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How to make a Twitter RSS feed

By Matthew Guay · August 28, 2019
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Twitter used to include an RSS feed on each Twitter profile but removed it several years ago. Fortunately, it's not hard to make your own RSS feed for a Twitter account, searches on Twitter, or mentions of a hashtag or user. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through how to create your own custom Twitter RSS feed.

Want to follow more of your social media accounts? Here's how to create a custom RSS feed for Facebook.

To streamline the process, start with one of these Zaps—Zapier's automated workflows—to help you make RSS Twitter feeds in a few clicks:

Or, if you want to customize your workflow even further, follow the steps below.

How to Build Your Twitter to RSS Feed

Log in to Zapier, click the Create a Zap button, and select Twitter as the trigger app. To make an RSS feed of a Twitter profile that's not your own, select User Tweet.

Create Twitter RSS feed in Zapier

Connect your Twitter account to Zapier, then enter the username you want to follow. Zapier will then test the Twitter integration.

Enter Twitter account username

Next, click + Add a Step and select the RSS by Zapier app as the action app. Enter a name for your RSS feed in the Feed URL box, then click Copy to clipboard—this is your new RSS feed—and save it to your notes app or RSS feed reader.

Zapier RSS feed for Twitter

Now, tap the + icon beside each required field to add the correct information from Twitter to the RSS feed. We've put the Tweet text as the Item Title and the Tweet's URL as the Source URL. For the Content, put whatever will work best in your RSS reader—we used the user name and Tweet text.

Add details to Twitter RSS feed

Save and test your Zap. You can now follow those Tweets with your favorite RSS feed reader.

You can also choose to have your Zap watch for new Tweets from a user or list, monitor search queries, or track mentions of a hashtag or user. Just select the option you'd like in your feed instead of User Tweet in the first step above, then follow the Zap setup process.

If you want your RSS feed to only include specific Tweets—perhaps those from your brand that include a link—then add a filter to your Twitter/RSS Zap to make a Superfeed..

Want to share posts from an RSS feed to Twitter instead? There's a Zap for that, too:

Originally published in March 2017, this post has been updated to focus exclusively on Twitter.

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Matthew Guay

Matthew Guay is a tech writer and editor, lives in Bangkok, reads voraciously, and loves finding new ways to get apps to work together.

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