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Upcoming Changes

Site Outage - 22 May 2024

Trade Me will be unavailable between 1:00 am and 6:00 am on Saturday 22 May 2024 for scheduled maintenance. All auctions that are due to close between 1:00 am and 6:00 am will be extended by 6 hours.

Changes to Photo ID

We're updating our systems to handle 64-bit integers for photo IDs, increasing the number of possible photos from 2,147,483,647 to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807, and giving ourselves plenty of room to grow.

What this means for integrating with Trade Me
You should plan to check your apps to ensure they are compatible with 64-bit integers before the changeover happens.

What you should do now

Recent Changes

About our upcoming changes

We're always working to add new features to the API, as well as fix bugs, keeping our security up to date, and make sure we're maintaining our regulatory compliance.

Trade Me functionality is updated multiple times per day, and if all goes according to plan you won't notice (as long as you've read our Versioning notes), but sometimes we need to break things to make things better.

When we have a breaking change coming up we will post it here, and we will email every member who has registered an API Application in production. See Registering an Application for more tips on account management.

We aim to give a decent amount of notice for changes to give time for development teams to test changes, however for Zero-day exploits or other critical issues we may have to make changes more rapidly.

If you have any questions about our changes, past or present, please get in touch with us at