Feeds

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What are Feeds?

Feeds are a good way to consume frequently updated web content in a simple format from a single location, the feed reader. The types of content published via newsfeeds include news, blogs, podcasts, forum discussions and more. Depending on the website, you may see the full content in the feed reader or only a snippet with a link to the full version. Subscribing to feeds saves you time from checking each website you like to follow manually. In Vivaldi browser, the feed reader is part of the email client and supports RSS and Atom newsfeed formats as well as DC (Dublin Core) extensions to RSS and Atom.


Enable Feeds

To use Feeds, make sure you’ve enabled Mail, Calendar and Feeds from Settings > General > Productivity Features. On a brand new installation or in a new User Profile, choose the “Fully Loaded” option in the welcome flow.


Subscribe to Feeds

From a website

Address bar

When Vivaldi detects that the website offers feeds, you’ll see the Feeds (RSS) button Feeds button on the right side of the Address field. To add the feed to Vivaldi, click on the feed button > Feed title > Subscribe.

Address bar with the Feeds subscription button

Some sites offer both RSS and Atom feeds. Select the option you prefer.

Before subscribing, you can also preview the posts that will be included in the feed and click Subscribe on top of the preview page.

In case you don’t see the icon on the Address Bar, but you’re sure the site offers feeds, go to Settings > Feeds : Feed Detection and make sure Detect Feeds in Web Pages is enabled.

Feeds link on the page

Most websites that offer feeds have a subscription link somewhere on their website.

  1. Locate the Feeds (RSS) subscription link;
  2. Click it to see the feed preview;
  3. Click Subscribe on top of the preview page.

In Vivaldi settings

To manually add a feed to Vivaldi:

  1. Go to Settings > Feeds;
  2. Click on Add button Add Feed below the list of feeds;
  3. Insert the Feed Title, URL and select how often Vivaldi should check for new posts.
Adding a new feed in Feeds Settings

Tip!

You can add multiple feeds at once by pasting feed URLs one after another in the Address field. Leave the Title field empty so the title from the feed can be used (otherwise all feeds will have identical titles).

In Settings > Feeds, you can also decide whether you want to see a notification, when there’s a new feed post.

Subscribing to YouTube feeds

Subscribing to YouTube feeds with Vivaldi Feed Reader is a good way to follow your favorite content creators without a Google account or even visiting YouTube’s website.

YouTube feeds contain details of the video, which Vivaldi extracts and embeds in the feed body. YouTube videos supplied in this way are embedded using YouTube’s ‘nocookie’ option, which means that YouTube should not set any tracking cookies unless you actually choose to play the video.Vivaldi can also detect and embed YouTube videos in feeds from other websites, if they choose to supply details of a YouTube video in the same way. This may allow the YouTube website to see that you are viewing a feed from another website, and you may choose to disable it for privacy reasons. You can do it in Settings > Feeds > Attachments > disable Embed YouTube Links in Attachments. When disabled, Vivaldi can use the normal feed links to link to the video instead.


Read Feeds

To read feed posts:

  1. Open the Feed Panel or Mail Panel;
  2. Select the feed you want to check. The list of posts opens in a new tab;
  3. Click on the post title to view the content.

You can add Flags and Labels to feed messages the same way you’d add them to email messages. Either:

  • from the message menu above the post;
  • by selecting the flag or label option from the right-click context menu in the post list.

To delete a post from a feed, either:

  • Open the post and click on Trash Move to Trash from the message toolbar;
  • Right-click on the post in the posts list and select Delete.

Edit Feeds

To make changes to Feeds:

  1. Go to Settings > Feeds;
  2. Select the feed you want to update;
  3. Make the changes;
  4. Click Save.

You can edit the Title, Address and update frequency.

In case you don’t want to receive any new feed messages, but don’t want to delete the feed either, click the box for Offline, which will keep the messages, but won’t download new ones.

Rename feeds in the Panel

To quickly rename a feed:

  1. Find the feed in the Feeds or Mail Panel;
  2. Right-click on the feed;
  3. Select Rename;
  4. Update the name;
  5. Press Enter.

Share feed messages

To easily share interesting feed messages with others via email:

  1. Open the message;
  2. Click on forward button Forward in the message menu above the post;
  3. Enter the recipient’s email and, if you wish, add a message;
  4. Click Send.

If the feed owner has provided the necessary details, you can also send a message to the feed authors by replying to the feed message as if it were an email message.


Delete Feeds

To remove a feed and its posts from the email client:

  1. Go to Settings > Feeds;
  2. Select the feed you want to remove;
  3. Click Delete Feed below the list of feeds;
  4. Confirm your decision by clicking Delete in the pop up dialog.

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