This guide provides information on how you can use our API to add subscribers.
## Why use our API to add Subscribers
There are many different reasons for why you might want to use our API for adding subscribers, but a few of them are:
Building your own custom subscriber form (like a popup or checkout form)
Building your own custom integration with another service and Postscript
Adding subscribers you’ve collected elsewhere to Postscript
## How to use our API to add Subscribers
In order to use the API to add subscribers, you need to take the following steps:
Log into your [Postscript dashboard](🔗)
Navigate to [your Account API page](🔗) to get your API Key
If you already have one generated, click **Show** link and copy the key. If you don't already have one generated, click the button **Create Security Key Pair**, then click the **Show** link and copy the key.
In the [KEYWORDS section](🔗), create a new keyword you want to use to track opt-ins from this source.
Then select OPT IN and create whatever REPLY you want (what you want the user to get back when they sign up).
Copy the Keyword you created, you will use this in the next step
Now you can add subscribers to Postscript using the API by setting up your API call in the below way:
Anywhere you are collecting subscriber information, you’ll want to be sure to add compliant language, like the below example.
Example compliant language when collecting subscriber information:
For more information on compliance, see [our guide here](🔗).
And that’s everything you need to know to start using our API to add subscribers. You can find more detailed information about how our Subscriber API works [here](🔗).
If you have any questions, drop them in the [forum](🔗)!