Latest Changes to Google Reader
Posted by Alan Green, Google Software Engineer, Google Reader is next on the list for a facelift from Google. These changes are scheduled to happen any day now.
The updates are to include:
• Brand new design similar to other Google products
• Ability to share Google Reader feeds directly to your Google+ circles
• Retirement of features such as following, friending and shared links (soon you will be able to use these features in Google+ instead)
This tight integration with Google+ has been conveyed as a highly requested feature.
Is this change not for you?
Google is enabling a Google Reader export feature which provides you with the ability to take the following data:
• Your subscriptions
• Your shared items
• Your friends
• Your likes
• Your starred items
I’m a big fan of Google Reader and I do use Google+, so the change doesn’t personally affect me much. However, I can see this change being received as a major frustration for some.
Why is this update helpful or frustrating for you? Please leave your comments below.