The News Tab

The News Tab

A new tab extension for chrome that allows you to view the latest news

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What is The News Tab?

The News Tab is a new tab extension for Chrome that allows users to view the latest news while browsing the web. Inspired by Microsoft Edge's new tab page, this extension provides a customizable news feed without adverts. It features Google search, configurable article amount, and upcoming features such as weather app and clock app. The News Tab is constantly updated and users can suggest new features for future updates.

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By: jcbjoe
Users: 504 ▲ 22
Version: 2.0.0 (Last updated: 2022-04-02)
Creation date: 2021-02-13
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Overrides new tab: Yes
Permissions:
  • topSites
  • storage
  • alarms
Host permissions:
  • <all_urls>
Size: 713.89K
URLs: Website
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The News Tab
The News Tab (v2.0.0)
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Summary

Want to view the news while browsing the web, or love the Microsoft News Tab but hate the adverts or weird articles it recommends? Then The News Tab extension is for you! A simple new tab that provides you with the news you want to see!

The News Tab extension was inspired by the new tab page for Microsoft Edge and their extension, Microsoft News Page. However this extension allows you to choose what RSS feeds are shown and doesn't display adverts!

Current Features:

  • Google search
  • Add/Remove RSS feeds
  • Configurable article amount

Upcoming Features:

  • Weather app
  • Clock app
  • Breaking news
  • Other tiles
  • Changeable search - currently only Google
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Safety
Risk impact

The News Tab may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

The News Tab has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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