News: Articles for #Messaging API

  • 2019/09/18

    Try out Messaging API calls in your browser

    We've added a Try button to these sections of the Messaging API reference documentation:

    Clicking Try reveals a form that enables you to test the API call right then and there. You'll need to enter some required information, such as your channel access token (found in the console). Depending on the call, there are also other fields to fill in.

    For now, this feature is only enabled for a small number of operations. We plan to increase the number in future releases to cover more Messaging API functionality.

  • 2019/09/12

    Notice about service outage for the Messaging API (resolved)

    We'd like to inform you about a service outage regarding the Messaging API. The issue has now been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

    Date and time of outage

    Date: September 11, 2019 Time: 17:00–18:30 JST (GMT+9)

    Date: September 12, 2019 Time: 13:00–13:30 JST (GMT+9)

    Cause

    Server outage due to heavy load.

    Affected services

    All Messaging API endpoints (https://api.line.me/v2/bot/*).

    Details

    The API returned status code 500 for some requests. Also, the "Send reply message" endpoint (https://api.line.me/v2/bot/message/reply) returned error codes in the 400 range, even for correct requests.

    LINE will continue to improve the quality of its services to prevent future outages. Thank you for your understanding.

  • 2019/08/30

    Flex Message Simulator Update 1 (β) released

    We released Flex Message Simulator Update 1 (β). This version contains sample Flex Messages with more sophisticated layouts based on the new features of Flex Message Update 1.

    note Limitations

    We can't guarantee that the appearance of a Flex Message in Flex Message Simulator Update 1 (β) exactly matches the rendering on a target device. A single Flex Message may be rendered differently from device to device. Factors that affect rendering include OS, LINE version, screen resolution, language setting, and fonts.

    Flex Message Simulator Update 1 (β)

    Flex Message Update 1 examples

  • 2019/08/28

    Flex Message Update 1 released

    We've added new Flex Message properties. As a result, you can use the rich expressive power of HTML and CSS in Flex Messages. For details, see Using Flex Messages.

    Flex Message example

  • 2019/07/08

    New Messaging API endpoints for friend statistics

    We're happy to announce that we've added 3 new Messaging API endpoints that enable you to get detailed information about the friends of your LINE official account:

    The data returned by these endpoints is the same data displayed on the Insight tab in the LINE Official Account Manager.

  • 2019/06/18

    Notice of problems with migration of LINE official accounts (resolved)

    We encountered problems during the planned migration of accounts from the deprecated Developer Trial plan to the new free plan, which started on June 11, 2019. The problems have now been resolved. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this caused.

    Date and time of outage

    From: June 11, 2019
    Until: June 18, 2019 14:33 JST(GMT+9)

    Cause

    In Japan and Thailand, accounts that were migrated from the old Developer Trial plan to the new free plan incorrectly retained their old limit on number of friends (50).

    Details

    When a user tried to befriend an account that had reached the limit of 50 friends, this error was displayed:

    Sorry, the account you are trying to add cannot accept any more friends.

    We have now removed the limit on the number of friends.

    LINE will continue improve the quality of its services to prevent future outages. Thank you for your understanding.

  • 2019/06/14

    Notice about service outage for the Messaging API (resolved)

    We'd like to inform you about a service outage regarding the Messaging API. The issue has now been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

    Date and time of outage

    Date: June 14, 2019 Time: 10:35–12:19 JST (GMT+9)

    Cause

    Issue with our servers.

    Affected services

    All Messaging API endpoints (https://api.line.me/v2/bot/*).

    Details

    The API returned status code 500 for some requests.

    LINE will continue to improve the quality of its services to prevent future outages. Thank you for your understanding.

  • 2019/06/05

    Notice about service outage for the Messaging API (resolved)

    We'd like to inform you about a service outage regarding the LINE Developers site. The issue has now been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

    Date and time of outage

    Date: June 5, 2019 Time: 14:41–15:05 JST (GMT+9)

    (Most errors were solved by 14:55.)

    Cause

    Issue with our servers.

    Affected services

    All Messaging API endpoints (https://api.line.me/v2/bot/*) and webhook.

    Details

    The API returned status code 403 or 500 error for some requests. Also, webhook events were not successfully sent.

    We will continue to improve the quality of our services. Thank you for your understanding.

  • 2019/04/18

    Changes associated with the integration of LINE@ accounts into LINE official accounts

    With the consolidation of LINE@ account plans into LINE official plans, we changed the functionality of the LINE Developers console and the Messaging API as follows:

    Changes in the LINE Developers console

    Type of created accounts

    When you create a Messaging API channel in the LINE Developers console, a LINE official account is created instead of a LINE@ account.

    For more information, see Migration of LINE@ accounts. Existing LINE@ accounts will be migrated to LINE official accounts sequentially.

    Privacy policy and terms of use

    Now you can set your own privacy policy and terms of use for your app in your LINE Login and Messaging API channels.

    In the future, we will add links to your privacy policy and terms of use for your app in the user consent screen of LINE Login or your LINE official account.

    Enhanced Messaging API features

    Bots associated with new or migrated LINE official accounts can use the following features regardless of applied plans:

    Bots associated with LINE@ accounts cannot use these features depending on applied plans.

    For more information, see the Messaging API reference.

  • 2019/04/10

    Migrating your LINE@ account under the Developer Trial plan

    We will consolidate the LINE@ account plans into the new LINE official account plans.

    From April 18, 2019, when you create a Messaging API channel in the LINE Developers console, a LINE official account will be created instead of a LINE@ account.

    After mid-June, 2019, we will migrate the existing LINE@ accounts under the Developer Trial plan to LINE official accounts. The free plan will be applied to the migrated LINE official accounts.

    Learn more from Migration of LINE Developer Trial plan on the LINE Engineering Blog.