Search Syntax

RSS Reader supports an advanced search syntax.

Exact Match

To search for an exact match surround the search in quotes like: "john smith"

Boolean Operations


By default, all terms are optional, as long as one term matches. A search for lorem ipsum will find any document that contains one or more of lorem or ipsum. To require that ALL terms are in the document you can use AND between each term. For example lorem AND ipsum.


If you want to exclude terms you can use NOT this will match any document as long is it does not contain the excluded term. For example lorem NOT ipsum would find articles that containlorem so long as they did not also contain ipsum


Starred Status

You can search only your starred items using is:starred. You can search only items that have not been starred with is:unstarred.

Read Status

You can search only your unread items using is:unread. You can also search only your read items using is:read.

Search Order

By default RSS Reader search results are returned in order of relevance. However it is possible to set a different search order. To sort by date you can use sort:desc to sort results newest first orsort:asc to sort results oldest first.


You can restrict searches to certain fields as well. For example if you want to only search article titles you can use title:(search terms) or title:"search terms" for an exact match. The fields you can specify are:

  • title
  • feed_id
  • body
  • author