You might've seen this new “Data Freshness” selector in your Proxycurl dashboard.
It’s part of a new update we recently rolled out.
Once turned on, the profile data returned will be no older than 29 days old (see Proxycurl's freshness guarantee in detail here).
- For new users (thank you, we love you) whose accounts were created on 26 Oct 2023 and beyond, this parameter is enabled by default.
- For old users (thank you, we love you extra), this is toggled off by default. You’ll need to toggle them on to use the freshness parameter.
Why did we do this?
Our competitors may not think the same, but fresh data should be the standard.
Also, this saves the countless emails asking us about pulling fresher data (again, we love you and are here to help but your answer is likely contained in our documentation.
Anyways, over the course of time, if the questions are consistent enough, it might make more sense to change the standard. We recognized it here, and have adjusted our API accordingly.
For those that are on a budget and value credit usage more than fresh data, you can always still use our cache (see: “
use_cache” documentation here). For heavy users to whom fresh data is always required, this toggle can save you the trouble needing to specify the
use_cache parameter every time.
Here’s to fresh data!