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