The Readability bookmarking service will shut down on September 30, 2016.

1 min readSep 2, 2016

After more than five years of operation, the Readability article bookmarking/read-it-later service will be shutting down after September 30, 2016.

If you’d like to save your bookmarks, please follow these directions before September 30, 2016. You can export your bookmarks by visiting your Tools page, scrolling down to the Data Export section, and clicking the Export Your Data button. You’ll receive an email soon after that contains your bookmarks. Similar services like Instapaper will allow you to import your bookmarks into their service.

What if I use the Readability Parser API?

The Readability Parser API for developers will shut down December 10, 2016. However, we’ve got a great alternative for you: the Mercury Toolkit.

Since it launched as a simple bookmarklet in 2009, the Readability project’s impact on reading on the web and beyond is undeniable. We appreciate your loyalty and support for the platform over the years.

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The Readability Team