Welcome to the Connected Church News by Natchi Lazarus.

This news item is part of the top 5 news (Week 2, Mar 2024) specially curated for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures. 

The Threads team recently made an important announcement that they have started testing third party API with a few players like Hootsuite and Sprout Social and a few others. This is great news for the industry, as many have been eagerly waiting for this announcement from Threads.

What does this mean for you?

  • You will soon be able to use Threads within your favorite social media management app.
  • The API currently enables users to authenticate, publish threads, and fetch the content they posted.
  • This means that you will be able to schedule posts and track performance, which has not been possible until now.

Future Developments

According to the announcement, it looks like very soon they will be adding comment moderation and analytics, which would be a great addition for nonprofits, churches, faith-based organizations, and Christian ministries.

Here is the full list of the news items from Week 2, Mar 2024 with source links from Claude AI, TikTok, Instagram, Threads, Meta.

🗞️ News 1: Anthropic Launches Claude-3; Beats ChatGPT-4, Gemini Benchmarks       

Source: Anthropic

🗞️ News 2: Instagram Announces Multiple DM Features Including an Edit Option     

Source: Instagram

🗞️ News 3: TikTok Expands ‘Subscription’, Moves ‘Creator Rewards’ out of Beta    

Source: TikTok

🗞️ News 4: Threads Starts Testing its ‘API’ for Posting via Third Party Tools       

Source: Threads

🗞️ News 5: Meta Quest Team Predicts the Top 3 Technology Shifts of the Future 

Source: Meta

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