In case you still don’t know, Google will be shutting down Google Reader from tomorrow, 1 July 2013. Well, it is not too late for you to backup everything you have from Google Reader, export them to another trustworthy RSS reader and pray that they won’t shut down suddenly.
Credits to Google for making it easy to backup and archive all the data you have with them. Simply go to Google Takeout and download everything you have on Google Reader. (You might also want to take this opportunity to backup all data you have with Google) Google Takeout will export all your Google Reader data and put them into a zip file. Most RSS reader out there should be able to accept that zip file when you want to import your Google Reader data.
Actually, you don’t really need to go through Google Takeout to export your Google Reader data into a zip file. Most RSS Readers like Feedly and Digg Reader are able to import your Google Reader data directly by giving them your Google login. Moving from Google Reader to another RSS Reader is a breeze. In fact, I done my move within less than 5 minutes.
If you are using Flipboard and have an account with them, Flipboard will save your RSS Feed from Google Reader so that you can still access them after 1 July. The best part is that if you already have a Flipboard account and you have signed into your Google Reader, you don’t need to do anything. Everything will be saved.
It is still sad to see Google Reader go away. It is a great too and I love using it. Going to take a while to get used to using other RSS reader like Feedly or Digg Reader.
Goodbye Google Reader. You will be missed.
7 October 2005 – 1 July 2013