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How to Find Your Facebook Status RSS Feed

UPDATE 22APR09: This has all changed yet again. I’m leaving the bulk of this here for historic purposes so scroll to the update section at the bottom.

Ever want to use the RSS feed from your Facebook status? Well, this is ridiculously  harder to find than it should be so I thought I’d do a quick post. Note, this for the ‘new’ Facebook. Things changed a while ago and instructions found elsewhere no longer work.

1. Log into Facebook

2. Click on this link:  (NO LONGER GOOD. See update below)

3. Scroll way down. On the right-hand side you will see a blue (should be the standard orange but I digress) rss icon and the words My Status. That is your RSS feed.


Next, advanced users might want the feed to say “wrote a new blog post” instead of “Scott wrote a new blog post”:

1. Copy the link to your rss feed

2. Go to this Yahoo! pipe and past in your feed:  Facebook Status RSS Feed Filter

3. You can then select Get as RSS from the options list.

Note: If you want the RSS feed for your Facebook Notifications, see this link: How do I subscribe to my Facebook Notifications?

Thanks to Beaudreaux’s Bayou for digging up the link to the minifeed.

UPDATE 19APR09: Thanks to Liam, I found out that Facebook changed the location of the feed again. You can now find it under the Friends tab on the left hand side. It is now called Friend’s Status Feed.


UPDATE 22APR09: Reader Brendan posted a comment that the link in my last update links to the feed of all you friends statuses rather than a feed of YOUR statuses. I didn’t really think twice about it since that is the one I like for use elsewhere.

I did some more digging and still can’t find the feed to your OWN statuses. However, through a little tinkering around I figured out how to crenew-fb2ate the feed.

1. Log on to Facebook and go to your Notifications page:

2. On the right-hand side you’ll see ‘Subscribe to Notifications. Click the ‘Your Notifications’ link.

The link will open up the feed in your browser and look something like this:


This is a feed of notifications for things like when people post on your wall. Handy for future projects but not the feed we are looking for. But close…

The secret is all that id and viewer and key stuff. To get your status feed you need those numbers (I have changed them in these graphics to all 1′s. Leave yours the way they are.) I sent you to your notifications feed because it includes everything you need with just 1 minor change.

Go up to the URL in your browser and replace the word ‘notifications’ with ‘status’



There you go, you’ve created your Facebook status feed! Now just copy the whole new URL and paste it where ever you want.

UPDATE 24APR09: My last solution STILL WORKS for me. No idea why it wouldn’t work for everyone. I removed the old original link I had on here because people aren’t reading all the way down.

UPDATE 15SEP09: Reader Christian had good success getting this to work and outlined what he did in the comments. Here is a link right to his comment.

UPDATE 18JUN11: Facebook never leaves things alone.  Diem, one of my readers notes that the keys have changed for the feeds. They still work for me using the methods as follows:

  • Go here:
  • Right click on the link to ‘My Friends’ Links’ and copy url
  • Open Notepad or something other text editor and past the url in so you can see it
  • It will look like
  • That will be the feed to your friends links. If you want friends status updates, change the words right before .php like this:
  • You can get the feed for YOUR Notifications here:
  • Change the notifications link for YOUR status:
  • or YOUR shared links:

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  1. Thanks for this information (especially the URL where the status feed can be found!) It’s currently very difficult to find on Facebook just by clicking around.

    Comment by Ville — January 13, 2009 @ 12:40 am

  2. The link you give here is a real time saver. Been looking for the RSS feed for about 30 minutes. Thanks!

    Comment by Robert Dawson — February 15, 2009 @ 4:50 pm

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  6. Excellent! Curious…will this work with groups if you’re in the admins list?

    Comment by Boyd — March 30, 2009 @ 4:14 pm

  7. Your link doesn’t work. It redirects me back to my homepage.

    Comment by Liam — April 18, 2009 @ 11:55 pm

  8. I just updated the post. Thanks Liam. The new feed is located on the Friends tab.

    Comment by admin — April 19, 2009 @ 8:31 am

  9. You now go to your inbox and then click notifications at the top and then in the list on the right, click Your Notifications, again at the bottom or the list. There’s your link.

    Comment by dogmai — April 20, 2009 @ 8:20 am

  10. but the feed you talk about on your update is Friend’s Feed not My Feed… do you know where to find my feed… I tryied to add myself as a friend to make a friendlist with myself with no luck… any ideas?

    Comment by Garabed — April 21, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

  11. Ah yes, but that isn’t the same. It’s your FRIEND’S status feeds, it excludes your own status updates…

    And the hunt continues…

    If you find it, let me know!

    Comment by Brendan — April 22, 2009 @ 5:59 am

  12. well, I think that meanwhile a solution can be to ask a good FB friend to make a friend list only with you and give you the link to that RSS.
    I’ll try it and let you know.

    Comment by Garabed — April 22, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

  13. I figured out where the feed is. Update coming shortly.

    Comment by admin — April 22, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

  14. OK folks, after 2 days of looking for a way to do this, there is hope with the new 2009 Facebook layout to get your own status’ RSS feed:

    In FB, go to your Inbox > Notifications page

    At the bottom of the right column, there’s the link for the Notifications feed… right click on it and copy the link (or hit properties and copy the URL that shows up in the new window)

    To test that it works, paste that URL into your browser and hit enter. (You’ll see your notifications feed show up)

    In that URL, change ONLY the portion that stays “notifications.php” to “status.php” and hit enter.

    WALLA! YOUR STATUS FEED! *do a little dance*

    Comment by SilentNoise — April 22, 2009 @ 7:45 pm

  15. New update posted.

    Comment by admin — April 22, 2009 @ 8:01 pm

  16. Sorry to say the latest idea is not working for me today.
    I used “″
    and got “HTTP 403 The website declined to show this webpage”
    (n.b. I have changed the real data to 1′s here but not in the url I used!!)
    Has it been changed yet again?

    Comment by Dave — April 23, 2009 @ 6:03 am

  17. Dave, not sure what to tell you. It worked for me last night and worked for me just now after I got your comment. is exactly the feed. I copied and pasted it here and changed the numbers to 1′s to protect my keys.

    Comment by admin — April 23, 2009 @ 6:44 am

  18. the notification / status swap doesn’t work anymore. the status feed was removed.

    Comment by josef — April 23, 2009 @ 9:59 am

  19. It was working for me last night as well. Even today, my status RSS page shows up no problem

    Comment by SilentNoise — April 23, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

  20. Still won’t work. I get black page with this message….

    This feed URL is no longer valid. Visit this page to find the new URL, if you have access,

    I click on link and just goes back to homepage. :(
    Facebook seems to do anything they can to work against people these days.

    Comment by chilly — April 24, 2009 @ 9:45 am

  21. chilly, I have no idea what the problem is. No offense or anything, but I can’t help but think you’re missing a step somewhere…. either that, or maybe it’s a regional thing, which would be really strange (although not completely unheard of).

    - Head to your Facebook > Inbox > Notifications page

    - Click on the link for “Your Notifications” subscription at the bottom of the right column. The RSS page for “*Your Name*’s Facebook Notifications” loads.

