Google Reader Shutting Down – Sad Face

March 14, 2013 — 5 Comments

Very sad for me…. anyone know of any web-based alternatives?

Powering Down Google Reader
3/13/2013 04:06:00 PM

Posted by Alan Green, Software Engineer

We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. We’re sad too.

There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience.

To ensure a smooth transition, we’re providing a three-month sunset period so you have sufficient time to find an alternative feed-reading solution. If you want to retain your Reader data, including subscriptions, you can do so through Google Takeout.

Thank you again for using Reader as your RSS platform.

herbhalstead

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Herb is the lead pastor at Thrive Church. Herb also does freelance web design, 3D architectural modeling, and works as an architectural designer.

5 responses to Google Reader Shutting Down – Sad Face

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  2. This really upset me as well. I use Reeder on my Macs and iOS products but I’m still looking for a replacement for Reader on my windows desktop. I’m just grateful that they are giving us a way to export our feeds.

    • I am trying feedly – I hate magazine style layouts for news readers, but at least I can get a list view out of it. Also heard that digg was making a directly feature-to-feature replica of googlereader…

      • That’s the reason I haven’t tried feedly. Should be interesting to see all the new products that will sure to be coming out now that Google has relinquished their dominance in the field.

        • Feedly has changed and has a better look and feel to it. They are listening to all the customers. They’ve got over 1 million of new subscribers since Google announced they are retiring…

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