Developers can't really catch a break. If they create a service that requires its own login account and password, users will clamor for an option to sign in using Google, Facebook, Twitter, or any other number of oAuth logins. And if they create a service and decide not to bother with their own accounts but rely on existing oAuth options, then users will raise the demand for a standalone login as was the case with Feedly.

Feedly has finally fulfilled that last request and added a Feedly account option for logging in. Users can either go with the Feedly option when creating a new account or add it to their existing Feedly settings. To do so, head over to and select Add Login, then Add Feedly Login, and choose a username and a password (the only requirement is for it to be at least 8 characters long). After that, you can either keep your social logins or disconnect from all other services. You don't have to use a Feedly login, but it's nice to see the option is now there for those who don't want their social accounts connected to their reading material.

The Android app has also been updated to allow for the new login option and fix a few bugs.

New in 31.1
- Support for feedly Login
- Open in favorite browser setting
- Fixed bug in Evernote integration

It's worth noting though that users aren't seeing the Add Feedly Account option when logged in, but only when logged out, so it seems that the feature isn't completely live yet.

Feedly - Smarter News Reader
Feedly - Smarter News Reader
Developer: Feedly Team
Price: Free+