What is Magento’s latest version? The answer keeps changing every half-yearly; this time, it is Magento 2.4.6. As an eCommerce store operating on Magento / Adobe Commerce, you’d be eager to know what’s new in Magento 2.4.6. Well, this blog will answer that and let you decide if it is worth planning a version upgrade to Magento 2.4.6. This blog will detail the following:

  • Magento 2.4.6 release date
  • Magento 2.4.6 highlights
  • Magento 2.4.6 performance and scalability updates
  • Magento 2.4.6 security updates
  • Magento 2.4.6 platform enhancements
  • Magento 2.4.6 GraphQL performance improvements
  • Magento 2.4.6 payment gateway updates

Magento 2.4.6 release date

As per the official news from Adobe, Adobe Commerce and Magento version 2.4.6 release dates have been scheduled on March 14, 2023. The pre-release, however, has been provided for developers on February 28, 2023. Based on our developers’ inputs, we’ve listed Magento 2.4.6 new enhancements and features.

Magento 2.4.6 highlights

As usual, there is a lot to cover. But we’ll have a quick glance at Magento 2.4.6 version’s significant changes. Magento and Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 now support PHP 8.2 and drop support for PHP 7.4. The new version has 300+ quality fixes, 8 security issue fixes, and enhancements. The version also offers Page Builder v.1.7.3 & PWA Studio v.13.0.x.

Magento 2.4.6 performance and scalability improvements

PHP 8.2 effect in Magento 2.4.6’s performance

Magento’s latest version 2.4.6’s compatibility with PHP 8.2 brings key performance improvements for Magento and Adobe Commerce stores. The latest PHP version support improves the loading speed of Magento stores by approximately 2.5%.

Faster loading time for Magento stores with large customer segments

A new configuration setting will improve the performance of Adobe Adobe Commerce and Magento stores with large customer segments. ‘The Real-time Check if Customer is Matched by Segment’ is the setting introduced.

Better import speed

In the new version of Magento, the import performance for customer and product information is increased up to 100,000 records per minute.

Better order processing speed

Magento has kept improving its order processing speed with every new version release. With Adobe Commerce Cloud 2.4.6, stores that process 1000+ orders per minute will experience significant improvement in processing speed, with appropriate database load balancing.

Magento 2.4.6 security updates

Next to performance improvements, Magento regularly provides security fixes and enhances security with every new version. This time, Magento’s latest version has got the following security improvements:

  • 8 major security fixes
  • reCAPTCHA validation will not fail if an error occurs during payment processing.
  • Secured code execution for developers

Magento 2.4.6 platform enhancements

The platform enhancements in the new version of Magento and Adobe Commerce benefit developers and store owners alike. The platform improvements of Magento 2.4.6 are as follows:

  • PHP 8.2 support
  • Composer 2.2.x support
  • OpenSearch 2.x support (Magento Cloud and on-premise)
  • Redis 7.0.x support
  • Page Builder v.1.7.3 support
  • PWA Studio v.13.0.x support
  • ElasticSearch 8.x support
  • MariaDB 10.6 support
  • JavaScript libraries updated to the latest versions

Magento 2.4.6 GraphQL performance improvements

  • Faster response while querying products (with enabled permissions)
  • GraphQL speed improvement through faster category tree rendering
  • Faster response time for bulk cart operations

Magento 2.4.6 payment gateway updates

  • PayPal Vault gets the PayLater messaging
  • PayLater option and messages for Italy and Spain regions
  • Fraud Protection, ACH and LPM (Local Payment Methods) webhooks added


Magento / Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 version release, though considered a minor upgrade (compared to Magento 2.4.5), offers improvements in the most significant areas that excite developers and merchants.

In a nutshell, performance improvements enabled by PHP 8.2 support, a bunch of latest version support under platform improvements, and most crucial security fixes make upgrading to Magento 2.4.6 a beneficial move. You can get more information on the latest version from Magento 2.4.6 release notes.

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