Google News is going to be deprecating their old RSS feed subscription URLs by December 1, 2017. What this means for you is, if you’ve got a Google News RSS feed subscription from a year or so ago, you’ll have to update them all.
According to a Google spokesperson, “We are making some necessary improvements to our system that powers RSS feeds. … As a result of this update, the Google News RSS URL pattern is changing.”
In order to update your feeds, you’ll have to head over to https://news.google.com and select the section you want or create a custom section. At the bottom of the sections page, click RSS. This makes the feed appear Copy the URL from the address bar to get the new URL for the RSS feed.
Google said that the old RSS URls won’t work any longer on December 1, 2017. It seems that the old RSS feed URLS are beyond broken today, a month before the December 1 deadline.
Yesterday afternoon, my old RSS feed subscriptions began showing a message in the feeds that read:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated.
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news.
When Barry Schwartz spoke to Google, he was told it was about changing the new feeds to a new system, and they will get those old feeds back up.