Imgur has removed RSS support

Anyone that still uses RSS for Imgur.com will be sad to learn that the site quietly removed RSS support 5 days ago.

No communication, no notice, no warning… just… gone. I was wondering why my RSS feed had suddenly gone silent.

Here is the response I got from Imgur (which I’m glad they responded to, but just really disappointed that they would remove it for… what reason?).

rss_gone

I don’t see why RSS should disappear / no longer be available… I’m sure there are plenty of people still using it.

4 thoughts on “Imgur has removed RSS support

  1. Adam 26/11/2016, 12:03 AM / 12:03 am

    I’m sad to see this being removed as well. I can only guess they want people to use the website and/or app to be able to show ads to make money.

    • Insanity540 26/11/2016, 12:34 AM / 12:34 am

      I think it could also be a way to push people onto the app. The app gives them some more options… The sad thing is… it’s working. I’m not more active in the community than I’ve ever been. Sad though, “not like this… not like this”.

  2. fantastic 26/11/2016, 4:35 PM / 4:35 pm

    I was highly dependent on the RSS feed of imgur. Was surprised when it suddenly wouldn’t update. Thanks for posting their response. My feed always took me to the site to view the pictures. Don’t know why the feed was removed.

    • Insanity540 26/11/2016, 10:14 PM / 10:14 pm

      I think we were in the same boat.. I noticed that nothing was coming through in my “Funny” section of my RSS feed (Feedly + Mr. Reeder/iOS) and thinking… weird, that’s Imgur… it’s a very constant stream of lol’s.

      I wish they would provide some context as to why RSS has been removed. I suspect the idea of forcing people onto the site/app.

      Thanks for commenting! I hope you check out the rest of the blog… it’s like a poor-man’s Imgur dump ground… with more!

Comments are closed.