Best Social Media Posting and Scheduling APIs of 2020

When you manage your social media presence there are two distinct types of posts: manual and automated.

Manual posting and scheduling is when you type up a post and choose a time for it to be published, usually via a scheduling tool (there are some great ones out there).

Automated posting and scheduling is when system generated data automatically posts to your social media networks via your back-end system using an API.

For example, a game company might auto-post when a gamer enters the top-ten leaderboard. Or a news company’ back-end system sees a new breaking headline and automatically schedules the post without manual intervention. If your system has unique dynamic data you should consider publishing to your networks.

Ideally, all scheduling tools would provide an API to programmatically schedule post, but unfortunately most don’t or have removed their API access.

When building Ayrshare as an API-first social media posting and scheduling tool, we did a lot of research on the APIs available in the market. We would like to share what we have found.

Each tool is broken down by the site name, tagline, API documentation, and pricing. Pricing will vary depending upon the features selected.

Top Social Media Network APIs

1. Ayrshare

Tagline: Powerful APIs that enable you to send social media posts effortlessly.

API Documentation: link

Pricing: Free up to 300 post/mo. or $9.99 a month for unlimited posts.

2. HootSuite

Tagline: Easily manage all your social media and get results with Hootsuite.

API Documentation: link

Pricing: $29 to $599 a month

3. Buffer

Tagline: Tell your brand’s story and grow your audience with a publishing, analytics, and engagement platform you can trust.

API Documentation: link – no new developer accounts after 2019

Pricing: $15 to $99 a month

4. SocialOomph

Tagline: Boost your productivity with advanced post scheduling tools.

API Documentation: link

Pricing: $20 to $83 a month

5. Amplifr

Tagline: In all social networks from one window, metrics from posts to projects, collaboration and automation of routine.

API Documentation: link

Pricing: $30 to $500 a month

If you have thoughts on these tools or know of others we didn’t mention, drop us a line to let us know.