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I have been using Instapaper for a long time. I have used RSS feed from it and Google Reader for feed reader. Somehow this stopped working for about a month ago. I don't get any feeds from Instapaper although I save pages with it all the time. Do you know why this does not work anymore?

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Same here. If you view the instapaper feed in Google Reader and hit 'refresh', the new articles appear. But I have to do it manually. Deleting the feed and re-adding does not seem to help. – mankoff Oct 21 '11 at 4:57
Yes, that seems to be the case. – jrara Oct 21 '11 at 5:35
I have never had much luck with bug reports to google. Have you contacted InstaPaper about this? – mankoff Oct 21 '11 at 14:12
No I have not. I think I should, this is really annoying... – jrara Oct 25 '11 at 8:01
I have exactly the same problem. Very frustrating! – Mark Jan 6 '12 at 17:04

I don't think there is answer to this other than Google and Instapaper are not working well together and there is no clear direct agreement with one another. I tried asking Marco Arment but I received no response.

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So I'm sorry to say you are out of luck. The best work around as @mankoff said is to hit refresh manually.

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With Google Reader shutting down I have switched to The Old Reader and everything works again.

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