Feedly – Deleting Dead Feeds

I went to delete a dead, unreachable feed in my Feedly and I couldn’t. Not something I often have to do. But, I couldn’t find a way to delete the feed. Normally I can click a feed and use the FOLLOWING button that appears in the upper right of the page. Cursor over the button and it changes to EDIT and one can remove the feed. But, not with a DEAD or UNREACHABLE feed. There is no ‘FOLLOWING’ button.

Removing unreachable feeds in Feedly – 2017 Aug

All the articles I could find using Google were no help. They all said to select the feed, go to the FOLLOWING button… I got no FOLLOWING button. Or select the feed and at the bottom of the column will be a ‘remove’ button. Nope. Not there.

It took a few minutes for me to start experimenting and find out how to accomplish the task. It isn’t hard, but the interface for removing a dead feed is different. You cannot remove a dead feed as you would an inactive feed or one you’ve lost interest in.

Click the GEAR icon and all the tools you need are there. I have no idea how long it has been since I clicked that gear icon. I don’t remember these tools being there. But, they are a good set of cleanup tools.

Update 11/2018: Things have changed a little. Still, click the gear. The page will show a list of your feeds. Move the cursor over the listed feed. You can select it by clicking in the box on the left end of the entry Then in the upper right there is an unfollow button. Or at the right end of the item is an unfollow icon button when (trashcan) the entry is cursored-over.

Both of these are very light in color. If your monitor is out of adjustment you may not be able to see them.

Everyone Has Problems

This is proving to be a busy week for me. That means I spend the little time I have using aggregators to check the news I’m interested in, Drudge for current events and Feedly for everything else. This morning Feedly is down and Drudge is on about Kim Jung-un’s elitists’ sex parties, another story of males abusing women in a gun free society.

So, what’s up with Feedly? OMG, they don’t know; micro-outages, slowdowns… They need to check their logs… of which grow at the rate of 100gb per hour…

See: https://blog.feedly.com/


I’m a Feedly user. Feedly is a ‘News’ aggregator. It is the primary starting point for my daily information processing. Seems they are looking at new ways to explore the massive amount of information being generated. See: Introducing feedly’s New Explore Experience.

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Their point is that SEARCH in Feedly could be better. No DUH! Feedly search is near useless to me. I either use Google or DuckDuckGo, with Duck being the being the escape from Google’s AI showing me what it thinks I want to (or should?) see.  Continue reading