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Given a Twitter username, where do you find the RSS feed for that user?

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For post API v1.1 changes, I've answered on a separate question: – icc97 Jun 27 '13 at 8:33

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Give this a try:{username}.rss

Replace {username} with the Twitter user ID. Now, how to get the ID? Just switch to the old Twitter and go to your profile. There it is, the RSS feed link! Just hover over it, and you would know the Twitter user ID.

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you can also replace .rss with .json to change the format. – amccormack Jun 16 '11 at 2:08
It is working! The RSS feed for is – Peter Mortensen Sep 26 '11 at 22:12
Is there a way to get the ID without having to join Twitter? – Kyralessa Jan 10 '12 at 18:46
See the answer below - you don't need the numeric ID, the username will work. – abby hairboat Feb 16 '12 at 18:16
This no longer works. There is a new way to fetch a feed. – N.N. Dec 18 '12 at 8:19

This bookmarklet will show you where the feed is for any user.

Twitter isn't telling you the whole story. The feeds are there and they update. They just took the link out of the user interface. The bookmarklet puts them back. :-)

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As explained in is no longer supported.

The correct way to get a Twitter feed is now as follows:

Obviously you will have to replace username with the user name who's feed you are after.

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Unfortunately this is also going to be deprecated (this month, in fact). See for details. I'm not sure there will be any alternatives, but I'll ask a question about that. – waldyrious Mar 12 '13 at 9:05
Yep, no longer works. – OrangeDog Jun 18 '13 at 9:41

You can even get your profile's RSS feed!

The pattern is

where username the Twitter username (for example, cshirky).

I tried it, and it works! You just don't need to know the numeric user ID.

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This no longer works. There is a new way to fetch a feed. – N.N. Dec 18 '12 at 9:00

I made a tool, Twitter RSS Feed Getter, to retrieve RSS feeds for Twitter users. You just type a username into the input field and press the Fetch RSS button.

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Use (Advanced) then gram the "Feed for this query" link from the top left:{USER}

i.e. for Ashton Kutcher (aplusk).

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Twitter's public search API isn't very reliable. It won't give you posts older than a certain limit (which they vary based on traffic), and it's also subject to throttling. Use the main site's RSS link instead -- at least until they disable it instead of just hiding it -- which you can find with a click using – Alex Chaffee Sep 15 '11 at 22:24
This is not supported anymore "The Twitter REST API v1 is no longer active. Please migrate to API v1.1."; – Christophe C Oct 29 '13 at 20:54

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