Documentation history - Amazon Simple Notification Service
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Documentation history

The following table describes recent changes to the Amazon Simple Notification Service Developer Guide.

Service features are sometimes rolled out incrementally to the Amazon Regions where a service is available. We update this documentation for the first release only. We don't provide information about Region availability or announce subsequent Region rollouts. For information about Region availability of service features and to subscribe to notifications about updates, see What's New with Amazon?.


Enhanced Content-Type header support

You can set the Content-Type header in the request policy to specify the media type of the notification

March 23, 2023

Active tracing support added

Amazon X-Ray traces and analyzes user requests as they travel through your Amazon SNS topics to your Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, Amazon Lambda, Amazon SQS, and HTTP/S endpoint subscriptions.

February 8, 2023

Singapore Sender ID registration

Instructions added for registering Sender IDs in Singapore.

January 10, 2023

Payload-based message filtering

Payload-based filtering lets you filter messages based on the message payload and avoid the costs associated with processing unwanted data.

November 22, 2022

SHA256 hash algorithm added for Amazon SNS message signing

Support added for SHA256 hash algorithm when using Amazon SNS message signing.

September 15, 2022

Additional regions added to SMS messaging

Amazon SNS supports SMS messaging in the following regions: Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Europe (Milan) and Amazon GovCloud (US-East).

September 9, 2022

Message data protection support added

Message data protection safeguards the data that's published to your Amazon SNS topics by using data protection policies to audit and block the sensitive information that moves between applications or Amazon services.

September 8, 2022

New registration process for toll-free numbers

Support added for sending for Amazon SNS messages using toll-free phone numbers (TFN) to United States recipients.

August 1, 2022

Support for Attribute-based access controls (ABAC)

Added support for attribute-based access control (ABAC) for API actions including Publish and PublishBatch. ABAC is an authorization strategy that defines access permissions based on tags which can be attached to IAM resources, such as IAM users and roles, and to Amazon resources, like Amazon SNS topics, to simplify permission management.

January 10, 2022

Support for Apple token-based authentication for push notifications

You can authorize Amazon SNS to send push notifications to your iOS or macOS app by providing information that identifies you as the developer of the app.

October 28, 2021

New senders of SMS messages are placed in the SMS sandbox

The SMS sandbox exists to help prevent fraud and abuse, and to help protect your reputation as a sender. While your Amazon account is in the SMS sandbox, you can send SMS messages only to verified destination phone numbers.

June 1, 2021

New senders of SMS messages are placed in the SMS sandbox

The SMS sandbox exists to help prevent fraud and abuse, and to help protect your reputation as a sender. While your Amazon account is in the SMS sandbox, you can send SMS messages only to verified destination phone numbers.

June 1, 2021

New attributes for sending SMS messages to recipients in India

Two new attributes, Entity ID and Template ID, are now required for sending SMS messages to recipients in India.

April 22, 2021

Updates to message filtering operators

A new operator, cidr, is available for matching message source IP addresses and subnets. You can now also check for the absence of an attribute key, and use a prefix with the anything-but operator for attribute string matching.

April 7, 2021

Ending support for P2P long codes for US destinations

Effective June 1, 2021, US telecom providers no longer support using person-to-person (P2P) long codes for application-to-person (A2P) communications to US destinations. Instead, you can use short codes, toll-free numbers, or a new type of origination number called 10DLC.

February 16, 2021

Support for 1-minute Amazon CloudWatch metrics

The 1-minute CloudWatch metric for Amazon SNS is now available in all Amazon Regions.

January 28, 2021

Support for Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose endpoints

You can subscribe Kinesis Data Firehose delivery streams to SNS topics. This allows you to send notifications to archiving and analytics endpoints such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets, Amazon Redshift tables, Amazon OpenSearch Service (OpenSearch Service), and more.

January 12, 2021

Origination numbers are available

You can use origination numbers when sending text messages (SMS).

October 23, 2020

Support for Amazon SNS FIFO topics

To integrate distributed applications that require data consistency in near-real time, you can use Amazon SNS first-in, first-out (FIFO) topics with Amazon SQS FIFO queues.

October 22, 2020

The Amazon SNS Extended Client Library for Java is available

You can use this library to publish large Amazon SNS messages.

August 25, 2020

SSE is available in the China Regions

Server-side encryption (SSE) for Amazon SNS is available in the China Regions.

January 20, 2020

Support for using DLQs to capture undeliverable messages

To capture undeliverable messages, you can use an Amazon SQS dead-letter queue (DLQ) with an Amazon SNS subscription.

November 14, 2019

Support for specifying custom APNs header values

You can specify a custom APNs header value.

October 18, 2019

Support for the 'apns-push-type' header field for APNs

You can use the apns-push-type header field for mobile notifications sent through APNs.

September 10, 2019

Support for topic troubleshooting using Amazon X-Ray

You can use X-Ray to troubleshoot messages passing through SNS topics.

July 24, 2019

Support for attribute key matching using the 'exists' operator

To check whether an incoming message has an attribute whose key is listed in the filter policy, you can use the exists operator.

July 5, 2019

Support for anything-but matching of multiple numeric values

In addition to multiple strings, Amazon SNS allows anything-but matching of multiple numeric values.

July 5, 2019

Amazon SNS release notes are available as an RSS feed

Following the title on this page (Documentation history), choose RSS.

June 22, 2019