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Are release notes and changelogs the same?

Are release notes and changelogs the same?

Changelogs as well Release notes are a mechanism to communicate product updates with the target audience. While they are often grouped together or used interchangeably, they are slightly different. 

Video Brief-

The video discusses the differences between release notes and changelogs. While they are often used interchangeably, they serve slightly different purposes. Release notes provide a wordy description of changes made in an update, including the impact on end users, upgrade instructions, compatibility details, and become part of customer-facing documentation. On the other hand, changelogs are concise lists of additions, removals, and changes to the product, including both minor and major changes, and are more geared towards the development team.