Sunday 10 January 2016

Google Friend Connect retirement

Dear Friends I have Just received this Reminder notice from Google Regarding Google Friend Connect.For those of you Who follow via Google Friend Connect but don't have a Google account you will need to either sign up for one and re-follow as explained below,if you have a Wordpress account you can follow me there too as I repost there Speedy the Cheeky Rex Rabbit.You can also subscribe by email or use another reader.I would hate to lose any of my friends and for you to lose me,xx Speedy

In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.

As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.

We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.

Posted by Michael Goddard, Software Engineer


  1. We will always be here following you around Speedy!

  2. We follow you through blogger so will watch to make sure you still show up!

  3. I'm a bit confused about the whole thing, even though I've read it several times.I have several concerns about My own account : (

  4. I use Bloglovin' ( which allows to you follow any blog.

  5. I think I will be OK since I do not follow through GFC....Let's see what happens! I'll be here no matter what, Speedy!

  6. We heard about this, too. Sadly, I think everyone will lose some followers in the process. :(

  7. WE didn't know about this "CHANGE". THANKS fur putting the word out...

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  9. Thanks, I've been waiting for something to come of all of this.

  10. We just signed up to follow you on Wordpress!

    Hugs, Sammy

  11. We follow you and our other friends through our blogroll.
    But we really don't like this new thing with Google Friend Connect. Blogger and Google are beginning to be really annoying.
    One day we will have to move …. Somewhere else, perhaps wordpress.

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  14. Doess this meen wee not bee abull to follow you Speedy??? LadyMum deespisess Googull with a pashhun....mee not fink shee wants to make an account with them...*sighss*
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