An important announcement for all Readability API users

Sep 2, 2016 · 1 min read

This is a message to all Readability API key-holders. Here’s what’s happening:

First, the Readability Reader API, which saves bookmark information for reading later, and which is seldom used, will be shut down at the end of September.

Second, the vastly more popular Readability Parser API, which extracts article content from web pages, will shut down on December 10, 2016.

What if I’m one of the handful of developers using the Readability Reader API to save bookmarks?

If you’re a user of the Readability Reader API, that API will be shut off, along with the end-user bookmarking service, on December 10, 2016. If you’ve made available or built any sort of Read Later functionality to Readability, it will no longer work after that date. We plan to notify all active end users of the Readability service in the coming days as well.

What if I’m one of the tens of thousands of developers using the Readability Parser API to parse web pages?

The service will also be shut down on December 10, 2016. However, we’ve got a great alternative for you: the Mercury Toolkit.

Thank you for relying on Readability.

We welcome your questions at

The Readability Team

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store