Release Notes

This page provides a changelog that lists new SDK releases and describes updates to the Firebase console and Firebase services. To learn about specific releases, click the links in the changelog below.

Latest SDK Versions

You can see all Firebase release notes for a given SDK by following the links below.

SDK Version
iOS 8.9.1
Android See notes
JavaScript 9.5.0
C++ 8.7.0
Unity 8.6.2
Admin Node.js 10.0.0
Admin Java 8.1.0
Admin Python 5.1.0
Admin Go 4.6.1
Admin .NET 2.2.0

November 30, 2021

SDK Releases

November 26, 2021

Release Notes Roundup

With the Firebase Summit well in our rear-view mirror, we are back to releasing a steady stream of updates. Here are some of our favorites from the past few weeks:

  • 🗄 Download bytes and files in JavaScript from Cloud Storage securely
    In JavaScript code, you could always get a file from Storage through a download URL, which makes the file readable to everyone with that URL. Since JavaScript SDK version 9.5, you can also get the data with the new getBytes(), getStream() and getBlob() methods, allowing you to control access through security rules.
  • ⛽️ Understanding aggregated FCM delivery data
    When you use Firebase Cloud Messaging, understanding message delivery is key to running effective re-engagement campaigns. In this article , a Firebase engineer explains strategies and common patterns when you look at the aggregated delivery data from FCM.
  • 🏛 App Analytics as part of Cloud Design Patterns
    We shipped a content pack "Faster Time-To-Value with Design Patterns" for Cloud customers to unlock the value of data projects at their organizations. Find out more about that here: video, blog post

And don't forget to watch this video with more releases from November, including a rapid fire roundup of the releases from the Firebase Summit in Firebase Release Notes November ‘21: Firebase Summit updates, Firestore text search, & more Flutter!

November 19, 2021

SDK Releases

November 18, 2021

SDK Releases

November 12, 2021

Release Notes Roundup

We just finished the Firebase Summit this week with a keynote on Wednesday that was chock full of updates. If you prefer reading all the news, check out the blog post. But we have even more updates that didn't get into the keynote or blog! Read about those releases here 👇:

  • 💙 Get started with Flutter and Firebase with just a browser
    It's now easier than ever to get started building beautiful, serverless, cross-platform apps with Firebase and Flutter. Thanks to DartPad (Flutter's online editor), you can skip the setup and get started by opening dartpad.dev and importing the Firebase packages. Or check out this simple chat app.
  • 🤫 Securely store secrets for Firebase Extensions
    If Extensions use configuration values that should stay secret, such as third-party API keys and passwords, they can now store those in Cloud Secret Manager. We're migrating all our official extensions to use secrets for their sensitive parameters.
  • 🔍 Search Firestore with an Elastic App Search extension
    This extension launched at Cloud Next and indexes and syncs the documents from a Cloud Firestore collection to an Elastic App Search deployment. See the product/installation page, or the code for more info.
  • 📪 Unaccepted invitations from App Distribution expire after 30 days
    Invitations to test releases that are sent from App Distribution will now automatically expire if they are not accepted within 30 days. This declutters the Firebase console for your project, and frees up slots for other testers.
  • 📺 Personalize content with Remote Config (beta)
    The personalization feature in Remote Config that we announced at Google I/O is now in beta. Personalization automatically optimizes individual user experiences to maximize your app's results through the power of machine learning.

See anything you like? Know of something that would make your app development experience even better? Let us know on Twitter by tagging @firebase.

November 11, 2021

SDK Releases

November 09, 2021

November 08, 2021

Crashlytics

  • Crashlytics for Android now collects and reports ANRs. Just update to v18.2.4+ of the SDK, and we'll start displaying ANRs from your app in the Firebase console (for devices running Android 11+). You can also export ANRs to BigQuery alongside your other crash data.

SDK Releases

November 04, 2021

SDK Releases

November 02, 2021

SDK Releases

October 29, 2021

Release Notes Roundup

Just one more week until the Firebase Summit keynote, so the releases are pouring in already. Here are some of the highlights from the past few weeks:

  • 💳 FirebaseUI for Web now uses v9 SDK
    Great news for devs who want to ship smaller apps easily: the latest FirebaseUI for the web release is built on top of the modular v9 JavaScript SDK. This means that your JavaScript bundler may now only include code from the Authentication SDK in the build when that code is actually used in either FirebaseUI or your app, leading to smaller apps for your users.

  • 📫 ESM module support leads to smaller Admin apps
    The latest Admin SDK now exposes a series of ES module entry points, just like our v9 JavaScript SDK does. Importing the Admin SDK APIs from these entry points leads to smaller apps, as only the parts of the code you actually use will be loaded. Refer to the migration guide for details on how to update your existing code to use the new ES module entry points.

  • 😶‍🌫️ Sign in to Firebase on iOS with Facebook Limited Login
    You can now use Facebook Limited Login instead of "classic" Facebook Login to sign in to Firebase Authentication from iOS. When you use Facebook Limited Login, information from logins will not be used to personalize or measure advertising effectiveness. Wanna know more? Check the docs.

And don't forget to watch this video with more releases from October and the chance at a Firebase T-shirt in Firebase Release Notes October ‘21: Flutter Realtime Database on Web, FCM, and t-shirt give-away!

SDK Releases

  • This release contains breaking changes.

    The Firebase Android SDKs for Analytics, Cloud Firestore, Cloud Messaging, Crashlytics, Crashlytics NDK, Dynamic Links, and In-App Messaging have been updated. The Crashlytics Gradle plugin has also been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

  • This release contains breaking changes.

    The Firebase Android BoM (Bill of Materials) has been updated to v29.0.0. Learn how to add SDKs to your app using the Firebase BoM.

October 28, 2021

Crashlytics

  • Crashlytics now supports bulk management of your issues. In the issues table of the Crashlytics dashboard, you can close/mute/open multiple issues with just one click!

SDK Releases

October 27, 2021

Google Analytics

  • Google Analytics for Firebase has a new, yet familiar look! Changes introduced with Google Analytics 4 are now available in the Analytics section of Firebase. This update brings elements of Google Analytics 4 to Firebase to create a similar experience between interfaces. See the Analytics help center for more details on what's new.

Crashlytics

  • Crashlytics is improving Apple platform support! This update lets you view and filter crashes by tvOS, macOS, watchOS, iOS, and iPadOS within the same Firebase Crashlytics app. No SDK updates are needed on your end to get started. You will need SDK v8.9.0+ for crash-free users, breadcrumb logs, and velocity alerts on macOS and tvOS apps.

SDK Releases

October 14, 2021

SDK Releases

October 13, 2021

SDK Releases

October 8, 2021

Release Notes Roundup

As we're ramping up towards the Firebase Summit, many big and small releases are coming out for Firebase. Here are some of our favorites:

  • 🏷 Analytics labels for messaging campaigns
    You can now attach a label for any notification sent via the Firebase Cloud Messaging API as well as for a messaging campaign in the Firebase console. In Google Analytics you can then use these to track all events related to your notifications beyond just counting sent ones, which we've always done by default. Read the blog post for all details.
  • 🎚 Parameter data type support for Remote Config in Node and Java Admin SDKs
    You can now specify a data type for each parameter, and RC then validates all server-side values against that type before a template update. The data type is stored and returned on a getRemoteConfig request. See the recent releases of the Admin SDKs for Node.js and Java for updated calls.
  • ⚡️ FlutterFire now supports Realtime Database for Web
    The latest release of our binding libraries for Flutter now supports writing web applications that use the Realtime Database. You can now target iOS, Android and Web applications from a single code-base. See the release notes here.
  • 🧪 Manage app testers through Gradle
    Since BoM 28.4.1 of the Android SDK you can manage testers in your project from Gradle using the appDistributionAddTesters and appDistributionRemoveTesters commands. Refer to the command output for instructions on how to use these features.
  • 🚦 Crashlytics Signals - easily spot interesting issues in your app
    You can now see Signals appearing in the Crashlytics console to indicate that certain issues have interesting characteristics that may be more important to your app health. We’re launching three Signals to start:
    • "Fresh issue" - new issues within the last week.
    • "Early crashes" - the majority of these crashes happened near app start.
    • "Repetitive crashes" - crashes your users are encountering over and over.

And check out this video with more big and small releases from September in Firebase Release Notes September ‘21: V9 JS SDK, Apple platforms, Audit Logs for Firestore and more!

October 07, 2021

SDK Releases

October 06, 2021

Crashlytics

  • Signals for Crashlytics issues are now available. We're analyzing crashes and labeling issues with specific signals to help you better prioritize them. This launch has three signals: "Fresh issue", "Repetitive crashes", and "Early crashes". Keep an eye on your dashboard for these signals on your issues.

October 05, 2021

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase SDK for C++ (v8.6.0) is now available. This release includes changes to FCM, a bug fix in Authentication, and M1 Mac (ARM) support on desktop.

October 04, 2021

SDK Releases

October 01, 2021

SDK Releases

September 30, 2021

Performance Monitoring

  • Performance Monitoring now supports email alerts for app start time. All your apps that use Performance Monitoring are automatically opted-in, and project members will receive an alert if app start time exceeds a defined threshold. Visit the documentation to learn more about what triggers these alerts, configuring them, and setting your alert preferences.

SDK Releases

September 28, 2021

SDK Releases

Firebase project management

  • You now have more granular control over Firebase links to Google Play. Before this change, all apps in your project had to be linked to the same Google Play developer account and all integrations were enabled by default.

    • Linking is now at the app-level, so each Android app in your project can be linked to its applicable Google Play developer account.

    • For each linked Android app, you can now choose to enable specific integrations with Google Play, including App Distribution and Google Analytics.

    Learn more in the Link to Google Play documentation.

September 24, 2021

SDK Releases

September 23, 2021

SDK Releases

September 21, 2021

SDK Releases

September 15, 2021

SDK Releases

September 13, 2021

SDK Releases

September 10, 2021

Release Notes Roundup

The engineering teams have been busy these past few weeks, releasing many big and small updates to Firebase. Here are some of our favorites:

  • 🍎 Apple platform support matrix in docs
    With contributions from our developer community, we've expanded the list of Apple platforms that Firebase supports, including iOS, macOS, Catalyst, tvOS, and watchOS. You can find the full list in the documentation.
  • 🥶 Set min-instances to reduce cold starts of Cloud Functions
    You can now control the scaling behavior of your Cloud Functions for Firebase. Reduce the number of cold starts by setting a minimum number of instances, and set a maximum number of instances to guard against excessive scale-ups/costs. Read about it here.
  • 🧞‍♂️Personalized recommendations in documentation
    When you go to firebase.google.com you might see a carousel of recommendations at the bottom of the page. These recommendations are personalized and dynamic, meaning they are different for each of us, and they change automatically to display the most up-to-date and relevant content.
  • 🎯 Enhanced audiences for targeting features, like A/B Testing and Cloud Messaging
    You can now use both pre-populated and predictive audiences from Google Analytics for targeting features in Firebase, like A/B Testing and Cloud Messaging! If you've already upgraded your Firebase project to the full Google Analytics experience, this new feature is enabled by default and you can start using the new audiences right away. More info here.

To stay up to date on all our releases keep reading below, or follow @FirebaseRelease on Twitter.

September 9, 2021

SDK Releases

September 8, 2021

SDK Releases

September 7, 2021

SDK Releases

August 30, 2021

SDK Releases

August 27, 2021

Release Notes Roundup

We had some major releases and many small ones in the past few weeks. These are some of the highlights:

  • 📦 New modular JavaScript SDKs can make app bundles up to 80% smaller
    Version 9 of our JavaScript SDKs adopts a module first format that allows bundlers to eliminate unused code and reduces the Firebase library code in JavaScript bundles, up to 80% in some scenarios.
    Read all about it in the blog post, upgrade guide, and the new documentation on using module bundlers with Firebase.
  • 💿 Emulator UI imports to Realtime Database no longer trigger Cloud Functions
    Since release 9.16 of the Firebase CLI, importing JSON data into the Realtime Database through its UI by default doesn't trigger Cloud Functions anymore.
    This release took some iterating to get right—so be sure to use the latest patch (9.16.6 at the moment).
  • 📰 Uncover your optimal ads strategy with Admob + Firebase
    When you link AdMob, Firebase, and Google Analytics you get a streamlined solution to experiment with ads, and make smarter decisions based on app and ad performance insights. Check our new AdMob and Firebase landing page to learn how to maximize your app revenue without negatively impacting user retention.

