Alt text support added to posts with media (API-only)

We’re excited to announce that it’s now possible to add “alt text” (captions) to image posts sent to social networks. This is used by the networks to add additional context to an image for the visually impaired.

The following profile types support this functionality:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook Pages
  • Facebook Groups
  • LinkedIn Pages
  • LinkedIn Profiles


Unfortunately, Instagram Business Pages and Google My Business don’t currently have support for adding alt text via their integrations, but as soon as this becomes available, we will add it to our system.

This feature is currently only available if you are creating posts via our API whilst we work on a brand new “Post Creation” screen within CoSend.

API information

A new field media_alt_text can be set when creating or updating a post. Please reference our API docs here:

Sadly CoSend will be shutting down at the end of April. Please make sure to export any data you need from your account prior to shut down, as it will be deleted.

We appreciate your support, and wish you all the best.

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