So, that’s the end of Google Reader.
By now you might have already switched to Feedly or a different RSS service as Google has officially shut down its 8-year-old popular RSS reader — Google Reader. The service had many active users, but for Google, it seemed to be fading away.
Google in a post said, “While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader.”
Google Reader has now been discontinued. Visiting the site would display the following message:
Thank you for stopping by.
Google Reader has been discontinued. We want to thank all our loyal fans. We understand you may not agree with this decision, but we hope you’ll come to love these alternatives as much as you loved Reader.
The Google Reader team
Google Reader. Marked as Read.
So, now what?
Well, for now you can stick to Feedly as it one of the best (free) available RSS service providing with additional features and capabilities. You can easily organize, read and share content that you have subscribed to. Feedly provides a magazine-like experience and is integrated with most of the popular social networks.
Alternatively, you can try a list of other popular service which can viewed here.
And this is how Hitler reacts to when he finds out Google Reader is shutting down: