Google moves Reader sharing to Plus, despite complaints

01.11.2011

Google's decision to shut down Reader's content-sharing features, announced last week, has led some users to in discussion forums and , and even set up a .

In addition to objecting to the requirement to give up pseudonyms -- especially in Iran -- in order to continue sharing, users also have complained about the loss of a dedicated place for RSS feed sharing.

In their view, it will be less convenient and less useful to have Reader content sharing reflected within Google+, along with a wide variety of other non-Reader content.

Sharing Reader content will now be based on Google's +1 button, which is tightly integrated with Google+, and on Google+ Circles, the feature that lets users organize their Google+ contacts into different groups, like family, co-workers and any other category they define.

In addition to the Google+ integration, the upgraded Reader includes a user interface redesign that is meant to be cleaner and simpler.