Thursday, March 14, 2013

Google Reader Retires On 1-07-2013


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.



2 Opinions:

Surya Murali said...

Oh flip!! Google Currents does work but not as simple as the Reader. Some blog RSS don't update properly... Your blog feeds never updated in Currents. :(

L o r d R a j said...

I have been trying to find some alternative.

My preference is Web-Based

Netvibes / bloglines - sucks (probably because I am just not used to it).

Newsblur will let me have only 12 feeds! (free... if I want more subscriptions, then I will have to pay and I am NOT going to pay for an RSS aggregator).

Other options require either installing an extension or downloading an application onto the computer.