# News: Articles for 2019/11

Some LIFF functions suspended

Due to a technical issue, we've temporarily suspended the following LIFF functions. We'll let you know as soon as this situation changes.

  • liff.scanCode()
  • liff.bluetooth.*

# Impacted environments

Environment Version
LINE for iOS On version 9.19.0 and later, the functions listed above are temporarily unavailable.
LINE for Android Not affected for now, but more news will follow soon.

We apologize for the inconvenience and are working hard to solve the problem.

New LINE Developers console released

As previously announced, today we released a new version of the LINE Developers console.

This version of the console fixes several reported problems and adds various improvements to create a smoother, more reliable experience. Here are some highlights of the new release:

# Better grouping of settings

Each channel's first tab is now called Basic settings and contains the essentials. The second tab is named after the channel type (LINE Login, Messaging API, or Clova skill), and contains settings relevant to that type.

Screenshot of Basic settings and Messaging API tabs

# Find providers by typing

Use the search field at the top of the provider list to filter by name and easily find the provider you're looking for.

Screenshot of search field at top of provider list

# Every role in one place

In the previous version you had to manage Admin, Member, and Tester users on two different pages. Now, you can find and add users of any type on the Roles tab.

Screenshot of Roles tab in channel information

We hope the new console makes it easier for you to create and manage channels. We'll continue working to improve your experience with future releases.

Maintenance notice: LINE Developers Console design update

We will perform maintenance on the LINE Developers console at the below time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

# Scheduled maintenance time

November 26, 2019 12:00-13:00 JST (+9 GMT)

# Impact

The LINE Developers site will be unavailable during the maintenance period.

This maintenance will not affect LINE Platform products such as LINE Login and the Messaging API.

# Details

This maintenance brings a new design to the LINE Developers console. With the updated design, you will be able to use LINE Platform products more comfortably and efficiently.

The main changes are as follows.

  • The provider list will have a filter function, letting you easily choose a provider.
  • When adding or editing an IP address on the Security tab, you can see the registered IP address.
  • You can manage the Admin, Member, and Tester users on the same tab. Before, Testers were managed on a different tab.

We also plan to improve usability by changing certain specifications.

LINE will continue to improve the quality of its services.

Users can no longer add LIFF apps to Messaging API channels

LIFF v2 is scheduled to be updated with LINE Login as the core channel. Additionally, an upcoming change will prevent users from adding LIFF apps to Messaging API channels entirely. We strongly recommend users to add LIFF apps to the LINE Login channel.

# Scheduled change date

Early February 2020

# Impact

Channel type Impact
LINE Login channel Not affected.
Messaging API channel After the specification change, LIFF apps cannot be added to the Messaging API channel. LIFF apps added to Messaging API channels at the time of specification change are still usable.
Do not add LIFF apps to the Messaging API channel

At this time, users can add LIFF apps to the Messaging API channel. However, we strongly advise against it due to the following restrictions:

  • The bot link feature can't be used.
  • LIFF feature expansion may not be supported.
  • The LIFF app may not be usable in the future.

LIFF apps added to the LINE Login channel have no restrictions and can use all LIFF v2 functions.

# Transition to the LINE Login channel

To continue using the LIFF app added to the Messaging API channel, re-add the LIFF app to the LINE Login channel. Once re-added, LINE Developers console will issue a new LIFF app ID. As a result, please take note of the following:

  • If you're using LIFF v2, change the LIFF app ID specified in liff.init().
  • The LIFF URL used to launch LIFF (e.g.: line://app/1234567890-AbcdEfgh) will change.
Remove LIFF apps added to Messaging API channel

To avoid confusion, delete the LIFF app added to the Messaging API channel after adding to the LINE Login channel.

Notice of domain name change for certain endpoints

The domain name of certain Messaging API endpoints has been changed from api.line.me to api-data.line.me. There is no maintenance associated with this.

# Target endpoint

# Influence

If you are using the above endpoints, please change your domain during the transition period. We apologize for any inconvenience this may case. Thank you for your understanding.

Once the transition period ends, accessing an endpoint of the old domain will return a 404 status code.

# Transition period

Today - April 30, 2020