Search Syntax

Feedbin supports an advanced search syntax.

Exact Match

To search for an exact match surround the search in quotes like: "john smith"

Boolean Operations

AND - By default, all terms are required for matching results. A search for lorem ipsum will find any document that contains lorem and ipsum.

OR - Matches long as one term is present in the article. A search for lorem ipsum will find any document that contains one or more of lorem or ipsum.

NOT - If you want to exclude terms you can use NOT this will match any document as long is it does not contain the excluded term. For example lorem NOT ipsum would find articles that contain lorem so long as they did not also contain ipsum


Starred Status - You can search only your starred items using is:starred. You can search only items that have not been starred with is:unstarred.

Read Status - You can search only your unread items using is:unread. You can also search only your read items using is:read.

Search Order

By default Feedbin search results are returned in order of relevance. However it is possible to set a different search order. To sort by date you can use sort:desc to sort results newest first or sort:asc to sort results oldest first.


You can restrict searches to certain fields as well. For example if you want to only search article titles you can use title:(search terms), title:(search OR term) or title:"search terms" for an exact match. The fields you can specify are:

  • title
  • content
  • author

Feeds and Tags

You can limit the scope of a search to specific feeds or tags by using the feed_id and tag_id fields for example lorem feed_id:123 or ipsum tag_id:3.