Feedly transitioning to Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress as preferred login services [updated]
Feedly, one of the more popular RSS aggregators in the post-Google Reader world, has announced a change to the way you'll soon be able to login to the service. Up until now Google OAuth has been the preferred choice, but as Google slowly moves towards a Google+ login system, Feedly is doing the same:
Google has been slowly transitioning from Google OAuth to Google+ as their unifying identity system. This transition opens the door to interesting opportunities like simpler login across devices – and a lot more.
We are following on Google’s lead and transitioning feedly from Google OAuth to Google+ login.
The changes will be implemented on Feedly's web portal this week, with the Android and iOS applications following suit in the coming weeks. Feedly also says this move opens up some "interesting sharing features" they've been working on that we should see more on in the coming weeks.
Feedly has also announced that they're in the process of testing alternative login systems utilising Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress. So at least those who don't partake in the Googles will be well catered for.
Update: Following some constructive feedback from the Feedly communities, the decision to move to Google+ login has been rescinded. From the Feedly blog:
[Update: the fact that this changing is forcing users to create a Google+ profile and that Google+ is not available in some companies and on some Google Apps domains outweighs the benefit of being about to login more seamlessly across devices. So we are going to rollback this change later this afternoon - Friday 1:00pm PST. We will try to make it optional in the future for some users who like Google+. Thanks for the feedback].
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