Notification > KakaoTalk Bizmessage > Release Notes

2022.10.25

  • [API] 발신프로필 조회 API isSearchKakaoStatus 필드 삭제
    • 발신프로필 조회 API에서 isSearchKakaoStatus 필드를 삭제하였고, 준실시간 카카오 상태 조회가 가능하도록 개선하였습니다. (6시간 주기로 상태 동기화)
  • [API] 알림톡 치환 발송 요청 API buttons 필드 개선
    • 알림톡 치환 발송 요청 API 호출 시, 지정한 ordering의 버튼만 입력해도 정상 발송되도록 개선되었습니다.

2022.08.23

  • [Console] 알림톡 템플릿 채널추가형(AD)과 복합형(MI) 메시지 유형의 templateAd 일괄 변경
    • 카카오 정책에 따라, "채널 추가하고 이 채널의 광고와 마케팅 메시지를 카카오톡으로 받기" 로 일괄 변경 됩니다.
  • [API] 발송 시, 통계 ID 길이 유효성 검사 추가
    • 발송 시 사용되는 statsId 필드 길이 유효성 검사가 추가되었습니다.

2022.07.26

  • [Console] 브랜드톡 기능 출시
    • 카카오의 CBT 기능인 브랜드톡 기능이 출시되었습니다.
    • CBT 기능이 활성화된 발신 프로필만 사용 가능합니다.
  • [API] 알림톡 템플릿 등록/수정 시 templateAd 필드 삭제
    • 알림톡 템플릿 등록/수정 시 templateAd 필드 삭제되었습니다.
    • 채널 추가형(AD) 또는 복합형(MI) 메시지 유형 템플릿 등록 시 templateAd 값이 고정됩니다.

June 14, 2022

  • [Console] Changes to Ad Included/Mixed Purposes Templates
    • Due to the change of KakaoTalk BizMessage policy, in the case of Ad Included/Mixed Purposes template, the Add Channel button and templateAd are fixed.

May 24, 2022

  • [API] Improved the deletion of AlimTalk templates
    • Made improvements so that templates in a status other than the rejected status can be deleted.
    • For details, refer to the API Guide.

April 26, 2022

  • [API] Added public fields for SMS alternative delivery
    • Made improvements so that the statsId, senderGroupingKey, and recipientGroupingKey fields are added when resending SMS messages for AlimTalk/FriendTalk.
  • [API] Improved validation of template for AlimTalk full text delivery
    • Improved validation to allow whitespaces for template replacement when sending AlimTalk full text.

Mar 29, 2022

  • [Console] Changed the base date for backup of AlimTalk delivery results
    • The base date for backup of AlimTalk delivery results has been changed from 180 days to 90 days.
  • [Console] Improved the feature to download general, mass, and tag delivery results
    • For Excel download, changed to create a .zip file for more than 1 million results.

January 11, 2022

  • [Console] Fade-out of (Old)Statistics
    • Due to introduction of new statistics, the (Old)Statistics tab has been deleted.
  • [Console] Limit of maximum 5,000 members for the sender profile group
    • In accordance with Kakao policy, applied the limit of 5,000 to the maximum number of members in a sender profile group.
  • [Console] CloudTrail applied
    • CloudTrail has been applied, so you can check the usage history.

December 2, 2021

  • [API] Changed the AlimTalk template inquiry API
    • Due to changes in the Kakao API specification, if you inquire about a template that is in the Rejected status, the template will be changed to the 'Inspection Underway' status.
  • [API] Fixed a bug in the API to list templates
    • Modified so that the categoryCode field value is responded normally.

October 26, 2021

  • [API] Added AlimTalk/FriendTalk APIs to list mass delivery information
    • AlimTalk/FriendTalk APIs to list mass delivery information have been added.
  • [API] Added statistics API
    • A statistics API has been added.
  • [API] Added chatExtra and chatEvent fields
    • A chatExtra field has been added to the BC (Bot for Consultation) type button when sending a message.
    • chatExtra and chatEvent fields have been added to the BT (Bot Transfer) type button when sending a message.
  • [API] Added an outlink feature to the web link type button
    • This is a feature to open the link with the browser of the mobile device instead of the in-app browser when clicking the button.
    • An outlink feature has been added, by adding a target field when sending a message.
  • [API] Added linkMo and linkPc fields to the app link type button
    • linkMo and linkPc fields have been added to the app link type button.

