Yes it is true that Google reader will be shut down on 1st July 2013. For those who do not know what Google Reader is, it is a free web-based RSS aggregator used mostly by tech-geeks and news junkies. And now the only option left for its users is to download their subscriptions and move to some other easy to use RSS aggregators. Here they have a good list of potential alternatives for Google Reader if you might want to see.
Exporting from Google Reader :
To download your Google reader feeds list in form of a OPML / XML file just follow the steps given below.
- Login to your Google account.
- After logging in click here.
- There just below your account id, there will be one wheel icon, click on that icon and select “Reader Settings”.
- In the “Reader Settings” page under the Import/Export tab, there will be a link to download your subscriptions via Google Takeout.
- There onwards follow the onscreen instructions to download the file.
- After extracting the downloaded file you will find a Subscriptions.xml file inside the “Reader” folder. You can easily add all your feed subscriptions to any other RSS aggregator using this XML file.
If you need any help in exporting/importing your feeds then you know how to contact me ;). Keep reading 🙂