And check out our YouTube channel for more big and small releases from the past month in Firebase Release Notes August ‘21: Cloud Functions in Asia, FCM delivery metrics on iOS, and more!

SDK Releases

App Distribution fastlane plugin v0.3.1

  • Added support to manage testers in your project from fastlane using the firebase_app_distribution_add_testers and firebase_app_distribution_remove_testers actions. Use the fastlane action command to see the available options.

  • Increased the time that we poll for a new release after uploading a binary to 5 minutes.

August 25, 2021

SDK Releases

August 20, 2021

SDK Releases

August 19, 2021

SDK Releases

August 17, 2021

SDK Releases

August 13, 2021

SDK Releases

August 10, 2021

SDK Releases

August 09, 2021

SDK Releases

August 06, 2021

Release Notes Roundup

We've had lots of releases in the past month. Keep scrolling to catch the notes for all releases, or check out these recent highlights:

  • 💰 Optimize your app's ad revenue using AdMob and Firebase
    If you're curious how to better monetize your app without compromising user experience, check out some new step-by-step guidance. In addition to the video series Optimize Your App Revenue, we published two new solutions guides in our documentation: Test adoption of new AdMob ad formats using Firebase and Optimize AdMob ad frequency using Firebase
  • 📈 Create a unified analytics platform for digital natives
    Based on our work with several digital native customers, we created a solution where you can combine data from Google Analytics, Crashlytics, Firestore and Google Sheets into BigQuery though FiveTran, and then use Looker to gain immediate insights. Check out the blog post, reference guide, and video to get started.
  • 🍎 Test and prototype in-app messages and async/await support on iOS
    Since version 8.5 of our SDK for iOS you can now more easily unit test with in-app message data objects, and you can prototype custom in-app message views in SwiftUI (#8351). We also improved our auto-generated async/await APIs, and we'd love to hear your feedback on them (#8289).

And check out this video with more big and small releases from the past month in Firebase Release Notes July ‘21: Cloud Functions clean up, App Check on iOS, and Firestore for games

August 05, 2021

SDK Releases

August 03, 2021

SDK Releases

August 02, 2021

AdMob documentation

July 29, 2021

SDK Releases

July 27, 2021

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase SDK for C++ (v8.3.0) is now available. This release adds initial support for tvOS, and includes changes to Cloud Firestore and other changes.

July 22, 2021

SDK Releases

July 20, 2021

SDK Releases

July 19, 2021

SDK Releases

July 15, 2021

SDK Releases

July 14, 2021

SDK Releases

July 12, 2021

SDK Releases

July 09, 2021

SDK Releases

July 08, 2021

SDK Releases

July 02, 2021

App Check

July 01, 2021

SDK Releases

June 30, 2021

SDK Releases

June 25, 2021

Firebase Weekly Roundup

In the month since Google I/O, we've had many updates to Firebase. Let's look at some highlights:

  • 🧹 Firebase CLI now deletes storage artifacts after Functions deployment
    When you deploy Cloud Functions, it runs a build process that temporarily creates files in a Cloud Storage bucket in your project. The CLI now cleans up those artifacts once the deploy is completed, meaning you'll no longer see (typically $0.0x) charges from them on your Firebase bill.

  • ☎️ Accelerate your app development with 4 new Firebase Extensions
    We released new Extensions to easily analyze sentiment in comments, to search Firestore content through Algolia, to manage marketing with Mailchimp, and to send messages to your users wherever they are with MessageBird.

  • 🕹 Load data from content bundles into Firestore for your C++ game
    You can assemble data bundles from common query results on the backend using the Firebase Admin SDK, serve these pre-computed blobs cached on a CDN, and now load them in the C++ SDK cache with the new Firestore::LoadBundle method.

And check out this video with more big and small releases from the past month in Firebase Release Notes: June 2021 - iOS Codable API for Database, all about Auth tokens, and more!

June 23, 2021

SDK Releases

June 18, 2021

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase SDK for C++ (v8.0.0) is now available. This release includes new features in Cloud Firestore; changes to AdMob, Analytics, Instance ID, and Remote Config; a bug fix in Remote Config; removal of STLPort support on Android; and other changes and fixes.

June 17, 2021

SDK Releases

June 11, 2021

SDK Releases

Documentation

  • Repurposed the existing "Libraries" page to be the landing page for the "Supported platforms & frameworks" section of the documentation.

June 10, 2021

SDK Releases

June 04, 2021

SDK Releases

June 03, 2021

SDK Releases

June 02, 2021

SDK Releases

June 01, 2021

SDK Releases

Firebase CLI v9.12.1

  • Fixes a regression where timeZone for scheduled Cloud Functions was always America/Los_Angeles. (GitHub #3425)

  • Fixes an issue where a provided CHANNEL_ID would be ignored when creating a Firebase Hosting channel. (GitHub #3417)

  • Fixes a regression where HTTPS functions could not be called from functions:shell and emulators:start. (GitHub #3426)

May 28, 2021

Firebase Weekly Roundup

With I/O just over, we have a lot of updates. Here are some highlights, both from I/O and updates that we couldn't cover there:

  • 🏎 New Performance Monitoring dashboard
    The Firebase Performance Monitoring dashboard now has completely updated metrics views and a brand new table where you can view and sort performance traces for your apps.
    Performance data now also shows up within minutes, giving you much faster insight into how your users are experiencing your app.

  • 🌏 Realtime Database in Singapore
    We've launched Realtime Database in Singapore, which should significantly reduce latency for our large user base across Asia. Realtime Database multi-region is now marked as Generally Available, meaning all three regions (US, Europe, and Asia) are ready for production workloads.

  • 📦 Swift Package Manager for iOS SDKs
    Support for Swift Package Manager was the most requested feature across all of our GitHub repos (#6528). With version 8.0 of our iOS SDK, Swift Package Manager is out of beta and Geenerally Available.

  • 💻 Local Emulator Suite: Support for Cloud Storage and emulating Cloud Functions in multiple regions
    CLI 9.11 added support for Cloud Storage for Firebase to the emulator suite. And CLI 9.12 now allows running functions in multiple regions in the emulator.

And check out our YouTube channel for more big and small releases from the past month in Firebase Release Notes: May '21 - Google I/O, Realtime DB in Asia, faster custom domains, and more!

May 27, 2021

SDK Releases

May 26, 2021

SDK Releases

Firebase project management

Firebase CLI v9.12.0

  • Enable running functions in multiple regions in the emulator. (GitHub #3364)

  • Adds the deployed version to the output when deploying to Hosting. (GitHub #3157)

  • Updates the configured runtime for functions generated by firebase init functions from Node.js 12 to 14. (GitHub #3399)

  • Releases Firestore Emulator v1.12.0: supports clearing data partially. (GitHub #3402)

  • Adds support for setting user labels on scheduled functions. (GitHub #3408)

  • Fixes manually setting download tokens in Cloud Storage for Firebase. (GitHub #3396)

  • Fixes deleting custom metadata in Cloud Storage for Firebase. (GitHub #3385)

  • Fixes errors when calling makePublic() with Cloud Storage for Firebase. (GitHub #3394)

  • Fixes mishandling of bytes when uploading two files with the same name in the Cloud Storage for Firebase. (GitHub #3406)

May 20, 2021

SDK Releases

May 18, 2021

App Check

  • App Check works alongside other Firebase services to help protect your backend resources from abuse. To learn more or to get started, see the App Check Documentation.

May 17, 2021

Firebase CLI v9.11.0

  • Added support for the Cloud Storage for Firebase emulator. (GitHub #1738)

  • Added support for Hosting deploys with no public directory when dynamic rewrites or redirects are present. (GitHub #3349)

  • Fixed error where Hosting would get into an undeployable state due to the hash cache having incorrect entries. (GitHub #2126)

  • Improved error handling for the throttler queue, to better diagnose Hosting deploys that fail during the file upload step. (GitHub #2126)

May 14, 2021

SDK Releases

May 13, 2021

SDK Releases

May 12, 2021

SDK Releases

May 11, 2021

SDK Releases

May 10, 2021

SDK Releases

May 07, 2021

Firebase Weekly Roundup

Only one more week to go before Google I/O, but there are still some pre-I/O updates from the past two weeks that we'd like to highlight:

  • 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Auth emulator support in Admin SDKs for Python and Java
    The Admin SDKs for Python and Java can now run against the Firebase Authentication emulator. This means you can use these SDKs to quickly import users into the emulator, and perform other (bulk) operations on users in your local development without ever hitting your production projects..

  • 💰 New documentation on billing
    We've added more documentation to help you understand billing within Firebase. Check out these new pages to learn more about projects and billing accounts, what happens when you enable/disable billing, and how to set up budget alerts.

  • 🐞 Better crash reports for Unity
    Since Firebase SDK version 7.2 for Unity, Crashlytics adds Unity-specific metadata. This should help when you're trying to diagnose tricky crashes around specific hardware setups.

  • 🌍 Firebase Hosting and Google Domains integration
    Getting started with a custom domain for your website is now even easier thanks to the new integration between Firebase Hosting and Google Domains. You can now click the Find domain link in the Firebase console, buy a domain from Google Domains, and the rest of the setup happens automatically.

To stay up to date on all our releases keep reading below, or follow @FirebaseRelease on Twitter.

May 06, 2021

App Distribution

  • You can now upload and distribute Android App Bundles (AABs) to testers using Firebase App Distribution. App Distribution integrates with Google Play's internal app sharing service to process and serve APKs that are optimized for your testers' devices. Learn more about distributing app bundles with the Firebase console ,the Firebase CLI ,fastlane, or gradle. Or, visit the App Distribution dashboard to get started right away.

Firebase CLI v9.10.2

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

May 05, 2021

SDK Releases

Firebase CLI v9.10.1

  • Included appId in the web app configuration when using the Hosting emulator. (GitHub #2798)

  • Added support for emulating the demo-* project ID namespace with fake Admin and Web SDK configurations. (GitHub #3291)

  • Updated the Cloud Firestore emulator to v1.11.15 which fixed unexpected PERMISSION_DENIED errors when headers are empty. (GitHub #3258)

  • Fixed the Authentication emulator to allow export of more than 20 users. (GitHub #3311)

  • Updated the workflow template generated by firebase init hosting:github so that the "Deploy to Firebase Hosting" GitHub Action doesn't attempt to run on PRs from forks. (GitHub #3326)

May 03, 2021

SDK Releases

April 29, 2021

SDK Releases

Documentation

  • Check out the new "Understand billing" section in our documentation:

    • Overviews of the Firebase pricing plans, including what happens when you switch plans
    • How to avoid surprise bills (top tips: test your code with the Firebase Local Emulator Suite and set up budget alerts)
    • How to set up advanced billing logic to send notifications to mediums (like Slack or Discord) or to make programmatic changes to your app based on usage or billing

April 28, 2021

Performance Monitoring

SDK Releases

April 27, 2021

SDK Releases

April 23, 2021

Firebase Weekly Roundup

While we're in the final approach for Google I/O (May 16-18), we've released quite a few updates over the past two weeks. Here are some highlights:

  • 📦 Load data faster and lower your costs with Firestore data bundles
    You can now read several documents all at once, and then distribute this bundle of data in any way you like to many clients without hitting the Firestore server. This can significantly reduce your cost. It also allows you to deliver a bundle of pre-seeded data with your app binary, so that your users can access the data even when they're offline the first time they use your app. Read all about it in the blog post.
  • 🔐 Run .NET Admin SDK Auth calls against Firebase emulator suite
    The Firebase Authentication APIs now support running against the Firebase emulator suite. You can enable the emulator mode by setting the FIREBASE_AUTH_EMULATOR_HOST environment variable to point to the emulator. Check out the release notes for details.
  • 👩‍👧‍👦Multi-user support in Firebase CLI
    Changing accounts with the CLI used to require that you give consent in a browser popup. This meant that changing accounts couldn't be automated, until now... Now you can add users once with the new login:add command, and then switch between them using login:use. Read all about it in the release notes for CLI v9.9.

And check out our YouTube channel for more big and small releases from the past month in Firebase Release Notes: April '21 - SwiftUI APIs, multi-user Emulator, and Firebase at I/O preview!

SDK Releases

April 20, 2021

SDK Releases

April 14, 2021

SDK Releases

April 13, 2021

SDK Releases

Firebase CLI v9.10.0

  • Migrated Firebase Extensions commands to use the registry API.

