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How to get a RSS Feed of your Wikipedia Watchlist

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Instead of having to manually log in to Wikipedia to look at your watchlist, you can use your RSS feed!

Step 1: Get your token

Go to your preferences. Log in if not already.

Then click on the Watchlist tab. Scroll down to Tokens. Click the Manage Tokens button.

Hold on to the token for the next step.

Step 2: Import the RSS feed to your feed reader.

Direct URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=feedwatchlist&allrev&wlowner=USERNAME&wltoken=TOKEN

Replace USERNAME and TOKEN with their respective information.

That’s it! Each new item in the RSS feed will look like the following (feed reader dependent):

Reinforcement learning
December 31, 2023 at 11:28 PM by OAbot

[[Wikipedia:OABOT|Open access bot]]: arxiv updated in citation with #oabot. (OAbot) 

At a glance, you can see:

Line 1: Title of Wikipedia Page Edited

Line 2: Time and Author of Edit (may be username or IP)

Rest: Description of edit.

From here you can check the diffs to make sure that the edit stands.


https://m.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Watchlist https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia%3aSyndication

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