Step 1: Exporting Your Feeds
To begin, log in to your Feedly account and click on the gear icon on the top right corner of the screen. From there, select “Organize Sources” and click on “Export OPML” at the bottom of the page. This will download a file onto your PC with all your feeds.
Step 2: Saving the OPML File
Once the file is downloaded, make sure to save it in a safe and easily accessible location on your PC. We recommend creating a folder specifically for your Feedly backup files to keep things organized.
Step 3: Importing Your Feeds
If you ever need to restore your Feedly feeds, simply log in to your account and click on the gear icon once again. This time, select “Organize Sources” and click on “Import OPML” at the bottom of the page. From there, select the OPML file you saved earlier and click on “Import”. Your feeds will then be restored to your account.
Step 4: Regularly Backing Up Your Feeds
To ensure that you always have a current backup of your Feeds, we recommend setting a reminder to export your feeds every few months. That way, if anything happens to your account, you will have a recent backup on hand.
Step 5: Automating Your Backups
For those who want to automate the backup process, there are third-party tools available that can automatically export your Feedly feeds to your PC on a regular basis. Some popular options include Zapier, IFTTT, and Feedly Backup.
Can I backup my Feedly feeds without exporting an OPML file?
No, exporting an OPML file is currently the only way to backup your Feedly feeds.
What happens if I accidentally delete my Feedly account?
If you delete your Feedly account, you will lose all your saved feeds and articles. However, if you have a backup of your feeds saved as an OPML file, you can easily import them to a new account.
Is there a limit to how many feeds I can backup?
No, you can backup as many feeds as you have saved in your Feedly account.
Can I import my backed up feeds to another RSS reader?
Yes, as long as the other RSS reader supports importing OPML files, you can easily transfer your feeds to a new reader.
What is the difference between an OPML file and an RSS feed?
An OPML file is a collection of RSS feeds, while an RSS feed is a single source of content. Exporting your feeds as an OPML file allows you to backup multiple feeds at once.