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Google Plus RSS Feeds

RSS feeds are not officially supported by Google Plus yet. that's bad if you want to follow a specific user on the new social networking site. Sure, you could add the user to a circle to read all (public) messages on the Google Plus website, or visit the stream of that user directly to access the new messages.

Both options are not really that comfortable, especially if you do not hang out 24/7 on Google Plus. The alternative? You could try a service that turns a stream into an RSS feed.

Google Plus Feed is such a service. It is hosted on Appspot and provides barely any information, so take it with a grain of salt. Could be gone before you can blink with the eye.

It is fortunately dead easy to create an RSS feed for a Google Plus profile. All you need is the user's Google profile ID and the url that you have to add it to to create the feed.

Just visit a user's Google Profile on Google Plus to get the ID. You find it in the web address of that page, it is the only number there. I have highlighted the ID for you in the screenshot below.

google profile id

The ID is also listed on your stream. Each user name is linking directly to the profile of that user. To get the id right-click on the name and select copy link location.

Now that you have got the ID you need to add it to the following url:

Removed, no longer working. Check updates below.

Just add it at the end and load the page. You get an RSS feed that you can subscribe to in your RSS feed reader of choice.

google plus rss feed

You can repeat the process for additional Google profile RSS feeds if you like. It it likely that Google plans to add RSS capabilities to the profile natively. For now, Plusfeed offers a fast way of creating feeds for Google Profiles.

Update: The Google Plus RSS Feeds service has been shut down by its developer. You find an alternative here: Use Dapper To Create RSS Feeds From Any Page, Including Google Plus Posts

Update 2: Plus Feeds is available under a different url again, you can access it here. Thanks Kim for letting me know about it.

Update 3: The second Plus Feed address has been disabled as well.

Update 4: Use Google+ User Feed instead which works fine at the time of writing. All you need to do is enter the user ID and click the get feed button to get the feed for that channel.

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Google Plus RSS Feeds
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Google Plus RSS Feeds
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Find out how to create RSS feeds from any Google+ user ID or channel so that you get update notifications in your feed reader of choice.
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    Comments

    1. Saeid said on July 13, 2011 at 9:27 am
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      1. Martin Brinkmann said on July 13, 2011 at 9:40 am
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        Probably because there aren’t any public posts?

      2. Guest said on October 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm
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        This is the only thing that is working right now for me

        http://www.googleplusfeed.net

    2. John Evans said on July 13, 2011 at 2:43 pm
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      Well, I’m not sure about the Poster Martin but your advice worked a treat for me: I just posted a public post and voila the feed worked like a charm.

      Thank you,
      John

    3. ashish said on July 13, 2011 at 4:50 pm
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      O nice man.. Cool info..

    4. Shem Maina Irungu said on July 17, 2011 at 7:54 am
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      Worked a treat for me, even shared it on google+. thanks.

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on July 17, 2011 at 8:58 am
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        Thanks for sharing Shem.

      2. Social media news said on August 31, 2011 at 11:33 am
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        As i experienced. Google automatically creates your RSS for your google plus profile. Open http://www.google.com/reader/ and try searching your profile with name.

    5. Hemendra Kumar Saini said on July 19, 2011 at 2:46 pm
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      Dude tell me how to add blogger feeds to google+

      1. GP Info said on August 15, 2011 at 7:35 am
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        there’s no way to do it now. you need to post them manually

    6. Romadhon said on July 19, 2011 at 6:04 pm
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      Thanks for sharing. That is new for me. I just set up my Google plus account. it takes time to become commonplace. I am too familiar with the ease of facebook

    7. google plus said on August 8, 2011 at 9:55 pm
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      Worked a treat for me, even shared it on google+. thanks.
      google plus good pages. :)

    8. Senexx said on August 18, 2011 at 5:18 am
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      I wish to do the opposite, send an RSS feed to google plus as posts. Is there a GHack for that?

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 18, 2011 at 9:57 am
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        I have not found a program yet to automate that process.

    9. Senexx said on August 19, 2011 at 5:20 am
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      Thanks for the response.

    10. Lorelle said on September 2, 2011 at 3:26 am
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      PlusFeed has shut down. Any alternatives? Thanks.

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on September 2, 2011 at 9:51 am
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        Lorelle, there is no service that I know of that is offering it to the public. I have found some php code snippets but nothing that it is working right out of the box without some coding first.

      2. Martin Brinkmann said on September 2, 2011 at 1:12 pm
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        Update: I have written a tutorial on how to create Google Plus RSS Feeds with Dapper: https://www.ghacks.net/2011/09/02/use-dapper-to-create-rss-feeds-from-any-page-including-google-plus-posts/

      3. Andy De Ruyter said on September 3, 2011 at 8:14 am
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        If anyone is looking for an alternative, you can check out http://plu.sr
        It has RSS feed and a mobile view of your Google Plus profile.