    - In the URL, edit “notifications.php” to “status.php”. Leave the rest of the URL alone. Hit enter and you’ll get the RSS page for “*Your Name*’s Facebook Status Updates”.

    - Copy that entire URL and paste it where ever you need to enter your RSS feed address on your website/blog/etc.

    Comment by SilentNoise — April 24, 2009 @ 5:19 pm

  22. Hi,
    I tried the last solution in this post (UPDATE 22APR09) but it seems that facebook has removed it. Do you have another solution to get statuses?

    Comment by Macke — April 25, 2009 @ 6:42 am

  23. Tried above, when switching out status for notification, no go, says cannot be found. Then did the last post, which then showed –

    This feed URL is no longer valid. Visit this page to find the new URL, if you have access,

    Directing me to my minifeed in non RSS format….

    Comment by Douglas — April 25, 2009 @ 7:44 am

  24. My last solution STILL WORKS for me. No idea why it wouldn’t work for everyone. I removed the old original link I had on here because people aren’t reading all the way down.

    Comment by admin — April 25, 2009 @ 11:17 am

  25. After spending close to an hour trying to get this thing to work, I realized that it was a wasted hour from my life to tell people that I am buying toothpaste on one network hoping that the message could be linked to another network so that they know I am buying toothpaste as well.

    Think its time everyone calms down, shuts off the computers and physically tells a friend they are buying toothpaste. Better yet, maybe have a friend go along to buy said dentifrice.

    Comment by Bing — April 25, 2009 @ 12:37 pm

  26. I don’t think toothpaste was suggested.

    Comment by admin — April 25, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

  27. Hi,

    I was looking for this! Thanks, I finally managed to set up a RSS status feed in Friendfeed.

    Comment by Jacob — April 26, 2009 @ 9:07 am

  28. Hi, thanks for your tutorial – but is it possible that they are now “blocking” all feed access? When I try the method described in your last update, FB tells me:

    This feed URL is no longer valid. Visit this page to find the new URL…

    But the new URL just takes me to my FB profile. I don’t get the point, as the “all friends feed” is still publicly available for any interested party. If it’s a privacy issue FB could at least let users opt in… or are they that afraid to lose clicks via aggregation?

    Comment by ritchie — April 28, 2009 @ 10:34 am

  29. Thanks, very helpful. Do you know how to find the feed for my links/posted items?

    Comment by Eliot — April 28, 2009 @ 12:52 pm

  30. This isn’t working for me, either, unfortunately. I get the same error message as “chilly” and when I click the link am just sent right back to my profile page.

    Comment by Gayze — April 29, 2009 @ 4:12 am

  31. I have the same problem as chilly and ritchie.

    Comment by sskennel — May 1, 2009 @ 11:29 am

  32. Thank you so much! Finally I can pull FB into FF. Whew!

    Now the big question. Do you know of any way to pull a feed from Facebook “pages”? I have a couple set up that have different status updates than my personal page.

    Thanks!! :)

    Comment by Michelle — May 2, 2009 @ 2:31 pm

  33. Oh – and – the ‘Friends’ page has changed and it looks like FB has removed the ability to subscribe to a friend’s feed or view your friends’ status updates. Gooooo Facebook.

    Comment by Michelle — May 2, 2009 @ 2:42 pm

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  35. thanks man, this made finding the RSS feed address really easy, works like a charm

    Comment by Andrew — May 4, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

  36. That only works for a notification feed, not a friends’ status feed. I HATE the new FB!

    Comment by Rachel — May 4, 2009 @ 9:21 pm

  37. Am I the only one for whom this

    “You can now find it under the Friends tab on the left hand side. It is now called Friend’s Status Feed.”

    isn’t true? On my left column I have the Search/Filter options, Lists, and the Invite link. And that’s it. I searched the source for ‘status feed’ and it’s not there. Did they move it again? This is ridiculous.

    Comment by sidereal — May 5, 2009 @ 10:18 am

  38. The FRIENDS status RSS feed has become a mystery again. If you want your OWN status, my instructions to alter the notification.php will still work.

    Comment by admin — May 5, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

  39. Facebook’s documentation and the April 19th update on this site both indicate that there should be a “Friends’ Status Feed” link in the left column of the Friends page; that link no longer exists. :(

    Comment by Chris — May 7, 2009 @ 1:56 pm

  40. I have spent the last 45 minutes trying to create a facebook feed for my blog – it’s just ridiculous. From the various people who have supplied instructions, it seems that once the people at FB discover it’s being done they change their page. I wish I could understand why FB would care if I have a feed of my comments on my blog but I guess they want me to use their stupid badge.

    Comment by Jeff — May 7, 2009 @ 8:52 pm

  41. Hmm, this is very funny. Why would they change feed all the time?
    I really would like the feed. Is there any other way to get my Status Updates as a feed?

    Comment by Mariusz — May 8, 2009 @ 12:17 am

  42. ************
    YOUR status is still available using my instructions. FRIENDS status has been hidden again.

    Comment by admin — May 8, 2009 @ 6:59 am

  43. It really doesn’t. If you already use the feed, maybe.

    Most of us get:

    This feed URL is no longer valid. Visit this page to find the new URL, if you have access,

    There doesn’t currently seem to be any workaround for this one.

    Comment by ToAdmin — May 10, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

  44. I can´t get it to work either (using the “notifications” / “status” swap. Twitterfeed has this to say: We couldn’t parse this feed. Please check that you entered the correct feed URL. BOOO! And it still works for you!!!!

    Comment by lawana — May 12, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

  45. Hi there, TechLifeWeb. Great post, although your last link does not work anymore, it has been invalidated by Facebook. Only users with access to their mini-feeds can have the link (only logged-in users, so not bots and web servers).

    Facebook is a big grouchbag. They stripped all access from the Facebook RSS, for reasons still unclear to the public. Shame.

    I’ll let you know in case I find the mysterious rss link, so you can blog about it faster. :)

    Comment by Francis — May 13, 2009 @ 4:37 am

  46. this tut is exactly what i need.. but i dont understand one part… you say that i should go to the notifications page.. but i cannot find such a button on my facebook.. so i cant get the url up where i change notifications to status

    can somebody explain to a dummy like me where do i push, step by step to get to the url where i change notifications to status

    Comment by timotiikeri — May 13, 2009 @ 10:54 pm

  47. Unfortunately, your own status RSS feed is not very useful for those of us using micro-blogging tools. So now I can post new FB status messages, but can’t see anyone else’s since they’ve gone and hidden your Frineds status feed; not interested. Thought I might actually start using FB, but I guess not.

    Thanks for the info anyway; if you ever find the Friends feed, I’d certainly be interested.

    Comment by ugm6hr — May 16, 2009 @ 12:39 am

  48. kinda hating facebook right now…

    Comment by Kaleena — May 17, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

  49. For some reason the “notification hack” doesn’t work for me, but I found a work-around for integrating my FB status updates into Lifestream (a WP plugin which I use to aggregate social actions on my blog). Since I’m not posting directly to FB anyways but use, I also post all my status updates to and pull the feed from there. The downturn is of course that all the links point to – but this is still better than not being able to pull one’s own feed at all!

