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Intercom API (2.11)

The intercom API reference.

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News

Everything about your News

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News Item

A News Item is a content type in Intercom enabling you to announce product updates, company news, promotions, events and more with your customers.

typestring

The type of object.

Value"news-item"
Example:

"news-item"

idstring

The unique identifier for the news item which is given by Intercom.

Example:

"141"

workspace_idstring

The id of the workspace which the news item belongs to.

Example:

"t74hdn32"

titlestring

The title of the news item.

Example:

"New feature: News Items"

bodystring

The news item body, which may contain HTML.

Example:

"We are excited to announce the launch of News Items, a new content type in Intercom enabling you to announce product updates, company news, promotions, events and more with your customers."

sender_idinteger

The id of the sender of the news item. Must be a teammate on the workspace.

Example:

123

statestring

News items will not be visible to your users in the assigned newsfeeds until they are set live.

Enum"draft""live"
Example:

"live"

newsfeed_assignmentsArray of objects(Newsfeed Assignment)

A list of newsfeed_assignments to assign to the specified newsfeed.

labelsArray of strings or null

Label names displayed to users to categorize the news item.

Example:

["Product Update"]

cover_image_urlstring or null(uri)

URL of the image used as cover. Must have .jpg or .png extension.

Example:

"https://example.com/cover.jpg"

reactionsArray of strings or null

Ordered list of emoji reactions to the news item. When empty, reactions are disabled.

Example:

["👍"]

deliver_silentlyboolean

When set to true, the news item will appear in the messenger newsfeed without showing a notification badge.

Example:

true

created_atinteger(timestamp)

Timestamp for when the news item was created.

Example:

1610589632

updated_atinteger(timestamp)

Timestamp for when the news item was last updated.

Example:

1610589632

{ "type": "news-item", "id": "141", "workspace_id": "t74hdn32", "title": "New feature: News Items", "body": "We are excited to announce the launch of News Items, a new content type in Intercom enabling you to announce product updates, company news, promotions, events and more with your customers.", "sender_id": 123, "state": "live", "newsfeed_assignments": [ {} ], "labels": [ "Product Update" ], "cover_image_url": "https://example.com/cover.jpg", "reactions": [ "👍" ], "deliver_silently": true, "created_at": 1610589632, "updated_at": 1610589632 }

Newsfeed

A newsfeed is a collection of news items, targeted to a specific audience.

Newsfeeds currently cannot be edited through the API, please refer to this article to set up your newsfeeds in Intercom.

idstring

The unique identifier for the newsfeed which is given by Intercom.

Example:

"12312"

typestring

The type of object.

Value"newsfeed"
Example:

"newsfeed"

namestring

The name of the newsfeed. This name will never be visible to your users.

Example:

"My Newsfeed"

created_atinteger(timestamp)

Timestamp for when the newsfeed was created.

Example:

1674917488

updated_atinteger(timestamp)

Timestamp for when the newsfeed was last updated.

Example:

1674917488

{ "id": "12312", "type": "newsfeed", "name": "My Newsfeed", "created_at": 1674917488, "updated_at": 1674917488 }

Newsfeed Assignment

Assigns a news item to a newsfeed.

newsfeed_idinteger

The unique identifier for the newsfeed which is given by Intercom. Publish dates cannot be in the future, to schedule news items use the dedicated feature in app (see this article).

Example:

198313

published_atinteger(timestamp)

Publish date of the news item on the newsfeed, use this field if you want to set a publish date in the past (e.g. when importing existing news items). On write, this field will be ignored if the news item state is "draft".

Example:

1674917488

{ "newsfeed_id": 198313, "published_at": 1674917488 }

List all news items

Request

You can fetch a list of all news items

Headers
Intercom-Versionstring(intercom_version)

Intercom API version.
By default, it's equal to the version set in the app package.

