Allow following new feeds without forcing "upgrade to pro"
When I try to add a new feed and press "Follow" I am taken to an upgrade page. That shouldn't be necessary as I do not have 100 feeds yet and really enjoy the free version. Is this a bug or did you move the treshold before forcing upgrade? The upgrade page gives no explanation, but my feed isn't added.
Hi, if those feeds are Google Alerts or Google News, we’re putting these behind the Pro subscription now.
Ito Batraz Hugo commented
If you are using Chrome as your web browser, you can use the AdBlock Plus to block the "upgrade" thingy by highlighting and add it to the filter.
I just spent a frustrating 15 minutes trying to add first news feed only to find out since it's a google feed it's part of pro service and what I was trying to do wouldn't work. Not great experience so will try another viewer. As others have stated you may want to put that specifically on the page so people know why they are not able to add feeds.
Dan Seitam commented
No idea what this response means - I haven't changed my feeds in a very long time. Is my choice to either upgrade or abandon feedly?
It's definitely not clear to the user why you're getting redirected to the Pro subscription landing feed. You should really have an error message that says something like, "The Google alert feed couldn't be added because that's a pro feature."
If you're trying to add a feed which is not Google Alert or Google News/Keyword Alert - please let us know which one it is exactly, we'll have a look on that.
Same for me. They're not google alerts or news. It does it every single time you try to add any new feed, and the only solution seems to be retrying over and over again until it finally lets you through. (usually upwards of five times)
Your Ads are obtrusive enough that they actually prevent me from using your product.
Indeed why not actually tell existing users you´re going to do this instead of just redirecting the whole time to an upgrade page, so existing users like me can go off and find an aggregator that does do what we want it to
Jul, you can add any RSS feed out there, just Google Alerts and keyword alerts are behind the Pro subscription. More about Pro available here: https://feedly.com/i/pro/landing-pro
It would have been great to specify it. There's nothing about that in the description of the free version.
So basically, if I can't add searches from Google, or specific searches on specific websites (cause I've got the same issue when I try to add a keyword search in a website), then what is Feedly made for?
The free version seem unusable, every feed I try to add takes me to the upgrade page.
Simon Kibsgård commented
Nope it wasn't. It appears it was a bug, because now the same thing works.