We’d like to share with you how Search works and why the limitation is set on 30 days.
Basically the reason why we have to limit to 30 days for categories is because searching across a large number of feeds takes a long time to return results right now. This also explains why we can remove this limit when you search directly in a feed rather than a category, as that will return search results a lot faster.
You can still see all the older articles as unread in all your Collections/Categories. If you’ll click on the Gear icon on the top right and uncheck “Unread only” you’ll see all the articles, just marked as read.
Improving our search feature is one of our top priorities for feedly Pro, so we’re trying to up this limit soon. Unfortunately we don’t have an ETA to give you on that.Todd Vierling commented
"You can still see all the older articles as unread in all your Collections/Categories. If you’ll click on the Gear icon on the top right and uncheck “Unread only” you’ll see all the articles, just marked as read."
Most of the commenters here, as you can see, have interpreted this feature request as whether or not articles are marked as read at the end of 30 days, not whether articles show up in search results.
I abandoned Feedly completely and ended up self-hosting tt-rss due to this limit, since Pro wouldn't offer relief for it. (That, and no one at Feedly has seemed to understand the simplicity of this request every time it has been mentioned in the comments on company blog posts.)Todd Vierling commented
Of the top 10 suggestions here, this one seems the most trivial of all to implement (since it means just _disabling_ existing code) -- and one that plenty of users (myself included) would pay for!
Seriously, I don't see a point in Feedly Pro if I still have to read every article before it's 30 days old, or else it gets auto-marked as read. Conversely, if Feedly Pro offered an unlimited unread queue (or at least, much longer limit like 1-2 years), upgrading would be a no-brainer.
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