Since there have been a few people who have asked me about this, here is the official announcement on the Dialogflow website.
If you have been following my site for a while, you know that I recommended moving to the v2 API a few months back.
Custom website chatbots
I think this change will heavily impact those who have built custom website chatbots. The main reason is that v2 uses Google's OAuth2 for its authentication, while you could simply use the client access token for the v1 API. In turn, this leads to a significant extra effort to create website chatbots for API v2.
I would recommend everyone who is still thinking of building out custom website chatbots to do so using the v2 API, even though most of the documentation you will find online uses the v1 API (including my own course).
And for those who have already built out their website chatbots using v1 API, you should start planning for the migration right away and also avoid adding new features to your existing website bot.
Want to be updated about my v2 API course?
Also, I will be creating the v2 API course fairly soon, hopefully before end of 2018. Once it is complete, I will send out an announcement to my email list. If you sign up to my email list, you will also be notified when I release the course. There are two ways you could sign up:
- register for one of my online courses
- join any of the email courses on my website