Cloud Tasks release notes

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October 18, 2023

v2 & v2beta3

Support for Customer Managed Encryption Keys (CMEK) is now available for Cloud Tasks. To learn more, see the documentation on using CMEK with Cloud Tasks.

June 15, 2023

v2 & v2beta3

Cloud Asset Inventory support for Cloud Tasks is now in Preview. For details, see the Cloud Asset Inventory release note.

April 18, 2023

v2beta3 & v2beta2

You can now create tasks by sending an HTTP request to your queue. To learn more, read about the new BufferTask method to Create tasks.

This feature is in Preview.

For tasks that have HTTP targets (as opposed to App Engine targets), you can now set routing for tasks at the queue level. If you set routing at the queue level, you do not have to set routing for each individual task. To learn more, see Configure routing.

This feature is in Preview.

January 31, 2023


Support for resource location organization policies for Cloud Tasks is now at General Availability. To learn more, see the Resource Manager entry for Cloud Tasks.

January 09, 2023


Support for VPC Service Controls is now at General Availability. To learn more, see Set up a service perimeter using VPC Service Controls.

November 14, 2022


Support for internal ingress from Cloud Tasks to Cloud Run and Cloud Functions is now at General Availability.

November 09, 2022


Support for VPC Service Controls is in Preview.

December 13, 2021


You can now create Cloud Tasks queues in multiple GCP Regions around the world. If you are using HTTP Targets, you no longer need to deploy an App Engine application.

June 25, 2021


A Service Level Agreement (SLA) for Cloud Tasks is now in effect.

June 16, 2021


Cloud Tasks is now available in us-west1, asia-east1, and asia-southeast1.

February 24, 2021


Maximum push task size is now increased to 1 MB.

January 14, 2021


Two Queue fields that in previous versions were output only are now configurable.

  • taskTtl is the maximum amount of time that a task is retained in this queue.
  • tombstoneTtl is the amount of time the task tombstone is retained after a task is deleted or executed. The tombstone is used in task de-duplication. For more information on this process, see Create Task Request.

These fields are also available in v2beta2.

December 16, 2020


The relationship between your queues and your App Engine app has changed. If your queues only manage tasks with HTTP Targets, you no longer need to have an enabled App Engine app. For more information, see Managing the Cloud Tasks queue transition.

November 20, 2019


HTTP Targets GA release.

May 20, 2019


HTTP Targets Beta release.

April 09, 2019


Cloud Tasks GA release.

September 26, 2018


Cloud Tasks Beta release.