14 December 2011

How to get Twitter RSS Feed (Since Twitter started hiding it)

After Twitter changed its user interface from its simple initial design it also decided to hide the public RSS feed which was available on all profiles. Although the RSS feed is no longer visible, the functionality is still fully working.

The URL for an RSS feed looks like this:


or alternatively with the atom extension:


The problem that remains is finding the number which corresponds to a Twitter username. You can find out this number by using the Twitter API however there is a website that does this for you. Visit the website below and enter a Twitter username then click "Get ID" and you will be presented with the identification number of that particular Twitter user.


So all you have to do now is replace that number into this URL (101086296 is my Twitter id):


and you will have an RSS/Atom feed for any Twitter account.

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