How to Get Your Twitter RSS Feed URL


How to get your Twitter RSS feed url? As you know, Twitter has recently updated its design and something changed. RSS feed button of your Twitter account disappeared. But do not be afraid, the RSS feed is there… somewhere… this is just a designers glitch and they promise to fix it. While they did not, I’ll wright a very short tip for finding your Twitter RSS feed URL.

I found two ways to get your Twitter RSS feed url:

  1. If you will log out from your Twitter account and navigate to your page, you will find the RSS button on its old location.
  2. The second way to get your Twitter RSS feed link is to use your browser (browsers will show you RSS feeds is the address field).

How to Get Your Twitter RSS Feed URL

Why do you need to know URL of your Twitter RSS? Well, there are many reasons, for example you can use it to broadcast your most recent tweets in sidebar or footer of your blog.

About Alex Joy

I'm founder and editor of Webdesignzo, architect designer, web designer, graphic designer and SEO optimizer.

37 Responses to How to Get Your Twitter RSS Feed URL

  1. The 2nd way you mentioned only shows the feed of the favorites.

  2. Thanks for the info, the first method (log out and navigate to your page) worked well for me!

  3. Hodari says:

    Man thanks. Saved me some massive time.

  4. Eric says:

    They are killing any RSS support now entirely and you need to use 3rd party services or OAuth

  5. design job says:

    very interesting … I was just learning to build websites. thanks .. good information for me

  6. bob says:

    doesn’t seem to work anymore

  7. pdscott says:

    RSS also appears on the search page, search.twitter.com.
    http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=webdesignzo

  8. I’m getting the following return
    Twitter Name: Pemarketing
    403 Forbidden: The server understood the request, but is refusing to fulfill it.

    I guess they really don’t want you to use the RRS feed

  9. Xander says:

    I noticed that my old rss live bookmarks still worked, but I just couldn’t make new ones. The way I did it was to type:
    http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/****.rss
    where **** is the user ID of the account you want to follow. I found the ID on http://www.idfromuser.com.

  10. POed says:

    Doesn’t work. Out of date. Take it off of this site and quit putting out time wasting garbage.

  11. Jon says:

    Thank you Xander! That’s a great help, hopefully twitter doesn’t kill this altogether…

  12. Kristin says:

    Hey, any idea why I cannot get this method to work in Google Reader with just this particular twitter account (thus far):

    http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/31061196.rss

    This has never happened to me before. Cut and paste into the addy bar, and it’s there. Cut and paste to subscribe in Google Reader, and it can’t be found. No problems using

    http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=chronofett

    I just want to know WHY the other method isn’t working. I’ve got to go be a parent now and stop obsessing about this.

    Oh, and I get the user id via right-click/”inspect element”.

    • Kristin says:

      It did work on Google Reader, I just had to manually enter a feed name other than “untitled”. My bad.

  13. Sam says:

    A very simple way:

    1) Copy the Twitter URL (ex. http://twitter.com/cnn)

    2) Paste it into Google Reader’s “Add a Subscription” box

    3) Click on the feed in your list, and click “show details” in the top right. The Feed URL will be shown.

  14. daisy says:

    can you please tell me how to navigate to my page after I log out?.

    Thanks,
    Daisy.

  15. Maxx Designs says:

    Thank you for writing this article. I really enjoyed it. I work in web design too. Keep up the quality work!

  16. Malyn says:

    Hi Alex, I am new to the web thing and am trying to figure out how this world works. I have a question. I am trying to use twitterfeed.com to automate feeds about my niche. Twitterfeed is asking me for my RSS Feed URL and it wants it to have a date or a GUID? Not sure! Do you have any idea what the format of this URL needs to look like? If you could help that would be a life saver. Thanks!

  17. Kim says:

    Xander’s post from May 11 works!

    Thank you so much!

  18. Greg Waddell says:

    I wanted to save particular Twitter search in my Google Reader and, like you say, that option was removed from the Twitter Search interface. However, the following worked for me.
    1. Open Google Reader
    2. Click “Browse for stuff”
    3. Select the “Search” tab
    4. Go down to the row that is titled “Track Keywords and searches.”
    5. Where it says “eBay,” click the black triangle to open the drop-down combobox and select Twitter Search
    6. Type your twitter search term. You can use a hashtag for example, or your Twitter name (including the asterisk).
    7. Click subscribe and viola, you have an RSS feed to your Twitter search.

  19. Twink says:

    Thanks. Good work!

  20. thank you for this post, it took me a day to look for in code pages without finding a solution and then 5 minutes with your article!

  21. Simon Gardner says:

    How to get your RSS feed:-
    In the form:
    http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/xxxxxx.rss
    Just substitute your Twitter profile ID where xxxxxx is.

    You can also substitute your Twitter Profile ID number as well in the form:
    https://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/nnnnnnn.rss
    (To find your Twitter Profile ID number, go to: http://www.idfromuser.com/.)

    I’m @Simon_Gardner

  22. MobiCritique says:

    Excellent! Thank you! This tip worked for me as of 12/8/11, even from iphone:

    http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/****.rss (**** fill in your twit ID).

    (So what’s with Twitter being jerks about RSS feeds? I don’t get it!)

  23. Scott Dudley says:

    Thanks for that Alex, was driving me nuts :)

  24. I really enjoy the blog article.Thanks Again. Really Cool.

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