With the new release for Android, is it possible to define which folders or feeds can sync for offline usage?

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I do not wish the app to sync offline all my feeds. How can I do that?
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Nope, only the number of stories to sync. I may add this feature if there's enough demand, but having seen this feature on other readers it's not a very useful feature. Storage space is inexpensive, and all of your stories sync quite quickly, especially if you've already synced the day before.
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Hi Samuel,

Thanks for your prompt reply. I will explain why I think it is an important feature. Right now, I have about 500 feeds, but I read only about 70 feeds on a daily basis, which means that when I am out and about and have Internet access, I can read the feeds that I wish to read on demand. However with this new offline sync feature, I will end up using a lot of my phone data for feeds I could not care much (e.g. 500-70), and this will cost me money, especially if I travel.

Is there a way to turn off offline syncing? Or is there a possibility to have syncing only through wifi?

Thanks,

Constantine
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Yes, you can turn off offline syncing in Preferences. You can also set it to only sync with wifi.
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I noticed that, but my preferences were (and are) all unchecked, and it is still syncing my 30K or stories.
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The preference controls whether or not stories are synced when the app is in the background or not running. If the app is *active*, it will always try to fetch unreads for your subscribed feeds. Leaving the app will stop the sync until you start reading again.
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I would definitely like to have this feature. I have one folder called "Favorites" that I keep up to date on all the time. But I have a lot more feeds defined that I rarely check but don't want to delete, either. With the latest android app update, the app has become nearly unusable. It's spending a lot of time syncing and cleaning up storage. It's also killing my battery. If I could, I would tell it to only update my Favorites folder, which I assume would help with the performance issues.