Documentation history - Amazon Simple Queue Service

Documentation history

The following table describes the important changes to the Amazon Simple Queue Service Developer Guide since Jan 2019. For notifications about updates to this documentation, subscribe to the RSS feed.

Change Description Date

High throughput for messages in FIFO queues is available

High throughput for Amazon SQS FIFO queues provides a higher number of transactions per second (TPS) for messages in FIFO queues. For information on throughput quotas, see Quotas related to messages.

May 27, 2021

High throughput for messages in FIFO queues is available in preview release

High throughput for Amazon SQS FIFO queues is in preview release and is subject to change. This feature provides a higher number of transactions per second (TPS) for messages in FIFO queues. For information on throughput quotas, see Quotas related to messages.

December 17, 2020

New Amazon SQS console design

To simplify development and production workflows, the Amazon SQS console has a new user experience.

July 8, 2020

Amazon SQS supports pagination for listQueues and listDeadLetterSourceQueues

You can specify the maximum number of results to return from a listQueues or listDeadLetterSourceQueues request.

June 22, 2020

Amazon SQS supports 1-minute Amazon CloudWatch metrics in all AWS Regions, except the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

The one-minute CloudWatch metric for Amazon SQS is available in all Regions, except the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

January 9, 2020

Amazon SQS supports 1-minute CloudWatch metrics

The one-minute CloudWatch metric for Amazon SQS is currently available only in the following Regions: US East (Ohio), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Stockholm), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo).

November 25, 2019

AWS Lambda triggers for Amazon SQS FIFO queues are available

You can configure messages arriving in a FIFO queue as a Lambda function trigger.

November 25, 2019

Server-side encryption (SSE) for Amazon SQS is available in the China Regions

SSE for Amazon SQS is available in the China Regions.

November 13, 2019

FIFO queues are available in the Middle East (Bahrain) Region

FIFO queues are available in the Middle East (Bahrain) Region.

October 10, 2019

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) endpoints for Amazon SQS are available in the AWS GovCloud (US-East) and AWS GovCloud (US-West) Regions

You can send messages to your Amazon SQS queues from Amazon VPC in the AWS GovCloud (US-East) and AWS GovCloud (US-West) Regions.

September 5, 2019

Amazon SQS allows troubleshooting of queues using AWS X-Ray using message system attributes

You can troubleshoot messages passing through Amazon SQS queues using X-Ray. This release adds the MessageSystemAttribute request parameter (which lets you send X-Ray trace headers through Amazon SQS) to the SendMessage and SendMessageBatch API operations, the AWSTraceHeader attribute to the ReceiveMessage API operation, and the MessageSystemAttributeValue data type.

August 28, 2019

You can tag Amazon SQS queues upon creation

You can use a single Amazon SQS API call, AWS SDK function, or AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) command to simultaneously create a queue and specify its tags. In addition, Amazon SQS supports the aws:TagKeys and aws:RequestTag AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) keys.

August 22, 2019

The temporary queue client for Amazon SQS is now available

Temporary queues help you save development time and deployment costs when using common message patterns such as request-response. You can use the Temporary Queue Client to create high-throughput, cost-effective, application-managed temporary queues.

July 25, 2019

SSE for Amazon SQS is available in the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region

Server-side encryption (SSE) for Amazon SQS is available in the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region.

June 20, 2019

FIFO queues are available in the Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), China (Beijing), AWS GovCloud (US-East), and AWS GovCloud (US-West) Regions

FIFO queues are available in the Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), China (Beijing), AWS GovCloud (US-East), and AWS GovCloud (US-West) Regions.

May 15, 2019

Amazon VPC endpoint policies are available for Amazon SQS

You can create Amazon VPC endpoint policies for Amazon SQS.

April 4, 2019

FIFO queues are available in the Europe (Stockholm) and China (Ningxia) Regions

FIFO queues are available in the Europe (Stockholm) and China (Ningxia) Regions.

March 14, 2019

FIFO queues are available in all Regions where Amazon SQS is available

FIFO queues are available in the US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Paris), and South America (São Paulo) Regions.

February 7, 2019