The Future of Fabric

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Firebase is Google’s mobile and web app development platform. It helps teams succeed by providing tools to build better apps, improve quality, and grow your business. Now, it also includes Crashlytics, phone authentication, and more from Fabric.
We have integrated the best of Fabric into Firebase to bring you one powerful app development platform. Fabric will be deprecated on March 31, 2020. Migrate your apps to Firebase to take advantage of the latest products and features we’re building there.

View our progress in our product roadmap.

Sept 2018

Explore Firebase


Begin the move

March 31, 2020

Bid farewell to Fabric

Transition Plan

Sept 2018

Explore Firebase

  • We unveiled our migration roadmap and invited you to explore what we've added to Firebase so far, such as Crashlytics and phone authentication.


Begin the Move

  • You need to keep using the existing Fabric Crashlytics SDK for now. We are working on a new Firebase Crashlytics SDK, and we'll let you know when it's ready.

    Link your Fabric apps to Firebase

    Start the migration process by linking your Fabric app to Firebase. Linking does not require SDK changes; we'll walk you through all the steps. After linking, your Crashlytics data will also be visible in Firebase.

  • Invite your team to Firebase

    Onboard your team to Firebase so they can get accustomed to the console and discover all the new tools available in Firebase.

  • Check out the Fabric products you love, in Firebase

    Start using the next evolution of Fabric tools in Firebase, like Crashlytics, App Distribution, Google Analytics, and Phone Authentication.

March 31, 2020

Bid Farewell to Fabric

  • Permanently switch to the Firebase console

    On March 31, 2020, you will no longer need to toggle between two dashboards since we will sunset Fabric. Moving forward, you will be able to build, improve, and grow your app with Firebase, which now includes the best of Fabric.

  • Look out for exciting Firebase announcements

    Head over to the Firebase blog and follow Firebase on Twitter to see what's next! We'll continue to work on tools that accelerate your app success in Firebase.

Clouds around the Firebase Planet

Product Roadmap

Follow our progress in integrating the best of Fabric into Firebase

Updated November 2019


Crashlyticsopen_in_newis now the primary crash reporter for Firebase


In Progress

  • Crash-free sessions Newly In Progress
  • New Crashlytics SDK that is optimized for Firebase. It will replace the Fabric SDK. (Keep using the Fabric SDK and we’ll let you know when the new SDK is ready.)
    Firebase Crashlytics SDKs
  • Advanced filtering by A/B tests


  • Search by issue title and subtitle
  • Unity support
  • Customizable velocity alerts
  • NDK support
  • BigQuery Integration
    Run custom queries and build custom dashboards on raw crash data. Learn moreopen_in_new
  • JIRA integration
    Link Crashlytics Issues with Jira both via automatic triggers, and with the press of a button. Learn moreopen_in_new
  • Slack integration
  • PagerDuty service hook
  • Analytics breadcrumbs
    Retrace user actions preceding a crash so that you can quickly reproduce issues. Learn moreopen_in_new
  • Search crashes by user
  • Additional Crash Insights
  • Cloud Functions for Firebase integration
    Power custom workflow integrations using Crashlytics Events and Cloud Functions. Learn moreopen_in_new


The next generation of Beta is now in Firebase, called App Distributionopen_in_new


  • In-app new build notifications

In Progress


  • Android management app Newly Shipped!
  • fastlane integration
  • App icon extraction
  • Invitation links
  • Tester management
  • App version switching
  • APK/IPA UI uploads
  • CSV tester imports
  • Gradle and Firebase CLI support

Analytics (Answers)


The best of Answers realtime analytics is now part of Google Analytics for Firebaseopen_in_new


In Progress


  • Latest release
  • Segmented data by audience
  • Historical data view
  • Raw event access through BigQuery integration
    With BigQuery, you can export data from Google Analytics for Firebase, including event parameters and user properties. Learn moreopen_in_new



Digits has evolved into Firebase phone authenticationopen_in_new


In Progress


  • Phone number verification
  • Instant, 1 touch verification for Android
  • Direct API access
  • Fully customizable phone verification UI

Meet Firebase
your future, upgraded home.

Firebase is a platform that helps you across the entire lifecycle of your app, with smart analytics powered by Google Analytics embedded throughout.

Build your app

Build secure and scalable apps faster than ever using world-class, no-ops infrastructure.

  • ML Kit beta

    Machine learning for mobile developers

  • Cloud Firestore

    Store and sync app data at global scale

  • Cloud Functions

    Run mobile backend code without managing servers

Improve app quality

Get insight into app performance and stability so you can prioritize your resources effectively.

  • Crashlytics

    Prioritize and fix issues with powerful, realtime crash reporting

  • App Distribution beta

    Distribute pre-release versions of your app to your trusted testers

  • Performance Monitoring

    Gain insight into your app's performance

Grow your business

Grow from your first user to your millionth with products that help to automate the growth hacking cycle.

  • A/B Testing

    Optimize your app experience through experimentation

  • Google Analytics

    Get free and unlimited app analytics

  • Remote Config

    Modify your app without deploying a new version

Achieve more with Firebase

Doodle increased user engagement by 42% with Crashlytics and Remote Config

“We’re really excited about Crashlytics being integrated into Firebase. Also with the outlook that we are working on new apps, it makes it much easier for our developers to have all of the data and all of the tools in one place.– Gabriele Ottino, Doodle CEO

Doodle increased user engagement by 42% with Crashlytics and Remote Config


You do not need to change your Fabric Crashlytics SDK or API key to migrate your app to Firebase Crashlytics. We are working on a streamlined Firebase Crashlytics SDK, and we will let you know when it is available. In order to get Crash Free User statistics as well as other services like Google Analytics for Firebase, you will need to add the Firebase Core SDK to your app.

Your Fabric data will not be affected by migrating to Firebase and you will continue to have access to your Fabric dashboard until March 31, 2020.

Firebase Crashlytics and Fabric Crashlytics currently operate under the same terms of service. Additional terms of service may apply if you create a Firebase project, use other Firebase services, or set up a Google account.

Fabric Answers will eventually be deprecated, but you can choose to sign up for Google Analytics in Firebase and then create custom events there. Here are instructions on how to do that for Android and iOS.

Check out our Firebase feature guide to help you and your team get started in Firebase.

To focus our efforts on supporting your migration to Firebase, we no longer offer the ability to add third-party kits to new projects. Your existing integrations will continue to work (until you decide to migrate to the new Crashlytics SDK after it is available), but you will need to go directly to the kit provider to access information about those kits.

Ready to begin the move to Firebase, your upgraded home?

Start migration