August 24, 2021

  • [Console] Image AlimTalk feature
    • An image AlimTalk feature has been added.

July 27, 2021

  • [Console] New statistics feature
    • New statistics has been added to enhance the functionality.
    • The collection for (Old)Statistics service will be performed until July 31, 2021, and will end on December 31, 2021.

June 29, 2021

  • [Console] Webhook feature for the update of the sending result
    • A webhook feature for the update of the sending result has been added.

May 25, 2021

  • [Console] Added a Kakao template code field
    • A field for template code that is actually registered in Kakao has been added.
  • [Console] Webhook feature for the change of template status/inquiry content
    • A webhook feature for the change of template status/inquiry content has been added.
  • [API] Added price and currencyType fields for delivery
    • price and currencyType fields, which are AlimTalk advertisement moment fields, have been added.
    • A messageOption field has been added to the AlimTalk delivery API and single message retrieval API.

April 27, 2021

  • [Console] Added a feature to register the same sender's profile
    • Improved the system so that the same sender's profile can be registered for other projects.
    • Even though it is the same sender's profile, its data such as template/sender profile per project and profile group/send history is independently treated.

March 23, 2021

  • [Console] Added a sender profile group feature
    • Templates evaluated and approved as a group can be used by the sender profile belonging to the group.
    • It is useful when the same template is shared among multiple sender profiles.
  • [Console] Added a feature to delete sender profiles
    • Added a feature that deletes sender profiles regardless of their status.

January 26, 2021

  • [Console] Added a feature to back up the FriendTalk delivery results.
    • Added a feature to back up the FriendTalk delivery results.
    • An Excel file containing the delivery results can be created based on the search conditions used on console.
    • Delivery result files are deleted in 7 days.

November 24, 2020

  • [API] AlimTalk template category code added
    • Category Code field added for registration or modification of AlimTalk template.
    • The template with a category entered is screened first.
  • [Console] Backup function of AlimTalk sent list data more than 180 days old added
    • A function that adds a backup file to customers' object storage or AWS S3 for a sent list (normal/batch) more than 180 days old has been added.
    • Backup settings can be set in the Send Settings tab.
  • [API] AlimTalk template code limit changed
    • Changed to allow the following in the AlimTalk templateCode field: (alphabet letters, numbers, -, _).

October 27, 2020

  • [API] Changed the fields of the AlimTalk that are exposed to/hidden from PC
    • The pcFlag field has been changed to securityFlag field. (Default: false)
    • A field used to show whether there is a security template. It must be configured for security messages like OTP.
    • If it is true, the message text will not be displayed on any devices except the main device.
  • [API] Changed the type of the Add Channel button for AlimTalk
    • Changed the type of the Add Channel button from CA to AC.
    • The Add Channel button can be registered only when it is on top of the buttons list or it is the only button available. *The name of the Add Channel button can only be 'Add Channel.'
    • Buttons of which type is changed to AC will be displayed as a new button with the highlight effect and new icon.
  • [Console] Added a feature to back up the delivery results of AlimTalk.
    • Added a feature to back up the delivery results of AlimTalk.
    • An Excel file containing the delivery results can be created based on the search conditions used on console.
    • Delivery result files are deleted in 7 days.
  • [Console] Improved the detailed information modal for FriendTalk delivery results
    • The detailed report of FriendTalk delivery results now provides additional information such as the presence of ads and the result of alternative delivery request.

