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Feature Updates

Feature updates are categorized into the following types of releases:

  • Preview: This feature is not immediately available for all developers. Developers are required to sign up and agree to the terms of the release to use.
  • Beta: This feature may lack important functionality and may have future breaking changes, but is operational and available to all developers.
  • Generally Available: This feature is immediately available for all developers in all commercial regions (unless otherwise noted), and developers can use it to run production workloads.

To understand locale availability of features, use this quick reference table. To learn more about reading documentation, see our tips.

Locale Availability

Use this table to understand which skills a feature is available for.

Features Available In... Can Be Used for Skills That...
All Use any supported language model and are published in any supported locale
All English language locales Use the English (AU), English (CA), English (IN), English (UK), and/or English (US) language model and are published in the corresponding supported locale(s)
US Use the English (US) language model and are published in the United States (US)
es-US Use the Spanish (US) language model and are published in the United States (US)
AU Use the English (AU) language model and are published in Australia (AU) and New Zealand (NZ)
BR Use the Portuguese (BR) language model and are published in Brazil (BR)
CA Use the English (CA) or French (CA) language model and are published in Canada (CA)
DE Use the German (DE) language model and are published in Germany (DE) and Austria (AT)
ES Use the Spanish (ES) language model and are published in Spain (ES)
FR Use the French (FR) language model and are published in France (FR)
IN Use the English (IN) language model and are published in India (IN)
hi-IN Use the Hindi (IN) language model and are published in India (IN)
IT Use the Italian (IT) language model and are published in Italy (IT)
JP Use the Japanese (JP) language model and are published in Japan (JP)
MX Use the Spanish (MX) language model and are published in Mexico (MX)
UK Use the English (UK) language model and are published in the UK (UK) and Ireland (IE)