How to Create an RSS Feed From a Custom Twitter Search

This short but detailed guide will take you step by step through the process of creating an RSS feed from a custom/advanced Twitter search.

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  1. To get started, head over to the RSS.app website. You’ll need to create an account, or you can just use your Google or Twitter account for authentication.
  2. Visit the Twitter Advanced Search page (link will open in a new tab/window) and enter in the search criteria you want to create an RSS feed for. As illustrated in the example screenshot below, I’m searching for tweets that contain the words “Vancouver” or “Victoria” from the @SecretFlying account. When you’ve entered the term or terms you want to search for, click the Search button.
  3. screenshot of the advanced Twitter search form

  4. Now copy the URL that was created when you ran that search.
  5. copying a URL from a browser address bar



  6. Head over to the the Twitter section of RSS.app
  7. Paste the URL you just copied into the Enter Twitter URL field and then click the Generate button.
  8. pasting a URL into a web page field

  9. Your RSS feed will be instantly created and ready to use – but before you do, click the Edit button.
  10. an arrow pointing to an Edit button

  11. Give the Feed Title a bit more of a ‘readable’ name and then click the Save button.
  12. entering a name for an rss feed based on a twitter search

  13. Now you can copy the newly created feed URL.
  14. copying the URL for an RSS feed that was created based on an advanced Twitter search

  15. Enter it into your RSS reader and you’re all done!
  16. an RSS app listing the latest posts in a feed

While you’re here, be sure to check out our other Twitter tips, tricks and tutorials!


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