How To

Export Google Reader Feeds

As most people know Google Reader is no longer being supported from 1 July, 2000.

I’ve used  Reader for years now and have over 100 subscriptions that I regularly check on my iphone.

Now I have to find a new Reader 🙁     Luckily, there are heaps to choose from!

In the meantime, it is important to export your feeds so you can import them into a new Reader.    Luckily, this is a task that can be done in minutes.

First of all you need to login to your Reader account.   Click the cog on the right hand side of the menu and go to Reader Settings.












Once in Reader Settings click on the Import/Export tab

export google reader file






Once in the Import/Export tab click the link to download your data through Takeout

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Your takeout screen will now load up. Click on the tab labelled “Choose Services” and be patient while it loads up your data. Once it is loaded up click on the “create archive” button.












Once the archive has been created you can either download it or email it to yourself.


Unless you have a massive collection of feeds the process of exporting your Google Reader feeds takes less than five minutes. Once you have downloaded your archive you will have .xml file that you can use to import to a new feed reader.

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2 replies on “Export Google Reader Feeds”

Great tips if you want to save your data and subscriptions! But a more easy way is to use Feedly. Just log in on Feedly with your Google account and import all you stuff from Google Reader. It only takes seconds. Feedly is a great RSS reader.

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