Saturday, August 20, 2011

Subscribing to a twitter feed in Google reader

Google reader is a bit picky about the types of feed URLs you can paste into it to subscribe to feeds. I found that the following works:[username].atom

where you substitute [username] for the actual usename. For example, to subscribe in google reader to Facebook's twitter feed (!/facebook) you click on 'Add a subscription' in and paste in:

There is more documentation on this API at It's listed at the bottom in the 'Extended description' section with the words 'not recommended' :). The 'recommended' API, using URL parameters, doesn't work in google reader. Further note: I initially tried getting RSS feed format to work and didn't have any luck.


  1. thanks for the post! I read facebook and twitter via rss too, so I had to do similar research earlier this year when they both deprecated their rss feeds. :/ more: