# News: Messaging API update for January 2021

Messaging API update for January 2021

We added new properties to the Get narrowcast message status API endpoint and the Text message type of the Message webhook event object of the Messaging API.

# Get narrowcast message status properties

We've added these properties to the Get narrowcast message status API endpoint. With these new properties, you can now know when the narrowcast message request was accepted and when processing was completed.

  • acceptedTime: The accepted time (in milliseconds) of the narrowcast message request.
  • completedTime: The completed time (in milliseconds) of the processing of the narrowcast message request. Returned when the phase property is succeeded or failed.

For more information, see Get narrowcast message status in the Messaging API reference.

# Text message type properties

Before, when a user was mentioned in a group or room, it wasn't possible to capture any information about the mention. Now, with the new properties we've added to the Text message type of the Message webhook event object, you can.

These are the newly added properties.

  • mention: Object containing the contents of the mentioned user.
  • mention.mentionees[]: Mentioned user information.
  • mention.mentionees[].index: Index position of the user mention for a character in text, with the first character being at position 0.
  • mention.mentionees[].length: The length of the text of the mentioned user. For a mention (@example), 8 is the length.
  • mention.mentionees[].userId: User ID of the mentioned user.

For more information, see the Text message type in the Messaging API reference.