Import RSS into Flipboard

A lot of interesting information can be found while using Flipboard. The way Flipboard places emphasis on certain stories helps to bring out a couple hidden gems from time to time.

One thing that seems to be missing, and that would make it a more complete application, is the inclusion of RSS feed support. If Flipboard would support Google Docs, there’s a good chance I’d open it a lot more on my iPad, but currently it seems to be an evenings and weekends application.

As it turns out, there’s a nice little hack that lets you insert your RSS feeds into the Flipboard iPad application. All you have to do is get a feed into Twitter using TwitterFeed, and then use Flipboard to connect to that Twitter account. Here’s how:

Part One:

  1. Create a new Twitter account,
  2. attach the new Twitter account to TwitterFeed,
  3. add the RSS feed of your choice to TwitterFeed.

Part Two:

  1. From your main Twitter account follow your new news feed account on Twitter,
  2. put that feed into a list of its own,
  3. open Flipboard, and click on the “Add A Section” button,
  4. from here pick your new Twitter list.
  5. Done.

RSS Feeds in Flipboard, muwahaha.

Thanks to Alex Iacone for sending in the tip.

Joshua is the Content Marketing Manager at BuySellAds. He’s also the founder of And since all that doesn’t quite give him enough content to wrangle, he’s also a technology journalist in his spare time, with bylines at PCWorld, Macworld… Full Bio