Google is going to Shut down Google Reader on July 1st

Are a user of Google Reader? then there is a bad news for you. Google is now going to shut down it’s one of the most popular service-Google Reader on July 1st as a part of their spring cleaning.   I personally use GReader to read all my favorite blogs at one place.   But now, we all have to look for an alternative for it.

They are not only shutting down Google Reader but they are also killing few other service as well. Here are the other service list.

  • Apps Script
  • CalDAV API
  • Google Building Maker
  • Google Cloud Connect
  • Google Reader
  • Search API for Shopping

Anyway, we are not much familiar with the other service. But, Google Reader is one service which I and few other users use it on their daily basis.

In their official Google Reader blog they have announced about this news. Here the reason they have given for it.

There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience.

How to Backup your Data from Google Reader:

Now it’s time to backup all our data from Google Reader. If you don’t know how to take backup of your data from google reader, then here is a step by step tutorial.

1. Visit Google Takeout

2.   Wait for few seconds until it display 100%, and then click create Archive

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3.   Now you will taken to the download tab. Here also we have to wait for few seconds once you get “Complete” status now you can backup/download the Google Reader to take google reader backup


That’s it. Now you’ll have backup of your Google Reader account on your local computer.

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