Moving FeedBurner Feed to New Account

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.

  1. Log on to the existing FeedBurner account
  2. Click into the feed you want to transfer and select “Transfer Feed…”
    fb_transferfeed
  3. Enter the email address of the recipient then click the “Send Transfer Acceptance Request” button.
    fb_transfertoaddress
  4. 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.

4 thoughts on “Moving FeedBurner Feed to New Account”

  1. What was the e-mail address of the Google Apps account that you sent it to? I had over 5,000 Feedburner subscribers. But now it says I have 0. If I do this, will I get all my subscribers back?

    Jane
    FF

    • I doubt doing this will get anything back. Feedburner seems to be in a death spiral. Rather than killing it outright it seems to be dying of neglect. I’ve had issues recently and I’m planning to stop using it once I figure out the best way to do it. About once a week my subscribers drop to zero for a day then come back.

      Ray

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