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How to make an RSS feed for your Facebook Page

By Grace Montgomery · August 11, 2021
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You used to be able to make an RSS feed for any Facebook Page by finding its unique numerical ID and adding it to the end of a Facebook feed URL. Unfortunately, Facebook no longer lets you do this, and the tools and websites that could find the Page's ID stopped working.

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But with Zapier, you can create an RSS feed for any Page you've created or where you're listed as an admin.

Through the automated workflows we call Zaps, you can easily follow what's happening on your Timeline from your favorite RSS reader. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through how to create an RSS feed for your Facebook Page.

Zapier is a tool that helps you automate tasks between web apps. Our automatic workflows—which we call Zaps—send information from one app to another so you can stop worrying about copying and pasting and focus on more meaningful work. Check out this Zapier demo to learn more about how it works.

Option 1: Get started quickly with a Zap template

We have a template to help you get started quickly. Click the Use this Zap button below, and you'll be guided through setup. You'll need to create a Zapier account if you don't already have one.

Here's how it works: 

  1. Click on the Use this Zap button to get started. 

  2. Connect your Facebook account, and select the Page you want to use.

  3. Select the information from a recent post to your Page timeline you want to use. 

  4. Name your RSS feed, and add the Facebook Page post information to your RSS feed item. 

  5. Test your workflow, and turn it on.

Option 2: Make your own Zap to create a Facebook Page RSS Feed

If you'd like more control over information in your Zap or would like to add additional actions, you can click here to create a new Zap from scratch and follow the instructions below.

Want to follow more of your social media accounts? Here's how to create custom RSS feeds for Twitter.

How to get a Facebook Page RSS feed

Log in to Zapier, click the Create Zap button, and select Facebook Pages as the trigger app and New Post to Your Timeline as the trigger event. This is this event that starts your Zap.

Create Facebook RSS feed in Zapier

Connect your Facebook account, then select which of your Pages you want to use with Zapier. You'll then need to give Zapier permission to manage your Page to finish linking your account.

For each app you connect, Zapier will ask for a general set of permissions which allows you to be flexible with your Zaps. The only actions Zapier takes on your app accounts are those a given Zap needs to accomplish what you've set up.

Once your account is linked, select the Page you want to follow in the dropdown menu. Zapier will then test the Facebook integration.

Connect to your Facebook Page

Next, click the plus sign to add an action. The action is the event your Zap will perform once it's triggered. Search for and select RSS by Zapier as the action app and Create Item in Feed as the action event. Click Continue.

Select Create Item in Feed as your action event.

Add a name for your RSS feed in the Feed URL box. This is the URL you'll later copy and add to your RSS feed reader.

Give your RSS feed a name under Feed Title.

Give your feed a name.

Then, click inside each required field to add the correct information from Facebook to the RSS feed. We've put the message text as the Item Title and the URL for the Timeline post as the Source URL. For the Content, put whatever will work best in your RSS reader or will be the most useful to you.

Add details to Facebook RSS feed

Test your Zap, turn it on, and don't forget to copy your new RSS feed URL and add it to your RSS reader app. You can now follow what happens on your Facebook Page from inside your RSS feed reader.

Tip: Want to follow other Facebook Pages via RSS? You can't make your own RSS feed for them, but you can follow them along with your other RSS feeds with an Inoreader Professional account for $4.99/month.

To cut down on the time you spend posting to Facebook, you can also share new RSS feed posts to your Facebook Page with a Zap.

Originally published in March 2017, this post has been updated to focus exclusively on Facebook. Matthew Guay contributed to the original post and Krystina Martinez contributed an update in August 2021.

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Grace Montgomery

Grace Montgomery is the Lead Content Specialist at Zapier and lives in Vancouver, Washington. When she's not producing content, you can find her researching fashion history or trying out mid-century recipes.


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