How to publish your Facebook status to Twitter

reese With the addition of public facing feeds to Facebook I am now able to publish my status on Facebook to Twitter.    Here’s how you can do it also.

First, find your status RSS feed on Facebook.   It is buried.  (Thanks Bizzle! for helping me find mine.)  To find it, you need to visit your profile on Facebook and on your mini-feed select "See All".   On the right you will see a list of items, select “status stories” and finally below this a feed link can be found.

Don’t see a mini-feed on your profile page? 

You’ve most likely been changed your feed settings.  Resetting them to their default values from the feed preference page will bring back the mini-feed.

Finally add your newly found status RSS feed to the TwitterFeed service.  I set mine to update every thirty minutes, prefixed it with "From Facebook…" and am publishing just the title from the status feed.

Requests?   I have two, one for Twitter and another for Facebook.  :-)

1.  For Facebook – Feeds are cool, but only a start.  A real breakthrough would be an API that allows me to update Facebook via Twitter.   Fred Wilson agrees.

2. For Twitter - Please give us an application authentication like Flickr’s.  Right now requiring each application to track a user’s login/password is a very bad idea.

Using Twitter or Facebook?   Follow me on Twitter or add me as a friend on Facebook.

12 thoughts on “How to publish your Facebook status to Twitter”

  1. You can already update your facebook status via twitter – just add the twitter application on facebook and allow it to update your status

  2. Does this still work today? June 09. With the new FB layout, I can’t find the steps to follow at all – apols. if user error:

    "…status RSS feed on Facebook. It is buried… To find it, you need to visit your profile on Facebook and on your mini-feed select "See All". On the right you will see a list of items, select “status stories” and finally below this a feed link can be found."

  3. Thanks for the tip! My only problem is that every thirty minutes it re-tweets the same FB status, except adding my name again. For example it starts with "Aaron is bored" then if I don’t change my FB status, it tweets "Aaron Aaron is bored" and so on. Any way to make TwitterFeed recognize that there is no new status?

  4. Alright, they have Twitter working — but I would love to embed my status on my web page. I can embed Twitter on my page — and MySpace — but not Facebook. Maybe I can have my Facebook feed to Twitter and then my Twitter feed to HTML? :)

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