How to connect an RSS feed to social media

Whether you have your own blog or just like to scour the internet for interesting articles, you probably share articles on your social media all the time. While manually clicking the “Share” button does the job just fine, there’s a much more effective way to track and share updates: RSS feeds.

If you link RSS feeds to your social media accounts, you never have to worry about forgetting to share an important update. By automating the sharing process, you can also effortlessly keep your social media profiles active.

Read on to learn how to link RSS feeds to your social media.

Why you should post your RSS feed on your social media

RSS feeds have been an invaluable tool for staying up-to-date with content sources on the web. They provide you with the metadata of the updates from your favorite blogs and websites all in one place. For companies, they are an indispensable catalog of all their submissions in chronological order.

As social media has become an important tool for sharing content, RSS feeds have taken on an additional role. These days, you can use a social media management tool to connect RSS feeds to your social media accounts and share content from your favorite sources directly to your profile.

This entails numerous advantages. You can boost your blog or website traffic by automatically sharing a link to every update across all your social channels. Your content also gets more exposure. Even if you don’t have a website of your own, simply sharing content from sources that intrigue you can increase engagement on your social media.

How to connect RSS feed to your social media

To connect an RSS feed to a social media account, you need to use a third-party solution such as Circle tree. This web-based app offers social media scheduling services across major platforms. It also allows you to associate RSS feeds with your accounts and customize your auto-sharing preferences.

Circleboom’s RSS sharing feature makes social media management easier with the following features:

  • Post content automatically
  • Share articles, photos or even videos
  • Select the time interval at which the app checks the RSS feed for updates
  • Define the number of items shared per update
  • Customize your RSS messages with your own text
  • Share to multiple social media accounts at once

Here’s how to get started with Circleboom and set up RSS feed sharing in a few easy steps.

Sign up for Circleboom and link your social media accounts

First and foremost, you need to create a Circleboom account:

  1. Go to Circle tree and press “Get Started”.
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  2. Select ‘Publish’ to opt-in to Circleboom’s social media management tool.
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  3. Enter your name, email address and password and press ‘Create account’.
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Once you have signed up, you can link all relevant social media accounts to the service. On the main page, click on the social media you want to link an RSS feed to and follow the on-screen instructions to link it to Circleboom.

You can add the following types of accounts:

  • Twitter profile
  • Facebook page or group
  • LinkedIn profile or page
  • Google My Business account
  • Instagram professional business account
  • Pinterest account

Connect an RSS feed

Once your social media account or accounts are connected to Circleboom, you can add an RSS feed to share on that account. Follow the steps below:

  1. Go to your Circleboom dashboard.
  2. Find the option to link an RSS feed in your sidebar or main screen.
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  3. Select “Link a new RSS feed” or “Add a new RSS feed now.”
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You will be taken to a form to fill out. Before you begin, read the guidelines to make sure you can add the RSS feed you want. Some types of content are not allowed on social media sites. For example, you can’t add a Twitter user’s feed.

Once you’ve confirmed that your RSS feed is ready to use, fill out the form:

  1. Click the first field to choose the social media account or accounts the feed will be posted to.
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  2. Select the icons of the desired accounts and click ‘Done’.
  3. Find the site whose RSS feed you want to link to and copy the link to their feed.
  4. Paste the URL of the RSS feed in the following field.
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  5. Give a title to the RSS feed.
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  6. Customize the opening and closing text of your messages. These can be up to 50 characters long and appear every time an RSS feed post is shared on your social media. Remember that you cannot include hashtags or mentions in this text.
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  7. Control how often the app checks the RSS feed for updates. You can choose a time interval between one day and five minutes.
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  8. Choose the maximum number of RSS feed posts that Circleboom will share with each update. The maximum number of posts allowed is five.
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  9. Decide if you want to share URLs with the RSS posts.
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  10. Hit “Add RSS Feed” and you’re done.
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You can find a list of all the RSS feeds you’ve added to your social media accounts by hovering your cursor over the RSS icon in your sidebar and choosing “List of your connected feeds.”
List your connected feeds

If you still haven’t found the right RSS feeds to share, you can check out Circleboom’s recommended articles that you can easily schedule or queue to be posted on your profile. Click “Discover Articles” in the sidebar or “Select from Articles” on your main dashboard and you can browse based on your interests.
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Stay tuned for updates

Linking your favorite RSS feeds to your social media accounts ensures that your pages always stay active. You only need to manage content once for continuous updates. Add the desired RSS feeds to your Circleboom account and automate sharing by following the steps above.

Do you use RSS feeds to keep up to date with blogs and websites? Do you have favorite RSS feeds you want to share? Let us know in the comments below.

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