Threads API releasing for developers, creators in June this year

APIs holds particular promise for platforms like WordPress, enabling automatic sharing of new posts to Threads accounts
An undated image displaying Threads on a mobile screen. — Pexels
An undated image displaying Threads on a mobile screen. — Pexels

Meta-owned social media platform Threads is all set to witness a debut of one its so-far-greatest offerings since its release, the availability of an API in June this year. 

Various Threads users have asked for a public API, ensuring seamless integration of the social network with their preferred tools. 

Among various other functionalities, an API enables platforms like WordPress to ensure automatic sharing of new posts to Threads accounts. Fortunately, this long-awaited capability is ready to appear in the coming months. The development has been made available by an engineer affiliated with Meta.

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“Over the past few months, we’ve been building the Threads API to enable 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 applications,” the engineer said in a post.

As noted by 9to5Mac, Meta has collaborated with select partners, including Hootsuite, Sprout Social, and Techmeme, to conduct pre-launch testing of the API ahead of its official launch in June.

Coincidentally, today marks Techmeme's post on Threads via the API. Surprisingly, the engineer cited a Techmeme post serving as the motivation for Meta's efforts to make the tool up.

In a recent update, Threads introduced a new feature enabling users to swiftly access the camera within the app, subsiding the need to navigate away. Moreover, the update fulfilled a longstanding user request by incorporating draft-saving capabilities. Furthermore, Threads has been experimenting with a Trending feature, currently available in the US.