The Instant Search Connector is an endpoint in our API that allows you to quickly connect external apps, like content management systems, marketing automation, customer relationship management, and e-commerce tools, to the Widen Collective to search for assets in those apps using the same user interface (UI) that's in the Collective. This functionality reduces the time needed from outside developers to connect assets to other common tools.

You must authenticate through the API to use the Instant Search Connector. After authentication, the UI that's presented allows you to search for assets, see thumbnail previews, and select share links and embed codes for use. Assets that display are based on the permissions of the API caller.

More information is available in our API search connector documentation.