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3 Easy Steps to Export Feeds from Google Reader

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Google Reader – The most popular RSS Google Reader shutdown as per official Google blog on Mar 13, 2013. It’s the time to export feeds from Google Reader and import to other RSS Readers. Google is taking this step as a part of second spring cleanup process.

How to Export Feeds from Google Reader ?

No worry to export feeds from Google reader Its is very easy process. Google Reader will be active till June 30, 2013 and on July 1, 2013 Google will retire Google Reader forever.

You’ve around 4 months of time to think about export feeds from Google Reader and how you like to proceed next.

In the mean while you can export feeds from Google Reader and try it out on different RSS readers to decide on something you like.

3 Easy Steps to Export Feeds from Google Reader

Here is how you can export feeds from Google Reader. It is easy to download or export feeds from Google Reader.

Follow the process as outlined below to download or export feeds from Google Reader subscriptions.

  1. Click here on the link Google Takeout : this action will read and load all your data from Google Reader
  2. Click on ‘CREATE ARCHIVE’ Button: this will process the data for download
  3. Click ‘Download’ button : The process is complete and you are ready to download the archive or zip file.

The above details of Export feeds from Google Reader has been explained in this infoscreen below, please follow accordingly.

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Alternatives to Google Readers

There are many RSS Readers are available to choose as per your interest and usage on desktop or mobile. you can choose any of the following which are more user friendly.

I can suggest NetVibes or Feedly which are good and well known for long time. NetVibes not available on mobile, but you can just use on your iPad, iPhone on the regular browser. Feedly is available in iPad as well, and it has Firefox Addon to use on Firefox browser.

Some websites suggest you to use Bloglines , but it is not available now and it migrated to NetVibes, so You can just choose to NetVibes in that case.

If you are looking for more options, I suggest you to check this link which is very cool specifically provide information on Google Reader Replacements.

Replace Google Reader : http://www.replacereader.com/

so, First step is to export feeds from Google Reader and keep it n your local disk, and use it on different applications to get an idea, it is just an .xml file so it is easy to import.

Some readers expect .opml file instead of .xml, in such a case, you can simply change the file extension from .xml to .opml and import into them, then it should work fine.

Hope this article about export feeds from Google Reader not only helped you to download feeds and also outlined the various options to choose from.

Please share your thoughts on other RSS readers in the comments section which may help other followers looking for similar information.

PS: This article is an updated version of my earlier article on same topic

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