Filters for feeds
For each subscribed feed, allow the user to create exclusion filters on the article title with words or phrases. For example, the filter "*Miley*" could be used to filter out all Miley Cyrus articles. The goal is to automatically prune articles that are not of interest, greatly simplifying feed management.
Hello everyone, Mute Filters are almost ready, you can see how they’ll work here, we’re turned them on for a part of Pro users and we’ll activate it to all of the Pro users very soon: https://blog.feedly.com/mute-filters/
We’ll be happy to hear your opinion.
Nicholas Barry commented
This is implemented now (for pro users)! Hooray! This was my top feature request.
Sören Köhler commented
Switched to Pro just for the new Filters. Works fine so far, but has room for improvement. I'd like to:
- Filter on the complete URL, not only host part. Reason: some feed-noise can be identified only or simplest by path
- Filter on HTML-Source. Reason: I like to avoid e.g. articles with videos and would filter based on the relevant HTML-code or URLs pointing into some video archive. Or filter on <meta> or <title>.
- I really like to have wildcards or even better: regular expressions.
Laurent Ruyssers commented
Really good. Anyway to be able to test too?
AND & OR are great for the begining, but we also need wildcard * and NOT operator please.
Pokemon AND movie* OR cartoon NOT Nintendo
James Nail commented
In addition to the already mentioned title / content text filters, I'd like to be able to filter based on language (one of my feeds often includes articles in languages I don't speak).
Or seeing football articles in my local newspaper feed.
John Bond commented
Exclude filter would let me hide any article with say the word 'trump' in it. please!
James Paden commented
This is really important and still missing. For example, I need to filter out all Trump articles right now.
Ben Stacey commented
Really really looking forward to this feature, the only way I can do this right now is by using an extra chrome extension but that obviously doesn't work on my phone and tablet. Would be much appreciated if this actually gets made.
Some example use cases:
- I'd love to use this feature to filter out items that are 'sponsored posts'.
- Some blogs I subscribe to also post links to every podcast episode (which I'm already receiving through my podcast app).
There are two types of filtering I'd like to do:
1. Remove duplicate articles. There are many articles that are duplicated between feeds. In my mind, this would just be a checkbox option...not really a filter.
2. Remove unwanted articles. I might follow a 'Music' feed but I'm not interested in 'Country', for example.
Boolean logic would be great too. Like...If ('country' is in title or 'country' is in text) and ('alt' is not in title or 'alt' is not in text) then ignore article.
This would make life so very, very much easier. I like the 'ignore article' but 'mark as read' would be OK.
Very much looking forward to this!
Gotta have this! Think newsblur or SPOI Filter.
Jorge Quintanilla commented
Any updates on this suggestion? .... really would love to have this function on Feedly. Is it taking long because it's part of a bigger update?
Oni Honker commented
How long has this been planned? I've given it 3 points and I'd like to see it implemented soon.
Jeremy Heffernan commented
I've also been experimenting with Inoreader. I like Feedly's UI better, but the filter feature works great. If Feedly can't implement this before it comes time to renew my FeedlyPro annual subscription (October isn't that far off) then it looks like I'll have to sacrifice design for functionality.
Nick Vance commented
I've been trying Inoreader which now offers Filters AND Rules. Works very well so far; cleaner than Pipes since your feeds aren't going though another service. Here's Inoreader's write up of their new Filter feature: http://blog.inoreader.com/2015/07/see-only-relevant-content-with-filtered.html
Jeremy Heffernan commented
Ditto to Nick Vance & vincentj. The planned shutdown of Yahoo Pipes is like Google Reader redux. I think it creates a great opportunity for Feedly to capture new users and make current subscribers happy.
Filtering feeds is a new benchmark that every RSS Reader should seek to beat.
Nick Vance commented
Feedly this is why we're all paying for Pro!
I agree with vincentj below that the time for this feature is imminent due to the Pipes shutdown.
I'll be loosing a lot of important power tools from Pipes that I'd like to move into Feedly. So if filters don't happen here soon, inoreader already has powerful filtering tools including regex options.
With the imminent shutdown of Yahoo Pipes, an integrated filter/deduplication option would be incredibly useful! If done correctly, it could be provided as an additional service even for people who don't use Feedly.
Please, do this, I really need it!