Update: This post is obsolete because Twitter ended their RSS support in June 2013.
You can subscribe to any of my Twitter accounts using the RSS feeds listed here.
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Twitter has recently made it more difficult to subscribe to accounts via RSS. This article that goes into the details of the problem and offers a solution.
At least for now, you can construct a URL to a Twitter account RSS feed by starting with
and appending the account name. For example,
is the RSS feed for Dave Richeson’s Twitter account @divbyzero.
The following table gives links to RSS feeds for each of my daily tip accounts.
12 thoughts on “How to subscribe to a Twitter account via RSS”
Thanks. Having already subscribed to a few of your tip feeds (in Google Reader), I went to add the new RLangTip feed and couldn’t find an RSS button on the Twitter page. Thought I was having a “senior moment”.
For what it’s worth, Google Reader users can add Twitter feeds by clicking “Browse for stuff > Search > Stay connected to friends and family”, filling in the feed name and selecting Twitter in the combo box. (Does the “friends and family” part mean I need to send @RLangTip holiday cards?)
http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/rlangtip.rss also seems to work.
Thanks. One day late though: I used commenter #2’s method yesterday for 3 or 4 of these.
Its always great to get a good workaround to these perplexing changes!
None of these methods are working for me in iGoogle. Previous ones that I subscribed to before the button went away still work though. They have the format:
https://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/#######.rss, where ####### is some kind of key field for the user. If only I could figure out how to find that key for other twitter fees I want to subscribe to.
Thanks John, saved me a lot of time head banging.
Thanks for the tip – worked great!
Thank you for the RSS feed workaround John: works a treat.
Thanks for the tip! Still working as of jan/2013
I couldn’t find the RSS feed for Twitter anywhere, thank you John.
Tome: I don’t think Twitter wants you to find it.
thanks this helped me out