intent add-on on your Google Chrome and set it as the default handler for RSS Feeds. This will force Google Chrome to open XML feed in the browser itself and not elsewhere.
  2. You can also get the RSS subscription add-on and set it to use your other reader. You can only do this if you want to subscribe to RSS feeds in a different online RSS reader that is not available on Chrome apps.
  3. For subscribing to news feeds just copy-paste and RSS feed URL in Chrome’s address bar and replace http:// with feed://, this will let Chrome open the feed in the external allied program.

While Chrome hasn’t come up with any other solution for this “feature” try these options instead to make it easier for you to access RSS feeds.