August 25, 2020

  • [API] Show/Not Show AlimTalk on PC
    • Added the feature of selecting Show/Not Show on PC, when registering a template
  • [Console] Supports Excel Files for Bulk Delivery
    • Allows excel extension for sending bulk messages, or for uploading recipients' file

July 28, 2020

  • [API] Template Emphasizing AlimTalk Messages
    • Officially added as a feature, with CBT closed.
  • [API] More Types for AlimTalk Template Messages
    • Expanded types for AlimTalk template messages (BA: Basic, EX: Extra Information, AD: Ads Included, MI: Mixed Purposes)
  • [API] Query of Attachments for AlimTalk Templates
    • Added the feature of querying on AlimTalk templates with files attached

June 23, 2020

  • [API] Allowed AlimTalk Emphasized template
    • It has been changed to allow emphasized template for Register Template API

May 26, 2020

  • [API] FriendTalk in Wide Images
    • Added the feature of uploading and sending FriendTalk messages in wide images.
  • [Console] Delete Plus Friends with Unregistered Tokens
    • Added the feature of deleting Plus Friends with unregistered tokens

November 26, 2019

  • [Console] Template Registration Using File Uploads
    • Added the feature of file uploading for mass templates
  • [Console] Template Query Upgrades
    • Added the feature of querying both original template status and approval status for final templates
  • [Console] Query by Registered Date for Delivery Results
    • Added the feature of querying by registered date for the query of delivery results

October 29, 2019

  • [API] Tighter validity checks for the delivery of certification messages
    • Message delivery is unavailable when authentication message is not included
    • For more details, see [API User Guide].

September 24, 2019

  • [Console] Canceling Scheduled Delivery of AlimTalk/FriendTalk
    • Added the feature of canceling scheduled delivery of AlimTalk/FriendTalk from the Query Delivery Result tab, if it is yet to be delivered.
    • Canceling is available by querying time after scheduled delivery is requested.
  • [Console] Validity Checks Added for Uploading Bulk Files for AlimTalk/FriendTalk Delivery
    • With validity checks for uploading bulk delivery files, you can receive feedbacks before delivery.
  • [Console] Maximum Recipients Raised for Bulk AlimTalk/FriendTalk Delivery
    • Increased the number of maximum recipients for AlimTalk/FriendTalk from 10,000 to 100,000.
  • [Console] Name Change from KakaoTalk PlusFriend to KakaoTalk Channel
    • As of September 17 of 2019, the service name has changed from 'PlusFriend' to 'KakaoTalk Channel'.

July 30, 2019

  • [Console] Field Added for Result Code of Alternative SMS Delivery Request
    • To query details of alternative delivery message, result code of SMS request has been added.
  • [System] Server Replacement for Service Stabilization

June 27, 2019

  • [Console] Allowed alternative delivery, and added split delivery, for mass delivery of FriendTalk messages
    • Fields related to alternative delivery can be specified, such as content of alternative delivery/sender number/alternative delivery.
    • Features have been added to send in splits by specifying split times/interval.
  • [API] Added API to cancel scheduled delivery of FriendTalk
    • Scheduled FriendTalk message can be cancelled, if it is yet to be delivered.
  • [API] Added API to cancel scheduled delivery of AlimTalk for authentication
    • Scheduled AlimTalk message for authentication can be cancelled, if it is yet to be delivered
  • [Console] Improved mass delivery of AlimTalk/FriendTalk
    • With [Proceed after Inspect], notification mail is sent, unless Send is clicked.
    • Email receiving targets: All project members
    • Mail delivery condition: Click [Proceed after Inspect], and send two times in total, including one time after a day, and another in 6 days
    • For mass scheduled delivery, Proceed after Inspect is not available.
  • [Console] Improved Search of Plus Friends
    • To search for a Plus Friend, search by conditions has been added.
  • [Console] Fixed bugs in messages
    • Fixed errors in messages for the status of Plus Friend, and deleting templates.
  • [Console] Introduced business certification when registering PlusFriend