    11. Jeff Turner said on September 14, 2011 at 5:31 am
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      I created a replacement for it located here does the same thing but still work on getting more detailed on the data I use as Google really doesn’t have titles.

      http://googleplusrss.nodester.com

      JT

    12. iZoom said on September 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm
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      Thanks God, You Save My Time.,-Xelent

    13. Thexyz said on September 21, 2011 at 6:51 pm
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      Looking forward to google releasing the API

      1. Jeff Turner said on September 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm
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        They have release a public data one just a few days ago :) I am in the process of changing http://googleplusrss.nodester.com/ to use it.

    14. Kyle Schooler said on October 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm
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      1. Jeff Turner said on October 10, 2011 at 4:39 pm
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        1. Kyle Schooler said on November 3, 2011 at 10:03 am
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          it’s not the same thing. http://plus.gg doesn’t provide RSS feeds, it’s a simple url shortcut to http://plus.google.com

          that’s all

    15. Georgy said on November 2, 2011 at 8:17 am
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      Is there a way to generate an RSS feed from a circle on Google+?

      1. Efang said on November 2, 2011 at 5:07 pm
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        Seconded

    16. myplusbluddies.com said on November 6, 2011 at 10:11 am
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      Google+ really a popular thread today.Its create challenges with other social media like facebook etc.
      I am also a user of google+.Now a day every websites google+ likes are also most popular like facebook likes. Make new friends and connect your friends on google+

    17. atif said on November 26, 2011 at 5:56 pm
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      Thanks for sharing your Valued and unique knowledge with Us , i reach at your page through Google and v impressed the way you communicate in this page

    18. Juan said on December 13, 2011 at 8:32 pm
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    19. vitriol said on December 14, 2011 at 6:21 pm
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      An easy and fully customizable widget for a google + feed is also available on http://www.widgplus.com
      Hope this helps.

    20. Andre Morris said on December 15, 2011 at 8:53 am
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      The one that was working up until a few weeks ago was http://plu.sr

      According to the developer on Google+ they shut him down, you can see the official thread here:

      https://plus.google.com/106294548712073255245/posts/ZPCV1ZLCVsF

      1. Jeff Turner said on December 15, 2011 at 9:35 am
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    21. طيران said on December 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm
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      But how do you get the clean stream of user’s activity? Or are you just parsing pure HTML???
      https://plus.google.com/117603909224707079971

    22. Ana said on January 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm
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      This does work great for one profile…I would like ot create a feed from a search on google plus….how do I do that?

    23. Citayam Chronicle said on January 10, 2012 at 11:54 pm
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      That no longer work properly, and i don’t know what to do anymore.

    24. mpapec said on January 18, 2012 at 9:48 am
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      Everyone with some linux skills could make his own Google plus rss feed server,

      http://mpapec.tumblr.com/post/16019902885/rss-for-google-plus-one

    25. Hudson said on February 5, 2012 at 9:04 pm
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      Hi, I’m maintaining one over here too http://www.gplustorss.com/ (This one is downloadable in script format so you can run it on your own domain and not worry about downed or overworked services)

    26. Robert said on February 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm
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      Hi

      You can use this new service: http://gplusrss.com/
      Just enter your Profile-ID, an API-Key and you get a link to you RSS-Feed for Google+.

      And: it works ;-)

      1. Agra said on February 16, 2012 at 11:15 pm
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        Nope, did not work

    27. Robert said on April 8, 2012 at 11:45 am
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      Gplusrss.com just got an update: No need to enter an API-Key, just login via Google and you got your RSS-Feed working.

      Go to http://gplusrss.com, hit the blue button in the middle, confirm the access-rights and thats all :-)

      You also can view some access-statistics of your generated rss-feed.

    28. Floopy said on May 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm
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      If you don’t want to link your Google+ or don’t have a Google+ account, those solutions don’t work.

      I created this site because I was frustrated with this problem

      I hope it helps other people as well.

      http://www.googleplusfeed.net

    29. Gherynos said on July 20, 2012 at 7:33 pm
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      Hi to all,
      I’ve also created a service to convert Google+ public posts to an RSS feed accessible via this url:

      https://l.naes.co/pluschannel

      or via Chrome WebStore:

      https://l.naes.co/pluschannel_ws

      No login or API key needed: give it a try!

    30. iraq said on September 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm
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      Everyone with some linux skills could make his own Google plus rss feed server,

    31. Robert said on September 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm
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      Update of gplusrss.com:

      No need to enter an API-Key, just login and create your feed.

      You may also create a feed of any other google+ page or profile. Just enter the profile-id and you have a valid rss-feed of the public posts.

    32. BF533 said on May 2, 2015 at 1:49 pm
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      Google+ Feed hosted at Appspot is dead, as do most of the alternatives mentioned in the comments above. Any newer alternatives?

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on May 2, 2015 at 2:19 pm
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        Try http://plusfeed.frosas.net/ it works fine right now. I have updated the article.

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