Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Monday, September 4, 2017 at 22:20

With TwitRSS, you can subscribe to any Twitter account as RSS Feeds so you can read them using any RSS reader. This article shows how to do it with Thunderbird RSS Reader. TwitRSS is a web-based free software licensed under GNU GPLv2 by Charlie Harvey. To begin with, we will subscribe to @libreoffice Twitter as example. You can find more Twitter accounts of free software community below. Enjoy!
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1. Get the '@username' on Twitter

For example, to subscribe to LibreOffice tweets (, copy the @libreoffice username.

2. Enter it to TwitRSS Online

Go to TwitRSS online service at > paste the username at Twitter User box > press Fetch RSS button.

3. Copy the url address

TwitRSS will generate the RSS Feed url for the username you given. Copy the URL on your browser address bar.

4. Add it to RSS Reader

Then just paste the RSS url to your RSS Reader. In this example, I use Thunderbird, so the steps are:

    1. Create a new RSS folder by File > New > Feed Account > finish it.
    2. Click the RSS folder > click Manage Subscription
    3. Paste the URL there > press Add > press Close. 
    4. You got Thunderbird receive @libreoffice tweets as feeds!
Adding new feed:


Once added, the Twitter feeds of LibreOffice are displayed on Thunderbird. Now you can enjoy them or add another feeds. Hunt your favorite tweets!

Some Suggestions

There are so many free software communities, medias, or organizations at Twitter you can subscribe as RSS feeds. Just to mention some: