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

Date Upcoming Change
2023‑05‑15 Removal of the beta connection URL for EventSub WebSockets. Developers should migrate to the new URL mentioned in the documentation and announcement.
2023‑06‑08 Permanent shutdown for the legacy chat badges endpoint.
2023‑07‑13 With the addition of customizable tags, the API endpoints to manage legacy tags (Get Stream Tags, Replace Stream Tags, and Get All Stream Tags) will be removed from the Twitch API on or soon after this date.
2023‑07‑17 Twitch API endpoints for Soundtrack will begin to return 410 GONE responses.
2023‑09‑12 The deprecated “Get User Follows” and EventSub channel.follow (v1) will be removed on or soon this date. Access to this endpoint and subscription type is limited to client IDs that had called the endpoint or created channel.follow v1 subscriptions on or before February 17, 2023.

API Endpoint and Subscription Classifications

Tag Description
NEW Functionality that has been recently released.
BETA Functionality that is considered to be in public beta. This may be new functionality, or a new version of existing functionality. Developers may use these products in production environments with the understanding that all aspects of the functionality, including query parameters and response structures, are subject to change without notice. While changes are usually communicated, it is not always a guarantee based on the necessity of the change while in beta. If an unannounced breaking change would cause a significant impact to your users, consider waiting until the product is out of beta and generally available. While exploring this functionality, we encourage developers to provide feedback in the UserVoice Developer Forum.

Unless otherwise noted, EventSub subscriptions that were released as a public beta will be available for 30 days after their generally available version is released. Subscriptions should be updated to the new version (v1, v2, etc.) during this timeframe. Any active beta subscriptions beyond 30 days will be automatically deleted.

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 The Latest Twitch Drops Features to Empower Community Moments
Embedding Twitch: Everything  
Embedding Twitch: Chat  
Embedding Twitch: Video & Clips  
EventSub Twitch API and EventSub Summer Recap for 2021
EventSub: Webhooks  
EventSub: WebSockets  
Insights & Analytics  
Mobile Deep Links  
Twitch API Twitch API and EventSub Summer Recap for 2021
Twitch CLI Launched version 1.0


Product Note
Get Banned Events
Get Moderator Events
Get Subscription Events
Deprecation of Twitch API event endpoints that supported WebSub-based webhooks


Product Note
Twitch Developer Rig End of support in January 2023
Enhanced Experiences Decommissioned in April 2022
Twitch API: v5 Decommissioned in February 2022
WebSub-based webhooks Decommissioned in September 2021
Create and Delete Follows API Endpoints Decommissioned in July 2021
Quarterly Insights Reports Decommissioned in April 2021
Legacy Drops Decommissioned in March 2021
Chat rooms Decommissioned in January 2020
Twitch API: v3 Decommissioned in September 2019