Yesterday was a big day for Read It Later—now Pocket—and we are humbled by the community’s response to our new version, look and name.
There have been a few questions from current users about the change, so we wanted to clarify what’s changing, and what’s not:
1. Use your existing Read It Later account credentials to log in to Pocket
If you’re already a Read It Later user, you can use your exact same username and password to sign in to Pocket. Once you’re signed in, the new Pocket apps will have all the same content you previously added to your queue.
2. No need to set up your apps again
Pocket still works with all the 300+ apps that support Read It Later—including Twitter, Flipboard, Zite and more. If you already integrated Read It Later with them in the past, you’re set. (Many apps will still have the old Read It Later name and logo, but that integration still works seamlessly with Pocket.)
3. No need to add a new bookmarklet or extension
The old Read It Later bookmarklet and extensions work with Pocket! The name will even update itself. (Chrome users, you can also try our new extension.)
For the Pocket iOS app, you can still add the mobile bookmarklet by going to Help -> How to Save inside the app.
4. Read It Later’s API is completely supported by Pocket.
If you’re a developer or publisher with Read It Later API integration or embedded “read it later” buttons, nothing will break, and everything will work seamlessly with Pocket. (You’ll probably just want to update the name and logo at some point. We’ll provide more resources for that soon.)