In the 2020-10 version release, the status field was added to the product resource in both the REST Admin API and GraphQL Admin API. Merchants can use the field to identify, filter, and manage products based on their current status: draft, active, or archived.
Merchants can save new products as a draft and work on them iteratively until they’re complete and ready to be made available to selected sales channels with an active status. Merchants can also archive products they’re no longer selling to keep their product list organized, free of clutter, while retaining all product information.
To learn more about product status changes, refer to our product status API guide and 2020-10 release notes.