Convoy’s API is designed to be backwards compatible from scratch. The aim was not to break your apps with every new update to the API. Not all Convoy releases have breaking API changes; you can view the list of all versions with breaking changes here.

For every new release that includes breaking API changes, we create a new version, and set the new version to the default API version. The current default version is 2024-01-01. To lock your instance to a specific version, specify the api_version in your convoy.json. You can also make per-request calls by specifying the header: X-Convoy-Version in the request header.

Backwards-compatible changes

Convoy considers the following changes to be backwards-compatible:

  • Adding new API resources.
  • Adding new optional request parameters to existing API methods.
  • Adding new properties to existing API responses.
  • Changing the order of properties in existing API responses.
  • Changing the length or format of opaque strings, such as object IDs, error messages, and other human-readable strings.
    • This includes adding or removing fixed prefixes (such as en_ on endpoint IDs).
    • Make sure that your integration can handle Convoy-generated object IDs, which can contain up to 255 characters. For example, if you’re using MySQL, store the IDs in a VARCHAR(255) COLLATE utf8_bin column (the COLLATE configuration provides case-sensitivity during lookups).
  • Adding new event types
    • Make sure that your webhook listener gracefully handles unfamiliar event types.

Compatibility Matrix

The table below shows the Convoy version we introduced new API versions.

Convoy VersionAPI Version

Breaking Changes


  • changed endpoint title to name
  • changes endpoint target_url to url


  • Changed http_timeout and rate_limit_duration in endpoints from duration string to int.
  • Changed the default signature format from simple to advanced.
  • Stripped out unnecessary fields from dynamic api endpoint.