Facebook RSS Feed

Tutorial: Facebook RSS Feed, How to Find Yours [video]

Facebook RSS Feed

News flash, your Facebook Page and Facebook Profile have their own Facebook RSS feed. With an RSS feed, you can a lot of amazing things.

For example, you can subscribe to specific Facebook Pages or Facebook Profiles using an RSS reader. You’re not limited though to just using your Facebook RSS Feed in an RSS reader though. You can also embed it in websites and include it in applications like Pulse to make it easy to see what your friends and favorite Facebook Pages are up to.

You can also add your Facebook Page to Feedly to create a Facebook news feed organizer.

While there are a lot of different ways you can use a Facebook RSS Feed, it’s challenging to find it.  To help you out, this tutorial shows you how to find your Facebook RSS feed.

How to build your Facebook RSS Feed

Everything you use on Facebook has an ID associated with it. This includes photos, events, news feed updates, etc. In order to build your Facebook RSS feed, you need to know your Facebook ID.

Step 1: Get your Facebook Page ID

To find your Facebook Page ID, go to your Facebook Page and click on your profile photo.  You should see a similar URL like this.

You are interested in the number next to fbid=

Facebook RSS Feed

Alternatively, you can go to take this URL and append your Facebook Page vanity URL to the end to get a Facebook Page ID.

For example, if my Facebook Page is http://www.facebook.com/askck

My URL would be: http://graph.facebook.com/askck

Step 2: Select the type of RSS Feed

Now that you have your Facebook ID, next, you need to decide on which type of RSS feed you want to use. Check out this overview on the difference between RSS 2.0 vs. Atom,

Personally, I prefer RSS 2.0 because it is more widely accepted.

Step 3: Build your Facebook RSS feed

Now that you have your Facebook ID and know what type of RSS feed you want to use, it’s time to build your Facebook RSS feed.

If you’re creating an Atom RSS feed, take the number next to fbid=, copy it, and replace the number below with your number.

http://www.facebook.com/feeds/page.php?format=atom10&id=10150485909595139

If you’re creating an RSS 2.0 feed, take the number next to fbid=, copy it, and replace the number below with your number.

http://www.facebook.com/feeds/page.php?format=rss20&id=10150485909595139

What can I use my Facebook RSS Feed for?

You can use a Facebook RSS feed for a lot of different things. Here are a few examples.

  • View your own Facebook Profile in an RSS reader
  • View your own Facebook Page in an RSS reader
  • View updates from a specific Facebook Page you like – just substitute your Facebook ID for their Facebook ID
  • View updates from specific Facebook friends – the FB RSS Facebook application can help you set that up

Video on finding your Facebook RSS Feed

If you’re still stuck with finding your Facebook ID and building your Facebook RSS feed, watch this short video.

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Question: How do you plan to use your Facebook RSS feed?  You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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  • Kimberly Smyth

    Not finding my URL on my iPad or iPhone Facebook accts-do I have to be on the regular computer? No web address shows up anywhere! Help!

  • Teo

    This doesn’t work anymore? Any other option how to add facebook rss feed to feedly? Thank’s a lot. Cheers.

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      I just used it this past week. Have you tried it on some of your other pages? Some Facebook Pages have issues getting their RSS feed. Try it with another page and let me know – also, send over the page so I can test it out myself as well. http://www.christiankonline.com/contact

      Thanks!

      • Teo

        If you take a closer look, you will see that to don’t get any updates from Facebook in feedly. I think that Facebook turned off RSS feeds on June 23rd, so it’s time for some new trick. Thank’s.

        • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

          What URL are you trying to use? Some accounts can’t pull their RSS feed for some reason.