Welcome to your go-to guide on the Meltwater API!

The Meltwater API is an additional tool available to be added to your Meltwater subscription.

If you are an existing API customer, and you have a technical question about your current API setup, please reach out using the API support portal.


What is the Meltwater API?

The Meltwater API enables customers to integrate insights from media and social data across their business.

'Connect the dots' with other business data

Analyze your online data alongside internal business data. Measure how media and social engagement impacts your bottom line.

Streamline your reporting processes

Automate & consolidate reporting on media and social activity. Remove manual processes and human error from your reporting.

Realize additional value from media & social data

Trigger workflows from business signals, make media & social part of your sales intelligence, the possibilities are endless.


Meltwater API features

The Meltwater API allows you to bring content and analytics from the Meltwater platform into your tools and workflows.

Content export

  • Export media articles and social mentions that match your Meltwater searches and tags.

  • Set up scheduled exports for regular reporting tasks.

  • Run historic one-off exports for research and planning projects.

  • Export larger volumes of data than available through the Meltwater application.

Fetch metrics and analytics

  • Fetch analysis and metrics for your Meltwater searches.

  • Analyze trends and topics.

  • Study high volume topics, without needing to fetch large numbers of documents.

Connect with your internal tools

  • Bring your exported data and analytics into any tool that understands CSV or JSON data formats.

  • Use Meltwater's off-the-shelf BI tool connectors to build reports on media and social data.

Build automated solutions

  • Develop in-house custom solutions that integrate Meltwater data into your workflows.

  • Programmatically manage searches, content exports, and analysis requests.

  • Automate your processes and remove human error.


How does the API work?

To help you understand more about how the API works in practice we've recorded a short video:


Getting access to the Meltwater API

The Meltwater API is an additional tool available to be added to your Meltwater subscription. Your account manager will work closely with you during your API initial setup.

We offer a range of API packages, depending on your needs. Pricing is based upon:

  • The number of content exports you'd like to run each month

  • The volume of mentions/documents you expect to export per month

  • The number of analytics calls you'd like to run per day

For more technical details on the API features, take a look at our developer site.


Data use and restrictions

Data use is intended as an add-on for Media/Social Intelligence use-cases.

Data is intended for internal use, not commercial software products.

News: We do not provide article text.

We provide title, ingress/summary. Factiva (Dow Jones) content is not provided due to content restrictions. We do not bypass paywalls.

Social: Terms of Service Compliance for Twitter

We cannot provide the Tweet Text. ‘Hit Sentence’ will be empty as it would provide the text. We provide a Tweet ID that customers can use to ‘rehydrate’ text using the Twitter API themselves.

Other market restrictions

Due to our contracts with our data providers, there may be other restrictions on the data we can provide in your market. Your account manager will explain these restrictions.


Thank you for reading. If you have any further questions please ask your account manager, or if you are an existing API customer please use the API support portal.

Team Meltwater

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