May 28, 2019

  • [API] For delivery, a country code can be included in recipient numbers.
    • The recipientNo field can now include country code for delivery.
    • Available to send to users authenticated for overseas mobile phone on the KakaoTalk application.
  • [API] Added v1.3 for AlimTalk Delivery
    • The field configuration related for alternative delivery for AlimTalk Delivery API has been updated to the same level of FriendTalk Delivery API.
  • [API] Added Set Alternative Delivery API
    • Set Alternative Delivery API for PlusFriend has been added.
  • [API] Updated Query PlusFriend API
    • Pagination has been added to Query PlusFriend API.
    • Response field of AlimTalk/FriendTalk alternative delivery has been added to Query PlusFriend API. (v1.3)

April 30, 2019

  • [Console] Rolled back the business verification method used when adding a Plus friend
    • Reverted the way to verify a Plus friend's business to the previous method because the previous method took too much time to verify.

April 23, 2019

  • [Console] Added a feature to be used to specify alternative delivery and split delivery when mass sending AlimTalk messages
    • Added a feature that specifies the fields related to alternative delivery, including the alternative delivery content/sender number/whether to apply alternative delivery fields.
    • Added a feature of split delivery over a specific number of times in a specific interval.
  • [Console] Separated the alternative delivery settings of AlimTalk/FriendTalk
    • Added a feature that configures the alternative delivery for each Plus friend on AlimTalk/FriendTalk.
      For example,) when only AlimTalk is set to deliver alternatively for the same Plus friend, FriendTalk will not use the alternative delivery even if it fails to deliver.
  • [Console] Introduced the business verification feature when adding a Plus friend
    • Only the friends whose business is verified can now be added as Plus friends. [Related notice:]
  • [Console] Added the Like search feature in the template selection modal window
    • Added the Like search feature to the template selection modal window so that templates can easily be selected. (Use template code and name to search templates)
  • [API] Improved the system so that advertisement FriendTalk and advertisement SMS API can be used for alternative delivery
    • Improved the system so that advertisement SMS API can be used as an alternative when advertisement FriendTalk delivery fails.
    • For alternative delivery to work, an 080 opt-out number must be registered when configuring the advertisement FriendTalk alternative delivery.
  • [API] Advanced FriendTalk's alternative delivery API
    • Added the alternative delivery title field for delivery.
    • The title/content/sender number/080 opt-out number/whether to use alternative delivery can be selected using the alternative delivery field.
  • [API] Improved the system so that it will not store the AlimTalk/FriendTalk delivery failure messages
    • Improved the system so that it will not store delivery recipient's length limit, invalid receiver number and other request error messages.
    • API response field sendResults can be used to check if the request succeeded/failed.

March 26, 2019

  • [Console] Added the AlimTalk preview UI
    • Added the UI for AlimTalk inbox screen preview.
  • [API] Added the Auth API for sending an AlimTalk for verification
    • The send pool has been separated as the Auth API for sending a verification AlimTalk.

February 26, 2019

  • [Console] Fixed the bug in which delivery fails when mass sending AlimTalk messages
    • Fixed a bug in which delivery would fail due to some invalid recipient numbers.
  • [Console] Fixed a bug in which batch delivery recipient numbers would be masked when mass sending FriendTalk messages.
    • Fixed a bug in which recipient numbers are masked when a FriendTalk message is delivered to a large number of recipients and their details are looked up.

January 29, 2019

  • [API] Added FriendTalk v1.2 API
    • Added the sender/receiver grouping key field when sending a message.
    • Added the request success/failure field per recipient in the delivery response field.
  • [API] Added an API that views FriendTalk delivery result update
    • Added a new API that views the results based on the result-updated time.
  • [Console] Advanced the AlimTalk delivery screen
    • Improved the system so that messages can be sent to multiple recipients.
    • Improved the system so that users can now schedule a delivery.
    • Improved the system so that uses can now select the body text for alternative delivery.
  • [Console] Added a feature of mass sending FriendTalk messages
    • Users can now send a FriendTalk message to a large number of recipients using a csv file.
  • [Console] Added a feature that views FriendTalk messages that were sent to a large number of recipients
    • Users can now look up messages that they sent to a large number of recipients from the FriendTalk bulk delivery tab.
  • [Console] Advanced the AlimTalk template edit feature
    • Previously, only rejected templates could be edited. Approved templates can also be edited now.
    • When an approved template is edited, it will be reviewed again. After that, its content will replace the content of the existing template.
    • While the template is in the review stage, the previously approved template can be normally delivered.
  • [Console] Added a feature that is used to mask recipient numbers
    • Added a feature that is used to mask recipient numbers for projects that were individually asked to do so.
  • [Console] Fixed a bug that would occur while counting the number of words in the AlimTalk template body
    • Fixed a bug in which a blank space is counted as 2 characters in the template body.

