60,000 Pro subscribers and what to expect next

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Today we passed an exciting new milestone: 60,000 users have subscribed to feedly Pro. We would like to take a moment and thank each one of you and share some of the projects we are working on, thanks to this new funding.

1. More servers – The feedly cloud is connected to 42,000,000 feeds of information, receiving about 50,000,000 new stories every day. We are adding servers to the feedly Cloud to store, organize, and index all of this information so that we can continue to serve you feedly very fast.

 2. Feedly login (#delivered / Nov 16th 2015 / Announcement) – This is something a lot of users have been requesting for some time. We now have the resources to fund this project and make it a reality. We will continue to offer the ability to log in with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Evernote to people who prefer to use existing logins. We are also adding support for logging in with Slack and Office 365, since we hear that it will make logging in even easier for some of our users.

3. Shared tags – When we released Shared Collections last month, some users asked us to go one step further and also allow them to share some of their tags. We really like this idea and are working on both continuing to enhance Shared Collections and adding shared tags.

4. Filtering, saved search, and noise reduction – We have been hearing a lot of murmurs from you around the need for filtering and for alerts. We are going to use part of the new Pro funding for a project that will allow you to define manual and automated filters. It will also allow you to save searches as alerts. We love the idea of giving you even more control over how to tailor your feedly. More signal, less noise.

5. Better Slack integration – We think that we can reduce some of the friction that exists around manually sharing stories from your feedly into your Slack channels. Many users are  using feedly and Slack in tandem, so we are going to invest some time enhancing the integration.

6. Fewer iOS crashes (#delivered / Oct 21st 2015 / Announcement)– We have been receiving some reports of iOS crashes. They seem related to loading web pages, videos, and animated gifs within feedly. We hate crashes as much as anyone else, and we are fixing this. We are investing time into a new update of the feedly iOS application which changes how we load content and minimizes the risk of the application crashing. We are also investing time optimizing how we serve content to minimize battery usage. You should see the fruits of this work in the v30 update of the app which should be available within a few weeks.

7. Team edition – More on that soon…

Thanks to your backing, we’re able to continuously invest in building a better, faster, stronger and more useful work newsfeed. It is a great pleasure to serve you.

Edwin, Noelle and Remi

Author: @feedly

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82 thoughts on “60,000 Pro subscribers and what to expect next”

  1. Congratulations for that milestone. I hope to see a new post like this when you reach 100.000 pro subscribers soon. Finally it’s great news that you’re working on some great features that we all expect to be run on the short term.

    Thanks, feedly team. Keep it up.

  2. Thanks for the nice service. Keep it up! One request: It would be great to see a better iPhone/iPad App in the future. There should be more customization options – like more fonts, more design, more transition effects when scrolling etc.

  3. Good news! How about some love for updating the Evernote integration? For example, support tags and reminders and a collapsible notebook list with a search box? Auto-filing could be handy, too. Check out the Evernote Web Clipper on Chrome and Android for inspiration ;-)

  4. Thank you all your Team.
    Please support to ‘Search with in Saved stories by specific content’ or ‘Search with in specific content, which is saved story’.

  5. Please add Safari Reading List as well! It’s integrated and synchronised in OS X and iOS which would make it really handy to use directly from Feedly.

    1. I would like to see it too! Because of system and other apps integration I will not stop using Reading List but it would be great if I could set default saving option to the Reading List so I can keep all of my saved things in one place that is also available offline.

      I also hope that this new article loading mechanism will fix infinite loading and weird behavior in bad network conditions. I often read articles on the go and sometimes there is vary bad network connection and I have to kill Feedly and load it again over and over.

  6. Please, do a favor for these of us, who use non-latin keyboard layouts, make the default keyboard shortcuts to work when you switch the keyboard layout: check keys by keyCode, not by value. Right now most of the hotkeys stop to work in Feedly web-app when you switch keyboard layout from English to your language (Russian in my case).
    There are many requests for this fix in Feedly UserVoice and Open Feedly communities, as the current hotkey implementation is really contra-productive… :(

      1. This is not an OS issue as Google Reader (for example) was able to successfully parse hotkeys in any layout. I’m pretty sure this is an issue of how the pressed hotkeys are parsed (in JavaScript?)…

  7. I have given up with Feedly on Android and started using gReader because Feedly regularly crashes. It’s very annoying. I have reported it many times but none of the recent updates have addressed the problem.

