Last week finally announced the deprecation data for Kraken also know as v5 Twitch’s legacy API.
You can find the details of which over on the Twitch Blog or TwitchDev’s Twitter at
For many Developers using Twitch API products this means little beyond there being a date to make sure you have moved everything you need to to Helix/New API. And that date is February 28th 2022.
Twitch will also be running a phased Shutdown timeline with periodic outages on the Legacy API of increasing length during the start February starting on the 7th at 11am PDT, and full details of that are on the earlier linked blog post.
For NEW developers looking to work with the Twitch API products, as of last week you can’t access the Legacy API at all, if you have never used the Legacy Twitch API you just can’t access it.
and those that have not made requests to the v5 API before July 15, 2021 will no longer be able to access v5.TwitchDev on the blog
Other things to note is the end of WebSub based Webhooks as well, that ends in September! Details about that are also on the Twitch Blog
So now is the time to get your feature requests for the New API and/or any missing features into the Twitch Uservoice theres a few new ones popped up recently for “missing” New API features. So get your voice heard on missing things. Or you can check out my super exiting Google Doc I have for tracking a number of User Voices I’m intersted in and/or have created you can find that here!
Update: This also effects a number of Extension EBS endpoints! Thankfully this sort of update won’t require extension review, since it’s EBS endpoints! Todays Announcement on that is here on the forums