Google Reader soon will be retired

As i opened the Pokki’s google reader app just now, an official announcement popped up and said :

Google Reader Not Available

i was like… what the hell is this? Google Reader soon will be retired? is this real? or is it just temporary and soon they will release a better version of feed reader?

then i headed on to their official blog to find out the answer, and here what they say :

Powering Down Google Reader

3/13/2013 04:06:00 PM

Posted by Alan Green, Software Engineer

We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. We’re sad too.

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.

To ensure a smooth transition, we’re providing a three-month sunset period so you have sufficient time to find an alternative feed-reading solution. If you want to retain your Reader data, including subscriptions, you can do so through Google Takeout.

Thank you again for using Reader as your RSS platform.

honestly this is one really bad news as i am among thousands of devoted user worldwide of this service.

it looks like that i have to find alternatives to other feed reader service, so saaaaaad Senyum sedih

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