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Bluesky has launched RSS feeds

Three mobile devices showing different sections of the Bluesky mobile website

Hooray to Bluesky for releasing its new RSS feeds! Now anyone can now obtain an RSS feed for any Bluesky user. We’ve taken them for a test drive, and here’s what you should know.

They work well with RSS Readers and RSS browser extensions

The link to a user’s RSS feed is quite lengthy, making it not so easy to remember, and you can’t really tell which user’s profile an RSS feed is for just by looking at it. Here’s the RSS feed link for Bluesky’s CEO Jay Graber, for example.

https://bsky.app/profile/did:plc:oky5czdrnfjpqslsw2a5iclo/rss

But thankfully, this doesn’t matter much, because they’re embedded on each user’s profile on the Bluesky website. This makes each user’s RSS feed automatically discoverable by any RSS reader app. You can simply copy and paste the link to a user’s profile into the app, and it will find the user’s RSS feed for you automatically.

A user pasting the link to a Bluesky user's profile into an RSS reader and autopopulates with the user's RSS feed
Shows an RSS Reader app automatically discovering a Bluesky user’s RSS feed by pasting the user’s profile link into the search field

Some RSS apps will even allow you to get a Bluesky user’s RSS feed simply by typing their username in the search.

This setup also works well with RSS browser extensions. So if you’re using one with RSS detection, it will automatically detect a user’s RSS feed after visiting their Bluesky profile in your browser.

All posts made on Bluesky are public by default, and anyone (even users not logged into Bluesky) can see them. However, users have the ability to restrict their posts to only logged-in users. So if a user has their posts set to be visible only to logged-in users, you wouldn’t be able to view that user’s posts in the user’s Bluesky RSS feed.

At the time of this writing, Bluesky RSS feeds don’t have links embedded in the full text of the feed. So you’ll have to navigate to the post on the Bluesky website in order for the links to be clickable. For instance, here is how a user’s Bluesky post appears in an RSS reader—notice there are no links.

A screenshot of a Bluesky user post in an RSS reader that contains the content without its links

And here is that same post as it appears on the Bluesky website, which shows the blue, clickable links.

A screenshot of a Bluesky user post on the Bluesky website that contains the content with links

This initial version of the Bluesky RSS feeds look very promising, and we hope the Bluesky team continues to improve them. If there’s anything more you’d like to see from Bluesky’s RSS feeds, you can submit feedback to them on their GitHub Discussion board or through their social media profiles listed on the Bluesky website. Alternatively, you can also shoot us a message with your feedback, and we’ll reach out to Bluesky to make sure they get it.

And of course, our very own Bluesky RSS feeds are always available if you need them by just adding openrss.org to the beginning of any Bluesky user’s profile in the browser URL bar.

https://openrss.org/bsky.app/profile/jay.bsky.team


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