Default 2.11
Enum"1.0""1.1""1.2""1.3""1.4""2.0""2.1""2.2""2.3""2.4"
Example:

2.11

curl -i -X GET \
  https://api.intercom.io/news/news_items \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer <YOUR_TOKEN_HERE>' \
  -H 'Intercom-Version: 2.11'
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Bodyapplication/json
typestring

The type of object

Enum"list""conversation.list"
Example:

"list"

pagesobject or null(Cursor based pages)

Cursor-based pagination is a technique used in the Intercom API to navigate through large amounts of data. A "cursor" or pointer is used to keep track of the current position in the result set, allowing the API to return the data in small chunks or "pages" as needed.

total_countinteger

A count of the total number of objects.

Example:

1

dataArray of News Item (object) or Newsfeed (object)

An array of Objects

Response
application/json
{ "type": "list", "pages": { "page": 1, "per_page": 10, "total_pages": 1, "type": "pages" }, "data": [ {}, {} ], "total_count": 2 }

Create a news item

Request

You can create a news item

Headers
Intercom-Versionstring(intercom_version)

Intercom API version.
By default, it's equal to the version set in the app package.

Default 2.11
Enum"1.0""1.1""1.2""1.3""1.4""2.0""2.1""2.2""2.3""2.4"
Example:

2.11

Bodyapplication/json
titlestringrequired

The title of the news item.

Example:

"Halloween is here!"

bodystring

The news item body, which may contain HTML.

Example:

"<p>New costumes in store for this spooky season</p>"

sender_idintegerrequired

The id of the sender of the news item. Must be a teammate on the workspace.

Example:

123

statestring

News items will not be visible to your users in the assigned newsfeeds until they are set live.

Enum"draft""live"
Example:

"live"

deliver_silentlyboolean

When set to true, the news item will appear in the messenger newsfeed without showing a notification badge.

Example:

true

labelsArray of strings

Label names displayed to users to categorize the news item.

Example:

["Product","Update","New"]

reactionsArray of strings or null

Ordered list of emoji reactions to the news item. When empty, reactions are disabled.

Example:

["😆","😅"]

newsfeed_assignmentsArray of objects(Newsfeed Assignment)

A list of newsfeed_assignments to assign to the specified newsfeed.

curl -i -X POST \
  https://api.intercom.io/news/news_items \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer <YOUR_TOKEN_HERE>' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'Intercom-Version: 2.11' \
  -d '{
    "title": "Halloween is here!",
    "body": "<p>New costumes in store for this spooky season</p>",
    "labels": [
      "Product",
      "Update",
      "New"
    ],
    "sender_id": 991267734,
    "deliver_silently": true,
    "reactions": [
      "😆",
      "😅"
    ],
    "state": "live",
    "newsfeed_assignments": [
      {
        "newsfeed_id": 53,
        "published_at": 1664638214
      }
    ]
  }'
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Bodyapplication/json
typestring

The type of object.

Value"news-item"
Example:

"news-item"

idstring

The unique identifier for the news item which is given by Intercom.

Example:

"141"

workspace_idstring

The id of the workspace which the news item belongs to.

Example:

"t74hdn32"

titlestring

The title of the news item.

Example:

"New feature: News Items"

bodystring

The news item body, which may contain HTML.

Example:

"We are excited to announce the launch of News Items, a new content type in Intercom enabling you to announce product updates, company news, promotions, events and more with your customers."

sender_idinteger

The id of the sender of the news item. Must be a teammate on the workspace.

Example:

123

statestring

News items will not be visible to your users in the assigned newsfeeds until they are set live.

Enum"draft""live"
Example:

"live"

newsfeed_assignmentsArray of objects(Newsfeed Assignment)

A list of newsfeed_assignments to assign to the specified newsfeed.

labelsArray of strings or null

Label names displayed to users to categorize the news item.

Example:

["Product Update"]

cover_image_urlstring or null(uri)

URL of the image used as cover. Must have .jpg or .png extension.

Example:

"https://example.com/cover.jpg"

reactionsArray of strings or null

Ordered list of emoji reactions to the news item. When empty, reactions are disabled.

Example:

["👍"]

deliver_silentlyboolean

When set to true, the news item will appear in the messenger newsfeed without showing a notification badge.

