Connect Migrations

    Learn how to migrate to new versions of Connect.

    Recipient to Account Migrations

    Recipients were deprecated in March 2015 and were removed from the Stripe API during the first half of 2017. The replacement is Connect, a powerful set of tools for verifying and paying individuals and businesses through Stripe. If your business currently relies on Recipients, you need to migrate to using Connect as soon as possible. You may have already received communications from Stripe with a timeline and next steps for the transition.

    After removing the Recipients API, anyone receiving funds through Stripe has to have a Stripe account. With Connect, you can convert your existing Recipients to Custom accounts. With careful testing, you can make the transition seamless.

    To help you transition, we created a migration path for turning your Recipient objects into Account objects. This guide is designed to address common questions about moving to Connect from Transfer Recipients, help you work through your integration changes, and ease your business’s transition to the new API.


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