Charlie Harvey

Tool: Twitter RSS Feed Getter

Update: Now this uses my new tool. Please donate and keep online.

What’s this?

Love it or loathe it, it looks like Twitter is likely to remain an important part of the infrastructure of the interwebs for some time. Back in August 2010, Twitter removed RSS feeds from people's profile pages. They haven't dropped RSS support altogether, just hidden it in the API. Now, I am a big fan of RSS. Its a sort of lingua franca for the web. I don't want to have to look up the correct API calls just to see a feed of someone's tweets. Hence this tool, which fetches the RSS feed for a particular Twitter user. Type the username, hit submit and you're done. The with_replies feature is discussed in the comments. You can copy and paste the URL you're sent to should you need to add it to your feed reader.


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  • #28



    thank you! i've been trying all day to get a friggin' RSS set up since twitter changed their shit, & your tool's the only one that worked.

  • #34


    Hey Lish,

    Glad to hear that it worked for you, & I've now fixed the ampersand problem you hit *blush*

  • #35


    hahaha i was wondering what the hell happened to the site. fortunately i haven't had occasion to use it again until just now. ;)

  • #39


    Great Tool!

    This is a great way to find your Twitter RSS Feed! I love it...saves so much time. Thank you!

  • #112


    Thanks for the info, but wtf is up with the font in your comment boxes. It's like I have double vision.

  • #113

    Charlie Harvey

    Font Shadow


    *heh* I've been playing around with CSS3 text shadow, that's what is making you feel like you've been drinking!

    It looks OK from here and from the various machines on which I have tested, but maybe your monitor renders differently. Anyhow in the interests of legibility I switched it back to normal. I might switch it back again in the future of course...

  • #115

    Anonymous coward

    Thank you so much for this!!!! I use Outlook at home and the office and have 99% of all my tweets set up as RSS. When they removed the link for the RSS feed recently (i kept my account in the old version to keep the rss feed link until they forced the change on me) i was furious as I couldn't add any new users.

  • #116

    Todd Lohenry

    Thanks for doing this. Is there an api for turning twitter searches into rss feeds as well? I used to be able to create persistent searches for what people were tweeting about and turn them into rss feeds but not any longer. That is infinitely more valueable to me than what one person is tweeting...

  • #117



    This is so helpful. Thank you so much.

  • #157


    Home Stream?

    Definitely appreciate your taking the time to share this utility, but what I really need is my Home Stream in RSS. I suppose I can get that by manually pulling the RSS for all 300 of the users I follow

    Note does this, but lately the URL they generate seems to die out after a few hours (ie I guess Twitter cuts it off.)

    Anyone know of another solution? Thanks

  • #159


    I've been using this tool for a while, and it's great! However, it doesn't seem to be working for me anymore. Has something changed on twitter's end? Thanks!

  • #160


    Hmmmmm, that's very strange.

    Everything seems OK with twitter and it is working for me from here.

    Must be be a glitch in the matrix.

  • #202



    it does work and is really useful.

  • #203


    No worries

    Glad it helped, Marina :-) And other folk who have found it useful.

  • #237


    oops, it broke again.

    results in:

    Sorry, that page does not exist

    but the twitter page is there...

  • #238


    haha what am i talking about, you only want the username not the url. NM, I CLEARLY FORGOT HOW TO READ.

  • #262

    Latif Ramadan


    No Word except "perfect". this is tool help many people to find their twitter RSS Feed

  • #264


    This is awesome! Thank you so much Charlie!!

  • #275


    Could you add one that scrapes a user's timeline, not their own tweets? That is, I'm looking for a way to get an RSS feed of what I see when I click "Home" at, not "Me".

  • #276


    Hey Jacob,

    No I'm afraid I can't do that -- the home feed that you get is only accessible to you, and not publicly available. You might be able to use the code from here, but I've not tested it myself:

  • #277


    Is it possible to make it detect the replies too? It seems it's showing the retweets and the general tweets, but not the replies.

    Thanks alot for this btw, it's great

  • #278


    I'm talking about more popular twitter pages. They don't show the replies at the adress, but at

    sry for my English

  • #280

    Anonymous coward

    With Replies added

    Hey Ty,

    I've added a with_replies checkbox that gets /user/with_replies instead of /user . Can't see much difference on the feed I tested. Let me know if it works for you...

  • #284


    thank you

    thanks for creating this great service. What are your plans on maintaining it or keeping it available? Do you need support? Works great!

  • #291



    Great, glad its useful for you. Its useful for me, and it will stay online and maintaned until it stops being useful, or it gets to be too much to maintain. If that happens I'll post the code and someone else can run it if they want.

    Actually, if anyone knows a bit of perl, the code that is running it is pretty much the code from this thread.

  • #296


    Hi, this tool is great to get the new url for people tweets!

    Before they changed the API I was using 3 different types of feeds:

    -I used to get feeds of each tweet containing the @user name

    -I used to get feeds of each tweet that contained the #topic name

    -I used to get feeds of all tweets published by the user.

    I believe that this tool is a substitute of this first example.

    Do you thing there is a way to get also the other 2 back? thanks a lot

  • #297


    Just a correction, I did mention that this tool is a replacement for the first type of feed I listed but I actually realized that it is an alternative to the third example I listed (it shows all the tweets of a certain user but not all the search results for a user name). Unfortunately the search results feeds don't work anymore (error code 68, The Twitter REST API v1 is no longer active. Please migrate to API v1.1. Does anyone know of a way to get the search results feeds back working or they are simply no longer available? Thanks

  • #298

    Anonymous coward

    Search feeds

    Hey Valerie,

    I don't host a search feeds thing, but I did write some code you can deploy on your own server that does that.

  • #299


    Great Tools

    Hi Charlie, its Awesome tools. Thanks.

    But How to collect RSS Feed from Twitter Search?

    Because I Need That for using at Feedburner.

    I Hope you can Answer my question.


  • #311


    twitter rss feeds

    You can easily access all feeds like this

  • #373


    Thank you!!! no other word... Thank you!!!!!!

    and thank you again

  • #451

    Seriously this is sooooo useful. Thanks so much for creating it :-)

  • #454


    Thank you Bro...

    Thaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnkkkkkkkkkkk yyyyyyyoooooouuuuuuu from Indonesia :D