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Threads API will be available to creators and developers in June

Threads, Meta's microblogging platform, was launched in July 2023. Since then, the Threads team has been working on a ton of new features—and users are about to get another huge one. An engineer working at Meta has confirmed that the Threads API will be available in June.

Threads API Coming Soon

From the very beginning, many Threads users have been asking for a public API so developers can integrate the social network with their tools. The API would be very useful for platforms like WordPress, for example to automatically share new posts in a Threads account. Fortunately, in a few months this will finally become a reality.

“Over the past few months, we've been building the Threads API to allow creators, developers, and brands to manage their Threads presence at scale and easily share fresh new ideas with their communities from their favorite third-party apps.” ” – the engineer said in his message.

The Threads API will allow third-party applications to authenticate, publish and receive content. In the future, the API will also provide response moderation and analytics. Meta worked with a small number of partners, including Hootsuite, Sprout Social and Techmeme, to test the new API before the official launch in June.

Also today, Techmeme shared its first Threads post via the API. Interestingly, the engineer says that Techmeme's post asking for the API motivated the entire team to work on it.

Learn more about Threads

Last month, a Threads update introduced a new button that allows users to quickly access the camera without leaving the app. Another highly anticipated feature for Threads users added in this update is the ability to save drafts. Threads is also experimenting with a Trending feature in the US.

You can download the Threads app for free on the App Store. To access new features, make sure you have the latest version of the app.

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