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Flag statuses

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Last edited: Jan 18, 2022

Overview

This topic explains what the different flag statuses are, and how to view them in the LaunchDarkly user interface (UI).

Using the flag status indicator

The flag status indicator lets you see when a flag is active or inactive. It's important to understand flag statuses so you know which flags are safe to remove from your code.

Every feature flag has a status that reflects the state of a flag in each environment.

For example, if the flag is listed as "Active" in your Production environment, LaunchDarkly is currently receiving requests for that flag using your Production SDK key.

Here is a screenshot of flag status indicators on the feature flag screen:

The feature flag screen with flag status indicators called out.
The feature flag screen with flag status indicators called out.

The various flag statuses are explained below:

Status typeNameDefinition
flag status indicator new NewThis flag is new and has not been requested yet.
flag status indicator active ActiveLaunchDarkly is receiving requests for this flag.
flag status indicator launched LaunchedAll users have been receiving one variation of this flag for seven days.
The launched icon appears when a flag has been rolled out to users, even if all users are seeing the same variation of the flag, including the off variation.
You may be able to remove this flag from your code.
flag status indicator inactive InactiveThis flag has not been requested for seven days.
You may be able to remove this flag from your code.