Getting the RSS feed for a Facebook page
Every Facebook page has an RSS feed. You can subscribe to that feed with your RSS reader. You can also embed it or build applications that utilize it and everything else you can do with an RSS feed . The only thing is, finding the URL of the feed can be difficult, so i decided to help a little and write this guide.
Note: If you’re not interested in the URL of the feed but just want it imported in Google Reader, FeedBurner or Firefox simply skip step 1-3.
Step 1 – Getting your page id
Everything on Facebook from users to photos to events has a numeric id. This id is used internally by Facebook to identify different stuff in its enormous database when users request it. So when you request the RSS feed from a page, you’ll need to send the id of the page along with your request. That’s why the first thing you need to do is to find the id of your page. It’s pretty simple.
Open any Facebook page and click of the profile image. In the address bar you’ll see ‘http://www.facebook.com/album.php?profile=1&id=40796308305’ where ‘40796308305’ will be the page id. Copy those numbers as we’ll need them in just a second.
Step 2 – Choosing a format
You are able to choose between an atom feed and RSS 2.0. If you don’t know the difference just go with atom. To read more about Atom vs RSS 2.0 click here.
Step 3 – The complete URL of your Facebook page feed
I’ve used the id from the Coca-Cola page to demonstrate the URL’s. Just replace the numeric id at the end with the id you found in step 1.
Here’s the URL to the Coca-Cola Facebook page as an atom feed:
And here’s the URL to the same page using RSS 2.0:
Adding your Facebook page feed to Google Reader
Just paste the URL of the page into Google Reader. For instance http://www.facebook.com/cocacola
Adding your Facebook page feed to FeedBurner
Same as google reader.
Adding your Facebook page feed in Firefox
Go to the Facebook page and click the “Add Subscription” button in the address bar.
… Anyway, that’s how to do it. I hope this solves some headaches :)
Update: You can get your personal feed as RSS as well!
If you want your own(or any of your friends) wall feed as RSS you can do that via the FB RSS Facebook application. Thanks to Peter for pointing this one out in the comments.