Friday, April 20, 2012

An Update to our Deprecation Policy

As you might have seen announced on our Google Developers blog, the deprecation policies associated with many of Google’s APIs are changing. We want to highlight the specific way this affects YouTube API developers.

As of today, our YouTube API deprecation policy states:

Google will announce if we intend to discontinue or make backwards incompatible changes to this API or Service. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to continue to operate the YouTube API without these changes until the later of: (i) one year after the announcement or (ii) April 20, 2015, unless (as Google determines in its reasonable good faith judgment):
    • required by law or third party relationship (including if there is a change in applicable law or relationship), or
    • doing so could create a security risk or substantial economic or material technical burden.
This Deprecation Policy doesn't apply to versions, features, and functionality labeled as "experimental."

Please note that while the deprecation policy listed above is current as of the date of this blog post, the definitive version of the policy can always be found in our Terms of Service.

—Jeff Posnick, YouTube API Team