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RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It's a very well established standard for sharing content on the web. You might recognize the jolly orange RSS logo from your favorite news websites and blogs:

The orange RSS icon

If you like, you can configure your GoToSocial account to expose an RSS feed of your posts to the web. This allows people to get regular updates about your posts even when they don't have a Fediverse account. This is great when you're using GoToSocial to create longer-form, blog style posts, and you want anyone to be able to read them easily.

The RSS feed for GoToSocial profiles is turned off by default. You can enable it via the User Settings at https://[your-instance-domain]/settings.

When enabled, the RSS feed for your account will be available at https://[your-instance-domain]/@[your_username]/feed.rss. If you use an RSS reader, you can point it at this address to check that RSS is working.

Which posts are shared via RSS?

Only your latest 20 Public posts are shared via RSS. Replies and reblogs/boosts are not included. Unlisted posts are not included. In other words, the only posts visible via RSS will be the same ones that are visible when you open your profile in a browser.