Removal of follower_count updates in Webhooks

Effective from: January 26, 2022

What is changing?

The following types of webhooks will no longer be triggered when a follower is added or removed:

  • updated.person
  • updated.organization
  • updated.product

Previously, when a follower was added or removed, a webhook was triggered with new update_time and follower_count values for the entity.

Why is it changing?

The logic that handles follower_count was built on an old technological platform that is not reliable enough, which resulted in webhooks not triggering and follower_count values being incorrect. We’re doing this change to enable moving to a more reliable platform.

Who is affected?

Anyone who relies on active Webhooks that are triggered when a follower is added or removed from the previous 4 Webhooks.

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