Scheduled changes to the Slack platform

Here are scheduled changes, deprecations, and retirements planned ahead for the Slack platform.

We tweet about most of these updates from @slackapi but we also offer this wonderfully antiquated RSS feed. Slack, the service and product, has its own changelog too.

Effective September 30, 2022

  • APIsOne of our earliest API methods is taking a well-deserved retirement on September 30, 2022. For existing apps, rtm.start will instead return an equivalent response to rtm.connect. Beginning November 30, 2021, newly created apps and integrations will only be able to use rtm.connect. Learn more.

Effective October 16, 2018

  • APIsWe're postponing planned changes around scope requirements for app and bot access to email addresses. The new date is in autumn, on October 16th, 2018. If you haven't already prepared, read on.