Shopify has announced that Shopify Kit Skills, an app extensions service that was intended to serve as a “free virtual employee,” will be deprecated as of April 1st, 2021. Developers utilizing the associated API will have until August 31, 2021, to accommodate this change.
The Shopify Documentation describes the purpose of Kit Skills as:
“Kit is a free virtual employee that performs tasks to help merchants grow their Shopify businesses. As a Shopify Partner, you can build a Kit Skill to help Kit surface the functionality of your app when merchants need it most.”
The deprecation announcement does not mention future plans for a service similar to Shopify Kit Skills.