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  2. May 2017

[Messaging API] Changes to the user consent process and data retrieved in webhooks

The user consent process and the data included in certain webhooks will change from LINE version 7.5.0 (iOS and Android). The details of the changes are shown below.

1. Changes to the user consent process

The way that users give consent to bots (LINE@ accounts and official accounts) will change with the release of LINE version 7.5.0. Instead of requiring users to agree to a consent screen for every bot they want to add as a friend or start a chat with, from version 7.5.0, users will provide consent to all bots at once through a new consent screen (called the “Official Accounts Terms of Use”). After users have agreed to this screen once, they will be able to add other bots as friends and add them to chats in a single action.

For more information on the user consent process, see Obtaining user consent.

2. Changes to the Messaging API specifications

Webhooks will include the user ID of users who send messages in a group or a room if the user has agreed to the “Official Accounts Terms of Use”. Note that the user ID will not be included in the webhook if the user is using a version of LINE below 7.5.0.

For more information about the changes, see the updated API reference and JSON examples at source group and source room.

[Messaging API] LINE Bot SDK for Node.js released

We have released the LINE Bot SDK for Node.js. This makes it easier for you to to build a bot on LINE with Node.js using the Messaging API.

See the LINE Bot SDK repository below.

For more information on how to use the LINE Bot SDK for Node.js, see the documentation.