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.

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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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Responses to Google Plus RSS Feeds

  1. Saeid July 13, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    https://plus.google.com/113077881874489337956 exists
    and
    http://plusfeed.appspot.com/113077881874489337956
    says:
    500 Server Error
    list index out of range

  2. John Evans July 13, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    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 July 13, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    O nice man.. Cool info..

  4. Shem Maina Irungu July 17, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    Worked a treat for me, even shared it on google+. thanks.

  5. Hemendra Kumar Saini July 19, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    Dude tell me how to add blogger feeds to google+

    • GP Info August 15, 2011 at 7:35 am #

      there's no way to do it now. you need to post them manually

  6. Romadhon July 19, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    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 August 8, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    Worked a treat for me, even shared it on google+. thanks.
    google plus good pages. :)

  8. Senexx August 18, 2011 at 5:18 am #

    I wish to do the opposite, send an RSS feed to google plus as posts. Is there a GHack for that?

  9. Senexx August 19, 2011 at 5:20 am #

    Thanks for the response.

  10. Lorelle September 2, 2011 at 3:26 am #

    PlusFeed has shut down. Any alternatives? Thanks.

  11. Jeff Turner September 14, 2011 at 5:31 am #

    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 September 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    Thanks God, You Save My Time.,-Xelent

  13. Thexyz September 21, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    Looking forward to google releasing the API

  14. Kyle Schooler October 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    try:
    http://plus.gg

  15. Georgy November 2, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    Is there a way to generate an RSS feed from a circle on Google+?

  16. myplusbluddies.com November 6, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    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 November 26, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    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 December 13, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    Not working
    Trying http://googleplusrss.nodester.com/

  19. vitriol December 14, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    An easy and fully customizable widget for a google + feed is also available on http://www.widgplus.com
    Hope this helps.

  20. Andre Morris December 15, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    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

  21. طيران December 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    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 January 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    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 January 10, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    That no longer work properly, and i don't know what to do anymore.

  24. mpapec January 18, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    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 February 5, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    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 February 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    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 ;-)

    • Agra February 16, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

      Nope, did not work

  27. Robert April 8, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    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 May 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    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 July 20, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    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 September 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Everyone with some linux skills could make his own Google plus rss feed server,

  31. Robert September 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    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 May 2, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

    Google+ Feed hosted at Appspot is dead, as do most of the alternatives mentioned in the comments above. Any newer alternatives?

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