December 4, 2018

  • [API] Added AlimTalk v1.2 API
    • Added the sender/receiver grouping key field when sending a message.
    • Added the request success/failure field per recipient in the delivery response field.
  • [API] Added an API that views the updated AlimTalk delivery result
    • Added a new API that views the results based on the result-updated time.
  • [API] Added the alternative delivery sender number field when sending a message
    • Added a feature that specifies an alternative sender number via the resendSendNo field when sending a message.
  • [API] Improved the system so that it will retain sent messages up to 90 days
    • Improved the system so that the data created more than 90 days ago will not be displayed when retrieving data.
  • [Console] Added the detailed status of a Plus friend
    • Added the TOAST Plus friend, Kakao Plus friend, Kakao Plus friend profile status fields to the Plus friend view screen.

November 13, 2018

  • [API] Advanced AlimTalk delivery API alternative delivery
    • Added the alternative delivery title field for delivery.
    • The name of LMS can be specified when performing alternative delivery with LMS using the alternative delivery title field.
    • Changed to use the alternative delivery when the request fails with template context mismatch (-3010) or template button mismatch (-3011). Messages that don't need alternative delivery can be controlled using the isResend field.
  • [API] Fixed a bug regarding scheduled delivery
    • Fixed a bug in which scheduled deliveries could not normally be canceled due to an error in the date data of the request ID when sending a scheduled message.

October 23, 2018

  • [API] Added a feature that schedules AlimTalk delivery API
    • A message can be sent at any time using the schedule feature.
    • The scheduled message can be canceled at any time before it is sent.
    • For more information, see [AlimTalk delivery API].
  • [API] Advanced AlimTalk delivery API alternative delivery
    • Added the alternative delivery type (SMS/LMS), whether to use alternative delivery (true/false), alternative delivery content fields for delivery.
    • The alternative delivery can be used at scale using the fields.
  • [API] Added the API related to Plus friends and templates
    • Added the APIs for Plus friend category view, business license upload, registration, token authentication, and list view.
    • Added the API for template registration, edit, delete, and query.
  • [Console] Added a feature that searches for Likes to the template code
    • Added the Like search feature when viewing templates on console.

August 28, 2018

  • [Console] Improved the delivery result view
    • Improved the system so that template code can be manually entered when viewing AlimTalk delivery results.

July 24, 2018

  • [Console] Changed the name of the service
    • The service name of AlimTalk has been changed to KakaoTalkBizmessage.
  • [Console] Added a FriendTalk feature
    • FriendTalk targets users who became friends, and can be used to send advertisement messages.
    • The message delivery, view, image management, statistics features are provided on console.
    • For more information, see [FriendTalk overview ].
  • [API] Added the FriendTalk API
    • The FriendTalk API supports the message delivery, list view, single item view, image management features.
    • For more information, see [FriendTalk API guide].
  • [API] Added a limit to the number of AlimTalk and FriendTalk messages sent
    • Added a feature to limit the number of messages to 1,000 a day, which are sent to the Plus friends who became friends since the maintenance on July 24.
    • Delivery requests exceeding this limit will fail.
  • [API] Edited the resending feature after a failed delivery
    • The body text of the resending was changed as below:
Delivery body text
- Web link button name: Web link
- Web link button name 2: Web link 2
...

June 26, 2018

Feature Updates

  • [Console] Added the request field when adding a Plus friend
    • To comply with the latest Kakao issuance procedure, a business license number and business category are needed when adding a Plus friend.

