Can I import data from Google Reader by signing into a third-party reader using my Google account?

DrSunil Vaswani April 5, 2013

Can Google Reader be imported to other readers only by uploading or through sign-in Google at readers?

One option is downloading the Google Reader data files, then uploading to the other readers. But without data file, if on a third party reader one signs into Google (Reader) account, then does the data get connected to the third-party reader, even if Google reader gets closed?



  1. SaapeXD MoHods
    April 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Use google Takeout to get your google Reader Feed Data! And then import it to another Feed Reader! :D

    • Sunil
      April 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      How about sign-in google reader in app such as Feedly without uploading google reader data file?

    • SaapeXD MoHods
      April 13, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      Feedly has not implemented such a feature that I know of! :D

  2. Alan Wade
    April 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    You can by using Google Takeout at this link:
    If yopu want more info on how to do this you can find it at my post here:

  3. justinpot
    April 5, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Some services will import everything without the download/upload thing. Feedly, for example, and Reeder for Mac/iPad Also, many of the Android-based options. So look into it on a per-service basis.

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      April 25, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      What about the current feedly android app?

      It logs into to Google reader and displays feeds. Does it import the feeds onto it's own system? If yes, then :

      Would it continue to display even if Google reader shuts down?

    • Justin Pot
      April 25, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Feedly is planning on replacing Google Reader completely. Use that service and you will eventually be asked if you want to switch from a Google Reader account to a Feedly one. This hasn't happened yet, but will well before July.

  4. reidvv
    April 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Using you can simply use your Google Reader log on to link and import all your Google Reader feeds in Feedly. Go to and follow the ultra simple instructions there.

    • Ahmed Khalil
      April 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      i will try this solution but is it work for other RSS programs

    • Sunil
      April 8, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      You mean after importing google feeds through sign-in to Feedly ( both desktop and android app ) but without uploading data file the google feeds would get imported and "STAY" imported if google reader discontinues?

  5. salim benhouhou
    April 5, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    try downloading the data files . i don't think signing in through google account will import your data to other readers because when google reader gets closed all user related data should be deleted .(unless google decides otherwise)

    • reidvv
      April 6, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      The asker already gets what you are offering. Look at my response for the answer to the question. My solution requires no downloading, It's a seamless transfer of info between Google Reader and Feedly.

    • Sunil
      April 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      but how about sign-in google reader in app such as Feedly without uploading google reader data file?

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