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Limit visibility of your metafield data with our new Private Metafields API

Effective June 19, 2019


We’re excited to announce the launch of private metafields. Private metafields are a new type of metafield that enables you to restrict metafield data visibility exclusively to you own apps.

Previously, any metafield created by your app could be read or modified by other apps installed on a shop. Private metafields prevents all other apps from reading or accessing your metafield data, giving your users the extra layer of privacy and peace of mind when storing metafields on Shopify.

Where can I learn more?

Explore our using metafields guide to get started with using private metafields.

If you have any questions or feedback about private metafields, then feel free to reach out to us through your Partner Dashboard or in our API forums.