Future for "Followed Games" APIs

I know, i know, undocumented APIs so this not surprising; anyway

Yesterday (2020.11.17) around ~19:00 CET, the following endpoint when down:

"https://api.twitch.tv/api/users/" + <user name> + "/follows/games/live"

I use this to get he users followed games that actually has viewers. 30 minutes later the API went back up, everything back to normal.

Today, again around ~19:00 CET the API went down again, and it’s not up since.

    "error": "Not Found",
    "status": 404,
    "message": "This API does not exist"

Is this change temporally or permanent?

I do understand that Twitch doesn’t needs this endpoint, and the actual apps that uses this endpoint could be counted on one hand.

The really sad part is that we have the following api, which also an undocumented endpoint and still works:

https://api.twitch.tv/kraken/users/<user id>/follows/games

But this doesn’t have a /live mapping neither viewer_count values, which would be great so i could easily recreate the functionality of the above api.

Obviously we have:


But that’s for following a certain streamer and it doesn’t have ../games mapping.

So my question is, is this the end?

No one knows, since you shouldn’t be using it in the first place. You’ve had plenty of warning this was likely to happen.

If you want to submit a feature request for endpoints providing this data to be added to Helix, suggest it here: https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/310213-developers