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AdWords API v201605 sunset reminder

AdWords API v201605 will be sunset on March 28, 2017, after which all v201605 API requests will begin to fail. This version was deprecated on July 28, 2016. If you are still on v201605, we recommend that you skip v201607 and v201609 and migrate directly to v201702. Please be sure to migrate prior to the sunset to ensure your API access is unaffected.

We've prepared the following resources to help you with the migration: As always, if you have any questions about this migration, please contact us via the forum.

Announcing v201605 of the AdWords API

Today we’re announcing the release of AdWords API v201605. This is the third release that follows the new release schedule announced in January 2016. Here are the highlights:
  • Expanded Text Ads and responsive ads for Display. Support was added for creating the new ExpandedTextAd and ResponsiveDisplayAd ad types in test accounts. Give these new formats a try with your test accounts. This functionality will be made available for production accounts over the next few months.
  • Campaign bid estimates by platform. Inclusion of campaign estimates by platform was added to TrafficEstimatorService. Check out the updated Estimating Traffic guide for more details.
  • Bid modifiers for all platforms (test accounts only). Campaign and ad group bid modifiers for all platforms are now supported across all versions, but only in test accounts. Previously, platform bid modifiers were only supported for the HighEndMobile (30001) platform. This functionality will be made available for production accounts over the next few months, as mentioned in a recent Inside AdWords blog post.
  • Improved reporting on quality score. The new HasQualityScore field lets you filter reporting rows based on the presence or absence of quality score data for each criterion. In addition, the QualityScore field will now have a value of '--' on rows where HasQualityScore = false. Previously, these rows had a QualityScore value of 6 for Search campaigns, and 0 (zero) for Display campaigns.
  • Image dimensions in reports. The ImageCreativeImageHeight and ImageCreativeImageWidth fields were added to the Ad Performance report so you can retrieve image dimensions for all image ads without making multiple AdGroupAdService requests.
If you’re using v201601 of the AdWords API, please note that it’s now deprecated and will be sunset on August 23, 2016. We encourage you to skip v201603 and migrate straight to v201605.

As with every new version of the AdWords API, we encourage you to carefully review all changes in the release notes and the v201605 migration guide. The updated client libraries and code examples will be published shortly.

If you have any questions or need help with migration, please post on the forum or the Ads Developers Plus Page.