Example:

true

created_atinteger(timestamp)

Timestamp for when the news item was created.

Example:

1610589632

updated_atinteger(timestamp)

Timestamp for when the news item was last updated.

Example:

1610589632

Response
application/json
{ "id": "33", "type": "news-item", "workspace_id": "this_is_an_id498_that_should_be_at_least_", "title": "Halloween is here!", "body": "<p>New costumes in store for this spooky season</p>", "sender_id": 991267734, "state": "live", "labels": [ "New", "Product", "Update" ], "cover_image_url": null, "reactions": [ "😆", "😅" ], "deliver_silently": true, "created_at": 1719492978, "updated_at": 1719492978, "newsfeed_assignments": [ {} ] }

Retrieve a news item

Request

You can fetch the details of a single news item.

Path
idintegerrequired

The unique identifier for the news item which is given by Intercom.

Example:

123

Headers
Intercom-Versionstring(intercom_version)

Intercom API version.
By default, it's equal to the version set in the app package.

Default 2.11
Enum"1.0""1.1""1.2""1.3""1.4""2.0""2.1""2.2""2.3""2.4"
Example:

2.11

curl -i -X GET \
  'https://api.intercom.io/news/news_items/{id}' \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer <YOUR_TOKEN_HERE>' \
  -H 'Intercom-Version: 2.11'
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Bodyapplication/json
typestring

The type of object.

Value"news-item"
Example:

"news-item"

idstring

The unique identifier for the news item which is given by Intercom.

Example:

"141"

workspace_idstring

The id of the workspace which the news item belongs to.

Example:

"t74hdn32"

titlestring

The title of the news item.

Example:

"New feature: News Items"

bodystring

The news item body, which may contain HTML.

Example:

"We are excited to announce the launch of News Items, a new content type in Intercom enabling you to announce product updates, company news, promotions, events and more with your customers."

sender_idinteger

The id of the sender of the news item. Must be a teammate on the workspace.

Example:

123

statestring

News items will not be visible to your users in the assigned newsfeeds until they are set live.

Enum"draft""live"
Example:

"live"

newsfeed_assignmentsArray of objects(Newsfeed Assignment)

A list of newsfeed_assignments to assign to the specified newsfeed.

labelsArray of strings or null

Label names displayed to users to categorize the news item.

Example:

["Product Update"]

cover_image_urlstring or null(uri)

URL of the image used as cover. Must have .jpg or .png extension.

Example:

"https://example.com/cover.jpg"

reactionsArray of strings or null

Ordered list of emoji reactions to the news item. When empty, reactions are disabled.

Example:

["👍"]

deliver_silentlyboolean

When set to true, the news item will appear in the messenger newsfeed without showing a notification badge.

Example:

true

created_atinteger(timestamp)

Timestamp for when the news item was created.

Example:

1610589632

updated_atinteger(timestamp)

Timestamp for when the news item was last updated.

Example:

1610589632

Response
application/json
{ "id": "34", "type": "news-item", "workspace_id": "this_is_an_id502_that_should_be_at_least_", "title": "We have news", "body": "<p>Hello there,</p>", "sender_id": 991267737, "state": "live", "labels": [], "cover_image_url": null, "reactions": [ null, null, null, null ], "deliver_silently": false, "created_at": 1719492979, "updated_at": 1719492979, "newsfeed_assignments": [ {} ] }

Update a news item

Request

Path
idintegerrequired

The unique identifier for the news item which is given by Intercom.

Example:

123

Headers
Intercom-Versionstring(intercom_version)

Intercom API version.
By default, it's equal to the version set in the app package.

Default 2.11
Enum"1.0""1.1""1.2""1.3""1.4""2.0""2.1""2.2""2.3""2.4"
Example:

2.11

Bodyapplication/json
titlestringrequired

The title of the news item.

Example:

"Halloween is here!"

bodystring

The news item body, which may contain HTML.

