When you set up your show in Libsyn, all the information you enter becomes part of your main RSS feed. This feed is called the Libsyn Classic Feed, and it's used by directories like Apple Podcasts to list your show in their app and publish your episodes.
|Note||To learn more about RSS feeds, see Understand Your RSS Feed.|
However, the information you enter when you set up your show is also used in the other publication destinations that you set up in Libsyn, such as Spotify, Deezer, Facebook, and more. Customizing your Libsyn Classic Feed gives you the option to change some of the information in your RSS feed without affecting any of the other destinations that are using the information you entered when you set up your show.
For example, if you want a directory like Apple Podcasts to display a different show description than the one you entered in show settings, you can update the Libsyn Classic Feed. Doing so affects Apple Podcasts (and any other shows that use the Libsyn Classic Feed), but not the rest of your publication destinations. The fields you use to replace the information from your show settings for a single destination are called RSS Feed Overrides.
|Important||If you make updates to your Libsyn Classic Feed, it is important to remember that you did so if you ever want to change your show title, authors, or show description in the future. Keep in mind that, if you ever change any of that information in your podcast settings, those changes will not show up in your Libsyn Classic Feed as long as there is information in the RSS Feed Override fields because these fields are designed to replace the information in your podcast settings.|
If you have more than one show, remember to select the right one before you make changes. Then, to update your Libsyn Classic Feed:
- Click the icon on the bottom, left-hand side of your Libsyn account. The Settings menu opens.
- Click RSS Feed Settings.
- In the RSS Feed Settings table, find the row for the Libsyn Classic Feed and click Edit on the far right. The Libsyn Classic Feed form opens.
- Update your show title, author or authors, and your show description in the corresponding fields. The information you enter will appear only in the podcast directories that use the Libsyn Classic Feed to list your show.
Important Once you update these fields, the Libsyn Classic Feed will use the information you enter to replace the information you entered in your podcast settings. Update these fields only if you want them to be different than the information you entered when you set up your show. If you want to use the information you entered in your podcast settings, leave these fields blank.
- Click Save.