Last year, we announced a beta of some new Direct Message features to enhance user experiences on the platform. Over the course of this year, we’ve added additional features and opened these new APIs up to more developers. Today, we’re taking the “beta” label off the new Direct Message APIs, and setting a timeframe for the retirement of the legacy endpoints and formats.
You can read all about the new features in our blog post, but in summary, all developers now have access to:
- Quick replies
- Welcome messages
- Buttons on messages
- Custom profiles (for eligible accounts)
- Customer Feedback Cards (for eligible accounts)
- Read receipts and typing indicators
In addition, the new endpoints provide access to a full 30 days of message history, significantly extending the previous message-based limit of 200 Direct Messages.
We have a migration guide if you’re familiar with the existing endpoints. If you’re looking to get started, or looking to add new features to an existing experience, you can learn to do so with the Building on the Direct Message platform playbook.
We’re excited to see what you build with the new features! Also be sure to check out the new Account Activity API, which works with the new Direct Message API features to enable you to deliver more real time experiences in your apps.