How to Use Google News as an RSS Feed Reader

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If you previously used Google News RSS feeds from 2016 or earlier, you’ve probably realized that things have changed a lot since then.

In 2017, Google announced that it was going to deprecate the old RSS feed subscription URLs on December 1, 2017. Instructions for getting the new RSS feeds were given in the Google product forums, but those instructions no longer seem to work since RSS options are not found in Google News pages.

Despite this, there is still a sneaky way to set up RSS feeds for your news searches. And if that doesn’t work for you, you can at least start using Google News, like an RSS reader.

Here’s how to set up a Google News RSS feed:

Rendez-vous sur www.google.com et recherchez le sujet pour lequel vous souhaitez créer un flux RSS. Dans cet exemple, nous utilisons la nutrition.

Sur la page de résultats de recherche qui s'affiche, sélectionnez l'onglet "Actualités".

Faites défiler les résultats jusqu'au bas de la page et cliquez sur Créer une alerte.

Sur la page des alertes, veillez à vous connecter à votre compte Google. Ensuite, choisissez Afficher les options en haut de la page. 

Vous pouvez également accéder directement à Google Alertes pour créer un flux RSS sur n'importe quel sujet, y compris les actualités.

À côté de la rubrique À quelle fréquence, choisissez À mesure que cela se produit.

Dans le menu déroulant Livrer à, sélectionnez Flux RSS. Il existe également d'autres options que vous pouvez personnaliser dans les listes déroulantes de cette section.

Une fois que vous êtes satisfait de tout, cliquez sur Créer une alerte.

Vous pouvez ensuite sélectionner l'icône RSS sur la page suivante pour copier le code HTML pour votre lecteur de flux. 

Sign in to your Google account, go to Google News and search for a topic.

Using Google News is really very simple. As long as you use it by logging into your Google account, all your data will be stored there, which means you can use it almost exactly like an RSS reader.

In a web browser, sign in to your Google Account (or create a new Google Account if you don’t already have one). Go to News.Google.com.

You can either click on the category sections in the left sidebar or use the search bar at the top of the page to enter a keyword or phrase you want to search for in the news. For some of the larger categories that appear in the left sidebar (such as Business, Technology, Entertainment, etc.), you’ll see subcategories appear in a horizontal menu at the top of their results, which you can click on to filter everything else.

If you are more interested in articles on a particular topic (as opposed to a broader category), it may be useful to search for an exact phrase rather than a single word. To search for an exact phrase, put quotes around the phrase.

Nor is it necessary to search for just one item at a time. The real power of Google News is the ability to search multiple articles.

To search for multiple articles, type the word “OR” between the articles, but without the quotation marks.

Exemple : "Dallas Cowboys" ou "Houston Texans".
Résultats : Tous les articles d'actualité ou les billets de blog contenant la phrase "Dallas Cowboys" ou "Houston Texans".

Sometimes you want to make sure two phrases are in one article. To do this, proceed in the same way as for the search for several articles, but by typing the word “AND” instead of “OR”.

Exemple : "Dallas Cowboys" AND "Houston Texans"
Résultats : Tous les articles ou billets de blog contenant à la fois l'expression "Dallas Cowboys" et l'expression "Houston Texans" dans le même article ou billet de blog.

Google will then search all websites categorized as “news” and display your search results.

Follow and subscribe to a topic

Similar to finding and adding an RSS feed to your RSS reader, you can choose Follow at the top of the topic to add it to your Google account.

Ouvrez Google Actualités. La page est différente de l'onglet "Actualités" de votre recherche Google habituelle.

Dans le menu latéral, choisissez une rubrique que vous souhaitez suivre. Vous pouvez également rechercher un sujet plus spécifique.

Lorsque vous arrivez aux résultats de la rubrique, repérez et appuyez sur Suivre juste au-dessus de la liste.

Une fois le début bleu rempli, vous suivrez le sujet et vous recevrez régulièrement des mises à jour sur celui-ci. Vous pouvez toujours sélectionner Suivre à nouveau pour arrêter de le suivre.

Save articles to read later and personalize your news experience.

To read an article, just click on it and it will open in a new tab. Most RSS readers have a save feature that allows users to bookmark articles for future reference.

This is also the case with Google News.

Hover your cursor over a title and look for the bookmark icon. Tap it to save it for later.

Google News: more options

You can also select the three vertical dots icon to tell Google what you like or dislike. You can choose to:

  • View full coverage to get additional information from other sources about the same story;
  • hide all articles from this specific source
  • Like the article to get other similar articles; and
  • disliking the story to get less stories like this.

View your saved topics and stories under Favorites

To see all the topic titles you’ve subscribed to and the stories you’ve saved for later in the previous steps, select Favorites from the left sidebar.

Your topics will appear as cards in the Topics and Sources tab. To view the articles you have saved, use the horizontal menu at the top of the screen to access saved articles.

Google News is even more powerful and fun to use on mobile platforms thanks to the official app for iOS and Android devices.

Take your news with you on the go, read news about topics that matter to you, save articles to read later, and personalize your news experience like you would with an RSS reader. With Google News, you don’t even need a reader, just use it!

You can also select the three vertical dots icon to tell Google what you like or dislike. You can choose to:

  • View full coverage to get additional information from other sources about the same story;
  • hide all articles from this specific source
  • Like the article to get other similar articles; and
  • disliking the story to get less stories like this.

View your saved topics and stories under Favorites

To see all the topic titles you’ve subscribed to and the stories you’ve saved for later in the previous steps, select Favorites from the left sidebar.

Your topics will appear as cards in the Topics and Sources tab. To view the articles you have saved, use the horizontal menu at the top of the screen to access saved articles.

Google News is even more powerful and fun to use on mobile platforms thanks to the official app for iOS and Android devices.

Take your news with you on the go, read news about topics that matter to you, save articles to read later, and personalize your news experience like you would with an RSS reader. With Google News, you don’t even need a reader, just use it!

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