How to Show the RSS Feeds of YouTube Channels and Users

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Have you ever wondered how to access YouTube channels’ or users’ videos without loading the whole of youtube.com? Is there a way to display only an RSS feed for your favorite YouTubers? Fortunately, there is.

One of my favorite YouTube people is woodworker Steve Ramsey. I love his witty and upbeat style while creating beautiful and useful things out of two-by-fours.

To see his YouTube RSS feed, all I need is either his YouTube user name or, alternatively, his YouTube channel ID.

YouTube User Name

I prefer the user name, though, because IDs in Google are a monstrosity.

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Find YouTube user’s name

To find out a YouTuber’s user name, visit one of their videos and hover your mouse over their profile picture.

The URL containing their user name will show up at the bottom of your browser.

Now that you have the user name, simply add it to the end of the following URL:

In Steve Ramsey’s case, you end up with this link:

YouTube Channel ID

If, for whatever reason, you love Google’s channel IDs, then here’s how to obtain those.

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Find YouTube user’s channel ID

Visit a video of your YouTube person and hover your mouse over their name right next to their profile picture.

Now that you have the channel ID, add it to the end of the following URL:

In Steve Ramsey’s case, you end up with this link:

The RSS Feed

After clicking either the user name link or the channel ID link, Steve’s RSS feed will show up:

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A YouTube user’s RSS feed

A word of caution — these RSS feeds only work in Mozilla Firefox.

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