Bug Fixes

  • [Console] Changed the statistics chart to a version where bugs are fixed
    • Changed the statistics chart to a version where the bugs related to exporting .xls files on IE are fixed.

May 29, 2018

More Features

  • [API] Added the API that views a single delivery result
    • Added the API that views a specific delivery result.
    • For more information, see [AlimTalk API guide].
  • [API] Added delivery result list view API v1.1
    • Added v1.1 API as the recipientSeq (Recipient sequence) field is added to response.

Bug Fixes

  • [API] Fixed a bug related to the substitution delivery API
    • Fixed a bug in which the templateParameter field of Request Body would be recognized as a required field.

April 24, 2018

More Features

  • [Console] Added a feature that is used for template chat bubble
    • Added a feature for multiple button template.
    • Added new button types: (delivery view, web link, app link, bot keyword, and message forwarding)
  • [API] Added the API for viewing templates

Feature Updates

  • [API] Edited the resending feature after a failed delivery
    • Fixed the system so that messages are sent as SMS or LMS according to their length.
    • Changed the body text of resending message: (Body + web link button name + button link)

March 22, 2018

More Features

  • [Console] Added a feature that is used to edit or delete templates and register queries
    • Added a feature that is used to edit or delete templates.
    • Added a feature that is used to register a query to reviewer.
    • For more information, see [AlimTalk console user guide ].
  • [API] Added the API that is used to send full body text
    • Added the API that is used to send a message in full text, not in substituted data.
    • For more information, see [ AlimTalk API guide ].

February 22, 2018

More Features

  • [Console] Added a feature that is used to send messages to a large number of recipients
    • Users can now send a FriendTalk message to a large number of recipients using a csv file.

January 25, 2018

Feature Updates

  • [Console] Improved template registration
    • Added a feature that is used to remove spaces in front and back of a button name.
    • Edited the length limit: (Template code: 10 characters -> 20 characters, button name: 10 characters -> 14 characters)
    • Modified the system so that user can manually enter the button name when registering a delivery view template.

More Features

  • [API] Added the API to view delivery result

November 23, 2017

More Features

  • [Console] Register multiple Plus friends
    • Previously, only 1 Plus friend could be added at a time. Now, multiple Plus friends can be added at a time.
  • [Console] When a template is rejected, provides the reason in the template details.
  • [API] Added the delivery API field as now multiple Plus friends can be added at a time
    • Added 12 plusFriendId fields to requestBody.
    • The message will be sent to the Plus friend ID who was added first when plusFriendId is left empty.

August 24, 2017

More Features

  • [Console] Provided the AlimTalk delivery statistics screen
    • Provides the by date/by time/by day of a week statistics screen.
    • Allows you to look up by delivery date and template.

Feature Updates

  • [Console] Changed the URL verification when adding a free button template
    • http:// or https:// must be included when adding a URL to a free button -> Like #{url}, the template substituter can now be added.
    • If it is not a template substituter in the form of #{url}, the http:// or https:// verification will be maintained.
  • [API] Modified the error response message for content-type
    • Modified the failure response message if it's not content-type: application/json in the request header.

July 20, 2017

More Features

  • [Console] Added AlimTalk delivery result view
    • The message delivery result can be viewed with conditions such as date of delivery, recipient number, and template.

June 22, 2017

Feature Updates

  • [Console] Added the sender profile management page
  • [Console] Added the test delivery page
  • [Console] Added the added template view page

More Features

  • [Console] Added the delivery failure setting
    • This is a feature that is used to send the message via LMS when AlimTalk delivery fails
  • [Console] Added a feature that is used to substitute the free button type of a template
    • For template free button type, the button link can be added as a substituter (e.g. buttonURL: #{url})

May 25, 2017

Feature Updates

  • [Console] Improved the main page markup

April 20, 2017

New Product Release

* AlimTalk is a product based on mobile phones with which users can send informative messages such as delivery message, schedule notification, and others without adding the recipient as a friend.
* It provides RESTful API for users to easily link it to apps.
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