Share articles using actual URL, not feedly.com wrapper
By wrapping shared URLs in Feedly.com domain, users viewing the share do not know where they are clicking through to, causing irritation or not clicking. In addition, previewing of shared article will be disabled in social media clients.
John Seiffer commented
Agree. Is there a work around?
Elizabeth Anderson commented
This is getting progressively worse. Today someone shared a link with me via feedly and when I clicked it, I ONLY got the text from the website in the feedly wrapper. There was absolutely no way to get to the actual URL; when I clicked the icon to go to the website, it just pulled up that blog's feed. This is incredibly annoying as I really wanted to read the full blog post and comments and I now have no way of getting there.
Kathryn Long commented
Wish I could put all 10 votes on this one. It's my #1 gripe with feedly.
Rich Daley commented
There are also performance implications. I shared something from feedly on Twitter today and I got:
(a) Twitter's own t.co URL that it automatically uses (and expands visually) for all links, linking to
(b) feedly.com URL, linking to
(c) bit.ly URL (how did this third one end up in there?), linking to
(d) the actual content URL
% curl -sI http://t.co/27orzbEVsP | grep -i location
% curl -sI http://feedly.com/k/1cPWewR | grep -i location
% curl -sI http://bit.ly/1cPWewR | grep -i location
That final URL is the one in the original feed: www.savagechickens.com/feed
Makes sharing options worthless. I use twitter (and feedly) i'm my journalistic work. When I tweet Cnn or Nyt I need people to know the url and see I'm sharing a reliable content.
Matt Katzenberger commented
Definitely something that needs changing.
Stacy Tibbits commented
There are several things that are irritating about Feedly, and this is probably the worst!
Sherry Zhou commented
Yes! please change this. Now when I try to clip an article to evernote, skitch, or anything on my mobile device, I just get errors. At first I thought it was a problem with my web clipper, but the error happens with multiple methods of clipping.
Jay Sala commented
This is also breaking other functionality. I use YouTube feeds on my tablet that I then share to an XBMC app to get them on my TV. Now, XBMC doesn't recognize the feedly URL and no video plays :-(
noam tamim commented
Agree. This is a new "feature", a really non-social one. Now I have to first open in browser, then share.