Access Google Bard via API

Yesterday, I was trying to access Bard API via Rust

The task is WIP because :

  1. I’m still learning Rust (Although on Day 5 I was able to access a URL from rust code)
  2. I didn’t know how to access Bard API

It started with a Youtube video that:

At that time, I didn’t know whether Google has made Bard API accessible via an API

Turns out, they have!

There used to be a waitlist - that URL is now 404

Instead takes you to

On the left panel, first item is Get the API Key

Select Develop in your own environment (Assuming you are doing this for personal project like myself)

Needless to say, copy the key and keep it safe.1

They’ve listed the following as a sample. (Add your API key after key=)

curl \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -d '{"contents":[{"parts":[{"text":"Write a story about a magic backpack"}]}]}' \


  1. Don’t commit to VCS by accident. Additional commit to remove it does not really make it “go away”. It is available in older versions 😄 ↩︎