April 12, 2021

SDK Releases

April 08, 2021

SDK Releases

April 06, 2021

SDK Releases

Firebase CLI v9.9.0

  • Added support for multiple accounts via new commands login:use, login:add, and login:list.

  • Fixed native module issues with some installations by removing fast-crc32c dependency. (GitHub Issue #3247, GitHub Issue #3239)

  • Fixed Cloud Firestore emulator's wrong behavior for documents which are created and deleted in a single transaction.

  • Fixed header parsing issue in Cloud Firestore emulator which was causing permission denined errors with JS SDK v8.3.2. (GitHub Issue #3258)

  • Fixed an edge case with nextPageToken in batchGet in the Firebase Authentication emulator. (GitHub Issue #3231)

  • Added a retry for Quota Exceeded errors during functions deployment. (GitHub Issue #2606, GitHub Issue #1372)

  • Removed unused dependencies. (GitHub Issue #3252)

April 02, 2021

Firebase Weekly Roundup

We had lots of updates in the past two weeks. Here are some highlights:

  • 🐞 Fewer unreported crashes in Crashlytics
    In BoM version 26.8 of the Android SDK we fixed a bug that could cause Crashlytics to miss events if it was unable to read the battery state of the device. If this happens, Crashlytics will now report default values for the battery state. Check out GitHub PR #2504 for more.
  • 🔐 Manage RTDB emulator security rules through the API
    You can now manage the security rules of the Realtime Database emulator through the existing rules management API in the Node.js Admin SDK. So if you're already using methods like getRules() and setRules() to programmatically set the security rules of your project, those rules will now automatically connect to the local emulator when the emulator mode is enabled. Read more about it in the release notes for the Node.js Admin SDK.
  • 🏎 Faster event reporting in Performance Monitoring
    Performance Monitoring events now show up in the console within minutes, instead of taking hours. So upgrade to the latest version of the SDK for your platform, and read all about it in the FAQ

To stay up to date on all our releases keep reading below, or follow @FirebaseReleases on Twitter.

April 01, 2021

Firebase Performance Monitoring

  • Near real time data is now available. Firebase Performance Monitoring now processes collected performance data as it comes in, which results in near real time data display in the Firebase console. Processed data displays in the console within a few minutes of its collection, hence the term "near real time". Learn more in the real time FAQ.

    To take advantage of near real time data processing, make sure your app uses a real time compatible SDK version.

March 31, 2021

SDK Releases

March 29, 2021

SDK Releases

March 25, 2021

SDK Releases

March 24, 2021

SDK Releases

Firebase CLI v9.7.0

  • Added support for reading/writing mfaInfo field in the Firebase Authentication emulator. (GitHub Issue #3173)

  • Fixed CORS issues when testing the Firebase Authentication emulator with jsdom. (GitHub Issue #3224)

  • Fixed an issue where ext:dev:init failed when Typescript was selected. (GitHub PR #3220)

  • Fixed port conflict issues when functions:shell is run alongside the Local Emulator Suite. (GitHub Issue #3210)

  • Fixed invalid input error when running database:settings:set. (GitHub Issue #3217)

March 23, 2021

SDK Releases

March 19, 2021

Firebase Weekly Roundup

Many developers want to programmatically manage their Firebase projects, and this week we released two updates to make that easier:

  1. Management API for Cloud Storage for Firebase

    You can now manage the Storage buckets in your Firebase projects through a new REST API. Through this API, you can find out what buckets are part of your Firebase project and you can make existing Cloud Storage buckets available in Firebase or remove Firebase access from them. Read all about it in the documentation.

  2. Manage Firebase Hosting sites through REST API or CLI

    You can now manage Firebase Hosting sites through a REST API and the Firebase CLI. With these you can create, list, delete, and retrieve information about Hosting sites for your Firebase project. Read more about it in the documentation linked above and in the full release notes below.

And check out our YouTube channel for a roundup of big and small releases from the past month in Firebase Release Notes: March 2021 - Flutter null-safe plugins, Remote Config, better ML, and more!

March 18, 2021

Cloud Storage for Firebase

  • You can now use REST APIs to manage Cloud Storage buckets in your Firebase projects. Use these APIs to view Cloud Storage buckets linked to your Firebase project, link existing Google Cloud Storage buckets to your Firebase project, or remove Firebase access to linked buckets.

SDK Releases

March 12, 2021

SDK Releases

March 11, 2021

Hosting

  • You can now use REST APIs and Firebase CLI commands for managing Firebase Hosting sites. Use these APIs and CLI commands to create, list, delete, and retrieve information about Hosting sites for your Firebase project.

    These APIs and CLI commands are applicable for both your default Firebase-provisioned site and any additional sites for your project.

SDK Releases

Firebase CLI v9.6.1

  • Added firebase hosting:sites:<create|get|list|delete> commands to allow management of Firebase Hosting sites.

  • Fixed extra logging and race conditions when disabling emulated background functions.

March 10, 2021

SDK Releases

March 09, 2021

SDK Releases

March 08, 2021

Documentation

  • The Firebase documentation has been reorganized to replace the previous Guides section with four new content sections: Fundamentals, Build, Release & Monitor, and Engage. These changes group products and services into distinct sections reflecting each stage of an app's journey.

    The Fundamentals section is the new home for platform-specific getting started guides and other project- or platform-level documentation. Product-specific documentation has been moved into the three sections: Build, Release & Monitor, and Engage.

    Each of the four sections has an overview page to surface its associated products, new features and content, or help you find other types of related content, like blog posts and videos.

Firebase CLI v9.6.0

  • Fixed issue where proxied requests to dynamic content through the Hosting emulator would return unexpected location headers. (GitHub Issue #3097)

  • Fixed issue where the Hosting emulator would fail to start with --only filters using deploy targets. (GitHub Issue #2820)

  • Fixed issue where optional parameters for Extensions could not be omitted. (GitHub Issue #3126)

  • Fixed issue with initializing Remote Config. (GitHub Issue #3137)

  • Deploying a function with a retry policy will no longer prompt if the function already had a retry policy. (GitHub Issue #798)

  • Fixed issue where firebase database:remove failed for large nodes. (GitHub PR #3137 and PR #3193)

March 04, 2021

SDK Releases

March 02, 2021

SDK Releases

March 01, 2021

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Android SDKs for Authentication, Cloud Firestore, In-App Messaging, Firebase ML, and Remote Config have been updated. The App Distribution, Crashlytics, and Performance Monitoring Gradle plugins have also been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

  • The Firebase Android BoM (Bill of Materials) has been updated to v26.6.0. Learn how to add SDKs to your app using the Firebase BoM.

February 23, 2021

SDK Releases

February 22, 2021

Firebase CLI v9.5.0

  • Added firebase setup:emulators:ui command to download the Emulator Suite UI. (GitHub PR #3152)

  • Fixed issue where OOB flow was not initiated after updating a user's email. (GitHub Issue #3096)

  • Fixed issue where security rules were not applied to the default emulated Realtime Database instance. (GitHub Issue #3124)

  • Fixed issue where adding a field to an empty Cloud Firestore document in the Emulator Suite UI failed.

  • Fixed issue that was causing timeout errors for eventually successful functions deploys. (GitHub Issue #3147)

February 19, 2021

SDK Releases

February 18, 2021

SDK Releases

February 16, 2021

Hosting

Firebase CLI v9.4.0

  • Fixed issue where proxied requests to dynamic content through the Hosting emulator would return unexpected location headers. (GitHub Issue #3097)

  • Fixed issue where optional parameters for Firebase Extensions could not be omitted. (GitHub Issue #3126)

  • Fixed issue where deploying Cloud Functions for Firebase fails on Node.js 15. (GitHub Issue #3120)

  • Fixed issue where Hosting emulator would connect to 0.0.0.0 for emulators. (GitHub Issue #3121)

  • Improved performance and reliability of Cloud Functions for Firebase deployments. (GitHub Issue #3132)

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase SDK for C++ (v7.1.0) is now available. This release includes new features in Authentication and Remote Config; a new Remote Config API and deprecation of the old API; bug fixes in Cloud Firestore, FCM, and Remote Config; and other changes.

  • The Firebase SDK for Unity (v7.1.0) is now available. This release includes new features in Authentication and Remote Config; a new Remote Config API and deprecation of the old API; bug fixes in Cloud Firestore, FCM, and Remote Config; and other changes.

February 11, 2021

SDK Releases

Realtime Database

  • Added a get method on database references to allow users to get one-time snapshots of data, and new startAfter and endBefore query result filters.

February 10, 2021

SDK Releases

February 09, 2021

SDK Releases

February 04, 2021

SDK Releases

February 01, 2021

Firebase CLI v9.3.0

  • Added support for batchDelete in Authentication emulator. (GitHub Issue #3091)

  • Added support for createSessionCookie in Authentication emulator. (GitHub Issue #3094)

  • Fixed support for using the CLI as a library against locally running emulators. (GitHub Issue #3084)

SDK Releases

January 29, 2021

SDK Releases

January 28, 2021

SDK Releases

January 27, 2021

SDK Releases

January 21, 2021

Firebase project management

  • Firebase now restricts the total number of Firebase Apps within a Firebase project to 30. This limit is to ensure that performance and OAuth 2.0 client ID creation aren't negatively affected. Learn more about the limit on apps per project in the FAQ.

Firebase CLI v9.2.2

  • Improved handling of compressed content when proxying through the Hosting emulator. (GitHub Issue #3052 and Issue #3055)

SDK Releases

January 15, 2021

Firebase CLI v9.2.1

  • Fixed issue where authorized domains were not being correctly updated when deploying to Hosting channels. (GitHub Issue #3002)

  • Added support to catch errors while updating authorized domains when deleting Hosting channels; prints a warning instead of failing.

  • Added root: true to lint configurations for newly initialized functions directories to prevent it from being combined with a higher level config. (GitHub Issue #2925)

  • Added support for setting availableMemoryMb to 4GB in the Cloud Functions for Firebase emulator. (GitHub Issue #3026)

  • Fixed issue where host header was being incorrectly set when proxying to Cloud Run or Cloud Functions for Firebase from the Hosting emulator. (GitHub Issue #3012)

  • Fixed issue where emulated HTTP functions would crash when the URL contained query parameters. (GitHub Issue #3032)

  • Fixed issue with routing to emulated HTTP functions in regions outside of us-central1. (GitHub Issue #3031)

  • Fixed issue where the User-Agent was being overridden when proxying through the Hosting emulator. (GitHub Issue #2970)

  • Fixed issue where the Cloud Firestore emulator wrongly triggered events on deleting an nonexistent document. (GitHub Issue #3043)

  • Fixed issue where Authentication emulator APIs required Oauth security for incoming requests. (GitHub Issue #3044)

January 14, 2021

SDK Releases

January 12, 2021

Firebase CLI v9.2.0

  • Added warning if developer is using yarn@2 PnP. (GitHub Issue #2198)

  • Improved logging for emulators:start and emulators:exec. (GitHub Issue #3020)

  • Updated underlying timeout handler when proxying through the Hosting emulator.

  • Fixed incorrect URLs reported inside emulated HTTPS functions. (GitHub Issue #1862)

  • Added support for setting ingressSettings when deploying functions. (GitHub Issue #2924)

  • Added support for installing experimental extensions. (GitHub Issue #2830)

SDK Releases

January 07, 2021

Firebase CLI v9.1.2

  • Fixed firebase init error when no arguments passed. (GitHub Issue #3000)

  • Fixed firebase serve error when serving functions. (GitHub Issue #3000)

SDK Releases

January 06, 2021

Firebase CLI v9.1.1

  • Added support for allowing more than 100 concurrent connections to the Realtime Database emulator.

  • Fixed incorrect databaseURL inside the Cloud Functions emulator for new projects. (GitHub Issue #2965)

  • Fixed function URLs when emulating namespaced/grouped Cloud Functions. (GitHub Issue #2966)

  • Added support for using firebase-bolt installed in local node_modules. (GitHub Issue #767)

  • Fixed issue where Authentication triggers were not disabled when background triggers were disabled.

  • Re-added support for proxying HTTP requests in a new underlying library. (GitHub Issue #2927)

  • Updated the Cloud Functions for Firebase templates used for initialization. (GitHub Issue #2919)

December 21, 2020

SDK Releases

Firebase CLI v9.1.0

  • Improved error handling for firestore:delete when deleting very large documents.

