This API is deprecated and will be turned down in January 2019. Migrate to Cloud Firestore or another data store as soon as possible to avoid disruptions to your application.

Google Realtime API Deprecation

The Realtime API is deprecated as of November 28, 2017.

Existing Realtime API client applications will continue to work normally until December 11, 2018.

Timeline

Date Realtime API status
November 28, 2017 The Realtime API is no longer available for new projects. Projects which accessed the Realtime API prior to November 28, 2017 continue to function. All new projects that attempt to access the Realtime API will fail after that time.
December 11, 2018 Realtime API documents become read-only, and attempts to modify document contents using the API fail.
January 15, 2019 The Realtime API is shut down. You can still export Realtime document data.

Migration

Applications using Realtime API must migrate to another data store to continue operating. You can export your Realtime document data into JSON objects using the Google Drive v2 API. You can then import this JSON data into whatever data store you choose.

Cloud Firestore is one such alternate data store that is suitable for many Realtime applications. The Firestore migration guide provides details on how to move Realtime data into Firestore.

Additional information

If you have questions that aren't answered here, the support page provides details on how to get help.

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