Over the past few months, we’ve been working hard on adding more of the features you have requested to Open Cloud, and we’re excited to announce that the Messaging Service API is now available to everyone!
We believe that making the Messaging Service API accessible outside of experiences will be incredibly valuable to the developer community. Before this release, all messages sent within an experience had to be persisted within code, which would require a subsequent update for any changes. With the new API, you can now send messages directly to your live servers without changing any code. This opens the door for many exciting use cases, such as sending live announcements, running LiveOps events, or banning bad actors in real time, etc.
The vision for Open Cloud is to empower an application ecosystem where you can either build or find all the tools you need. Having a rich set of APIs is at the core of this initiative. We started with the Place Publishing API and earlier this year added Datastore APIs.
In addition to releasing this API, we have accomplished many internal milestones, which will accelerate the process of offering many more Open Cloud APIs to you in the future. Stay tuned!
Let us know if you have any feedback! We can’t wait to see the amazing tools you will build with the APIs!
Cheers to higher efficiency,
The Roblox Creator Services Team