    Comment by ritchie — May 17, 2009 @ 11:57 pm

  50. Ok so technically your own RSS feed works using the above method (I got it to work). Which i don’t really need… I have the Nokia 5800 Xpress music phone with the contacts bar that allows you to add RSS feed to four contacts on your home screen. My question is this…

    If only YOUR OWN RSS feed works, its likely due to the ‘key’ part in the URL:

    Right? (not sure)

    So… If you are emailed your friends feed URL (he logs in and sends you his own link), will you be able to use his link as an RSS feed? Subscribing to it? Its a manual operation but for your close contacts that are worth it would this method work? Just a theory really… And i’m not sure how safe it is…

    Comment by Snake — May 18, 2009 @ 3:25 am

  51. Outdated. I guess.. Twitter for the win..?

    Comment by Silver — May 18, 2009 @ 7:01 am

  52. I am trying to set this up for my business page. After reading the comments, it seems like this is not working for anyone. What a drag.

    Any ideas?

    I tried using the Twitter application for Facebook but, it updates my status and the multiple business pages I run! It sucks.

    Comment by Tim — May 20, 2009 @ 7:48 am

  53. The status notification swap worked fine for me, also when logged out. Not sure how safe it is though (I would have liked to be able to distribute the link), but of course I can use another service to collect the messages and present a sanitized link…

    Comment by Are Wold — May 27, 2009 @ 8:19 am

  54. Alright, so I followed your steps:

    1. logged into Facebook.
    2. clicked on, “inbox”
    3. clicked on, “notifications”
    4. clicked on, “your notifications”
    5. generated this link:

    note: my “key” wasn’t the same number as my id or my viewer

    6. changed it to this link:

    7. now if i put the above link into my lifestream feed OR if i put that link into a website, i get the following:

    8. This feed URL is no longer valid. Visit this page to find the new URL, if you have access,


    a. i don’t use ANY privacy options.
    b. i was logged in at the time of attempt.


    Comment by Riven Agares — May 29, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

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  56. Yeah they changed something. When I change “notifications” to “status” the feed doesn’t work in my browser. It says “The website declined to show this webpage”.
    However when I also change the key to the one listed in one of my ones that used to work before, it works, however is not up to date for some reason. Only shows one of my old status updates.
    Very strange.

    Comment by Myrtle Beach — June 2, 2009 @ 11:44 am

  57. It seems that if you use the swap method or still have the link to your rss feed it will still work. but now the key in the query string is different between notifications and status.. hense it doesnt work..

    Comment by justin — June 3, 2009 @ 5:13 am

  58. I’ve sent in a message to the Facebook team to determine if the status feed is still available. This is part of the automated response that I got back:

    Q: Where are News Feed Preferences?
    A: Since News Feed is now a filtered stream showing real-time posts from your friends, the old news feed preferences page is gone.

    I wrote back letting them know that the automated email didn’t resolve my issue, and I was looking for a way to find the location of my profile’s status feed.

    I’ll leave another comment here when I hear back from Facebook.

    Comment by Sam — June 3, 2009 @ 10:06 am

  59. love this help … kerp it up. its so annoying that facebook hides this.

    Comment by jeremy Barnish — June 3, 2009 @ 1:15 pm

  60. AWESOME, It worked for me

    Comment by brian — June 3, 2009 @ 10:53 pm

  61. Use friends_status.php instead of just status

    Comment by Dax Solomon Umaming — June 8, 2009 @ 6:04 am

  62. If you want only your status, you have to have access to a friend’s account as described at

    Comment by Off the Rails — June 9, 2009 @ 7:06 am

  63. You really need to kill this horrific post. time consuming confusing, oh yea and no positive result, OPEN A FORUM!

    Comment by john moore — June 9, 2009 @ 11:38 am

  64. I have tried it all. Where do I get the correct key and is there any way to get a feed from only one friend on facebook. They get mine into their iexp feed and into their yahoo email…

    Please help!!!

    Comment by Angie — June 15, 2009 @ 5:09 pm

  65. After reading your tips I found feeds on my Facebook page, as “Subscribe to Notifications” in my Inbox.

    I created the feed and can view it in my IE7 browser. The only trouble is that it’s empty. According to Facebook help the feed should alert me to “important things…i.e. Wall posts, etc”

    I created a wall post and it still hasn’t appeared in my feed, even though I’ve got my Vista PC to check every 15 minutes.

    Anyone got any ideas what’s wrong?

    Comment by Neil — June 15, 2009 @ 7:20 pm

  66. Ok, they moved it again, or took it out. Before as Off The Rails said you could just change it to friends_status.php, now you can’t do that. Instead it pushes it back to:

    Which isn’t helpful because Gwibber needs an RSS Feed. Not some POS facebook page.

    Time to keep plugging away and figure it out.

    Comment by Chad — June 16, 2009 @ 7:43 am

  67. wow tat must hav been a job … thanks dude . it works perfect for me ..

    Comment by Ujjwal Agarwal — June 18, 2009 @ 11:18 am

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  69. This is odd – I can get the status updates / rss to work on an old account – but try they same thing of a newly created account and it doesn’t work at all (gives the invalid rss error)

    there must be a way – if you create a profile badge you can opt to have your status updates turn up on that.

    Comment by Nia — June 25, 2009 @ 3:16 am

  70. Tried all suggestions and none of this works. I don’t want every notification, just the status update.

    Comment by Levi — June 28, 2009 @ 11:34 am

  71. I’ve done everything here and can’t get it to work. Once I put it on my blog, I get an error. I can get it to work with the notifications feed, but once I switch out the word to status, it all goes to hell. Can you help?

    Comment by susan — July 8, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

  72. works like a charm! THANKS. i figured notifications should be changed to something (hard part) but i didnt think of trying ‘status’ (easy part) ahaha


    Comment by ugur — July 12, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

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  74. Well, as of 7/17/2009, here’s what worked for me:
    The problem deals with getting the correct “stuff” to add after the “friends_status.php” part. You need to find your “friends” key. Here’s an exact snippet I took from another webpage (needle in a haystack) showing how to do this. Again, this worked for me but knowing Facebook, they’ll be disabling it within a couple days:

    It seems like most people are just having trouble finding their friends key. Since the link on the friends page isn’t there anymore, there is another way to get it.

    1) go into the notes application
    2) make sure it is showing your Friend’s Notes and not a specific person’s notes
    3) go down to the bottom of the box on the righthand side
    4) Under the “subscribe to these notes” option, copy the “My Friends’ Notes” url. This url has your friends key (the stuff after the ‘friends_notes.php?’ part. You can then plug it into those other URLs above to use them.

    When they say “those other URL’s above”, the following worked for me:

    Good luck!

    Comment by JG — July 17, 2009 @ 8:13 pm

  75. Really useful thanks.


    Comment by jas — July 19, 2009 @ 9:25 am

  76. JG, that worked perfectly for me. Thanks! I’ve been using the RSS feed for quite some time and was trying to help my Dad get it set up too.

    Comment by Mike aka MonolithTMA — July 19, 2009 @ 3:00 pm

  77. friends_status does not work anymore

    Comment by David — July 20, 2009 @ 2:23 pm

  78. is it possible to get an RSS feed from a Group’s page?

