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How to view RSS feeds in Chrome

November 12, 2018

If you look at an RSS feed in Firefox, you see something like the following:

It’s not hugely elegant by default, but it at least renders as something legible. There’s a title, and the blurred stuff highlighted in yellow is the name, date, description, and featured image of an event.

Go to that same URL in Chrome, and you get this:

Depending on how savvy you are, that’s either an xml feed, “computer code”, or terrifying gibberish.

So how can you display an RSS feed properly on Google Chrome?

Luckily it’s super easy. Head here and click ‘Add to Chrome’. This adds Google’s very own RSS Subscription Extension to your Chrome installation.

Refresh the hideous page of code and, voila: