New shortcuts to Post Threads in the Shortcuts Library

New in the Shortcuts Library – shortcuts to create new posts on Threads, from text to links to files.

I’ve just added new shortcuts to my folder of Threads shortcuts in the Shortcuts Library — a set that works with Threads’ create URL scheme:

  • Create new Thread: Opens the deep link to Threads’ Create menu so you can post a new thread. On Mac, opens the Threads website.
  • Post to Threads: Asks you to enter the text of your post, then URL encodes the result and passes it to Threads’ URL scheme for creating posts. On Mac, copies the result and opens Threads.net.
  • Post link to Threads: Presents the link excerpt, then asks you to share your commentary along with the URL in a new post on Threads.
  • Post media to Threads: Asks you to select media to store on your clipboard, then asks you to enter a post to pass to Threads where you can paste your media. On Mac, gets file from Finder/Services and opens Threads.net.
  • Cross-post to Twitter and Threads: Prompts you to enter in a message, then copies the text, opens to Twitter for you to post, waits for you to return, then opens Threads with the message filled out. On Mac, opens the Threads website.
  • Cross-post to Ivory and Threads: Prompts you to enter in a message, then copies the text, posts it to Mastodon via Ivory, then opens Threads with the message filled out. On Mac, opens the Threads website.
  • Cross-post everywhere: Prompts you to enter in a message, then copies the text, posts it to Mastodon via Ivory, then opens Threads with the message filled out. On Mac, opens the Threads website.

Also, I’ve moved the Threads scraping shortcuts into their own folder, plus updated the rest of the Threads folder to work cross-platform with macOS:

  • Open Threads app: Opens the Threads app from Instagram/Meta. On iPhone, works well with custom icons. On iPad, uses Stage Manager to make proper window. On Mac, opens web app created using Add to Dock.
  • Open Threads search: Opens the link to Search in Threads so you can find posts about specific topics.
  • Open username in Threads: Prompts for a username (or accepts one as input) and opens the redirect into the Threads app.
  • Show my Profile in Threads: Switches the Threads app to your own profile. Userful for checking your follower count.
  • Share my Threads profile: Takes your pre-inputted Threads URL and asks whether to copy it, share, or display it as a QR code.
  • Open Threads settings: Opens the link to the Settings page for Threads.

Check out my Threads shortcuts and Threads scraping shortcuts in the Shortcuts Library.

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