How to import your Google Reader data to Feedly

Feedly now supports importing Google Reader data. If you want to give Feedly a try, we'll show you how to import your subscriptions.

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Just a couple of weeks ago, Feedly and Digg Reader weren't able to import Google Reader subscriptions manually. Digg recently added support for OPML import and now you can do the same with Feedly. If you haven't exported your Google Reader data yet, you only have until July 15 to do so. Once you've exported the data, here's how to import it to Feedly:

Step 1: Extract the ZIP archive to a folder on your computer. The archive file contains some JavaScript files and "subscriptions.xml."

Step 2: Log in to your Feedly account.

Step 3: Go to

Step 4: Click on the Choose File button to select your "subscriptions.xml" file, then click the Import button.

Feedly OPML import
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Feedly can only import subscriptions at the moment, but in a blog post, Feedly has stated that it'll look into importing starred items as well.

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Ed Rhee, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He focuses on Android devices and applications while maintaining a review blog at



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