RSS No Longer Supported By Twitter Search

Jun 24, 2013 • 8:27 am | comments (10) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Social Search Engines & Optimization

Twitter RSSSeems like a week or two ago, Twitter has done away with their support for RSS.

Taylor Singletary from Twitter support said in a Twitter Help thread, "Twitter no longer supports RSS as an output format."

RSS for Twitter is something I've used for search subscriptions myself. Following different search personalities or saves queries and subscribing to them via RSS is a feature I enjoyed and benefited from. No longer.

If you try to access it yourself, you'll get a notification that says "The Twitter REST API v1 is no longer active. Please migrate to API v1.1." but API v1.1 doesn't support RSS.

Twitter Drops RSS Support

Now if you want to subscribe to a Twitter timeline or search via RSS you need to use a third-party service. For example, to subscribe to my Twitter timeline you can use

Forum discussion at Cre8asite Forums.

I made that Twitter RSS icon, not bad - eh?

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Anders Karlsson

06/24/2013 12:35 pm

It seems like it was late at june 5 the RSS stopped working when I check my sites that uses the RSS-feed from twitter. *edit* And now I see that it was officaly 11 june =)


06/24/2013 03:53 pm

I've always done it the other way around. I use Tweet-Deck to follow things and if something isn't available on Twitters I use to plug it in. I convert RSS feeds to Twitter accounts when I need to, but most things/people are on Twitter by default

Martin Oxby

06/24/2013 10:34 pm

We knew this was coming at some point. The first notification that a new API was coming came in the middle of a website's development, so now we are looking at another way to achieve pulling in a latest tweet without resorting to plugins. (p.s. great work on the RSS icon!)


06/26/2013 06:24 am

I don't understand why websites are so keen to get rid of RSS. Its one of the most simpliest "features" to implement and, whilst often not used by a wider audience, still really fucking useful to people who wish to consume content that way. The only real reason to not provide RSS is to force people to use the API, in an attempt to control usage and monetization options. If anyone has any other reasons why RSS should die, please enlighten me?

Jacob H

07/01/2013 08:39 pm seems to have died. I have been using - works fine so far. Supports only user timeline though. RSS feeds are updated every 15 mins.


07/04/2013 01:24 am

Yeah, why would any company do that? The only possible benefits to them are more control over their users, and more money. (And slightly less maintenance and support costs.) Why would a company ever do such a thing? All of us Twitter users who can't get our feeds via RSS are just going to leave and go to, uh, some other social network which supports RSS, and has all of our friends on it. I mean, if there was such a place, we would totally go there. Until they dropped RSS support, too. Twitter is dumb. Me and all my friends bought into their company's service for free for years, and now they're trying to monetize it. How dare they!

rapid snail

07/06/2013 08:30 pm seems to do the job - my RSS feeds are updated hourly with the tweets from the accounts i tried. they promised hashtag support too, but it is not out yet it seems.


07/06/2013 09:48 pm

Thanks for your sarcastic reply. It really added to the discussion. I also like that you value profit and control over freedom of access to information. Especially profit and control over words that have been contributed by the people being forced to view ads.

rapid snail

07/13/2013 12:14 pm moved to a new domain - . All my old feeds work fine though - they are redirecting it to the new domain


07/22/2013 01:14 am

You can use, rss4twitter is not working for me. _____

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