This page contains release notes for the Realtime API. Latest notes are first. See the platform release notes for updates to the rest of the Drive Platform.
Binary file behavior simplified
May 8, 2015 The behavior of Realtime documents that are attached to regular files that contain binary contents has been simplified. The Realtime models will no longer be reset when the binary content changes. Instead, the Realtime application should decide when to read in new content. See the updated documentation for details on how to interact with these files.
New Realtime documentation
April 8, 2015 The Realtime API's documentation has been split into a separate home page, with expanded developer guides on new features, best practices, etc.
In memory mode and Realtime debug console
April 7, 2015
A new in memory mode allows you to manipulate a Realtime document using the standard API without being connected to our servers.
The new Realtime Debug Console lets you view, edit and debug a live realtime document.
Ability to track save delay
March 20, 2015
Use Document.saveDelay to track how long changes have been waiting to be saved to Google Drive. This can help you detect when the network is unreliable or down, or changes are being made more quickly than they can be saved.
New IndexReference delete mode
March 15, 2015
IndexReferences now support a
which configures the behavior of an index reference when the element it points
at is deleted. This replaces the previous
canBeDeleted boolean, which is now
Listen for changes to readOnly state
November 11, 2014
A new ATTRIBUTE_CHANGED_EVENT is emited on the document when the readOnly state of the document changes.
Moving items between lists and non-undoable operations
August 8, 2014
Ending support for Internet Explorer 9 in the Realtime API on April 15, 2014
March 6, 2014
After April 15, 2014 the Realtime API will no longer support Internet Explorer 9.
New import/export functionality
July 12, 2013
realtime.get method has been added to
allow developers using the Realtime API to export Realtime data models as JSON
through the Drive API.
Undo and redo added to Realtime API
April 10, 2013
Announcing the new Realtime API
March 19, 2013