What can I do with Conversational Actions until the turndown date?

Can I create new Conversational Actions? Can I update, download, delete, and/or deploy my existing Conversational Action?

Yes - until the turndown on June 13th, 2023. From June 13th - July 13th onwards, the Actions Console will be in read-only mode for Conversation Actions. You won't be able to create new Conversation Actions or modify/delete/deploy existing Conversation Actions. You can still download your Conversation Actions content either using the download button on the Actions Console or via the Actions SDK using the following instructions.

From July 13th 2023 onwards, you will no longer be able to see your Conversation Actions or download content via the Actions Console or Actions SDK.

Will Conversational Actions continue to be available on all supported devices (speakers, smart displays, mobile etc)?

Yes. They will be available on all supported devices until June 13th, 2023. They will not be available after June 13th, 2023.

When will the turndown impact users?

The Conversational Actions turndown will be ramping up between June 7th and June 13th. A small number of users will start experiencing the turndown from June 7th onwards, with remaining users experiencing the turndown from June 13th onwards.

Can I still build Conversational Actions with Dialogflow?

You can continue building, editing, and deploying Conversational Actions with Dialogflow until the turndown date of June 13th, 2023. For more information, please see potential migration paths for chat agents.

Will Transactions continue to be supported for Conversational Actions until the turndown date?

Transactions were sunset on May 1st, 2023 to ensure users receive the full value of their purchase(s) ahead of the Conversational Actions turndown date.

What will happen to Conversational Actions at the turndown date?

How will my users be informed of the turndown?

Currently, when users invoke your Action, Google Assistant responds with a Text-to-Speech (TTS) note that the Conversational Action experience will no longer be available starting June 13th. After June 13th, Google Assistant will inform all users with TTS that the Action is no longer available. We have also published a user-facing help article that you can share with your users.

Do I have to delete my Action after the turndown?

No. Conversational Actions will no longer be available for you or your users after the turndown date.

What will happen to my Conversational Action’s content?

Your project will be accessible in the Actions console until June 2023. You can download your project via the Actions SDK. For instructions, see Download Actions from Actions console.

Can I still access my Conversational Action’s analytics / metrics?

Action console analytics has already been turned off in 2022. For more information, please refer to What is being removed.

If I build for another development path, can I use the same Conversational Action name?

Conversational Action names will not be reserved for other types of Actions. You can use the same name for other Actions and your Android app if it is available.

Is there a migration path/guide?

Visit our Best Practices guide for details on several migration options, including example user messaging. You can also download your Conversational Action via the Actions SDK to preserve your content (see the gactions user guide to learn how).

For alternative ways to build for Assistant, see What will happen to non-Conversational Action development paths?

I have a smart home Action. Is this affected?

Impacted Smart home Actions built as Conversational Actions will stop working on June 13, 2023
Not impacted Smart home Actions built as Direct Actions are not affected.

If you have questions, please contact the Google Home team here.

Although you can still build Smart Home Actions in the Actions Console for a short time after June 13th, 2023, we strongly encourage all developers to start building Smart Home Actions in the new Google Home Developer Center and take advantage of the latest features and functionality.

I have an App Action. Is this affected?

No, it is not affected. For more information, see the App Actions section.

What will happen to the Assistant Directory after sunset?

The Assistant Directory will be removed.

What will happen to the Google Cloud project associated with my Conversational Action after the turndown?

If you are not using your Cloud project for any other integrations (Firebase, Dialogflow, etc.), we recommend you delete it in Google Cloud.

Is there a replacement to building on Canvas or Conversational Actions with visuals for Smart Displays?

As we continue our focus on making App Actions with Android as the best way for developers to create deeper, more meaningful voice-forward experiences, we are continuing to expand our capabilities for smart displays. At this time, we suggest building on Android and ensuring that your app is large-screen compatible.

I expressed interest in Radio integration on Assistant but have not yet heard back. Are there any updates?

We have received a large number of requests and are committed to ensuring Assistant users have access to the Radio of their choice. We are investing in a way to offer more seamless integrations at scale. We will let you know as soon as we have a solution available. In the meantime, Assistant supports a number of Radio aggregators, such as TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and others. Based on feedback we’ve received from many of you, we are working to onboard additional aggregators to expand your options even further. Additionally, users continue to have the option to cast their favorite stations to their Home devices or in their car over Bluetooth.