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Google’s FeedBurner getting modern infrastructure and shuts email subscription

FeedBurner getting modern infrastructure

FeedBurner, an RSS feed service by Google which served its users for a long. It was first started as a separate company in 2004 but later on, acquired by Google in 2007. Google is planning to move FeedBurner to a more modern and stable infrastructure but they will be shutting down email subscriptions and some non-core feed management features.

Feedburner was one of the most popular feed services and a lot of websites still use it to send the latest feed updates to the readers. It is a free and reliable tool to send RSS updates directly through emails or you can subscribe using RSS tools like Feedly.

According to Google Search Central’s blog post, Feedburner getting modern infrastructure and disable the email subscription feature along with some core features.

We are expecting changes to the design of Feedburner as the current design is a very old age design used by Feedburner. Google assured that everything else will keep running and no action will be required from the user side. FeedBurner Users will continue to create accounts and add feeds to their accounts.

However, for the news publishers, as the email subscription service will be shutting down, you can take out your email list and switch to alternatives like Mailchimp, etc.

How to export your FeedBurner Email Subscribers?

You can follow these steps to export your FeedBurner Email subscribers list:

  1. Click Analyze, and select Subscribers.
  2. Click FeedBurner Email Subscriptions, then click Manage Your Email Subscriber List.
    This opens a new page.
  3. Under View Subscriber Details, click CSV (next to “Export”).
Google will migrate FeedBurner to the new infrastructure in July but assures that the export option will be there even after the migration.
For those who use FeedBurner to manage email subscriptions, we recommend downloading your email subscribers so that you can migrate to a new email subscription service. This data will also still be available for download after July.

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