Mozilla removes RSS feed support from Firefox

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RSS feeds has had another nail in the coffin, as Mozilla has decided to stop supporting the technology in their Firefox browser.

According to Mozilla the feature has low usage, and removing it will mean fewer resources spent on securing and maintaining the feature.

“After considering maintenance, performance and security costs of feed preview and subscription features in Firefox, we’ve concluded that it is no longer sustainable to keep feed support in the core of the product,” said Firefox desktop front-end engineer, Gijs Kruitbosch.

Firefox 64, the next major release of the operating system, will automatically export live bookmarks (if the user has created any prior to updating), to desktop in OPML format and suggest alternative feed readers on their support page.

Firefox 64 is set to be released in December 2018.