Google Chrome Plugins: Yesterday, we brought you this story: Google Inc (GOOG) Chrome RSS Extension Going Away. While this was a big disappointment to some, the change did not last for long. It has been announced that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s popular Chrome RSS extension is back in action. For many, especially those who relied on the extension day after day, this is great news.
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Nearly one million people have downloaded the extension for Chrome, and it now appears that they will be able to continue using it for the time being. Despite the fact that the search engine giant deleted the extension last week, for one reason or the next they decided to reverse their course and bring it back from the dead.
Here is an explanation from CNET:
“My RSS extension was removed by mistake, but it is now up again,” said Finnur Thorarinsson, the extension’s author, in a comment to a Chrome RSS-handling feature request. The extension detects RSS and Atom feeds on Web pages and lets people subscribe to them with feed-reading software; it’s been updated so it no longer offers Google Reader as an option for subscribing.”
As you can see, it appears that this was made by mistake. Or at least that is the way that things appear right now.
That being said, there is not much hope just yet for the Google Reader service that is set to be shut down soon enough.
This is an interesting story line, being that it made quite a few people upset. The good thing is that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) seems to have things worked out. At this point, however, Google Reader is no longer an option for subscribing.
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