How to Share Articles in Google Reader on Twitter

Can you share your best articles from Google reader on Twitter? If you love connecting and sharing with friends and want to share all your favorite blog posts and other articles with your friends on Twitter, here is a cool trick for you.

I hope that Google Reader is your default feedreader. Open your shared items page from the left navigation section.

google reader shared

Now focus on the URL of this page in the address bar. Look for your Google profile ID here (skip the %2F). Google Profile ID is the unique number corresponding to you. Note down this number.

google reader url shared

Now, log-in to Twitterfeed and enter your Twitter account details. In the RSS section, Enter the URL:

http://www.google.com/reader/public/atom/user%2FYOUR-GOOGLE-ID%2Fstate%2Fcom.google%2Fbroadcast

Fill the other relevant fields.
Twitter Shared

And, you are done!

Now, whatever you share in Google Reader will be automatically posted in your Twitter Updates and hence, your friends can follow these stuff. I will suggest you to use Note in Reader Bookmarklet, which will make sharing webpages easier. Cheers :)

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KateC
KateC

I tried to do this, created my google account, I have lots of design blogs that I keep up to date with and thought it would be worth sharing them with my friends and it says “We couldn’t parse this feed. Please check that you entered the correct feed URL” under the url for my google feed the url is from the share items page – Am i doing something wrong?

David Bruce Jr
David Bruce Jr

What browser were you doing the sharing attempt with?

Perhaps use firefox or something other than IE?

Mike Smith
Mike Smith

I get the same error as KateC when I try this.

Matt Lampard
Matt Lampard

Works geat at my end, after having items under the shared ones, thanks!

Mike Smith
Mike Smith

@KateC – did you add anything to your shared items yet? If not, thats why it’s not working (from what I can tell) I added one item, and it is now working properly.

Noodlescape
Noodlescape

Nice tip :)
Very useful, I never would have figured that out on my own!

ArpitNext
ArpitNext

@KateC : Hoping that you have got the solution now!

@Mike : Thanks for clarifications :)

Quakeboy
Quakeboy

Just adding my point to make this process easier..On your google reader page, click shared items.

On the right side you can see a link – See your shared items page in a new window. Click that.

You will see a page with all your shared items like a blog almost. On the right side you can see the ATOM link. You can right click and copy paste it.

I found this easier to do and less confusing than the above copy paste method.

B. Moore
B. Moore

anyone know of a way to remove or change the text that greader adds to your shared items as well as the text that twitterfeed adds? just seem to me that each app adds unneeded information. all i want is to share+note a item in greader that twitterfeed will post to twitter

Jen
Jen

Twitter only picks up one share item at a time, even if you set twitterfeed to 5. Any ideas why this is happening and how to fix it?

Alpay
Alpay

Thanks, saved me a ton of tinkering :)

Sun
Sun

I’m looking for something like Twuffer that schedules future tweets (say one tweet per hour) but gets the tweets from Google Reader and shortens the URL to the actual article.

Vipul Limbachiya
Vipul Limbachiya

Wow! It’ll help me. Yet to try! Thanks for sharing!

Liam
Liam

This is cool. You could combine it with “Grittr = Google Reader + Twitter” script http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/49958

David Segonds
David Segonds

Thank you for the tutorial. This was really useful. Actually, the public page for your shared items now has a link to the atom feed. This simplify your tutorial a tiny bit.

Again, thank you!

Abby
Abby

handy tool, Dave. Like others, it took me a bit because I was giving it an unparsable feed, but it worked itself out and now I’m feed.

EK
EK

Twitterfeed is rather useless if you share more than a few posts a day. I’d rather see a service that collects all new shared items every half an hour instead of just a few. To me it’s too slow and too limited.

Ben (Crate Hire UK)
Ben (Crate Hire UK)

Hi Arpit, just tried this and it works for me. Thanks for the tip!

Emma Leary
Emma Leary

Good tip! I’ve been looking for something like this. Does this still work?

Sandra
Sandra

It’s a shame they got rid of this :( It was pretty helpful

Kim
Kim

Yeah, I definitely miss this :(