  • Added support for batchCreate for the Authentication emulator. (GitHub Issue #2947)

  • Added support for emulators:export and emulators:import for the Authentication emulator. (GitHub Issue #2955)

  • Fixed the Emulator Suite UI failing to load Cloud Firestore when listening on 0.0.0.0.

  • Fixed issue with firebase init database populating the wrong key for database.rules.

December 17, 2020

SDK Releases

December 16, 2020

SDK Releases

Firebase CLI v9.0.1

  • Fixed "checkForNode8 is not a function" issue in firebase deploy. (GitHub Issue #2944)

December 15, 2020

SDK Releases

Firebase CLI v9.0.0

A new release of the Firebase CLI is now available (v9.0.0) and includes the following changes:

  • Breaking: Ended support for the deprecated Node.js 8 runtime.

  • Breaking: Disabled deploys of the deprecated Node.js 8 runtime for Cloud Functions for Firebase.
    Existing Node.js 8 functions will stop executing on March 15, 2021.

  • Updated several dependencies that require Node.js >= 10 to fix npm audit issues.

Firebase CLI v8.20.0

A new release of the Firebase CLI is now available (v8.20.0) and includes the following changes:

  • Added support to show missing documents in the Emulator Suite UI for Cloud Firestore.

  • Improved support for paths with special characters in the Emulator Suite UI for Cloud Firestore.

  • Fixed issue where generation of an email link from the Admin SDK was failing with the Authentication emulator. (GitHub Issue #2933)

  • Fixed issue where multiple set-cookie headers were being proxied incorrectly in proxied responses through the Hosting emulator. (GitHub Issue #2931)

December 14, 2020

SDK Releases

December 11, 2020

Firebase CLI v8.19.0

A new release of the Firebase CLI is now available (v8.19.0) and includes the following changes:

  • Added Node.js 14 (beta) runtime support to Cloud Functions for Firebase.

SDK Releases

December 09, 2020

Firebase CLI v8.18.1

A new release of the Firebase CLI is now available (v8.18.1) and includes the following changes:

  • Fixed issue where emulated functions were not receiving all expected headers.

SDK Releases

December 08, 2020

SDK Releases

December 07, 2020

Firebase CLI v8.18.0

A new release of the Firebase CLI is now available (v8.18.0) and includes the following changes:

  • Fixed unclear error messages when trying to enable APIs that require billing on Firebase projects that don't yet have a billing account.

  • Added support for specifying the service account a function should use to run, by setting the serviceAccount in functions.runWith().

  • Added additional logging when deploying to a Firebase Hosting preview channel.

  • Added Hosting i18n rewrites to the Emulator Suite UI for Hosting.

  • Changed the IDP sign-in for the Emulator Suite UI for Authentication to always return an access token.

  • Fixed an issue for the Emulator Suite UI for Cloud Firestore where listCollectionId was not returning collections with nested docs.

  • Fixed an issue for the Emulator Suite UI for Cloud Firestore where listDocuments with showMissing returned 500 errors.

December 03, 2020

SDK Releases

December 02, 2020

Firebase CLI v8.17.0

A new release of the Firebase CLI is now available (v8.17.0) and includes the following changes:

  • Fixed issue where database:get would not completely finish writing to the output file.

  • Updated emulator's code for Firebase Hosting to not use the deprecated request module.

  • Fixed race condition with disabling of background triggers. (GitHub Issue #2857)

  • Added the following features in the Emulator Suite UI for Cloud Firestore: support for != and not-in queries, show filtered values when sorted, and show spaces in field keys.

  • Fixed issue in the Emulator Suite UI for Authentication where it wasn't including project ID in API calls.

  • Fixed issue in the Emulator Suite UI for Authentication where there would be an error if one of the opener frames was a cross-origin frame.

  • Added default Realtime Database instance creation and API enablement to firebase init.

SDK Releases

November 19, 2020

SDK Releases

November 13, 2020

Firebase CLI v8.16.2

A new release of the Firebase CLI is now available (v8.16.2) and includes the following changes:

  • Fixed issue when running in a Node 8 environment where URL was not defined. (GitHub Issue #2817)

  • Set FIREBASE_AUTH_EMULATOR_HOST in emulators:exec.

  • Updated roles for Firebase Hosting channels so that the GitHub Action allows the Action to update authorized domains.

SDK Releases

November 12, 2020

Realtime Database

  • Launched a new region for the Realtime Database, in Belgium, in addition to the existing region in the United States.

  • Launched a management API for the Realtime Database. With just a REST request, users can can list, create, update, delete, disable, and re-enable Realtime Database instances.

Firebase CLI v8.16.1

A new release of the Firebase CLI is now available (v8.16.1) and includes the following changes:

  • Fixed issue in setting data using firebase database:set for Firebase Realtime Database. (GitHub Issue #2814)

SDK Releases

November 11, 2020

Firebase CLI v8.16.0

A new release of the Firebase CLI is now available (v8.16.0) and includes the following changes:

  • Added support for the europe-west1 region for Firebase Realtime Database. (GitHub PR #2812)

  • Fixed issue in database:settings:get where the value wasn't being properly displayed. (GitHub PR #2811)

  • Fixed Firebase console URLs for Firebase Realtime Database database:push, database:set, and database:update commands. (GitHub PR #2801)

November 10, 2020

SDK Releases

November 05, 2020

Firebase CLI v8.15.1

A new release of the Firebase CLI is now available (v8.15.1) and includes the following changes:

  • Created work-around for Java emulators plus WSL connectivity issues. (GitHub PR #2780)

  • Fixed normalization when creating or deploying to Firebase Hosting channels. (GitHub PR #2748)

SDK Releases

November 04, 2020

Firebase CLI v8.15.0

A new release of the Firebase CLI is now available (v8.15.0) and includes the following changes:

  • Fixed inspection of Cloud Functions when using standalone binary release. (GitHub Issue #2740)

  • Fixed Realtime Database emulator crashing on invalid .validate rules. (GitHub Issue #2734)

  • Fixed Realtime Database emulator rejecting Authentication emulator tokens.

  • Fixed lookup of empty results when using the Admin SDK with the Authentication emulator.

  • Added functionality to automatically connect to other running emulators from the Hosting emulator.

SDK Releases

October 27, 2020

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Android SDKs for A/B Testing, Analytics, Authentication, Cloud Firestore, Cloud Messaging, In-App Messaging, Instance IDs, and Remote Config have been updated. The Performance Monitoring Gradle plugin has also been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

  • The Firebase Bill of Materials (BoM) has been updated to v26.0.0. Learn how to add SDKs to your app using the Firebase BoM, in the Android getting started guide.

October 26, 2020

Firebase CLI v8.14.0

A new release of the Firebase CLI is now available (v8.14.0) and includes the following changes:

  • Introduces the Firebase Local Emulator Suite for Authentication.

  • Restores the ability to specify a Hosting site (configured in firebase.json) as a deploy --only target. (GitHub Issue #2731)

SDK Releases

October 23, 2020

SDK Releases

October 22, 2020

SDK Releases

October 21, 2020

Firebase console

  • You can now use the imported segments feature to add segments of devices, identified outside Firebase, for use with Firebase targeting services. This feature is currently available for use with A/B Testing, Remote Config, Firebase In-App Messaging, and the Notifications composer in the Firebase console.

October 20, 2020

SDK Releases

October 15, 2020

SDK Releases

October 14, 2020

SDK Releases

October 08, 2020

Hosting

  • In addition to using the Firebase Local Emulator Suite to test and view changes to your site locally, you can now also use sharable, temporary preview URLs to collaborate with your teammates. Learn more about the new ways you can test, preview, and deploy in the Hosting documentation.

  • To complement the new preview channels feature, Hosting now supports a GitHub Action to automate your site. Once set up, this GitHub Action creates a new preview URL for each PR on your repo and updates the content for the preview URL for each commit. The Action can even deploy to your live site when the PR is merged.

  • Hosting now offers version cloning so that you can more easily promote a version of your site from, for example, a preview to your live site.

SDK Releases

October 07, 2020

SDK Releases

October 06, 2020

SDK Releases

October 05, 2020

SDK Releases

October 02, 2020

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase SDK for C++ (v6.16.0) is now available. This release comes with the latest Android and iOS dependencies, offline persistence in Realtime Database, and fixes for issues in AdMob, Authentication, Cloud Firestore, and FCM.

  • The Firebase SDK for Unity (v6.16.0) is now available. This release comes with the latest Android and iOS dependencies, improvements to the Unity Editor performance, offline persistence in Realtime Database, and fixes for issues in AdMob, Authentication, Cloud Firestore, and FCM.

October 01, 2020

SDK Releases

September 30, 2020

SDK Releases

September 24, 2020

SDK Releases

September 18, 2020

Performance Monitoring

  • Use the new Performance Monitoring dashboard to learn how your key metrics are trending. You can quickly identify regressions by seeing week-over-week changes or verify that recent changes in your code are improving performance. Learn more about using the dashboard.

September 17, 2020

SDK Releases

September 15, 2020

SDK Releases

September 14, 2020

SDK Releases

September 11, 2020

SDK Releases

September 10, 2020

Analytics

  • For web apps using the Firebase JavaScript SDK v7.20.0 and later, Firebase dynamically fetches the measurementId when your app initializes Analytics. Having this ID in your Firebase config object is optional, but it does serve as a fallback in the rare case that the dynamic fetch fails. Learn more about this field in the Analytics getting started page.

SDK Releases

September 09, 2020

SDK Releases

September 08, 2020

SDK Releases

August 31, 2020

SDK Releases

August 27, 2020

SDK Releases

August 25, 2020

SDK Releases

August 20, 2020

SDK Releases

August 19, 2020

SDK Releases

August 17, 2020

Hosting

  • Hosting now supports Brotli compression. We automatically select the best compression method for your content (gzip or Brotli) so that your content is delivered fast from CDN edges around the world.

August 14, 2020

SDK Releases

August 13, 2020

SDK Releases

August 12, 2020

Hosting

  • Set up internationalization (i18n) rewrites for your web apps to serve specific content based on a user's language preference and/or country. For example, you can serve homepages with country-specific themes or content that's written for a specific country-plus-language combination (like Canadian French or Argentine Spanish). Learn how to configure "i18n rewrites" in the Hosting documentation.

SDK Releases

August 11, 2020

Hosting

  • You can now use Cloud Logging to view, search, and filter your web request logs for each of your Hosting sites. You can track from where and when you have visits to your site, your site's response statuses, the latency of end user requests, and more. Learn more about the Cloud Logging integration with Hosting.

SDK Releases

August 06, 2020

SDK Releases

July 30, 2020

Test Lab

  • Firebase Test Lab now provides detailed accessibility reports when you run a Robo test on your app in the Firebase console. Visit Interpret accessibility results to learn how to interpret screenshots and other information about your accessibility test results.

SDK Releases

July 29, 2020

SDK Releases

July 28, 2020

App Distribution

  • After uploading your app to Firebase App Distribution, you can now download the IPA or APK file from the App Distribution dashboard of the Firebase console.

SDK Releases

July 24, 2020

SDK Releases

July 23, 2020

SDK Releases

July 21, 2020

SDK Releases

July 17, 2020

SDK Releases

July 16, 2020

July 14, 2020

SDK Releases

July 10, 2020

SDK Releases

July 09, 2020

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase JavaScript SDK (v7.16.0) adds support in Cloud Firestore for set() with merge options when using FirestoreDataConverter and restores the Cloud Firestore ReactNative bundle. It also includes bug fixes in Cloud Firestore, FCM, and Cloud Functions for Firebase Client SDK, as well as internal refactoring. To install the SDK, see Add Firebase to your JavaScript Project.

July 08, 2020

SDK Releases

July 07, 2020

SDK Releases

July 06, 2020

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Android SDKs for Analytics, Authentication, Cloud Firestore, Cloud Messaging, Crashlytics, Crashlytics NDK, In-App Messaging, Instance IDs, and Remote Config have been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

June 29, 2020

SDK Releases

June 25, 2020

SDK Releases

June 20, 2020

SDK Releases

June 19, 2020

SDK Releases

June 18, 2020

SDK Releases

June 17, 2020

SDK Releases

June 16, 2020

SDK Releases

June 11, 2020

SDK Releases

June 04, 2020

SDK Releases

June 02, 2020

SDK Releases

May 29, 2020

SDK Releases

May 21, 2020

SDK Releases

May 19, 2020

SDK Releases

May 18, 2020

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase SDK for Unity (v6.14.1) is now available. This release includes Auth support for an updated sign in credential on Apple Sign In link failures on iOS.

