FeedBurner is a free web feed management service that was launched in 2004 and then acquired by Google in 2007. Many bloggers and website owners use it to display their blog or website’s RSS feed, along with other features that FeedBurner offers.
If you haven’t heard the news yet, the FeedBurner team has announced in April 2021 a series of changes coming to FeedBurner besides moving it to a new infrastructure.
“Starting in July, we are transitioning FeedBurner onto a more stable, modern infrastructure. This will keep the product up and running for all users, but it also means that we will be turning down most non-core feed management features, including email subscriptions, at that time,” Explained Google.
Google also added to reassure FeedBurner users:
“For many users, no action is required. All existing feeds will continue to serve uninterrupted, and you can continue to create new accounts and burn new feeds.”
The question now is why these changes now if nothing’s broken? Google recommends their FeedBurner users to download their subscribers lists via email and switch to another feed management service.
Since emailing is one of FeedBurner’s most important features, we can simply conclude that the service will follow Google Reader to the web graveyard.
So, what do you think? Will FeedBurner go away soon? Share your thoughts in the comments!