It would be a nice feature to have to avoid having to manually tag members using the GUI, it would be a big time saver for customers who use the API but also want to use tagging.
Thank you for reaching out to Constant Contact's API Support.
I will make sure our development team looks in to this option as we are currently developing our v3 API.
Tags are a feature that will be included with our V3 API. I can't provide a guarantee on a timeline, but we hope to have a full release of V3 Contacts features by the end of June.
Please let me know if you have any other questions!
API Support Specialist
Thank you for your continued interest in our V3 API.
As of right now I don't have a date I can provide for for general availablility, but I can tell you that we are hard at work at finishing contacts features for our V3 API. If you would like to be notified when this is available, feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
API Support Engineer
I am also eagerly waiting for your next version so that I can also take advantage of taggings via the APIs.
Can you please notify me as well.
While there are no current plans to retire the Tags feature, we don't have immediate plans for any new development involving it at this time. Our v3 API does have advanced Custom Fields features, which work well with our new Segments feature allowing you to easily segment out your list and replicate the behavior of Tags.
See here for details on our Segments feature: http://knowledgebase.constantcontact.com/articles/KnowledgeBase/25205-Define-Your-Own-List-Segments
Tier II API Support Engineer
Glad to see that the v3 API is out!
I can't find details anywhere about new tag features in v3. Is there any way to add tags to new or existing contacts with the new API?
Our v3 API has limited release. The contacts endpoints are available, but as you noticed there is currently not a way to add tags. Our engineering teams are comparing the use of tags versus segmentations in the UI and will implement which ever one does better in the v3 API.
It is now Feb 2020, Seems like I cannot develop to use either segments OR Tags in V3. This is really limiting, what is the current update?
Segments are currently under development. If everything goes well they should be part of an upcoming release.