  • The Firebase SDK for C++ (v6.14.1) is now available. This release includes Auth support for an updated sign in credential on Apple Sign In link failures on iOS.

May 14, 2020

SDK Releases

May 8, 2020

SDK Releases

May 07, 2020

SDK Releases

May 06, 2020

SDK Releases

May 05, 2020

SDK Releases

April 30, 2020

SDK Releases

April 23, 2020

SDK Releases

April 22, 2020

SDK Releases

April 21, 2020

Test Lab

  • Firebase Test Lab has redesigned the device catalog in the Firebase console to make the experience of selecting test devices more intuitive. You can now view the details of a device, as well as search and filter for devices. You can also create presets (previously called templates) for all test types, including Game Loop tests (for Android and iOS) and iOS XCTest.

SDK Releases

April 16, 2020

SDK Releases

Firebase console

  • You can now use drag-and-drop to reorder content on the Project Overview page in the Firebase Console.

April 09, 2020

SDK Releases

April 08, 2020

SDK Releases

April 03, 2020

SDK Releases

April 02, 2020

SDK Releases

March 31, 2020

March 30, 2020

SDK Releases

March 27, 2020

SDK Releases

March 26, 2020

SDK Releases

March 25, 2020

Firebase Security Rules

March 24, 2020

SDK Releases

March 23, 2020

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase SDK for Unity (v6.13.0) adds new APIs for Cloud Firestore, adds new asset labels for new External Dependency Manager features, and is now available through Unity Package Manager from Unity 2018.4 or above (see the setup guide).

FCM

  • From March 2020, FCM has stopped creating legacy server keys.

Existing legacy server keys will continue to work, but we recommend that you instead use the newer version of key labeled Server key in the Firebase console.

For more information, see Migrate legacy server keys.

March 19, 2020

SDK Releases

March 17, 2020

AdMob

Linking your AdMob apps with Firebase (and Google Analytics!) now offers increasing levels of configuration to help you optimize your app's user experience and your ad revenue. Visit the AdMob documentation to learn about all the benefits of using AdMob, Firebase, and Google Analytics together!

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Android SDKs for Cloud Messaging, Crashlytics, In-App Messaging, Installations, Instance IDs, and Remote Config have been updated. The Crashlytics Gradle plugin has also been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

  • The Firebase Bill of Materials (BoM) has been updated to v25.1.1. Learn how to add SDKs to your app using the Firebase BoM, in the Android getting started guide.

March 16, 2020

SDK Releases

March 12, 2020

SDK Releases

March 10, 2020

SDK Releases

Firebase console

  • We rewrote most of the Firebase console using Angular. The console now has a smaller initial download which means faster initial loading! You shouldn't notice any visual changes.

March 09, 2020

  • Kotlin extension libraries for many Firebase Android SDKs are now out of beta! These ktx libraries enable you to access Firebase Android APIs using idiomatic Kotlin syntax. Learn more about these ktx libraries in the Android -- Kotlin reference documentation.

March 05, 2020

SDK Releases

March 03, 2020

SDK Releases

February 28, 2020

SDK Releases

February 27, 2020

SDK Releases

February 25, 2020

SDK Releases

February 24, 2020

SDK Releases

February 21, 2020

SDK Releases

February 20, 2020

SDK Releases

February 14, 2020

SDK Releases

February 13, 2020

SDK Releases

Firebase Security Rules

February 11, 2020

SDK Releases

February 06, 2020

SDK Releases

February 03, 2020

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Android SDKs for A/B Testing, App Indexing, Cloud Firestore, Cloud Functions, Cloud Storage, Realtime Database, and Remote Config have been updated. The Crashlytics Gradle plugin has also been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

  • The Firebase Bill of Materials (BoM) has been updated to v24.6.0. Learn how to add SDKs to your app using the Firebase BoM, in the Android getting started guide.

January 30, 2020

SDK Releases

January 28, 2020

SDK Releases

January 23, 2020

SDK Releases

January 16, 2020

SDK Releases

January 15, 2019

SDK Releases

January 14, 2020

SDK Releases

January 09, 2020

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase JavaScript SDK (v7.6.2) fixes a perfomance-affecting bug in Realtime Database causing slow updates, a Cloud Firestore issue where auth credentials were not respected in certain environments, and a Cloud Functions for Firebase Client SDK bug causing functions.httpCallable() to request notification permissions. It also includes some internal refactoring. To install this SDK, see Add Firebase to your JavaScript Project.

December 27, 2019

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase SDK for C++ (v6.9.0) added support for Apple Sign-in and for sign-in using 3rd party web providers to Authentication and added configuration of BigQuery export to Cloud Messaging.

  • The Firebase SDK for Unity (v6.9.0) added support for Apple Sign-in and for sign-in using 3rd party web providers to Authentication, added configuration of BigQuery export to Cloud Messaging, fixed a Crashlytics build reporting bug with Python 3, and fixed a core editor plugin loading issue on Windows.

December 23, 2019

SDK Releases

December 19, 2019

SDK Releases

December 18, 2019

SDK Releases

December 17, 2019

FCM

FCM has removed ongoing support for delivery reciepts via the XMPP protocol. In place of XMPP delivery receipts, developers should enable delivery data export in the FCM client SDK.

SDK Releases

December 16, 2019

SDK Releases

December 12, 2019

SDK Releases

December 11, 2019

SDK Releases

December 09, 2019

Firebase Security Rules

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Android SDKs for Cloud Firestore, Cloud Messaging, Instance IDs, Performance Monitoring, and Remote Config have been updated. The App Distribution Gradle plugin has also been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

  • The Firebase Bill of Materials (BoM) has been updated to v24.3.0. Learn how to add SDKs to your app using the Firebase BoM, in the Android getting started guide.

December 06, 2019

SDK Releases

December 05, 2019

SDK Releases

December 03, 2019

SDK Releases

November 22, 2019

SDK Releases

November 21, 2019

Analytics

  • Google Analytics in Firebase is now available for use in the BigQuery sandbox. Previously, users could only see their analytics data in BigQuery by providing a credit card for payment. Analytics now being available in the sandbox means all Firebase data is accessible to try in the BigQuery sandbox before needing to commit to a billing plan and account.

SDK Releases

November 19, 2019

SDK Releases

November 14, 2019

SDK Releases

November 13, 2019

SDK Releases

November 11, 2019

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Android SDKs for Cloud Firestore, Cloud Messaging, In-App Messaging, Instance IDs, ML Kit for Firebase, and Performance Monitoring have been updated. The App Distribution Gradle plugin has also been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

  • The Firebase Bill of Materials (BoM) has been updated to v24.1.0. Learn how to add SDKs to your app using the Firebase BoM, in the Android getting started guide.

November 7, 2019

SDK Release

November 5, 2019

SDK Releases

October 31, 2019

SDK Release

October 30, 2019

SDK Releases

October 25, 2019

SDK Releases

October 24, 2019

SDK Release

October 23, 2019

SDK Release

October 22, 2019

SDK Releases

October 16, 2019

SDK Release

October 10, 2019

SDK Release

October 8, 2019

Firebase Security Rules

SDK Releases

October 3, 2019

SDK Releases

October 2, 2019

SDK Releases

September 26, 2019

App Distribution

  • Firebase App Distribution is now available. With Firebase App Distribution you can distribute pre-release builds of your iOS and Androids apps to your trusted testers. Builds can be distributed from the Firebase console or using CLI tools via Gradle, fastlane, or the Firebase CLI. Learn more.

Analytics

  • Google Analytics for web apps is now available. With Google Analytics you can now bring all of the features of Google Analytics App + Web properties to your Firebase web apps. See Get started with Google Analytics.

Remote Config

  • Firebase Remote Config for web apps is now available. With Remote Config you can define parameters in your app and update their values in the cloud, allowing you to modify the appearance and behavior of your app without distributing an app update. See Get started with Firebase Remote Config on Web.

Firebase Extensions

  • Firebase Extensions are now available. Deploy functionality to your app quickly using these pre-packaged solutions. Firebase Extensions are configurable, and work with Firebase and other Google Cloud Platform products. Learn more about Firebase Extensions and how to get started using Extensions.

FCM

  • FCM introduces the targeting of web apps for messages sent from the Notifications composer. You can now target web notification messages by browser type and version as well as operating system. See Send messages with the Firebase Console.

Firebase Predictions

  • The next version of Firebase Predictions is available in beta. This new version provides greater targeting granularity—for example, "the 10% of users most likely to spend"—and other improvements.

    The new version is the default for both new and existing projects. However, you can continue using the earlier version by clicking your app name on the Predictions dashboard, then selecting Predictions instead of Predictions beta.

Firebase console

  • Web apps can now have Analytics data streams created for them. This data will then be included in the project’s dashboard as well as throughout the Analytics console.

    New web apps in new projects created after this release automatically have a web stream created for them, so long as the user opts into Google Analytics in the onboarding flow. Existing projects need to upgrade to the full Google Analytics experience before they can have data streams for both their existing web apps as well as any new web apps that they create inside that project.

    You can associate web apps with streams either in the Firebase console or by using the Firebase Management REST API.

  • FCM introduces the targeting of web apps for messages sent from the Notifications composer. You can now target web notification messages by browser type and version as well as operating system. You can also target messages by audiences that now include users on web. See Send messages with the Firebase Console.

    Test Lab introduces test sharding to help you finish running your tests quicker. Test sharding lets you distribute a set of tests into shards, then run them in parallel across multiple devices. Learn more in Speed up tests with sharding.

  • Cloud Firestore introduces monitoring for active connections and snapshot listeners to the Firestore usage dashboard in the Firebase console.

  • Firebase IAM now supports new predefined roles, Firebase product-level roles, which offer even more granular access control for Firebase products. Assign these roles using the GCP console.

SDK Releases

September 23, 2019

SDK Releases

September 19, 2019

SDK Releases

September 18, 2019

SDK Releases

September 13, 2019

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Android SDK for Cloud Firestore has been updated to v21.1.1. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

  • The Firebase Bill of Materials (BoM) has been updated to v22.2.1. Learn how to add SDKs to your app using the Firebase BoM, in the Android getting started guide.

  • We have received reports that the v21.1.0 release of the Firebase Android SDK for Cloud Firestore can trigger an uncaught exception. Consequently, this issue also affects the Firebase BoM v22.2.0 release. Make sure to update to the next version of the Cloud Firestore SDK or Firebase BoM to get the fix.

September 12, 2019

SDK Releases

September 11, 2019

SDK Releases

September 10, 2019

SDK Releases

September 09, 2019

SDK Releases

September 06, 2019

September 05, 2019

SDK Releases

September 04, 2019

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Admin Java SDK (v6.10.0) is now available. This release comes with several new additions to the Cloud Messaging API and support for integrating with the Realtime Database emulator.

August 29, 2019

SDK Releases

August 28, 2019

SDK Releases

August 26, 2019

SDK Releases

August 23, 2019

SDK Releases

August 22, 2019

SDK Releases

August 21, 2019

SDK Releases

August 16, 2019

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Android SDKs for Analytics, Cloud Firestore, Cloud Messaging, and ML Kit for Firebase have been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

  • The Firebase Bill of Materials (BoM) has been updated to v22.0.0. Learn how to add SDKs to your app using the Firebase BoM, in the Android getting started guide.

August 15, 2019

SDK Releases

August 14, 2019

SDK Releases

August 8, 2019

SDK Releases

August 7, 2019

SDK Releases

August 6, 2019

SDK Releases

August 1, 2019

SDK Releases

Firebase Gradle Plugins

  • The Firebase Performance Monitoring Gradle plugin has been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes.

July 31, 2019

Firebase console

  • The create project flow in the Firebase console has been updated to be a full-screen, multi-step flow. Users can choose to skip the step of setting up Google Analytics. When Google Analytics is set up, users can choose to associate their Firebase project with an existing Google Analytics account or to create a new Google Analytics account.

    We are also introducing the ability to upgrade your Firebase project to access even more powerful analytics capabilities in Google Analytics, in addition to the free and unlimited event reporting already available in the Firebase console. To learn more, see the Firebase blog.

