The table below lists each feature for which a deprecation date has been set. Click on the item you want to learn more about. Each feature has a dedicated page explaining what you need to know in preparation for its removal.
|Being Deprecated||Announced On||Development Ends||Removal Starts|
|Community v1||July 6th, 2016||October 4, 2016||February 1, 2017|
|Internet Explorer 8, 9 & 10||March 15, 2016||April 11, 2016||N/A|
|Classic agent interface||Nov 30, 2015||May 2, 2016||Aug 1, 2016|
|Web portal||Nov 30, 2015||Aug 1, 2016||Nov 1, 2016|
|Feedback tab||Nov 30, 2015||Aug 1, 2016||Nov 1, 2016|
|Classic Chat||Nov 30, 2015||Aug 1, 2016||Nov 1, 2016|
What happens when Zendesk announces a deprecation?
Once an announcement has been made, the only noticeable difference is that Zendesk will no longer make enhancements or improvements to what is being deprecated.
Our intention with an announcement is to let you know that Zendesk is making a change, and to help you as early as is possible if you are impacted by that change.
Learn more about milestones in "How much notice will Zendesk give for deprecations?"
What communication will Zendesk give for deprecation?
We want to make sure everyone is notified of the deprecation and any new functionality that replaces it. We will use multiple channels of communication to notify customers, including publication in this Help Center, email messaging for account owners and administrators, and via in-product messaging.
Learn more about our communication in "How will Zendesk communicate deprecation?"
Is there a way I can keep the old feature or functionality forever?
In short, we're not able to do that. Once the deprecation date is reached, the feature will be removed from our service. In order to provide our customers with the highest level of service and functionality, our platform must keep pace with current security, privacy, and regulatory requirements, as well as offer functionality that is highly available and easy-to-use. Over time, our service must evolve. By necessity, this means some technologies we rely on today will become incompatible with service requirements in the future. When that happens, we will work hard to minimize the impact to you.
Learn more about this in "Why does Zendesk deprecate features and functionality?"