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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 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

Effective August 21, 2018

  • APIs Beginning August 21, 2018 the scope is required to retrieve the email field from user profiles while using user or workspace tokens. Consult our previous announcements on this topic from 2016 and 2017 for migration tips and some historical perspective.