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Facebook RSS Feeds for Groups


As part of a project for this group I was trying to get their Facebook Group RSS feeds on their website.
It seems like Facebook has all kinds of neat tools (profile badge, Fan badge, etc) for individuals and Pages, but instruction on how to add RSS info for a Group is not as clear to the average webmaster.
I searched the web high and low and what I could determine is that RSS for most Group updates is not supported (unless maybe it’s buried in the API). I was able to create an RSS feed for the Discussion updates for a Group, but the Group has to be OPEN and not CLOSED or PRIVATE.
To do that, use this tool.

In short, I think a better solution would be to signup for Twitter and use an application like TweetDeck to update both profiles at once. Use the Twitter RSS to update on your webpage. Sigh.

To do RSS for your personal profile, you can use the below info:

First of all, you will need your ID and KEY
To get those, just navigate to the Notes application and copy the link to the RSS for that app (bottom right).
Take note of the ID and KEY (e.g. ID=1111 KEY=2222)

Using those two identifiers you can hook up some RSS links as I’ve shown examples below. Replace the numbers for the variables with your own ID and KEY:

http://www.facebook.com/feeds/status.php?id=1111&key=2222&format=rss20 [Your Status Updates]
http://www.facebook.com/feeds/notes.php?id=1111&key=2222&format=rss20 [Your Notes Updates]
http://www.facebook.com/feeds/friends_notes.php?id=1111&key=2222&format=rss20 [Friends Notes Updates]
http://www.facebook.com/feeds/friends_status.php?id=1111&key=2222&format=rss20 [Friends’ Status Updates]
http://www.facebook.com/feeds/friends_status.php?id=1111&key=2222&format=rss20&flid=3333 [Friend Status Updates with a Filter]
To Filter the friend status updates:
[Apply an flid like you see in the link example above. Click on a Friend List, look at the URL and note the number in Red: …?filter=flp_3333333333333]
[You can add yourself too if status.php link won’t work for you. Simply have a friend create a friend list, add you to it, and then give you the friend list ID]

Note: Someone said that replacing the flid number with your own ID might filter your own updates..not sure if this will work or not.

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