July 26, 2019

SDK Releases

July 25, 2019

SDK Releases

July 24, 2019

SDK Releases

July 18, 2019

SDK Releases

July 12, 2019

SDK Releases

July 11, 2019

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Crashlytics SDK for iOS (v3.13.4) is now available. This release includes:

    • Hotfix for changes introduced with Answers 1.4.1
  • The Firebase JavaScript SDK (v6.3.0) includes a fix to prevent errors during page load on browsers that don't support IndexedDB. It also includes internal refactoring. To install this SDK, see Add Firebase to your JavaScript Project.

July 10, 2019

Firebase Gradle Plugins

  • The Firebase Performance Monitoring Gradle plugin has been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes.

SDK Releases

July 9, 2019

SDK Releases

July 8, 2019

SDK Releases

  • Cloud Functions for Firebase v3.1.0 has added support for the us-east4 region.

July 2, 2019

SDK Releases

June 27, 2019

SDK Releases

June 24, 2019

SDK Releases

June 21, 2019

SDK Releases

June 20, 2019

SDK Releases

Firebase console

  • For new projects, set your Cloud Storage and Cloud Firestore data location when you enable one of those services rather than during project creation. To learn more, visit Select locations for your project.

June 19, 2019

SDK Releases

June 17, 2019

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Android SDKs for Ads, Analytics, App Indexing, Authentication, Cloud Firestore, Cloud Functions (client), Cloud Messaging, Cloud Storage, Dynamic Links, In-App Messaging, Instance IDs, ML Kit for Firebase, Performance Monitoring, Realtime Database, Remote Config, and A/B Testing have been updated. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

    The Firebase Bill of Materials (BoM) (v20.0.0) has been updated. To add SDKs to your app using the Firebase BoM, visit Add Firebase to your Android Project.

    For more details about these updates, check out the latest Android Release Notes.

June 13, 2019

SDK Releases

June 12, 2019

SDK Releases

  • Cloud Functions for Firebase has removed ongoing support for the Node.js 6 runtime. If you want to deploy and run existing functions built on Node.js 6, you must use a Firebase SDK for Cloud Functions lower than version 3.0.0. See the Firebase documentation to learn more about how to set Node.js version.

June 11, 2019

SDK Releases

June 7, 2019

SDK Releases

June 6, 2019

SDK Releases

June 4, 2019

SDK Releases

May 31, 2019

SDK Releases

May 30, 2019

SDK Releases

May 28, 2019

SDK Releases

May 23, 2019

SDK Releases

May 21, 2019

SDK Releases

May 16, 2019

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Crashlytics SDK for iOS (v3.13.1) is now available. This is a patch release to ensure functionality alignment with the Fabric SDK (v1.10.1). No action is needed for Firebase Crashlytics users.

May 10, 2019

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Crashlytics SDK for iOS (v3.13.0) is now available. This release includes no changes to the Firebase Crashlytics SDK itself, and no action is needed for Firebase Crashlytics users.

    This version of the Crashlytics SDK depends on a new version of the Fabric SDK (v1.10.0), with major changes to the command line tools. These changes do not affect Firebase Crashlytics users, but for details about the change, refer to the latest Fabric SDK changelog.

May 9, 2019

SDK Releases

May 8, 2019

SDK Releases

May 7, 2019

SDK Releases

Firebase Gradle Plugins

  • The Firebase Gradle Plugins have been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes.

Firebase console

  • Firebase now supports web apps as a top-level app type in the Firebase console. Add a web app to your Firebase project just like you've added iOS and Android apps. You can also see the details of a registered web app from the Your apps card in your Project settings (alongside your iOS and Android apps). Visit Add Firebase to your JavaScript project to learn more.

Performance Monitoring

Hosting

  • Firebase Hosting now offers a second free default domain to host your Firebase web apps, the web.app domain. Visit the Hosting documentation to learn more.

May 03, 2019

SDK Releases

May 2, 2019

  • Cloud Functions for Firebase now provides Beta support for the Node.js 10 runtime along with full support for Node.js 8 (Node.js 6 is now deprecated). Note that you must now set the desired runtime version in package.json. See the Firebase documentation to learn more about how to set Node.js version.

    Supported by the Firebase CLI starting with v6.8.0.

April 25, 2019

SDK Releases

Crashlytics

  • In the Firebase console, you can now configure velocity alerts to notify your team when any individual issue is causing an urgent problem in your app.

April 23, 2019

Performance Monitoring

  • Performance Monitoring integration with BigQuery is now available. BigQuery allows you to analyze your Performance Monitoring data using BigQuery SQL, export the data, and even use the data for your custom ML models. Learn more at Export Performance Monitoring data to BigQuery.

April 19, 2019

SDK Releases

April 18, 2019

SDK Releases

April 17, 2019

SDK Releases

April 11, 2019

SDK Releases

April 10, 2019

SDK Releases

April 9, 2019

Hosting

April 5, 2019

SDK Release

April 4, 2019

SDK Release

April 2, 2019

SDK Release

March 30, 2019

SDK Releases

March 29, 2019

SDK Releases

March 28, 2019

SDK Release

March 27, 2019

SDK Release

  • The Firebase Android SDKs for Instance IDs, In-App Messaging, Cloud Firestore, Cloud Messaging, ML Kit for Firebase, and Remote Config have been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

Firebase Gradle Plugins

  • The Firebase Gradle Plugins have been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes.

March 21, 2019

SDK Release

March 20, 2019

SDK Releases

March 19, 2019

SDK Releases

March 18, 2019

SDK Releases

March 15, 2019

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Android SDKs for Analytics and Cloud Functions (client) have been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

  • The Firebase Bill of Materials (BoM) is now available as an experimental feature. Using the Bill of Materials (BoM) Gradle feature with Firebase, you can set the version of the Firebase platform as a whole. To add SDKs to your app using the Firebase BoM, visit Add Firebase to your Android Project.

March 14, 2019

SDK Releases

March 13, 2019

SDK Releases

March 11, 2019

SDK Releases

March 8, 2019

Hosting

  • In the Firebase console, you can now control how many of your site's past deployed versions are retained. Visit the help article to learn how to use this new setting.

March 7, 2019

SDK Releases

March 5, 2019

SDK Releases

March 1, 2019

SDK Releases

February 26, 2019

SDK Releases

February 21, 2019

SDK Releases

February 19, 2019

SDK Releases

February 14, 2019

SDK Releases

February 08, 2019

SDK Releases

February 07, 2019

SDK Releases

January 31, 2019

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase JavaScript SDK (v5.8.2) is now available. It updates the gRPC version and includes some minor fixes. To install this SDK, see Add Firebase to your JavaScript Project.

  • Firebase SDK for Cloud Functions (v2.2.0) is now available. This release introduces support for multiple regions for functions by passing multiple region strings to functions.region(). See Cloud Functions locations. Also, the SDK now provides validation of instance names and typing improvements for Realtime Database triggers.

    Important: This release updates Cloud Firestore and Cloud Storage dependencies. If you use these APIs in your Cloud Functions implementations for these products, see Cloud Firestore release notes and Cloud Storage release notes for more details. This release also updates its TypeScript dependency to v3.1.0.

  • The Firebase Android SDKs for ML Kit for Firebase, Firebase Core, Analytics, and Ads have been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

January 30, 2019

SDK Releases

January 25, 2019

SDK Releases

January 24, 2019

SDK Releases

January 23, 2019

SDK Releases

January 18, 2019

SDK Releases

January 17, 2019

SDK Releases

January 16, 2019

SDK Releases

January 10, 2019

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase JavaScript SDK (v5.7.2) is now available. It fixes a regression introduced in 5.7.0 that caused apps using experimentalTabSynchronization to hit an exception in Cloud Firestore. It also fixes a packaging issue where some external dependencies were included in the Firebase package. In addition, it includes other minor fixes. To install this SDK, see Add Firebase to your JavaScript Project.

January 9, 2019

SDK Releases

December 22, 2018

SDK Releases

December 21, 2018

Remote Config

  • The latest release of the Firebase Android SDK for Remote Config (v16.1.2) causes A/B Testing to not work as expected. Remote Config SDK v16.1.2 does not collect user behavior for A/B Testing experiments which causes reports to show that an experiment has zero users.

    If you've configured both A/B Testing and Remote Config in your project, use v16.1.0 of the Remote Config Android SDK.

    Note that downgrading Remote Config to v16.1.0 requires that the following Android SDKs (if they're used in your project with Remote Config) to be at the following versions:

    • com.google.firebase:firebase-ads:17.1.1
    • com.google.firebase:firebase-analytics:16.0.5
    • com.google.firebase:firebase-dynamic-links:16.1.3
    • com.google.firebase:firebase-invites:16.0.5
    • com.google.firebase:firebase-core:16.0.5

December 20, 2018

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase JavaScript SDK (v5.7.1) is now available. It adds SAML providers and exposed the API to enable OIDC providers and changes the email validation logic to allow international email addresses in Authentication. In addition, it adds a custom error for schema downgrades in Cloud Firestore. It also includes other minor fixes. To install this SDK, see Add Firebase to your JavaScript Project.

December 19, 2018

SDK Releases

December 17, 2018

SDK Releases

Firebase console

December 12, 2018

SDK Releases

December 6, 2018

SDK Releases

December 4, 2018

SDK Releases

December 03, 2018

SDK Releases

November 30, 2018

SDK Releases

November 29, 2018

SDK Releases

November 28, 2018

SDK Releases

November 20, 2018

SDK Releases

November 19, 2018

SDK Releases

November 15, 2018

SDK Releases

November 12, 2018

Firebase console

  • The Firebase console now supports custom IAM roles. Custom roles allow you to tailor a set of permissions that meet the specific requirements of your organization. For more information about custom roles, see our overview of custom roles.

Realtime Database

  • Query parameters in URLs aren't parsed correctly (and are not RFC-compliant, according to RFC 3986, Section 2). To parse URLs correctly, add the X-Firebase-Decoding: 1 header to all REST requests.
# Example request without the opt-in header

curl 'https://demo.firebaseio.com/users.json?orderBy="email"&equalTo="something%2Botherthing%40domain.com"'
# This would be the same as:
# firebase.database().ref("users")
#               .orderByChild("email").equalTo("something otherthing@domain.com")
#  Example request with the correct header and the default behavior in 2019

curl 'https://demo.firebaseio.com/users.json?orderBy="email"&equalTo="something%2Botherthing%40domain.com"' --header "X-Firebase-Decoding: 1"
# This would be the same as:
# firebase.database().ref("users")
#               .orderByChild("email").equalTo("something+otherthing@domain.com")

November 9, 2018

SDK Releases

November 8, 2018

SDK Releases

November 6, 2018

SDK Releases

November 5, 2018

SDK Releases

November 2, 2018

SDK Releases

November 1, 2018

SDK Releases

October 29, 2018

Firebase console

  • The Firebase Management REST API is now available. This REST API enables programmatic setup and management of Firebase projects, including a project's Firebase resources and Firebase apps.

A/B Testing

Analytics

  • Added support for dynamic audiences that determine membership based on the current value of user properties. You can also now specify criteria for when your users leave an audience such as membership duration, exclusion criteria, or specific time periods. For more information, see Audiences.

Cloud Messaging

  • Cloud Messaging Notifications UI has been upgraded to support scheduled, recurring messages.
  • Cloud Messaging data can now be exported to the BigQuery sandbox. For more information, see BigQuery data export.

Performance Monitoring

  • Added the ability to close or mute alerts about possible performance issues in the dashboard. You can also edit the sensitivity thresholds the SDK relies on to flag issues.
  • Added details and visualization of performance metrics for a sampling of anonymized user sessions.

Predictions

  • Added a new details page that shows you what factors the ML model considers (like events, device, user data, etc.) to make predictions. Now exposes performance metrics for each prediction.
  • You can now set up automated daily exports of your complete prediction dataset to the BigQuery sandbox.
  • You can use Predictions to target In-App Messaging campaigns, recurring Cloud Messaging campaigns, or use it to A/B test the effect of changing different values in your app through Remote Config.

October 25, 2018

Realtime Database

  • Added security rules emulator that runs locally to help test and debug security rules and provide detailed error messages and coverage reporting when deploying security rules. For more information, see Firebase Realtime Database Emulator.

Cloud Firestore

  • Added security rules emulator that runs locally to help test and debug security rules and provide detailed error messages and coverage reporting when deploying security rules. For more information, see Test your Cloud Firestore Security Rules.

