Today we’ve added a brand new option for manual cross-posting from Micro.blog to other services, including Threads. This new option is great for services that don’t yet have an open API, so Micro.blog can’t automatically post to them, or for when you want to edit and preview your posts before sending them elsewhere.
This feature is for blogs hosted on Micro.blog, so it’s available in the Posts page where you manage your blog posts:
This brings support for Threads for the first time. When choosing Threads, Micro.blog will reformat your blog post as plain text, truncate it if necessary, and copy the text over to Threads where you can finish sending the post. You will need to be signed into Threads in your web browser, or in the Threads app on mobile.
Twitter X is also now back in a more limited form with this new cross-posting option. We still can’t automatically post to Twitter X because of their API changes. There’s also the usual suspects like Mastodon, Tumblr, and Bluesky.
This feature doesn’t work exactly like Micro.blog’s existing, automatic cross-posting, so be sure to check out the help page for the details. In future updates, I expect that the two different ways of cross-posting will look more similar.
Last month we teased that a major new feature is coming to Micro.blog soon. Whenever we add something new, folks ask if the new thing is the major feature… Nope, this cross-posting improvement isn’t it either! You’ll know when we ship it next month because it comes with its own section of Micro.blog, a new companion app for iOS and Android, and an update to the macOS app. Stay tuned.