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RSS Feed is a format for syndicating news and it’s a way to have information delivered to people, instead of people having to go find it.

About RSS Feed

RSS Feed is also known as Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication. This term refers to a type of web feed that allows users and applications to receive regular updates from a website or blog of their choice. 

RSS helps bloggers and publishers to automatically syndicate their content so that people can read it in their inbox, feed readers and other apps.

RSS feed data is provided to users using the program named a news aggregator. This aggregator can be enabled into a website, installed on a desktop computer, or installed on a mobile device. 

How does RSS Feed work?

RSS feed works by publishing the content in a structured document. This feed contains full articles or the summary and metadata for each item.

This document can then be fetched and read with an RSS feed reader. Also, using the news aggregator, it will automatically check the new content from the RSS feed. Additionally, it will allow the list to be automatically passed from website to user or from website to website. This process is named web syndication.

Usually, a website uses an RSS Feed to publish updated information, video content, podcasts or blog posts.

Why is RSS Feed useful for users?

Nowadays, there is so much web content being added daily and it can be difficult for users to follow all the information, even if it’s in their area of interest. Doing Google searches for some subjects, visiting specific websites every day or following social media accounts can take too much time. Therefore, the RSS Feed can be a solution for staying in touch with all the information they want.