News: Articles for #Messaging API

  • 2018/08/13

    Long-term channel access token to be discontinued

    We'd like to inform you that we will discontinue the long-lived channel access token used with the Messaging API.

    The discontinuation is scheduled in November 2018 with the removal of the endpoints of the Messaging API v1.

    Note that the long-lived channel access token is issued only from the console. The following endpoint to issue a short-lived channel access token will not be affected.

    https://api.line.me/v2/oauth/accessToken

    We will provide further details for a replacement method soon.

  • 2018/08/06

    Flex Message is now available on your desktop

    Flex Message is now available on your desktop.

    The feature is supported on the LINE app version 5.9.0 for macOS and Windows.

    In addition, we have added the following new Flex Message properties so that you can create messages in a more flexible way.

    For more information, see the following topics:

  • 2018/07/31

    Quick reply released

    We have released the quick reply feature for messages sent through the Messaging API. When a user receives a message that contains quick reply buttons, those buttons appear at the bottom of the chat screen. The user can simply tap one of the buttons to reply to your bot.

    Quick reply sample

    The quick reply feature is supported on LINE iOS/Android versions 8.11.0 and later.

    For more information, see Using quick replies.

  • 2018/07/18

    An important message for our users in Thailand, Taiwan, and Indonesia

    Important notice concerning LINE official accounts, LINE@ accounts, Business Connect accounts, and Customer Connect accounts The following message applies to our users in Thailand, Taiwan, and Indonesia. LINE Corporation will be collecting information from LINE official accounts, LINE@ accounts, Business Connect accounts, and Customer Connect accounts (OAs) in order to improve our services. You must agree to these terms by September 2, 2018.

    Log in to the Content Manager

    With these revised terms, we will work on improving services requested by OA users, such as visualization of delivery performance through message views, click counts, video views, etc. and targeting delivery based on user response logs to messages.

  • 2018/06/27

    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 but we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

    Date of recovery

    Date: June 27, 2018 JST (GMT+9)

    Cause of the outage

    Issue with our servers.

    Details

    When the Messaging API was called to unlink a rich menu from a user that was not in a chat with the bot, the rich menu was not unlinked from the user. This issue occured only to users with LINE iOS version 8.7.0 or later and rich menus configured at admin-official.line.me.

    We will continue to improve the quality of the services we provide to our developers and we greatly appreciate your understanding.

  • 2018/06/12

    Flex Message released

    We have released Flex Message, a new message type for the Messaging API. Flex Messages are messages with a customizable layout. You can customize the layout freely by combining multiple elements.

    Flex Message samples

    Flex Messages are only supported on LINE iOS/Android versions 6.7.0 and later.

    For more information, see Using Flex Messages.

  • 2018/04/18

    The maximum number of rich menus has been increased

    Now you can set up to 1000 rich menus for one bot with the Messaging API. The previous maximum number was was 10.

    For more information about rich menus, see Using rich menus.

  • 2018/02/28

    LINE Bot Designer released

    LINE Bot Designer lets you prototype LINE bots faster and easier without any programming knowledge. You can freely design chatbots in a desired scenario.

    LINE Bot Designer free for use. Download it now. Anyone with a LINE account can use it.

    For more information, see the LINE Bot Designer page.

  • 2018/02/22

    Property for accessibility released

    Now you can specify text to be spoken using the label property for imagemap messages and rich menus when the accessibility feature is enabled on the client device. This feature is supported on LINE iOS version 8.2.0 and later.

    For more information, see the updated reference documentation below.