    Comment by molly — July 23, 2009 @ 8:34 am

  79. on Jul 24′th, here’s the method:
    1. go to
    2. right click “Your notifications”, it should be something like:

    3. follow what JG said above:
    3.1 Notes application -> “My Friend’s Notes”. right click and copy

    Copy THE ACTUAL KEY and make a url

    NOTE: the friends_status.php rather than notifications.php

    works beautifully in Gwibber

    Comment by Sandeep — July 24, 2009 @ 1:52 am

  80. Thanks for this – works brilliantly (for the moment, anyway!).

    To contribute: If you wish to restrict this feed to a particular set of friends:

    1) Obtain the RSS feed URL for all friends as per Sandeep’s post above.

    2) On the “Friends” page, create a friend list and add those people you wish to appear in the feed.

    3) When you are done, click on the list. The URL will be something like:

    4) To the end of the URL you already have, add:
    &flid=123456789012 (where the number is the same number as above). The full URL will therefore look something like:

    Voila! A feed of just the people who are special to you, or just your family/colleagues/sports team/secret crushes.

    Comment by Simon Menashy — July 25, 2009 @ 9:43 am

  81. I had to use this url:

    Comment by Andy — July 29, 2009 @ 12:23 pm

  82. I just tried these and all I can get is a page saying “This feed URL is no longer valid. Visit this page to find the new URL, if you have access,” (the exact url varies depending on facebook/new.facebook and which php file I’m trying to access)

    Comment by Nate — July 30, 2009 @ 7:37 pm

  83. Excellent. Was able to subscribe to my Status Updates in Google Reader; however, in Sweetcron I get: “A feed could not be found at;=12345678&key;=987654321&format;=rss20” dang it! ;-) Thanks for keeping this tip updated!

    Comment by @silverton — August 5, 2009 @ 10:53 am

  84. What I’d like to know is if that work-around can work with a Fan page. I’ve searched high and low and have yet to find a workaround for feeds from a fan-page, yet it must have the same engine driving it as it is essentially a profile and still streams content to status updates.

    Any thoughts? Solutions? Takers? :)

    Cheers, Lee

    Comment by Lee — August 5, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

  85. Interesting discussion. I have TWO FB accounts, a very old one and a new one. The methods describe work perfectly for the old account and not at all for the new account (sending me to the error page described above). So everyone is right. Those who get it to work have older accounts and those who cannot have new accounts.

    Comment by Doug — August 6, 2009 @ 10:59 am

  86. thanks for the great tutorial. I knew I could find this somewhere on the net, thanks a lot.

    Comment by jay @ work at home — August 8, 2009 @ 6:01 am

  87. Is there any way to find the feed for a facebook PAGE?
    A number of people have asked for this and no one seems to know how it,s done.
    As pages are public it should be easier than a personal feed but still can’t find and documentation anywhere…

    Comment by ian — August 10, 2009 @ 7:20 am

  88. I’m trying to create a feed of my status, I have my ID & key information correct, and when I try to check my feed I get the dreaded “This feed URL is no longer valid. Visit this page to find the new URL, if you have access…” page.

    Has anyone discovered the cause of/solution to this problem? Is there anything in the privacy settings that prevent the status from feeding?

    I’ve gone into my Settings > Privacy > Profile settings and selected ‘Everyone’ for ‘Status and Links’. Under Privacy > News Feeds and Wall > Actions within Facebook, I have checked all of the boxes.

    Comment by chris — August 10, 2009 @ 8:25 am

  89. Hey, this works great, thanks!

    Comment by Dave — August 12, 2009 @ 1:56 am

  90. Admin (and Chris),

    I’d just like to point out that if you have a Facebook username, you can retrieve your status feed by visiting the following URL:

    obviously replacing yourUsername with your Facebook username.

    [admin note: Montana had 2 other posts correcting the URL. I have fixed it and published only this one.]

    Comment by Montana — August 13, 2009 @ 8:34 am

  91. @Montana, that URL ( does not work in a feed reader. It does bring you to your status page but it isn’t a feed. At least, not on my older account.

    Comment by admin — August 13, 2009 @ 1:28 pm

  92. For some reason I only get the two most recent friends’ status updates in the feed.

    I’m using a Rainmeter RSS reader on my desktop which I thought was the reason, but even when I visit the URL of the feed (from Sandeep’s post) only the two most recent status updates appear.

    Is this normal, can it be changed, and what might I need to do to have a list of 8-10 updates?

    Comment by Fan — August 16, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

  93. Would really like to get a feed for a fan page, has anyone cracked this?

    Comment by Darren Taylor — August 19, 2009 @ 4:08 am

  94. [...] There’s no “browse by month” navigation like on many blogs.  While there is a feed of your latest Facebook statuses, it only shows your last 10 [...]

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  95. The “notifications.php” trick didn’t work for me, but I managed to find something that did:
    Long story short, this one involves doing the same thing, but from the Notes page; apparently the “key” in the URL you get is different.

    Comment by B — August 28, 2009 @ 6:05 am

  96. B…

    would this then work, if you created the RSS Feed with your posted method… and then perhaps added a filter to single out the status of a particular friend by using their facebook id?

    Comment by Matt — September 1, 2009 @ 6:32 am

  97. [...] Techlifeweb [...]

    Pingback by Techie Hint of the Day: How to find your Facebook RSS feed « The Sacred Fish Project — September 3, 2009 @ 10:02 am

  98. I use the….

    and have been for a while – only issue I ran into ~1 week ago is that facebook was putting the status message in the title and the body – so I was having a few issues with that.

    I use the RSS feed to run into a LED display board – that way I have a scrolling sign with everyone’s status updates.

    Comment by Frank — September 7, 2009 @ 10:08 pm

  99. As at 15th Sep

    To get your friends’ status feed:

    1. Go to
    2. Copy the link to “My Friends’ Notes”
    3. Replace “friends_notes” with “friends_status”

    Now.. what a really want, how do you get just your own status? Nothing mentioned so far seemed to work/help.


    Comment by Christian — September 15, 2009 @ 6:17 am

  100. Continued..

    To get your own status feed only

    4. You need have a friend of yours create a friend list, then have them give you the friend list id, and add flid= on the end of your URL

    Comment by Christian — September 15, 2009 @ 6:42 am

  101. Christian, yours worked for me, thanks!

    1. Created a friend list on my wife’s account.
    2. Clicked on the friend list and noted the list id, which is the last set of numbers in the URL.
    3. Added “&flid=friendlistidnumbers” to
    4. Works in google reader and twitterfeed.

    Comment by Ethan — September 19, 2009 @ 8:05 am

  102. Thank You Christian for finally solving this dilemma!
    It’s the only thing that worked for me.

    Comment by htork — September 27, 2009 @ 11:34 am

  103. Holy cow could they make it any HARDER???

    I just want to use lifestream for WP!

    Trying Christian’s suggestion now.

    Comment by Nikole Gipps — October 14, 2009 @ 4:53 pm

  104. I got my personal notes feed to work, my personal status feed to work, my business page notes feed to work, but not my business page status feed.

