Product Lifecycle

This page provides the current lifecycle status of our developer products and services. For real-time availability and latency status, see

Important Dates

Product Status Definitions

Developer products and services can be in one of the three statuses. This table provides context for the availability of a product or service given its current status.

Status Availability Maintenance Notification
Active Live in production. Actively maintained with bug and security fixes. New features may be added. An announcement is posted when a new product or product feature is available. Changelog is updated.
Deprecated Live in production. Only major bug and security fixes are made. New features are not added. An announcement is posted when a product or product feature is deprecated. Direct emails may be sent to developers. Changelog is updated. Decommission and shutdown plan will be announced at time of deprecation or at a later date.
Decommissioned No longer available in production. Service is no longer maintained. Previous announcements may be updated. Further announcements and emails are possible.

Current Product Status


Product Related Announcements
Authentication: OIDC tokens  
Authentication: User access tokens  
Authentication: App access tokens  
Chat (IRC)  
Drops Read more about the latest version
Embedding Twitch: Everything See 2020 updates
Embedding Twitch: Chat See 2020 updates
Embedding Twitch: Video & Clips See 2020 updates
Insights & Analytics  
Mobile Deep Links  
Twitch API: Helix OAuth requirements


Product Note
Twitch API: v5  
Legacy Drops Drops campaigns that use VHS endpoints. Read more in the announcement.


Product Note
Chat rooms Decommissioned in January 2020
Twitch API: v3 Decommissioned on September 12, 2019