    1. “6. Fewer iOS crashes – We have been receiving some reports of iOS crashes. They seem related to loading web pages, videos, and animated gifs within feedly.”

      Same happens on my Android tablet.

      On many webpages, I see different size “black boxes” which change position when scrolling page up/down repeatedly.. and most of the time the app freezes completely.

      Videos can’t be viewed, freeze/crash.

      So it’s not just iOS, it’s Android too. These problems have been around for a LONG time already.. so it’s not something that recent updates changed.

  8. Congrats. FYI I prefer using the Android app to reading on Chrome, app is quicker to scan/read and better re. use of sharing options

  9. Great news – though not surprised. Pro Feedly is definitely worth it.
    One suggestion – the ability to tag stories when sharing to Pocket. Slight frustration at having to do that later.
    Otherwise – keep up the good work.

  10. Congrats, and thanks for everything so far. Best to all of your team! These coming features sound quite appealing, and useful, for this long-time user to review going Pro into 2016 :)

  11. Nice! I swear If you will create an official Feedly app for Ubuntu Touch (Ubuntu Phone) I will subscribe to the premium account.

  12. I’m looking for *only one* feature which would be enough to convince me to go Pro indefinitely:

    – A configurable time frame for auto-marking articles as read (currently it happens at a hard-coded 30 days, regardless of account type).

    If not available per-feed, I probably want to turn auto-read off completely or set it to a significantly larger value, e.g. 180 or 360 days. Most of the Pro features don’t have much relevance to me, but this one option (available on some competitors which I’ve been evaluating) would make me a permanently happy customer.

    Seems users have been asking about this for two years now. It really is that important to us, and yes, we’re willing to pay for that privilege:


  13. Any chance to add any of those in near future?
    0) Marked article for later reading has a very faint icon. Could be the icon solid green, so it’s easy to distinguish what has been marked ? ;)
    1) Fixed position buttons (upper right corner?) for prev/next article, used mainly by mouse. I usually use J/K keys on keyboard, but sometimes I can’t and have to use mouse and it’s quite annoying to scroll down until I can click on another article.
    2) Windows 10 mobile client ? I would like to migrate from iP6+ to Lumia 950xl once available
    3) Offline mode (underground etc.), where it buffers read/marked articles and processes them later when I’m on signal again

    Thank you for any info.

    1. v30 version of feedly for iOS will be using the SafariView Controller to show web pages. You will be able to benefit from of the features of Safari that way and it will mean fewer crashes for feedly. So win/win.

  14. I always anticipate the news “We are going the paid-only way” :) Out of the outlined features servers are the only thing i care about, but that’s a natural thing with a growing user base (and data). But i can’t think of a feature which can make me a paying user instantly. I just read (mostly watch) stuff on a web, i don’t earn money on blogging, i don’t care for collections and tags, i don’t need to search in my feeds or integrate with something. The core feature is what i use and it is free. But i won’t pay for it, if it becomes paid (will find some other tool). I always read such news hoping they will come up with something i really need. But..

    1. That is OK. We love all our users and are playing the long game. Thanks to the existing Pro users, we can continue to listen and innovate, may be one day we ran into something that creates enough value for you to join feedly and start backing feedly.

    1. Exactly this! This is the main reason why I still use Press on Android to read my feeds, rather than Feedly. Press has “mark read on scroll” which means that re-opening the app later gives exactly the same feed position as you had before, instead of starting back at the top of the feed. The fire-hose of the internet is many thousands of messages per week: can’t afford to waste time re-reading headlines…

  15. Please, please, regular expressions for filters! And fields (like Title, Date, Contents…) to apply them to!

  16. Awesome news. Looking forward to shared tags, filters, saved searches and noise reduction. Feedly is one of the tools that I use every day to stay on top of the news, find interesting stuff to read etc. Keep up the good work!