    So I guess the compromise (as my business page status feed was what I wanted) is to post all my status updates for my business page through the notes and then publish to my status. It’s ugly, but … Grr Facebook.

    Comment by Nikole Gipps — October 15, 2009 @ 8:43 am

  105. Christian. That worked Great.

    Now does anyone know how to get the status updates from a fan page the same way? Obviously everyone is not my friends so I am not sure how that would work…

    Comment by Theresa — October 16, 2009 @ 8:23 am

  106. When I try Christian’s method, (deriving the URL and then adding &flid=nnnnnnnn at the end), I get “This feed URL is no longer valid.”

    Is anyone having luck getting an RSS feed of just one’s own status updates???

    Comment by Cadill — October 16, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

  107. I just tried Christian’s way as well and got nothing? Is this working for anyone else?

    Comment by Jason — October 20, 2009 @ 2:32 pm

  108. I read the entire article, yeah what is up with facebook making it harder for your OWN status? Is it because they want you to see your friend’s status not your own? I mean, the idea if social networking not anti social but you still have to go to facebook to update your status anyway so its not anti anything but RSS :P

    I won’t be adding this to my WP, if its THAT complicated then its not worth my time, it’s rediculously silly (no offense to those who made an effort I applaud you, I just don’t tolerate this BS for major sites who offer it free somehow).

    Comment by shannon — October 21, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

  109. Well, I wanted a feed on my friends’ status updates, so I was thrilled to find this. Thanks esp to Christian there at the end. :)))

    Comment by bani — October 21, 2009 @ 12:40 pm

  110. If anyone is still having problems doing this visit

    Comment by Wayne — October 25, 2009 @ 4:15 pm

  111. Thanks you so much Christian I now how to RSS your own status WITHOUT USING the friend list…

    1. go to your notifications:
    2. go to your RSS notification:
    3. take the id FROM = IS THE ID]&viewer=[HERE IS THE ID]&key=c03332a24f&format=rss20
    4. And then paste it into this: IS THE ID]

    It should work. And because I did change my ID (the facebook pages direct link thing) it does not work anymore I have tried it.

    Comment by Jakob — October 26, 2009 @ 4:41 am

  112. Couldn’t you just make a new account, then add yourself as a friend, then do the friend status thing???

    Comment by Hazamajaza — October 27, 2009 @ 1:12 am

  113. Christian> You’re brilliant!
    Christian’s way works great!
    Clear and concise. Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by boop — October 27, 2009 @ 10:42 am

  114. [...] Firstly, because information created in Facebook is largely stuck in Facebook (unless you can find the magic RSS feed) – it’s a walled garden. That doesn’t encourage people to create original content [...]

    Pingback by Feeding Facebook – About those bloody Twitter updates « Net Savoir — October 28, 2009 @ 5:26 am

  115. Nothing of above worked for me to have my status feed guys, with the new upgrade of Facebook recently.

    Comment by Pravin Indranama — October 28, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

  116. You can click “see all notifications” then click “Subsribe to [your] notifications via RSS”

    It will give you your rss feed for your notifications. viola

    Comment by MX — October 30, 2009 @ 9:10 am

  117. I am trying to get this to work for a business page, so the friends_status link isn’t working .. any ideas?

    Comment by worldwisewebs — November 4, 2009 @ 11:42 am

  118. thanks Christian, that worked! Now I’m going to throw another wrench into the mix:

    How do I get an RSS feed of a Facebook Fan Page? I noticed the feeds of a fan page don’t show up in my friends feed.

    Comment by Nathan — November 6, 2009 @ 2:18 pm

  119. Tried all above, nothing works now. ARGH.

    Comment by La Rêveuse — November 9, 2009 @ 6:10 pm

  120. Just to report that the solution along with Christian’s modification to the URL location strategy worked for me. This is surely something that the Gwibber programmers team ought to look after: I spent about an hour trying to solve this (not counting previous times without success)!

    Comment by Fermín Franco — November 10, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

  121. Check out…

    Comment by Nathan — November 10, 2009 @ 8:47 pm

  122. This is a PHP Script that I wrote that is a first attempt at aggregating the minifeed from Facebook’s Fan page fanpage:

    Comment by Nathan — November 11, 2009 @ 11:31 am

  123. I’m with Nathan and Friends. I need to find a way to get my status feed from my Facebook Page. I’d like to use that as my professional status update feed. I’m stumped! It seems like it should be SO EASY to make this stuff work nicely, but …

    Any suggestions?

    Comment by UNLV Prelaw — November 11, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

  124. Facebook offers a Facebook to Twitter status update only for pages

    Sadly not for users yet…

    Comment by nacho — November 12, 2009 @ 1:26 pm

  125. [...] – Check out this link to figure out how to get the RSS [...]

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  126. I tried this and it didn’t work either on twitterfeed. Any suggestions?

    Comment by Bruno — December 2, 2009 @ 6:39 am

  127. i tried the last one, went to the page, that page had a link to send me back to an old post on this page

    I tried creating a new profile and friending myself but then could not find the rss feed of friends statuses on my new profile.

    tried copying the urls from old friends status rss (in a live bookmark) inserting id and key from new account. was told I couldn’t access.

    the old rss icons now only live on notes and links, and you can only subscribe to friends via SMS. any more ideas?

    Comment by PamelaJaye — December 2, 2009 @ 12:03 pm

  128. I am trying to find the address in the mind to make it work with Stats2Site ( )

    It do not seems to work .. anyone is abble to make it run ?

    Thanks !


    Comment by Guillaume — December 3, 2009 @ 9:44 am

  129. The original way displays my status updates:

    Was hoping it might give me all my updates though.

    Comment by Jamie Kitson — December 14, 2009 @ 10:14 am

  130. Hi all,

    I got “something” to work via Google Reader, didn’t try any other RSS aggregator so here’s what I did:

    Step 1 – Login to your Facebook account and goto “” (without quotes).

    Step 2 – Use “Copy Link Address” (use right-click) on “My Friends Notes” on the right-hand bar.

    Step 3 – Take note of the 2 numbers that comes after “friends_notes.php?=”, and the “&key=” (let’s refer to them as variable A and variable B).

    Step 4 – Insert the 2 numbers/variables into the following URL:

    Step 5 – Copy and paste the modified link into your RSS aggregator and voila!

    Anyone who tries this, please feedback on success/failures, thank!


    Comment by Edmund — December 22, 2009 @ 12:43 am

  131. Hey Ed,

    Sadly, this doesn’t show MY status updates. This shows my FRIEND’S status updates… which I don’t want. I want to a steady stream of my OWN statuses for use on my web page. Any new ideas on how to accomplish this?

    Comment by Kelley — December 22, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

  132. Your own FB status feed:
    This method works just fine as of Dec 23rd 2009

    Comment by David — December 23, 2009 @ 8:03 am

  133. Has Facebook changed the location for Notifications in the Inbox to pull your status updates as described in the link posted by David? Can’t seem to find it in the Inbox.

    Comment by Mark — December 23, 2009 @ 1:20 pm

  134. A friend and I have set up a local ‘trading post’ and I would like to subscribe to all new posts via RSS feeds if this is at all possible.
    Per the link above, it’s a Group: ‘Business-General’.
    As Mark has noted, I can’t find anything about Notifications and the Help section appears to be out of date.

