It is not announced in the news because it's still being tested.
There are several reasons to why it was changed. The new system will be more reliable, it keeps a history for you to view, it will be much easier for us to investigate potential issues.
The tool works all the time, it is not stuck from what I can see.
Changes to the tool will be made, it will be faster, it's just not 100% done yet. The alternative would be that it did not exist at all for some more days.