What Is feedly?

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The feed reader known as feedly offers an easy way to aggregate your information feeds in one place. Feed readers aggregate internet content into one convenient place, making it possible for you to quickly scan headlines and full stories at a glance from a variety of different providers. You don't have to keep checking back to any particular site to see if it's been updated; all you need to do is follow an information source, such as the Washington Post or Engaget, and then read the updates from those sites as they're delivered to your feed reader.

Using feedly

Starting an account at feedly is easy. You have the option of setting up an account using familiar logins you may already have established, such as Google or Facebook, or you can set up a unique login for feedly by selecting Continue with feedly and using your email address. Once you're signed up, you can start following news and information feeds.

A screenshot of feedly showing how to add a URL feed or select from existing topics.

Feeds are grouped by topics, trends, industries, and others. Selecting these will offer you a list of feeds that fall into that category. If you're looking for a specific feed, such as your favorite blog, you can search by keyword, the website name, or the RSS feed address.

Navigating the feedly home screen

Once you've subscribed to a few feeds, feedly will show you a personalized home screen with all your feeds shown in order of the most current on top. You can organize your feeds by topic, helping you read according to what you need quickly.

You can read all your blog subscriptions at one time by clicking on your folder’s name. Or, you can toggle each folder, found in the left sidebar, and see your feeds listed individually.

A screenshot showing the controls to manage feedly subscriptions.

Organizing feedly groups and sources

You can re-order your source groups in the lefthand pane simply by dragging and dropping the topic names. You can also organize your feedly sources by clicking on the gear icon to the right of the FEEDS section. Here you can edit names of your feed groups, create new ones, delete them, or edit and delete individual feed sources.

If you click on any individual source, you have multiple options available. You can keep it as unread for another day, preview the entire article on the website, share it via email, or share it via a multitude of social media networks. You can also change the order in which articles appear, such as by age (oldest or latest) or popularity. You also have the option of unfollowing a feed.

Mobile app

You can get the feedly mobile app on iOS devices as well as Android devices so you can read your content anywhere. Feeds and reading habits are synchronized across devices. If you read something on your desktop, it will be marked as read on your mobile app as well. New feed sources added on the website will also be added to your feedly app as well, keeping your information resources orderly and synced across devices.