SDK Releases

October 24, 2018

SDK Releases

October 22, 2018

SDK Releases

Firebase console

October 19, 2018

SDK Releases

October 18, 2018

SDK Releases

October 16, 2018

SDK Releases

October 11, 2018

SDK Releases

October 9, 2018

SDK Releases

October 4, 2018

SDK Releases

October 3, 2018

SDK Releases

October 2, 2018

SDK Releases

September 27, 2018

SDK Releases

September 25, 2018

Firebase Hosting

SDK Releases

September 21, 2018

Firebase console

  • You can now delete unwanted Dynamic Links domains from your project.

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Dynamic Links iOS SDK is now open source! Take a look in our GitHub repository.

September 20, 2018

SDK Releases

September 19, 2018

SDK Releases

September 18, 2018

SDK Releases

September 12, 2018

SDK Releases

September 5, 2018

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Android SDKs for Firebase Instance ID, Firebase Common, Firebase Database, Firebase Messaging and Firebase Storage SDKs have been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

August 30, 2018

SDK Releases

August 28, 2018

Firebase console

  • The Project Overview dashboard has been improved and expanded to cover all Firebase services. It surfaces trends and anomalies in a single place for all your apps, with links to detailed pages for further analysis and actions.

SDK Releases

August 23, 2018

SDK Releases

August 22, 2018

SDK Releases

August 21, 2018

SDK Releases

Firebase Hosting

  • Firebase Hosting now supports multiple Hosting sites associated with a single Firebase project. Supported by Firebase CLI v4.2.0+.

August 16, 2018

In-App Messaging

SDK Releases

August 13, 2018

August 9, 2018

SDK Releases

August 8, 2018

Firebase console

  • The Firebase console now supports specifying locations for Analytics and Cloud Firestore at project creation, see Set a project location.

Cloud Firestore

August 3, 2018

SDK Releases

August 2, 2018

SDK Releases

July 31, 2018

Firebase Hosting

  • Updated the calculation for number of stored bytes, generally resulting in smaller amounts. New versions deployed to Hosting will use this new calculation. Versions that are already deployed will be updated during August.

July 27, 2018

SDK Releases

July 24, 2018

Firebase SDK for Cloud Functions

July 23, 2018

SDK Releases

July 20, 2018

SDK Releases

July 19, 2018

SDK Releases

July 17, 2018

SDK Releases

July 12, 2018

SDK Releases

June 29, 2018

SDK Releases

June 28, 2018

SDK Releases

June 27, 2018

SDK Releases

June 22, 2018

SDK Releases

June 21, 2018

SDK Releases

June 20, 2018

SDK Releases

June 14, 2018

SDK Releases

June 12, 2018

SDK Releases

June 7, 2018

  • You can now specify up to five custom page.link subdomains for your Dynamic Links. Short links using these new custom subdomains look like the following example:

    https://example.page.link/abcXYZ
    With custom subdomains, you can create Dynamic Link URLs that reflect your brand identity.

  • You can now whitelist the URL patterns that can be used as a Dynamic Link's deep link (link) or fallback link (ifl, ipfl, afl, ofl). If you define a whitelist, Dynamic Links won't redirect to URLs that don't match a whitelisted pattern.

You can try both of these features in the Firebase console.

June 6, 2018

SDK Releases

Firebase console

  • The experience to add iOS and Android apps has been updated to include a step to verify that the SDK setup was successful.

June 5, 2018

SDK Releases

May 31, 2018

SDK Releases

May 29, 2018

SDK Releases

May 24, 2018

SDK Releases

May 23, 2018

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Android SDKs for Authentication, Cloud Firestore, Cloud Storage, FCM, ML Kit for Firebase, and Realtime Database have been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

May 17, 2018

SDK Releases

May 15, 2018

SDK Releases

May 14, 2018

Analytics

  • Lifetime User Engagement is now tracked as a user property.

May 8, 2018

ML Kit for Firebase

  • The initial public beta release of ML Kit for Firebase is now available. To learn more, see ML Kit for Firebase.

A/B Testing

  • A/B Testing has been reworked as a new top-level Firebase service with new SDKs and a dedicated page in the Firebase console. For more information, see Firebase A/B Testing.

Test Lab

  • Added iOS support for Test Lab (beta). This allows you to run XCTests on a variety of iOS devices using Test Lab's cloud infrastructure. For more information, see Firebase Test Lab.

Performance Monitoring

  • Performance Monitoring has exited open beta and is now available for general release.
  • Added screen traces, which span the lifestyle of a screen and measure slow and frozen frames.

Firebase console

  • A new Users and Permissions tab in Project Settings introduces an updated experience for managing and inviting project collaborators from the Firebase console.
  • A new A/B Testing page has been added to the Firebase console to allow you to configure and manage your A/B testing experiments.

SDK Releases

May 2, 2018

SDK Releases

  • The Firebase Android SDKs for Analytics, Authentication, Cloud Messaging, Cloud Firestore, Cloud Storage, Crash Reporting, and Performance Monitoring have been updated. For more details, check out the latest Android Release Notes. To get started with Firebase in Android, see Add Firebase to your Android Project.

April 25, 2018

SDK Releases

April 24, 2018

SDK Releases

April 19, 2018

SDK Releases

April 17, 2018

SDK Releases

April 16, 2018

SDK Releases

April 13, 2018

SDK Releases

April 12, 2018

SDK Releases

April 10, 2018

Firebase console

  • A new Analytics Settings page is now available from the Analytics pages in the Firebase console. This page allows you to manage Google sharing settings, along with the project's reporting currency and timezone, which were previously app-level settings. A consolidated data sharing setting is now available from the Data Privacy page.

SDK Releases

April 9, 2018

Firebase console

  • A Data Privacy tab has been added to Project Settings in the Firebase console where customers can provide their Data Protection Officer (DPO) and EU Representative contact information to comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. For more information, see Privacy and Security in Firebase.

April 6, 2018

Firebase console

  • The Account Linking page in the Firebase console has been renamed to Integrations and now features options for Slack and JIRA.

April 5, 2018

SDK Releases

April 4, 2018

Firebase console

  • The number of users active in the past 30 minutes is now displayed at the top of the Project Overview page.

Cloud Firestore Security Rules

  • Added the ability to view and diff previously deployed Cloud Firestore Security Rules in Firebase console.

April 3, 2018

Firebase SDK for Cloud Functions

Cloud Functions for Firebase Test SDK

  • The Cloud Functions for Firebase Test SDK, a testing companion to firebase-functions, is now available. This SDK assists in the setup and teardown of unit tests, generates sample data and event context, and more. To install this SDK, see Test setup.

March 29, 2018

Cloud Firestore Security Rules

SDK Releases

March 28, 2018

SDK Releases

March 20, 2018

SDK Releases

March 19, 2018

SDK Releases

March 15, 2018

SDK Releases

March 9, 2018

SDK Releases

March 8, 2018

SDK Releases

March 7, 2018

Crashlytics

  • Breadcrumbs based on Analytics events are now available for Crashlytics in the Firebase console.

March 6, 2018

SDK Releases

March 5, 2018

SDK Releases

February 28, 2018

SDK Releases

February 23, 2018

SDK Releases

February 22, 2018

SDK Releases

February 15, 2018

SDK Releases

February 14, 2018

SDK Releases

February 5, 2018

SDK Releases

February 1, 2018

SDK Releases

January 30, 2018

SDK Releases

January 27, 2018

SDK Releases

January 26, 2018

SDK Releases

January 25, 2018

SDK Releases

January 18, 2018

SDK Releases

  • You can now specify a custom short link suffix when you create a Dynamic Link in the Firebase console. Short links with custom suffixes are more readable, which can improve a link's click-through rate.

    Default:

    https://abc123.app.goo.gl/wX2e
    Custom:
    https://abc123.app.goo.gl/backtoschool

Firebase Authentication

  • You can now specify in the Firebase console your own SMTP server, which will be used to send account management emails, such as password reset emails and email address change confirmations.

Crashlytics

  • Crashlytics Insights is now available in the Firebase console.

January 17, 2018

SDK Releases

January 11, 2018

SDK Releases

January 10, 2018

Firebase Realtime Database

  • Realtime Database Rules now offer the ability to limit read or write access to data based on query parameters. Learn more about query-based rules.

January 4, 2018

SDK Releases

January 3, 2018

SDK Releases

December 21, 2017

SDK Releases

December 18, 2017

SDK Releases

December 13, 2017

SDK Releases

Firebase console

  • You can now link DoubleClick with your Firebase project. This enables using DoubleClick Campaign Manager (DCM) or DoubleClick Bid Manager (DBM) to track Firebase measured in-app events, such as installs and In-App-Purchases, as conversions.

December 08, 2017

SDK Releases

December 7, 2017

SDK Releases

December 6, 2017

Firebase console

  • In-console notifications are now available. You can view your notifications by clicking the icon in the upper-right corner of the console. Notifications display important events in your projects.

December 5, 2017

Firebase console

  • When you switch projects with the project selector in the Firebase console, you will now remain in the Firebase product you were viewing instead of being returned to the project overview dashboard.

November 30, 2017

Firebase console

  • The Import project button has been removed from the Firebase console. You can now add Firebase to an existing project from the Add project dialog.

SDK Releases

November 27, 2017

SDK Releases

November 21, 2017

Firebase Gradle Plugins

Version 1.1.5 of the Firebase Gradle Plugin for Android Studio 3.0 is now available. This release resolves a FileExistsException issue that occurred in the firebase-perf plugin when setting firebasePerformanceInstrumentationEnabled=false in the gradle.properties file.

SDK Releases

November 14, 2017

SDK Releases

November 10, 2017

Firebase Realtime Database

SDK Releases

November 9, 2017

SDK Releases

November 8, 2017

Firebase console

  • The Firebase console has been updated with a new visual design. This includes updated navigation with collapsible groups of Firebase products. Products are now grouped into four areas based on the app development lifecycle.

  • The project overview page of the Firebase console has been updated with a new visual design. It now includes current data and last month's trends for each app's daily active users, monthly active users, crash-free user percentage, and total crashes.

  • The Analytics dashboard has been revamped to include new and redesigned cards to support day-to-day questions and tasks. A Latest Release section has been added to show adoption and stability of your latest app release.

November 7, 2017

SDK Releases

Firebase Gradle Plugins

Version 1.1.4 of the Firebase Gradle Plugin for Android Studio 3.0 is now available. This release resolves a TransformException that occurred on Windows during incremental builds when using firebase-perf.

November 6, 2017

SDK Releases

Firebase Gradle Plugins

Version 1.1.3 of the Firebase Gradle Plugin now accepts implementation configurations in place of compile configurations, to accommodate the deprecation of compile configurations in Android Studio 3.0.

November 2, 2017

Authentication

The Firebase JS Authentication SDK has been officially open sourced. Take a look at the source on GitHub. We look forward to collaborating with all of you on making the SDK even better!

SDK Releases

Firebase Gradle Plugins

Version 1.1.2 of the Firebase Gradle Plugin is available. This version adds support for Android Studio 3.0.

October 30, 2017

SDK Releases

October 24, 2017

SDK Releases

October 20, 2017

SDK Releases

October 19, 2017

SDK Releases

October 17, 2017

SDK Releases

October 13, 2017

SDK Releases

October 12, 2017

SDK Releases

October 11, 2017

SDK Releases

October 9, 2017

SDK Releases

October 3, 2017

Cloud Firestore

  • The initial public beta release of Cloud Firestore is now available for iOS, Android, Web, Java, Python, NodeJS, and Go. Cloud Firestore is a flexible, scalable database for mobile, web, and server development from Firebase and Google Cloud Platform. Like Realtime Database, it keeps your data in sync across client apps through realtime listeners and offers offline support so you can build responsive apps that work regardless of network latency or internet connectivity. Cloud Firestore also offers enterprise-grade scalability and seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products, including functions. For more information about Cloud Firestore, see the Firebase blog. To get started with Cloud Firestore right away, visit the quickstart.

SDK Releases

October 2, 2017

SDK Releases

September 27 2017

SDK Releases

September 21 2017

SDK Releases

September 20 2017

SDK Releases

September 18, 2017

SDK Releases

September 13, 2017

SDK Releases

September 7, 2017

SDK Releases

September 6, 2017

SDK Releases

Firebase console

  • Google Analytics reports can now be exported to CSV for analysis in a spreadsheet. See the Firebase Help article for more information.

