Inoreader is all about giving power to the power users. And our most powerful feature just got a nice upgrade. You can now set an external Webhook to be triggered whenever a rule matches an article, which will practically create an instant notification to an endpoint defined by you.
But what exactly are Webhooks?
Webhooks are sometimes referred to as “Reverse APIs”. Normally when you make an integration, you need to periodically query a certain API to check for updates. We already have our extensive API published at inoreader.dev. However integrating a full API can be a daunting task with all the steps involved to register and authenticate your app, not to mention it’s not very effective to constantly ask a server if it has something new. Webhooks “reverse” the direction of this flow, so instead of you asking our API for new content, it is Inoreader that pushes the update to your API via simple HTTP link, called a Webhook. No authentication or any kind of further integration is required. It just works! Plain and simple.
To start using Webhooks, just open a current rule or create a new one, scroll down to the Actions section and choose “Trigger webhook”. Enter your Webhook URL in the box and Save the rule. Clicking on More information will open a quick reference for the Webhook format and fields.