Feedly Mini for Chrome gets smarter in version 5

One million Feedly users rely on Feedly Mini to quickly add new sources to their feeds and save essential articles to their boards.

Saving insightful articles to your boards allows you to share and shine with your team and train Leo. The more articles you save to a board, the greater the accuracy of Leo’s like board priorities.

We are excited to announce a new version of the Feedly Mini Chrome browser extension that makes following sources and saving articles even easier.

Saving an article to one of your Feedly Boards

One of the popular feature requests for Feedly Mini was the ability to add a note to the article being saved to a board.

Quickly annotate and save web pages to one of your Feedly boards

In version 5, if you have access to the annotation features, you will be able to add a note to the article you are saving to your boards.

If you are part of Feedly Teams and have connected Feedly Teams with Slack, you will be able to mention a teammate or a Slack channel directly in Feedly mini and quickly notify your teammates.

Following a new source

We are also bringing the power of our new discovery experience to Feedly Mini v5.

Quickly follow a new source

Let’s imagine that you are browsing the Web and you discovered a new source you want to follow in Feedly.

When you click on the Feedly Mini icon, Feedly Mini will automatically discover the RSS feed for the page you are reading and show you a popup with information about that source.

You can click on Follow in Feedly to preview the RSS in Feedly and add it to one of your feeds.

You can also click on Explore to tap into the collective wisdom of the Feedly community and determine what are the sources that user often co-read with the source you are looking at.

No more having to look at the source page to find an RSS URL and manually searching for that URL to be able to add it to one of your feeds.

This is the first step for us to bring some of the work we are doing with Leo and discovery to Feedly Mini. Let us know what you think by joining the Feedly Lab Slack community and expect to see more in the next three to six months as Leo matures

How to Send Newsletters On Demand

There are some common questions about the “send now” feature for team newsletters. Here is a quick reference to guide you through the steps.

Sending newsletters on demand makes it easy to grab a snapshot of your team boards and feeds. We want to help your team move forward and save time!

Time is of the essence, so let’s review the steps and jump into your questions!

How To Send Now:

  1. Save new articles to your board (Nothing saved since the last email, the board won’t send now)
  2. Open your Newsletter dashboard
  3. Select the board or feed to send now
  4. Click send now
Newsletters are proving to be a useful tool for team collaboration.
Our teams use them internally, and we will keep building with your feedback in mind.

Thank you to all the teams who have sent questions, feedback, and bug reports!

FAQs

Why didn’t I receive my newsletter? Common problems & solutions:

  • No new articles saved since the last newsletter sent. It will only send if there are new articles available (ie. saved) in the board.
  • Solution: For now, we suggest removing and then re-saving some articles to the board. After that, return to the newsletter dashboard and hit “send now” once again.
  • It works the same way the very first time you activate a newsletter and for your future scheduled newsletters.
  • Maybe the newsletter is in spam.
  • Solution: Please check your spam folder and add <teams@feedly.com> to your address book. That will tell your email provider to deliver newsletters to your inbox.

What articles will (or won’t) be included in the newsletter when I hit Send Now?

On-demand newsletters only include new articles saved since the last newsletter sent. This is the most common reason why a newsletter doesn’t send.

To send an on-demand newsletter with specific articles, we suggest removing and then re-saving those articles to the board. After that, return to the newsletter dashboard and hit “send now” once again.

What about analytics?

Coming soon 🙂

How do I add newsletters to my Feedly account?

We suggest starting a 30-day free trial of Feedly Teams. The trial gives you full access to newsletters and our support team. We are here to help you and your team get the most out of Feedly.

Thank you for trying newsletters! Have a question not answered here? Ask us in the comments or in the app.

— Victoria, Remi, and Emily

More posts about Newsletters:

Newsletter examples

Introducing Team Newsletters

All Newsletter tutorials