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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 January 15, 2019

  • Preview Workspace apps may now continuously rotate shorter-lived tokens without downtime. Our OAuth 2.0-based token refresh system is strongly recommended for all workspace apps. Expiring and rotating tokens is required for all distributed workspace apps. Already manage a distributed workspace app? Please implement token rotation by January 15, 2019. Learn more.

Effective October 16, 2018

  • APIs We'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.

Effective September 26, 2018

  • APIs Catch up on recent changes to presence in the RTM and Web APIs and changes to come, including the deprecation of users.list's presence parameter. Read on.

Effective September 12, 2018

  • APIs The role of @username is changing on the platform but we're making the transition as backwards-compatible as possible. Read on for important updates.

Effective August 31, 2018