Aug 30, 2017

SDK Releases

Aug 23, 2017

SDK Releases

Aug 17, 2017

SDK Releases

Aug 16, 2017

SDK Releases

Aug 14, 2017

SDK Releases

Aug 2, 2017

Firebase Gradle Plugins

  • Version 1.1.1 of the Firebase Gradle Plugin fixes an issue an issue in 1.1.0 which caused the error "Execution failed for task ':app:packageInstantRunResourcesDebug'" in some cases. To update to the new version, follow the guides for Performance Monitoring and Crash Reporting.

Aug 1, 2017

SDK Releases

Jul 27, 2017

SDK Releases

Jul 26, 2017

SDK Releases

Jul 25, 2017

SDK Releases

Jul 24, 2017

SDK Releases

Jul 12, 2017

SDK Releases

Jul 7, 2017

SDK Releases

June 29, 2017

SDK Releases

June 28, 2017

SDK Releases

June 21, 2017

SDK Releases

June 16, 2017

SDK Releases

June 14, 2017

SDK Releases

June 09, 2017

SDK Releases

June 08, 2017

SDK Releases

June 07, 2017

SDK Releases

June 06, 2017

SDK Releases

June 01, 2017

SDK Releases

May 31, 2017

SDK Releases

May 30, 2017

SDK Releases

May 17, 2017

Firebase Performance Monitoring

  • The initial public beta release of Firebase Performance Monitoring is now available for iOS and Android apps. Performance Monitoring lets you gain insight into your app's performance and network behavior. To learn more about how to use Performance Monitoring to improve the quality of your app, see Firebase Performance Monitoring.

SDK Releases

Firebase console

  • Firebase console now supports multiple logged-in users. Users can toggle accounts through the account switcher in the top navigation bar.

May 11, 2017

May 9, 2017

April 28, 2017

April 25, 2017

April 20, 2017

April 18, 2017

April 14, 2017

April 13, 2017

April 12, 2017

April 11, 2017

April 04, 2017

March 28, 2017

March 21, 2017

March 16, 2017

March 15, 2017

March 14, 2017

March 9, 2017

March 8, 2017

  • Added support for using Analytics user properties to target the Notifications composer to specific users. You can now target users with a notification by combining Analytics audiences and user properties using the AND operator, or target users based on the absence of an Analytics audience or user property using the NOT operator.

  • The Firebase C++ SDK (v3.1.0) is now available. It includes updates to Cloud Storage and Invites. To install this SDK, see Add Firebase to your C++ Project.

March 7, 2017

March 2, 2017

March 1, 2017

February 27, 2017

February 23, 2017

February 21, 2017

February 15, 2017

Crash Reporting

  • Added the ability to see the percentage of users who have not encountered an error (crash or non-fatal error) in an app over the selected timeframe to the Firebase console. This is shown in the Error-free users panel of the Crash Reporting console.

February 14, 2017

February 7, 2017

February 6, 2017

February 3, 2017

  • Added the ability to connect multiple domains to a single Firebase Hosting project.
  • Updated the Firebase Hosting domain ownership verification UI to improve reliability and reduce wait times.
  • Added support for using multiple subdomains (with the same root domain) across different Firebase projects.

February 2, 2017

February 1, 2017

January 31, 2017

January 24, 2017

January 20, 2017

January 18, 2017

January 17, 2017

January 10, 2017

December 15, 2016

  • The Crash Reporting gradle plugin for Android is now available. This plugin simplifies the process of uploading ProGuard mapping files for the deobfuscation of stack traces. To learn more, see Uploading ProGuard Mapping Files with Gradle.

December 13, 2016

December 9, 2016

December 6, 2016

November 29, 2016

November 21, 2016

Firebase console

  • Shorthand names for apps, known as "app nicknames" are now managed from and visible throughout the Firebase console.
  • Simplified the process of adding service accounts to a project.

Analytics

  • Increased the maximum length of event names and parameter names to 40 characters, and the maximum length of string parameter values to 100 characters.

the Notifications composer

  • Instance ID keys are now available in the Notifications settings area of the Firebase console.

November 18, 2016

November 15, 2016

November 9, 2016

Google Analytics

  • Existing users who update to an Analytics-enabled version of an app are no longer included in first_open metrics. This server-side correction could cause a drop in first_open metrics.

November 8, 2016

November 7, 2016

Crash Reporting

Firebase Test Lab

  • You can now run several tests per day on both the Spark (free) and Flame pricing plans. To learn more, see Firebase Pricing.

November 3, 2016

November 1, 2016

October 31, 2016

Remote Config

  • Added the ability to randomly re-assign app users to new percentage ranges in User in random percentile rules. To learn more, see Remote Config Rule types.

October 24, 2016

Firebase console

  • Project owners and editors can now create app "nicknames" that are displayed throughout the Firebase console alongside the full package name or bundle ID.

  • Project owners and editors can now change the reporting currency for their apps.

Authentication

  • Removed the 500 user limit on the Users Table in the Firebase console, and improved search within this table.
  • You can generate short Dynamic Links programmatically using the Link Shortener REST API.
  • You can now enable Android AppLinks by entering a SHA256 checksum in the Firebase console.

October 19, 2016

October 14, 2016

October 10, 2016

Remote Config

October 6, 2016

October 3, 2016

Test Lab

  • Test Lab will now charge $1 per device hour to test apps on Android Virtual Devices (AVDs). To learn more about how billing is calculated for Test Lab, see Test Lab billing.

September 27, 2016

SDK Releases

September 21, 2016

SDK Releases

September 14, 2016

SDK Releases

  • You can debug the behavior of long Dynamic Links across platforms by adding the following to the end of any Dynamic Link URL: &d=1.
  • When a user clicks a Dynamic Link to an app that is not installed on their iOS device, that Dynamic Link will now open the installation page for that app in the App Store, unless an iOS fallback link parameter is specified. This is true whether the user clicked the link in Safari, or in another app.

September 8, 2016

September 7, 2016

August 26, 2016

SDK Releases

August 23, 2016

SDK Releases

Remote Config

  • Added the ability to search parameters and conditions from the Remote Config Parameters tab in the Firebase console.

August 16, 2016

August 1, 2016

SDK Releases

Firebase console

  • A View Only indicator is now displayed at the top of the Firebase console for projects that you have read-only access to. A number of action buttons have also been updated to be hidden or disabled for users who do not have Editor or Owner permissions for a project.
  • You can delete apps from projects using a new action button in the Advanced Options section when managing an app.
  • You can edit the name of a project after creating it in the Project Settings dialog.

Realtime Database

  • You can now view usage metrics in the Firebase console by clicking on the Usage tab. Firebase currently tracks bandwidth usage, total storage used, and the maximum number of concurrent connections.

Hosting

  • You can now view usage metrics for Hosting in the Firebase console by clicking on the Usage tab. Firebase currently tracks bytes sent (bandwidth) and total storage used.

the Notifications composer

  • Added pagination to the Notifications summary view, to make scrolling and viewing of many notification messages easier.

July 26, 2016

July 12, 2016

June 29, 2016

June 28, 2016

Firebase Test Lab

June 27, 2016

Documentation

the Notifications composer

  • You can now add more than three custom data fields when sending a notification. A notification should not exceed 4KB total, including message text, custom data, and any advanced options.
  • Reduced the refresh interval for app versions and language lists.
  • The conversion event counts in the the Notifications composer Google Analytics funnel view now show the number of users who have triggered the conversion event at least once. Previously, it showed the raw number of triggered conversion events.

C++ SDK

June 14, 2016

June 7, 2016

June 2, 2016

Authentication

  • The Google Play services version 9.0.2 release is now available. This release fixes a known issue with Firebase Authentication where the FirebaseAuthApi is not available on some devices. A FirebaseApiNotAvailableException error occurs when those devices attempt to use Authentication APIs.

Crash Reporting

  • Updated the Firebase Crash Reporting iOS SDK to fix issues with the symbol upload script used by Crash Reporting, and also to fix other miscellaneous issues with this SDK.

May 24, 2016

May 18, 2016

Version 3.2.0 of the Firebase SDK for Apple platforms is now available, and version 9.0.0 of the Firebase Android SDK is also available.

  • Firebase expands to include several new products: Analytics, Cloud Storage, Remote Config, Crash Reporting, Dynamic Links, and the Notifications composer.
    • Existing Google products are now a part of Firebase: Google Cloud Messaging, Cloud Test Lab, and App Indexing.
    • Firebase is now integrated with AdMob and Ads.
    • Launched a new website at https://firebase.google.com/, including a new console, improved documentation, and updated product information.
  • The Node.js server SDK did not work on Node 0.10.x. This was fixed in JavaScript SDK (v3.0.1)
  • The npm package did not work properly with Browserify and webpack. This was fixed in version JavaScript SDK (v3.0.2)

Realtime Database

Authentication

  • The way you install and initialize the SDK has changed and most APIs have been renamed. When you decide to upgrade, please see the iOS Migration Guide, Web Migration Guide, or Android Migration Guide for details.
  • Node.js / Java server SDKs:
    • Token minting and verification for Firebase Authentication is now built into the server SDKs themselves instead of in separate token minting libraries.
      • All of the existing authentication methods have been removed. Instead, use the databaseAuthVariableOverride option (Node.js) or setDatabaseAuthVariableOverride() method (Java) when initializing the SDK. See here for more details.
      • Use the Web Migration Guide or Android Migration Guide to help you update your Node.js or Java code to the latest APIs.
  • General:
    • Limited profile data extracted from federated providers (e.g. doesn’t include the Twitter username).
    • Workaround where possible, extract this information from the 3rd party SDKs.
  • Firebase Android SDK:
    • FirebaseUser#linkWithCredential() may invalidate a user's credentials.
      • Description: After calling linkWithCredential() with a credential that is not an EmailAuthCredential, sometimes consecutive calls on the user object may throw an Exception: FirebaseException (An internal error has occurred. [ TOKEN_EXPIRED ]).
      • Workaround Cache the credential used on a linking event, and if this error is thrown, sign the user out after the linking and call FirebaseAuth#signInWithCredential() with the cached credential afterwards.
    • Missing API to start email verification flow.
    • Some Network exceptions are thrown as FirebaseException rather than FirebaseNetworkException.
  • Firebase SDK for Apple platforms:
    • sendPasswordResetWithEmail:completion: does not call the completion handler in the main thread as claimed.
    • Workaround:

      Objective-C

      [[FIRAuth auth] sendPasswordResetWithEmail:@"user@host.domain"
                                completion:^(NSError *_Nullable error) {
      dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(), ^{
      // original completion handler code.
      });
      }];
      

      Swift

      FIRAuth.auth()?.sendPasswordResetWithEmail("user@host.domain") { error in
      dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue()) {
      // original completion handler code.
      }
      }
      
      • API reference docs do not contain information about error conditions: see them here.
      • Authentication state is shared between different apps when running on. the iOS Simulator:
        • Description: when running two or more applications that use Firebase Authentication on the same iOS simulator, there is a issue with the iOS keychain that causes the authentication state to be shared across the different applications. This means that if you sign in to an app, and later open a second app, you may find a user to be signed in into it.
        • Workaround: either don't use two different applications with Authentication on the same simulator instance, or manually sign out from the applications between tests.
    • Firebase JavaScript SDK:
      • If you change the authdomain configuration of an app while some users are signed in, you have to sign them out and in again in order to use linkWithPopup/Redirect APIs
      • Does not work in Safari private browsing mode.

Cloud Storage

  • Initial release of Cloud Storage. Cloud Storage provides secure file uploads and downloads for your Firebase apps, regardless of network quality. You can use it to store images, audio, video, or other user-generated content. Firebase Storage is backed by Google Cloud Storage, a powerful, simple, and cost-effective object storage service.
  • Firebase console: Only project owners can update Firebase Security Rules for Cloud Storage, and only owners and editors can view Cloud Storage Security Rules.

FCM

  • Initial release of Cloud Messaging.

  • Firebase C++ SDK:

    • Messages with both a notification and data payload are not delivered to an Android application open in the background.
    • Description: On Android, when the app is open in the background and it receives a message with both a notification and data payload, the message is not delivered to the application.
    • Workaround: In the application's activity, (e.g. NativeActivity), override the onNewIntent(Intent intent) method and pass the intent argument through to the method setIntent(Intent intent)
    • For example:
      public class MyActivity extends NativeActivity {
      @Override
      onNewIntent(Intent intent) {
      setIntent(intent);
      }
      }
      See the quickstart sample for an example of this workaround in action.