Example:

"<p>New costumes in store for this spooky season</p>"

sender_idintegerrequired

The id of the sender of the news item. Must be a teammate on the workspace.

Example:

123

statestring

News items will not be visible to your users in the assigned newsfeeds until they are set live.

Enum"draft""live"
Example:

"live"

deliver_silentlyboolean

When set to true, the news item will appear in the messenger newsfeed without showing a notification badge.

Example:

true

labelsArray of strings

Label names displayed to users to categorize the news item.

Example:

["Product","Update","New"]

reactionsArray of strings or null

Ordered list of emoji reactions to the news item. When empty, reactions are disabled.

Example:

["😆","😅"]

newsfeed_assignmentsArray of objects(Newsfeed Assignment)

A list of newsfeed_assignments to assign to the specified newsfeed.

curl -i -X PUT \
  'https://api.intercom.io/news/news_items/{id}' \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer <YOUR_TOKEN_HERE>' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'Intercom-Version: 2.11' \
  -d '{
    "title": "Christmas is here!",
    "body": "<p>New gifts in store for the jolly season</p>",
    "sender_id": 991267745,
    "reactions": [
      "😝",
      "😂"
    ]
  }'
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Bodyapplication/json
typestring

The type of object.

Value"news-item"
Example:

"news-item"

idstring

The unique identifier for the news item which is given by Intercom.

Example:

"141"

workspace_idstring

The id of the workspace which the news item belongs to.

Example:

"t74hdn32"

titlestring

The title of the news item.

Example:

"New feature: News Items"

bodystring

The news item body, which may contain HTML.

Example:

"We are excited to announce the launch of News Items, a new content type in Intercom enabling you to announce product updates, company news, promotions, events and more with your customers."

sender_idinteger

The id of the sender of the news item. Must be a teammate on the workspace.

Example:

123

statestring

News items will not be visible to your users in the assigned newsfeeds until they are set live.

Enum"draft""live"
Example:

"live"

newsfeed_assignmentsArray of objects(Newsfeed Assignment)

A list of newsfeed_assignments to assign to the specified newsfeed.

labelsArray of strings or null

Label names displayed to users to categorize the news item.

Example:

["Product Update"]

cover_image_urlstring or null(uri)

URL of the image used as cover. Must have .jpg or .png extension.

Example:

"https://example.com/cover.jpg"

reactionsArray of strings or null

Ordered list of emoji reactions to the news item. When empty, reactions are disabled.

Example:

["👍"]

deliver_silentlyboolean

When set to true, the news item will appear in the messenger newsfeed without showing a notification badge.

Example:

true

created_atinteger(timestamp)

Timestamp for when the news item was created.

Example:

1610589632

updated_atinteger(timestamp)

Timestamp for when the news item was last updated.

Example:

1610589632

Response
application/json
{ "id": "37", "type": "news-item", "workspace_id": "this_is_an_id508_that_should_be_at_least_", "title": "Christmas is here!", "body": "<p>New gifts in store for the jolly season</p>", "sender_id": 991267745, "state": "live", "labels": [], "cover_image_url": null, "reactions": [ "😝", "😂" ], "deliver_silently": false, "created_at": 1719492982, "updated_at": 1719492982, "newsfeed_assignments": [] }

Delete a news item

Request

You can delete a single news item.

Path
idintegerrequired

The unique identifier for the news item which is given by Intercom.

Example:

123

Headers
Intercom-Versionstring(intercom_version)

Intercom API version.
By default, it's equal to the version set in the app package.

Default 2.11
Enum"1.0""1.1""1.2""1.3""1.4""2.0""2.1""2.2""2.3""2.4"
Example:

2.11

curl -i -X DELETE \
  'https://api.intercom.io/news/news_items/{id}' \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer <YOUR_TOKEN_HERE>' \
  -H 'Intercom-Version: 2.11'
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Bodyapplication/json
idstring

The unique identifier for the news item which you provided in the URL.

Example:

"6890762"

objectstring

The type of object which was deleted - news-item.

Value"news-item"
Example:

"news-item"