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Automate social media posting via an API for your company or clients

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Automated Social Media Posting APIs

Social Post API is a client for Ayrshare's APIs. Ayrshare is a powerful set of APIs that enable you to automate server-side social media posts to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit, and Telegram for yourself, company, or clients. The Ayrshare API handles all the setup and maintenance for the social media networks. One API to rule them all (yeah, went there). See the full list of features.

If you have a platform or manage multiple clients contact us about the business plan.

Also, check out our video of installing and using the package.


pip install social-post-api


  1. Create a free Ayrshare account.

    alt Social Accounts Setup

  2. Enable your social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit, Instagram, or Telegram in the Ayrshare dashboard.

    alt Social Accounts Setup

  3. Copy your API Key from the Ayrshare dashboard. Used for authentication.

    alt API Key

Getting Started

Initialize Social Post API

Create a new Social Post object with your API Key.

from ayrshare import SocialPost
social = SocialPost('8jKj782Aw8910dCN') # get an API Key at

History, Post, Delete Example

This simple example shows how to post, get history, and delete the post. This example assumes you have a free API key from Ayrshare and have enabled Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Note, Instagram, Telegram and Reddit also available.

from ayrshare import SocialPost
social = SocialPost('8jKj782Aw8910dCN') # get an API Key at

# Post to Platforms Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
postResult ={'post': 'Nice Posting 2', 'platforms': ['twitter', 'facebook', 'linkedin']})



Published a new post to the specified social networks either immediately or at scheduled future date. Returns a promise that resolves to an object containing the post ID and post status (success, error).

postResponse ={
    # Required
    'post': "Best post ever!",

	# Required: Social media platforms to post.
	# Accepts an array of strings with values: "facebook", "twitter", "linkedin", "reddit", or "telegram".
    'platforms': ["twitter", "facebook", "linkedin", "telegram", "reddit"],

	# Optional: URLs of images to include in the post or for Instagram
	'media_urls': [""],

	# Optional: Datetime to schedule a future post. 
	# Accepts an ISO-8601 UTC date time in format "YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssZ". Example: 2021-07-08T12:30:00Z
	'scheduleDate': "2020-08-07T15:17:00Z",

	# Required if platform includes "reddit." Title of Reddit post.
	'title': "My Reddit Post",

	# Required if platform includes "reddit." Subreddit to post.
	'subreddit': "test",

	# Optional: Shorten links in the post for all platforms similar to
	# Only URLS starting with http or https will be shortened. Default value: true.
	'shorten_links': true


Delete a post with a given post ID, obtained from the "post" response. Returns a promise with the delete status. Also, can bulk delete multiple IDs at once using the "bulk" key.

deleteResponse = social.delete({
    # Required
    'id': "POST ID",                          # optional, but required if "bulk" not present
    'bulk': ["Post ID 1", "Post ID 2", ...]   # optional, but required if "id" not present


Get a history of all posts and their current status in descending order. Returns a promise that resolves to an array of post objects.

historyResponse = social.history({
  'lastRecords': 10,    # optional: returns the last X number of history records
  'lastDays': 30,       # optional: returns the last X number of days of history records. Defaults to 30 if not present.

Upload Media

Upload and store a new image. Returns a URL referencing the image. Can be used in "image_url" in "post".

uploadResponse = social.upload({
	# Required: The image as a Base64 encoded string. Example encoding:
	'file': "data:image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQ...",

	# Optional
	'fileName': "test.png",

	# Optional
    'description': "best image"

Get Media

Get all media URLS. Returns a promise that resolves to an array of URL objects.

mediaResponse =


Get data about the logged in user, such as post quota, used quota, active social networks, and created date.

user = social.user()

Shorten URL

Shorten a URL and return the shortened URL.

shortenResponse = social.shorten({
    # Required: URL to shorten
    'url': "",


Get analytics on shortened links: clicked and source of clicks for iOS, Android, or Desktop.

analytics ={
  # Optional range 1-7, default 1 day.
  'lastDays': 3

Add an RSS or Substack Feed

Add a new RSS or Substack feed to auto post all new articles. Returns a promise that resolved to an object containing the feed ID. See How to Automate Your Blog or Newsletter for more info.

feedResponse = social.feedAdd({
	# Required: URL to shorten
	'url': "https://theRSSFeed",

	# Optional: Value: "rss" or "substack". 
	# If not set, defaults to "rss"
    'type': "RSS",

Delete an RSS or Substack Feed

Delete an RSS feed for a given ID.

feedResponse = social.feedDelete({
	# Required: ID of the feed
	'id': "Feed ID",

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Create Profile

Create a new account profile under the primary account

createProfileResponse = social.createProfile({
    # Required: title
    'title': "New Profile Title",

Delete Profile

Delete a profile owned by the primary account

deleteProfileResponse = social.deleteProfile({
    # Required: profileKey - the API Key of the profile to delete
    'profileKey': "JI9s-kJII-9283-OMKM",

Additional Information and Support

Additional examples, responses, etc. can be found at:

RESTful API Endpoint Docs

Please contact us with your questions, or just to give us shout-out 📢!

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