    Comment by Feral Jed — December 26, 2009 @ 5:54 pm

  135. Thought I’d check in. Update…the method as outlined in my 22APR09 update STILL works for me to get my OWN statuses. I guess my account is just old enough that it works as some people continue to have success and others do not.
    Lifehacker, today, linked to another site that might help people get different status updates. Here is a link to that as well:

    Comment by admin — December 28, 2009 @ 11:43 am

  136. Thanks for sharing that information rss feeds are important.

    Comment by love poems & love quotes — January 1, 2010 @ 7:27 am

  137. THANK YOU! I use my status to document what music i am listening to for years now and having a rss archive is just awesome!

    Comment by Eddy — January 2, 2010 @ 8:40 am

  138. This works as of January 5 2010:

    Follow the instructions, get the secure one-time code, put it in, and it generates this:

    Then go to and create your FB widget. At present, I can get it to show the names of posters only, but will fiddle for more.

    Comment by Gautam Patel — January 4, 2010 @ 10:49 pm

  139. thanks so much, bro… it’s real help me in my lifestream plugin.. LOL

    Comment by zura — January 12, 2010 @ 7:25 pm

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    Pingback by Where To Find Your Facebook RSS Feed URL | Dewy Azura — January 12, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

  141. it says The feed URL is no longer valid…did facebook change it again?

    Comment by Stone Deft — January 13, 2010 @ 2:47 am

  142. This looks promising, but needs work:

    Comment by ClintJCL — January 13, 2010 @ 7:35 am

  143. Thanks! Perfect!

    Comment by Tom 7 — January 16, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

  144. The last published method of grabbing the notifications feed and changing ‘notifications’ to ‘status’ in the URI has just worked perfectly for me. thanks.

    Comment by Neil Pie — January 19, 2010 @ 2:25 am

  145. sorry, my bad – it wasn’t grabing more than a handful of out-of-date status updates.

    Comment by Neil Pie — January 19, 2010 @ 2:28 am

  146. Me again. It does work, but since the new privacy changes I had set my status updates to show as ‘friends only’. These updates weren’t published to my RSS feed. Creating new updates and flagging them as available to ‘everyone’ solved this problem

    Comment by Neil Pie — January 19, 2010 @ 3:07 am

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    Pingback by Facebook Status RSS feed: How to find it, and what to do with it | Blog | Anne Dorko — January 27, 2010 @ 9:24 am

  148. Works !
    i tried Edmund’s way on my mobile, ie. Nokia 5800, i put it on the Contact’s Rss feed, it works !!

    The problem:How do i get just one person’s ( ie. my friend’s) status update?

    Comment by Ankit — February 4, 2010 @ 3:19 am

  149. this work for me!

    Comment by Tommy Christanto — February 4, 2010 @ 7:57 am

  150. fb discontinued my account because someone hacked in and tried to ask my friends for money.i have tried to contact fb but get no response.i would like a phone number or adress

    Comment by dave auer — February 18, 2010 @ 8:10 am

  151. Christian’s comment worked for me. I went to Facebook Notes and copied the URL for its RSS feed (on the right of the page) and then changed ‘friends_notes’ to ‘friends_status’ in the URL when I added it to Google Reader. Thanks!

    Comment by Cloudwhale — February 18, 2010 @ 10:42 am

  152. tested several times works perfectly
    to get friends’ updates feed:
    -go to:
    -then on the right under “Subscribe to these Notes” click “My Friends’ Notes”
    -then in the URL just change “friends_notes.php” with “friends_status.php”


    Comment by N.L — February 23, 2010 @ 7:44 am

  153. This did not work for me. Went to my wife’s account. Added a friends list. Grabbed the ID. Added it to this URL:{number_here} Entered this as the URL at Got the error: Feedurl We couldn’t parse this feed, please check URL and/or feed content are valid.

    Q – does this take a while to “turn on” when the list is created on Facebook? For example, if FB servers are slammed, should I try back later?

    Comment by Brent — February 27, 2010 @ 10:18 am

  154. Sorry – I should add I am trying to push my FB posts to Twitter.

    Comment by Brent — February 27, 2010 @ 10:20 am

  155. Looks like they’ve caught on. You can no longer great your own output using Christian’s method. If you do you’ll notice in the xml file that access is “denied.”


    Comment by Lara — March 6, 2010 @ 6:52 pm

  156. I would like to verify that, as of March 8th 2010, Christian’s workaround for getting just your own status exported works 100%. It must be done just so, but read carefully, play around with it for a little and you’ll figure it out. Sorry to those who tried and failed, but again, the work around is still functional.

    Comment by jhsizemore — March 8, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

  157. Well, is this method invalid now? Effing gay-tastic!

    Comment by Jonas — March 8, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

  158. It seems that facebook have done away with friend lists, so I no longer can use that work-around. That is, having a friend put me in my own list and then using that ID. Anyone thought of another way?

    Comment by scottdoc — March 9, 2010 @ 12:33 am

  159. Thanks Christian!!

    Christian’s is the only method that worked for me. It seems that there is no longer a “&viewer=111111″ included in the url, and the key for Notifications is not the same and completely different from the key for Friends Statuses which is the same as the key for Friends Notes.


    I was looking for a solution for months and months!!
    Thanks again for keeping this page updated.

    Comment by TSBoy — March 9, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

  160. And yes, I concur! As of March 9th, Christian’s method is working 110%. Follow his instructions above!

    Go to Friends Notes (using this particular url –,
    Subscribe to These Notes,
    and swap friends_notes with friends_status.

    Thanks Christian!!

    Christian’s is the only method that worked for me. It seems that there is no longer a “&viewer=111111″ included in the url, and the key for Notifications is not the same and completely different from the key for Friends Statuses which is the same as the key for Friends Notes.


    I was looking for a solution for months and months!!
    Thanks again for keeping this page updated.

    Comment by TSBoy — March 9, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

  161. Awesome! How can we get the feed that myspace shares with twitter and facebook for one’s myspace status? Also, I have searched quite a bit to find a way to display the contents of a feed on my webpage. Any suggestions on how to do this in xhtml so that it updates almost instantly and has fully customizable css?

    Comment by mobilestimulus — March 19, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

  162. The friends list feed works great thanks

    Seem to be having a problem getting my own status feeds though, anyone able to still get this to work or have they changed it?

    Comment by Amien — March 23, 2010 @ 9:18 am

  163. working thanks :)!

    Comment by Bernadette — March 23, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

  164. working thanks :)!
    but i still cant subscribe it says on google reader:
    The feed being requested cannot be found.

    Comment by Bernadette — March 23, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

  165. if you have a business page…you can update twitter easily through facebook.

    easy peasy

    Comment by mike — March 25, 2010 @ 6:30 am

  166. I give up. I tried hard, but failed. Any link I can come up with results in WP displaying some fopen() error.

    Comment by Halibutt — March 29, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

  167. I’ve just written up a really easy way to set up a monitoring tool that’s faster than Google Alerts – and it includes how to pull RSS from Facebook and filter it…

    Comment by Jed Hallam — March 31, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

  168. [...] of it to work with the posts being kind of wonky. It will only post links but no status updates. This link seems to have quite a few suggestions and I got some pointers from there. But Facebook changes [...]

