Wednesday, March 13, 2013

How to download and save Google Reader Data

Google Reader will be retired on July 1, 2013 - boom. This was news that was not expected so soon. There are millions online who like to read their daily news and blogs via Google Reader - one of the best RSS readers out there. This is all set to change as the news of Google Reader shutdown is sweeping the blogosphere and social media sites like Twitter. It seems that Google have though long and hard and wills tick to their decision. No amount of moaning online will change that - Google Reader is going and nothing can save it.

Google Reader to be retired on July 1, 2013So after accepting this fact it is now time to move on. How to download and save all your Google Reader data. After all you don't want to loose track of all those sites and blogs you have been following for all these years. It is simple and easy to do and once done you can export all your Google Reader data to another service online. This way you can continue following all of your favorite sites and blogs.

How to download and export all my Google Reader Data
1. You will need to use Google takeout.
2. Click here to get started with Google takeout.
3. Once your file is ready, click on create archive
4. Click on 'email me when ready' this way you can go back to work while the data is being compiled.
5. Once ready click on the download button and get your Zip file

Once you have your file, you can upload the subscriptions.xml file to a new service to save your Google Reader subscriptions data.

You might also like: Best Google Reader Alternatives.

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