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Boto3, the next version of Boto, is now stable and recommended for general use. It can be used side-by-side with Boto in the same project, so it is easy to start using Boto3 in your existing projects as well as new projects. Going forward, API updates and all new feature work will be focused on Boto3.

For more information, see the documentation for boto3.

boto v2.9.6


This release adds large payload support to Amazon SNS/SQS (from 32k to 256k bodies), several minor API additions, new regions for Redshift/Cloudsearch & a host of bugfixes.


  • Added large body support to SNS/SQS. There’s nothing to change in your application code, but you can now send payloads of up to 256k in size. (commit b64947)
  • Added Vault.retrieve_inventory_job to Glacier. (issue 1532, commit 33de29)
  • Added Item.get(...) support to DynamoDB v2. (commit 938cb6)
  • Added the ap-northeast-1 region to Redshift. (commit d3eb61)
  • Added all the current regions to Cloudsearch. (issue 1465, commit 22b3b7)