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Update your apps to the latest Firebase Cloud Messaging APIs and SDKs


On December 5th, 2023, you may have received an email that begins as follows....

We’re writing to remind you that starting June 20, 2024 the legacy Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) APIs will be discontinued.

What do you need to know?

On June 20, 2024, we’re reducing the number of Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) legacy register APIs and legacy send APIs that provide similar functionality. This step will allow us to provide you with a more consistent experience and align with Google security standards to improve security, reliability and performance.

Because of these API decommissions, some already-deprecated SDKs and features will stop working after June 20, 2024.

Please consult the tables below to find which Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) APIs and corresponding services/SDKs/features will be discontinued and replaced with new alternatives.


As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of app integrations and protocols, we are pleased to inform you of our proactive approach to supporting the deprecation of legacy Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) APIs by Google. In a bid to align with Google's evolving security standards and provide a more streamlined user experience, we are introducing significant changes to our FCM integration.

  • Official Release with 15.4:

    • The support for the FCM deprecation will be fully integrated into FileWave version 15.4. This official release will include all necessary updates and enhancements to seamlessly adapt to the new FCM APIs.


Key Enhancements:

  • Seamless Transition:

    • Our aim is to provide a seamless transition for our users during this period of change. By offering robust support for the new FCM APIs, we ensure that your FileWave system continues to operate efficiently and effectively.

  • Improved Security Measures:

    • The updated FCM integration aligns with Google's security standards, enhancing the overall security, reliability, and performance of your FileWave experience.

  • Reliable Communication:

    • With the new FCM APIs, you can expect more consistent and reliable communication between your FileWave system and Firebase Cloud Messaging, ensuring that your messages and notifications reach their intended destinations.

Action Required:

  • We recommend all users to update to FileWave version 15.4 to fully leverage the enhanced FCM support and benefit from the latest features and improvements.

Stay Updated:

  • Keep an eye out for further communications and announcements regarding the release of FileWave version 15.4 and the full integration of FCM support.

We appreciate your continued trust in FileWave as we strive to provide you with the best tools and solutions for efficient endpoint management. If you have any questions or require assistance during this transition, please do not hesitate to reach out to our support team. We are targeting May 2024 for the release of FileWave 15.4.