What is RSS?

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What is an RSS feed?

'RSS' usually stands for 'Really Simple Syndication', which is a way of notifying you about content changes on websites. Subscribing to RSS feeds allows you to aggregate updates from multiple websites without having to go from one site to another.  

GovHK provides a list of RSS feeds from various Government bureaux, departments and related organisations, covering news, government initiatives, services and much more.  With these feeds you can easily stay informed about your areas of interest. 

Full list of RSS feeds on GovHK

How can I subscribe to RSS feeds?

Websites usually display one or more of the following icons to indicate that RSS feeds are available:


The most common ways to view RSS feeds are:

  • Using an Internet browser equipped with an RSS subscription function. Most browsers can present the headlines of RSS feeds in the form of browser bookmarks;
  • Using a dedicated RSS reader, which is a software developed to view feeds with more advanced functions; 
  • By integrating RSS feeds into your website or blog, which is becoming increasingly popular.

You can subscribe to an RSS feed in two simple steps: 

  1. Choose an RSS reader to view a feed; and
  2. Indicate the RSS feed to which you would like to subscribe
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Last revision date: April 2018