Recurring Application Charge: Activate Removed, possible to get webhook on approval

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I noticed in the most recent API version release(2021-01) that the activation step has been removed from creating a recurring application charge.

This leaves a very large burden on the callback from the acceptance step of the recurring application charge.  If the user doesn't get to the callback url for any reason the app will not know that the charge has been accepted.  Other systems(like Stripe) that do something like this also offer a webhooks(recurringApplicationChargeAccepted?) so that apps can be sure they are notified and take appropriate action when a charge is accepted.

Is it possible to also receive a webhook from Shopify when the recurringApplicationCharge is accepted to make this more reliable than just depending on the callback alone?

Thank you.

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Shopify Staff (Retired)
63 10 15

Hi Corknine, there's no specific webhook for when the recurringApplicationCharge is accepted. For information on recurring charges you can subscribe to app_subscriptions/update 

mrad | Developer @ Shopify 
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Hi @mrad