NOTE: Since this post was published, weâve been informed that itâs actually an Atom feed, rather than RSS. Still, thatâs but a technicality. As long as your reader supports Atom as well as RSS, the result is the same.
While Google is yet to provide an official API for Google+, enterprising developers have taken matters into their own hands with everything from a statistics service to a media player plugin already available for the nascent social project. Now comes an unofficial solution forÂ somethingÂ a lot of users have been hoping would arrive â RSS feeds.
PlusFeed is a simple service that provides an RSS feed of any Google+ userâs public posts. Simply find the unique number at the end of their profile URL, and then add it to the PlusFeeds URL. So, for example, the URL of The Next Webâs Google+ RSS feed is: http://plusfeed.appspot.com/103907806627406122152
Then itâs just a case of adding that feed URL to your favourite RSS reader and youâre away â all their public posts will be added to the feed. From our tests, they seem to update quickly too. While this isnât an essential feature for everyone, and thereâs no knowing how long this unofficial solution will work for, if youâve been desperate for Google+ RSS feeds â your wish is granted.