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  169. It seems that as of today (April 26, 2010), facebook has gotten rid of the RSS feed option in Notifications. There is a facebook app called Status Export that automatically gets you the url for your OWN status updates only, however I write in English as well as Hebrew, and the Hebrew shows up as garbage on the feed Reader (Google’s).
    My latest solution: use the facebook app “SupaSync” and update my facebook status through Twitter. Then subscribe to my Twitter RSS Feed. This allows me to have a nice log of all my facebook statuses.
    It works in Hebrew too.
    I don’t use Twitter for anything else, but SupaSync allows you to filter (through keywords) which Tweets are sent to fb.
    Thanks for the help and ideas here.

    Comment by mayrav — April 26, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

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  171. working ….!! Thanks..!! for this information

    Comment by Tutorialslk — May 1, 2010 @ 9:23 pm

  172. I gave up messing around with the Facebook RSS feeds (just didn’t work for me) and used the solution mayrav suggested – Status Export. Just finished adding the feed to Twitterfeed, will see if it works.

    Great post and comments.

    Comment by Kein — May 18, 2010 @ 7:29 am

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  175. thank God i found this write up. i have been lloking for how to sign up for facebook rss. thanks all the same.

    Comment by zuma — September 18, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

  176. This one no longer work,
    I’m using this for the solution.

    Comment by juzhax — October 2, 2010 @ 12:39 pm

  177. this post is outdated. Is it still work?

    Comment by pratomodani — October 13, 2010 @ 5:51 pm

  178. Unfortunately, facebook got rid of their status update rss feeds. You can load a JSON feed pretty easy using this method:

    Comment by Lenny — November 9, 2010 @ 1:22 pm

  179. I’m just developed small web application to generate rss feed from any facebook account.


    just put your facebook url in the box then press submit
    then you will get your facebook rss feed

    *this rss feed supported

    I’m not good in English, But it’s ok if you have any suggestion

    contact me:

    Comment by earthchie — November 23, 2010 @ 7:34 am

  180. Christian’s method absolutely works as of today. Thanks!

    Comment by thanks — December 16, 2010 @ 11:07 am

  181. You can also use a RSS feed generator for your Facebook Statuses (or Photos) like the RSS Feeds application on Facebook.
    It will help you generate a RSS feed for all your statuses and photos while maintaining the privacy modes.
    Although, I am not a fan of the user interface the application has, but the functionality is what is awesome :)

    Comment by Abhinav Mishra — December 29, 2010 @ 1:35 am

  182. Hi There,

    I was editing my fan page today of which I am the sole administrator and suddenly my admin status was removed. Now I do not know what happened only that now I have no control over my fan page. Is there any way I can retrieve it.

    My fan page name is Tony Hicks The Hollies 2010. Thank You.

    Comment by Carrie Anne Smart — December 29, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

  183. You can also find the RSS/Atom feed for pages. I wrote a quick guide about it here:

    This technique worked as of yesterday, the 11th of january 2011, so it should be safe to rely on :)

    Comment by Ahrengot — January 12, 2011 @ 1:50 am

  184. Yay, ahrengot – that sorted it for me. Even for a “business” page. Top response!!!

    Comment by Matt Larkin — January 15, 2011 @ 8:25 am

  185. This is the closest thing I’ve found to what I’m trying to accomplish. I want to post a feed of only my status updates to my website. The developer apps they offer don’t quite give me what I’m looking for.

    Comment by Chicago Wedding Photographer — February 9, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

  186. I found your article while trying to integrate my facebook status updates on my sidebar of my wordpress blog. I found a lot of outdated information on how to do it and couldn’t really find anything useful to do what I was looking for. So I wrote my own way to do it. I thought I would share for anyone interested:

    It basically just takes your status updates and formats it to look like a facebook widget.

    Comment by Fedil Grogan — February 17, 2011 @ 7:15 am

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  188. I found another quite easy way to do it. I added this code snippet via an PHP-Widget to my WordPress-sidebar and got an perfectly formated stream of my Facebook Wall.

    Of course you have to replace the id with the appropriate id of your own website.

    Comment by Moritz — February 28, 2011 @ 2:19 am

  189. ok, html is supressed in Comments. I just wrote an quick article about it:

    Comment by Moritz — February 28, 2011 @ 2:28 am

  190. Ah ha! Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Qredits — April 4, 2011 @ 8:43 am

  191. earthchie thanks!

    your website works :)

    Comment by Faisal Admar — April 7, 2011 @ 2:53 am

  192. Simple, just chage the id code:

    Comment by Ricardo Lima — April 7, 2011 @ 7:19 am

  193. i was looking for it. thanx man for this.

    Comment by azgor #How to Find Your Facebook Status RSS Feed — April 8, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

  194. [...] easy link is gone from the obvious places one might look, but some googling turned up the answer here. I hope very much that the advice there will still work. [...]

    Pingback by Archiving and searching old Facebook status updates with Google Reader « Quod Ero Spero — April 19, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

  195. Ricardo’s feed code works. Thanks! You can use that code in an rss feed widget and get your facebook status on a wordpress blog.

    Comment by Klaconcepts — April 29, 2011 @ 10:46 am

  196. Hi the other day I stumbled on this website that displays posted links on their facebook fanpage wall on their website.

    It is something like. fans post links on this guy facebook fanpage wall, n then it gets automatically posted to the page’s owner website (blogspot) via some rss feed

    any idea on how to do this? that’d be a great way to attract fans on your page!

    Comment by ARC — May 4, 2011 @ 2:46 am

  197. Method no longer works – i need a Facebook Status RSS link – This feed URL is no longer valid. Visit this page to find the new URL, if you have access…..

    Please help? (damn you facebook)

    Comment by Alistair — May 6, 2011 @ 12:59 am

  198. I subscribed to my Facebook page via Google Reader and then copied the feed URL from there.

    Comment by Liz — May 17, 2011 @ 8:23 am

  199. Worked a treat for me today, the notifications/status swap is just fine, thanks.

    Comment by Moose — May 28, 2011 @ 8:55 am

  200. Facebook now requires an authentication token for non public data. For help accessing the Facebook Status feed since June 2011, please visit:

    Comment by *jd — June 8, 2011 @ 9:40 am

  201. Well it looks like they killed it. Overnight the RSS feed for friends status updates stopped working and I got an invalid feed message. It has not been publicly available for a long time, but for those with their feed URL it was working just fine, until last night.

    Now to see friends status updates, I’ll have to login to Facebook via the website one of the Facebook apps. Although it makes good business sense, it fails to value or respect my time.

    It just shows Facebook is a business, it exists to make money out of you, and to do that you need to be using the site in a way that gets you and other seeing adverts on Facebook.

    Maybe thanks to JD at Tahoe Designer I could get it working again, but I doubt it.

    Comment by Ian — June 16, 2011 @ 4:08 am

  202. Since this post is currently the top Google result for this issue, would draw attention to the following:

    No Application set-up required, just a change to the URL you’re currently using to replace the authentication key.

