Google Reader Dead (But You Can Still Export Subscriptions)

Google Reader has been scheduled for shut down for a long time. On Monday, Google finally pulled the plug. Created and launched in 2005, the service is no longer available, leaving thousands of users grieving and searching for a replacement feed reader. If you haven't sorted yourself out by now, you're very disorganized. After all, Google said Reader would be done and dusted by July 1, and gave us four months' notice to export our data. However, if you haven't had time to find another service, Google is doing you a favor and extending the deadline for exporting your data.

Previously, Google Reader users only had until Monday, July 1, to export their data. Now Google has extended that by an additional 14 days, giving users until July 15.

"All Google Reader subscription data (eg. lists of people that you follow, items you have starred, notes you have created, etc.) will be systematically deleted from Google servers. You can download a copy of your Google Reader data via Google Takeout until 12PM PST July 15, 2013," Google said today.

After that date, Google says all subscription data will be permanently and irrevocably deleted. If you're looking for alternatives, check out Tom's Guide's list of Google Reader replacements.

  • chaospower
    People should stop reading google then... Apparently it kills you.
  • cats_Paw
    What was Google Reader anyway?
  • Spooderman
    I never knew anyone who even knew what Google Reader was, let alone cared.
  • CosminM
    For news reading, you can also use

    It's a free web app that allows you to select which websites contents to keep up with.