What's new at Apify?




Our redesigned Store is now finally accessible on our website! We introduce new design, sections, Actor collections, and featured developers. All in favour to our community and highlighting the amazing Actors you create!

If you're an Actor developer, there are a few things that can help you get into Actor collections or featured developers:

  • Good quality README
  • Short response time with your Actor issues
  • Engaging & supporting Discord community
  • Activities promoting your Actors through social media

Join the community and help to grow our Apify Store even faster!

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Daniel Do

Senior Product Manager





Performance improvements

As part of our continuous performance improvement initiative, we're happy to announce that we successfully improved the Apify API response time by 50% on average and the 90th-percentile startup time of Actors by about 20%. We will continue improving Apify in this direction.

API updates

User limits endpoint now returns maxConcurrentActorJobs and activeActorJobCount properties enabling users to keep an eye on the concurrency limit.

We also added the missing endpoint /actor-builds/:build-id/log, allowing you to quickly access the log of certain builds without a need for an Actor run ID.

Adaptive Playwright Crawler

Try out Crawlee's new AdaptivePlaywrightCrawler class abstraction, which is an extension of PlaywrightCrawler that uses a more limited request handler interface so that it's able to switch to HTTP-only crawling when it detects that it may be possible. This way, you can achieve lower costs when crawling multiple websites.

1const crawler = new AdaptivePlaywrightCrawler({
2    renderingTypeDetectionRatio: 0.1,
3    async requestHandler({ querySelector, pushData, enqueueLinks, request, log }) {
4        // This function is called to extract data from a single web page
5        const $prices = await querySelector('span.price')
7        await pushData({
8            url: request.url,
9            price: $prices.filter(':contains("$")').first().text(),
10        })
12        await enqueueLinks({ selector: '.pagination a' })
13    },
17    '',
18    '',

Marek Trunkát




The Apify platform offers a powerful permission system that allows you to easily and securely share your Actors and other resources.

Share actor modal window

In a recent update we removed the dedicated Delete permission, relying instead on the existing Write permission to guard resource deletion. For example, if you give someone write access to your Actor, they will now be able to delete it.

This should not have any practical impact as already anyone with the Write permission has enough power to break or even erase any resource by overwriting its contents. However, as a precaution, we have already reached out to all our customers who might be affected by this change with an early heads-up.

If you have concerns that your Actors (or other resources) might get accidentally or maliciously deleted, be assured that you can always reach out to our support. For a limited amount of time we can recover the Actor for you. Also, a good practice is to use Git for more complex Actors, which makes recovering older Actor versions very easy.

This change allows us to simplify the overall system and bring more exciting features to the Apify platform.

List of resources that will no longer offer a dedicated Delete permission:

  • Actor
  • Actor task
  • Key-value store
  • Dataset
  • Request queue
  • Schedule

Tobiáš Potoček

Senior Backend Engineer




Get ready for an even better Apify Store!

We're making changes to make our Store more flexible and prepared for future growth! These changes are critical for our community developers and Actor users. Be prepared! We're starting slow but you shouldn't miss it.

New developer profiles

Our goal is to highlight what our community developers can bring to the table. We've updated their profiles, included more social media links, and added a new section for them to introduce their skills in more depth.

Check out your profile settings in Apify Console and make sure your profile shines! developer profile.png

Better communication with your users

We launched an email functionality which you can use to inform your Actor users about the most important updates. This can be done once a month to reduce spam and ensures everybody is up to date!

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Store changes in Console

We redesigned how our Store looks in Apify Console and introduced new sections, where we want to highlight the most interesting Actors. The goal is to progressively push community Actors to the front and make sure your work is visible!

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Actor collections in Console

We've prepared specific collections of Actors and have taken the time to pick the best within each category. We'll start with:

  • Apify picks
  • Social media essentials
  • Actors from community experts

Some collections will be quite static, while others will be updated regularly. But this is only the first step! Once we're out on the web, we'll get you more involved and things will start to be even more interesting! collections.png

Daniel Do

Senior Product Manager




Scrapy support

Scrapy is a widely used open-source web scraping framework for Python. Scrapy projects can now be easily executed on the Apify platform using our dedicated wrapping tool. This tool allows users to transform their Scrapy projects into Apify Actors with just a few simple commands.


For more, read:

New integration guides

We have released new integration guides


Airbyte is an open-source data integration platform that allows you to move your data between different sources and destinations using pre-built connectors, which are maintained either by Airbyte itself or by its community. One of these connectors is the Apify Dataset connector, which makes it simple to move data from Apify datasets to any supported destination.


Telegram is a cloud-based messaging app known for its focus on security. It offers basic messaging features like chats and groups, but also boasts unique elements like channels for broadcasting to large audiences, self-destructing messages, and multi-device accessibility. With this guide, you will learn how to post data from Apify via Zapier to a Telegram channel.

Marek Trunkát


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