March 09, 2017
Improving the developer experience with our API
Updated on November 21, 2018
We’re excited to announce upgrades and enhancements to our API — including simplified endpoints, redesigned docs and client libraries, a new sandbox, and a native iOS integration for Link. All of these updates are designed to make it easier than ever to integrate Plaid into your app and empower your users to control their financial data.
Clearer and more granular errors make integrations quicker than ever
A stateful Sandbox means it’s even easier to explore the API and build out your integration. Simulate MFA flows and errors, test webhooks, and more
You can create Items with multiple products right away, so you won’t need to call
/upgradeto access new products
access_tokens securely with a single request to the API
Updated docs and client libraries
The docs have been redesigned to make it even easier to get up-and-running. The quickstart guide covers an example integration end-to-end with clone-able sample code for each language
Each endpoint in the docs includes client library code samples and example response data and schemas
Link for more platforms
Link is now native on iOS, has WebView support, and includes improved functionality across all mobile platforms
Link is always up-to-date with the latest institutions, products, and MFA flows
Link’s security benefits extend across all platforms—credentials never touch your back-end system
All of these updates are available now, including complete docs.
If you’ve already built your integration, no sweat—these changes won’t have any impact on your existing users, and we’ll continue to support our existing API. (We’ve also put together a transition guide if you’d like to give it a spin.)
We can’t wait to hear your feedback and help you build on our platform — head to the quickstart or docs to get started today!