  17. Guys, what about making your website more friendly for the mobile users? I access Feedly on a Flame device 5 inch with Firefox OS 2.5 and it looks really bad.

  18. Congratulations guys, where is the best place to recommend or suggest features for the site and/or iOS app?

  19. The one thing I’ve been deseperately hoping for is to allow pro users to keep their stuff for more than 30 days. When I’m busy at work and can’t read up on my feeds, it’s often a real pressure to scan through it before the 30 days kick in and it’s “lost”.

  20. Good job. Just don’t screw with the formula too much. The Internet is littered with the dead carcases of companies who feature-enhanced their way into the dumper..

  21. Actually upset. Why did you announce this on all my feeds? I use them to publish news. As a paid subscriber, you should have provided my an option to allow you to market on all my feeds. You announced this 3-4 times on a several feeds! NOT HAPPY!

  22. I have been really impressed with feedly pro, it greatly simplifies my work life and I can read so much more efficiently in general. Exciting about the updates coming down the pipeline.

  23. I was a Feedly pioneer from back when it was first offered as a Chrome extension. When that died out for what seemed like at least 6 months, I actually switched to another browser to find a functioning Feedly. To me, it took Google Reader to the next level. It was like no other RSS reader out there.
    Eventually, Feedly Chrome extension was fixed and even upgraded. When the polished version evolved to integrate beautifully with other services and apps, I was a very happy camper. Then Google closed its Reader app. The most recommended replacement service was Feedly by a long shot. Although it was sad to lose Reader, in the end it was very good for Feedly. The Pro subscription was rolled out and guess who eagerly signed up. Me!
    I hesitated about renewing my Pro account a few months ago when it was time. But I’m spoiled by all the features that make my life run smoothly. I’m a huge OneNote users and love the ability to sent content right to my notebooks.
    I am delighted that Feedly is investing their success into making the service even better even though it’s already the best. Congratulations Feedly from a longtime user and Feedly Pro subscriber:)

  24. Fantastic job you guys are doing! Feedly is one of my top 10 favourite apps.

    I hope you guys consider developing a Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform App.

    Thanks in advance!

  25. Windows 10 application would be great even though nextgen reader is a great feedly client. Also, pocket integration would be awesome, to be able to read through my pocket list and mark articles as read in feedly would be amazing.

  26. Just loaded the actual update, now immidiately after start feedly crahes without any message. I am using the iOS App on my iPhone 6.

  27. The one feature I need more than anything and is the reason I have long been a Feedly Pro subscriber, hoping my contribution will help make it possible, is the ability to manage feeds FROM posts in the mobile app. Until I can jump from a post in the mobile app to a place where I can unsubscribe from or move the feed the post came from, Feedly remains something I can’t use daily, because I have to do that on mobile and I can’t just consume, I also need to curate. Maybe there’s a way to do this now, but I’ve never been able to figure it out.

  28. And improving performance on android? When is that? The performance of the official feedly app for Android is terrible even with good hardware

  29. HEY FEEDLY! I’m about to get on another long flight, and having a thought I’ve had a thousand times for years. Wouldn’t it be nice if I could read all my blogs, catch up on them up in the air, or in a foreign country, or wherever internet is not there. It would be like sitting at home reading on my iPad, except reading would be without wifi boarders. Why the heck has FEEDLY not enabled offline cache of all articles including media (if desired). This has puzzled me for s long, long time. It’s just common sense and seems so incredibly odd that a wonderful reading experience on iPad (many peoples’ best friend while traveling) is so handicapped with one of the best reading experiences (the FEEDLY app). A grave shame :-(

  30. you mention in the roadmap that you will take part of the pro funding for a project that allows you to define manual and automatic filters. Can you do a indigogo,kickstarter or campaign of some sorts as I would love todonate money and I am sure many others would commit money too to make it become a reality faster. imagine the more good we could do with less noise, more signal

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