    Comment by Diem — June 17, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

  203. Most of my status updates are coming across as gibberish symbols. I know I’m not the only one with this issue, anyone know what’s going on or how to fix? Help! Thanks..

    Comment by Tracy — June 18, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

  204. Updated the post with instructions for the latest keys.

    Comment by admin — June 18, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

  205. OMG thanks so much, you nerds is brilliant. The Facebook Friends Status Updates suddenly stopped working on my Opera web browser Feed list on 06-14-2011. I prefer getting status updates this way, cos I’m on my desktop way more than I’m ever on my mobile. And the new work-around posted HERE, totally WORKS.
    All is normal in my little world again, so I couldn’t just grab and run off with the info, without sending out a BIG THANKS!

    Comment by tazza zeppers — June 22, 2011 @ 7:40 am

  206. Here is the fix! Use this application. What a pain in the behind, I have been trying to get my status feed all morning. Hope this helps someone else a couple hours of searching around.

    Comment by Bubble Bags — June 22, 2011 @ 9:09 am

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  211. Thank you so much for the 18JUN11 update!

    Comment by Guy — June 25, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

  212. thanks for the 2011 update everything works great on my Nokia C5 contacts bar. Been a while looking for this, only knew how get notifications only. Thanks for your work

    Comment by mawire — June 27, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

  213. the 18june2011 update is not working for me… the feed is created only “Facebook Syndication Error” message is getting posted in my twitter account..

    please keep me posted on new ways…!!!

    Comment by rajaram — July 5, 2011 @ 5:23 am

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  215. I could never get the RSS feeds to work. I ended up writing my own code to accomplish this. If anyone is interested they can find the writeup here:

    Comment by Fedil — July 8, 2011 @ 8:18 am

  216. It seems the newest update form a couple weeks ago is already outdated.

    Comment by Mike — July 10, 2011 @ 8:09 am

  217. The newest update is not outdated, but you need to go to the second “My Friends’ Links”. The one with the blue RSS icon right in front of it. Right under “Subscribe to Links”. Facebook has even added a help section for it.

    Comment by Saks — July 11, 2011 @ 9:34 am

  218. Thanks, Saks.

    Comment by admin — July 11, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

  219. Thank you so much! I’ve been looking for this work-around for a month!

    Comment by IMGoph — July 21, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

  220. I found this link to be helpful.
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    Comment by Keith Cross — August 8, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

  221. Excellent info over again. I am looking forward for more updates=)

    Comment by Tandy Pitcher — August 12, 2011 @ 3:52 am

  222. @Saks: Links are not the same as statuses. That feed will, as its name suggests, only show links that your friends post. Regular ol’ status updates are not included. I get the “syndication error” message as well when using the latest workaround. Looks like FB might have finally killed the status-update rss feed :(

    Comment by Anony — August 14, 2011 @ 4:53 pm

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  224. Here is a way to search facebook on all the public statuses… not your own but cool enough.

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    Comment by Drew — August 18, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

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  226. Simple & always 100% Working!

    Step 1: Have your friend log into Facebook.

    Step 2: Have your friend click the [friends] tab.

    Step 3: Have your friend click the [make a new list] button in top of the left grey column.

    Step 4: Have your friend name the list whatever you want. It doesn’t matter.

    Step 5: Have your friend add your name to the new list.

    Step 6: Have your friend click the [status updates] link at the top of the center column.

    Step 7: Have your friend click the [friends' status feed] link at the bottom of the left grey column.

    The page your friend is looking at is an RSS feed that contains only your status updates.

    Ta da!

    Comment by Arindam Mukherji — August 24, 2011 @ 8:12 am

  227. Step 6 doesn’t make any sense. Please elaborate.

    Comment by Darren — August 25, 2011 @ 12:02 am

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  229. Think FB changed stuff once again ,,, steps 6 & 7 aren’t there!

    Comment by G Man — August 30, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

  230. The part about from my 18JUN11 update still works for me. Doesn’t look like getting your friends feeds works at the moment.

    Comment by admin — August 30, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

  231. Step2 of the update from 18JUN11 isn’t working.
    “Right click on the link to ‘My Friends’ Links’ and copy url”
    Please advise on a good alternative. Thanks.

    Comment by Keira Soleore — September 4, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

  232. Does anyone have a working solution for this week? lol

    Comment by Simon C — September 6, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

  233. I really need to get it on my website! Thank you!

    Comment by Sanjin Kunovac — September 7, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

  234. update needed :)

    Comment by vinirusso — September 21, 2011 @ 10:16 am

  235. how to get rss update.i tried all tricks posted here.but for new look of facebook I cant getting any thng pls help

    Comment by sameer — September 22, 2011 @ 6:38 am

  236. yep, looks like it’s busted again.

    Comment by IMGoph — September 22, 2011 @ 10:20 am

  237. Folks, Facebook is basically a walled garden. They are making it impossible to get stuff out to be used elsewhere. Sorry these instructions stopped working. I’ll see what I can do but I don’t hold out much hope.

    Comment by admin — September 22, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

  238. i can get my rss feed by simply going to
    then copying the url for RSS and changing the php file name to status, e.g.:

    but when i try to use this in blogger, as an rss feed widget, it says “invalid rss feed”

    Comment by nick humphrey — October 5, 2011 @ 4:36 am

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  256. Not working though checked the UPDATE 18JUN11. It is working correctly only for the notifications. for others it is just a plain error xml

    Comment by Chaitanya — December 28, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

  257. People, Facebook doesn’t want you to have your data. This isn’t working very well anymore. They keep hiding the feed.

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  267. Sorry, I don’t. Facebook really doesn’t want anyone to take anything out of facebook. Even these rss feeds don’t always work.

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  273. various fixes worked for me up until December 27, 2012. looks like the RSS status feed has been broken again. anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?

    Comment by IMGoph — January 1, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

  274. It was all working perfectly (Friends status feed and friends posted links), but since December 27/28th 2012 it’s dead again…

    Anyone a possible solution?

    cheers and happy new year!

    Comment by Peter — January 15, 2013 @ 1:20 am

  275. This is working for me. type into your browser. Sign into Facebook and then you can subscribe to: Your status feed, your friends feed and the pages you have liked. These all display as you are logged into your personal FB status. You have to get the Page status differently to interact as your page. See: How To Generate An RSS Feed For Any Fan Page
    Click Here For a very short video.

    I have a copy of the http://facebook .com/….. that works but I can’t find it. It’s an Atom feed not RSS 20. Anybody have that http:// formula?

    The above 2 notes are the work around; is being promoted by Facebook so it should stay valid for a while. I use Google Reader for my feed reader. Thanks

    Comment by Tom Coleman — January 31, 2013 @ 9:23 am

  276. Thanks for all your work on documenting this!

    One question about fbrss:

    Where does Facebook promote this? I can not find any endorsement.

    This is quite tricky, piping my complete feed with lots of privately shared stuff (of my contacts!) through some service without any info on who runs it…

    Any info on that?

    Comment by Oliver — February 5, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

  277. They don’t want you to use RSS anymore. Your data goes in but it doesn’t come out.

    Comment by admin — February 5, 2013 @ 3:38 pm

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