I’ve been using FeedBurner from before the days Google owned it. When I converted it to a Google account I used my GMail account. I’ve been trying to consolidate everything to my Google Apps account and now it was time to move the FeedBurner feeds. This was a simple process and despite a warning that it could take up to 72 hours, I was done in minutes. (It took longer to write this article.)
You can only transfer between Google accounts, but I was able to transfer from a regular Google account to a Google Apps account.
- Log on to the existing FeedBurner account
- Click into the feed you want to transfer and select “Transfer Feed…”
- Enter the email address of the recipient then click the “Send Transfer Acceptance Request” button.
- Despite the warning that it can take up to 72 hours I received my email within moments. There’s a link to click in the email. When clicked you’re asked to accept or reject the transfer. I accepted and the feed was instantly in my new account.
This will be the first post since transferring the feed so we’ll see if it broke anything. [Update: It worked!]
[Update June 26th] I use FeedBurner to tweet when I have a new post. This broke when I moved the feed since the receiving Google account wasn’t authorized for Twitter. In FeedBurner I went to the Publicize tab, then the Socialize selection on the left. Then I just clicked the “Add a Twitter Account” button and authorized it. Then the Tweets started working again.