Release Notes

March 24, 2020

What's New

  • Subscripts and superscripts: Format text in documents with subscripts and superscripts. Find these options in the Format menu or use the ⌘/Ctrl + , or ⌘/Ctrl + . keyboard shortcuts.

  • Group folder deletion: Admins can delete any group folder in the Group Folders section of the admin console.

  • Self-serve Unredacted Audit Access: There’s a new Unredacted Audit Access to All Members & Content permission, which you can grant using Admin Roles. Admins with this permission can view every document and every user at your site, export content sitewide, and otherwise have full access across your organization via the admin console. (If you’ve previously enabled these permissions for some admins or your entire site, you’ll see a section describing your Legacy Unredacted Audit Access under the Admin Roles section in Site Settings.)

March 17, 2020

What's New

  • Admin Roles: Admins can create custom permissions profiles and assign them to admins, to granularly control what parts of the admin console each person can view or edit. All current admins default to the Super Admin role. See the support article for more detail.

  • Lookup formula changes and improvements: When provisioning new users in the admin console, admins can control and customize the emails that get sent to new users.

Bug Fixes

  • Custom emails to new users: We will now only throw an error for a legitimate circular reference. For example, if in cell C1 you had the formula “VLOOKUP(3, A1:B4, 2)” and B1 = C1. Previously, this formula would have an error because B1 is referencing C1 and C1 is referencing B1 (through the range A1:B4). Now we will not throw an error because C1 is actually not depending on the value of B1. Formulas this affects include: VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, LOOKUP, IF, IFERROR, IFNA, SUMIF, SUMIFS, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS.

March 9, 2020

What's New

  • New Add/Edit Link UI: We refreshed the design for the Add/Edit Link flow to make it more user friendly. We also no longer require the user to input the http protocol for URLs. For Web and Desktop.

  • Message forwarding: Messages can now be forwarded from one conversation to multiple other chats. If the viewer of the forwarded message has access to the source, they will see where the original message came from.

  • Redesigned Composer with GIFs and Stickers: The iOS composer has been modernized and we added the capability to add fun GIFs and stickers to your messages across your conversations. For Web, Desktop, and iOS.

Bug Fixes

  • Notification Updates:
    • Spreadsheet cell content is now included in email notifications. Previously, when you got an email notification for a comment in a cell, it only included the comment. Now, we include a preview of the cell so you know what is being commented on.
    • Opening a spreadsheet comment notification from an email or the notification drawer should now take you to the correct cell. Previously, if the comment was on a cell outside the viewport, clicking on the notification would not take you to the correct cell.

Versions: Web, Windows, Desktop, iOS

March 3, 2020

What's New

  • External User Management: Admins can disable publicly-shared links and remove external members from any document, even ones they’re not a member of, right from the External Sharing section of the admin console.

Versions: Web

February 25, 2020

What's New

  • Improved chat creation flow: When composing a new chat message with others, you’ll see the previous conversation you’ve had with them, helping you have more context when crafting your message. Additionally, composing new chats feels faster on the web and desktop, thanks to the composer opening in a lightweight chat tab in the bottom-right.

  • Menu Reorganization: Sidebar items have been added, removed, and reorganized to help users access features, match user expectations, and maintain consistency across the app. You can also now compose new Quip documents from the menu.

Bug Fixes

  • Admin Console Updates: We changed the way we represent embedded elements like Live Apps and in-document spreadsheets on the Admin Console Insights page. Previously, we counted the number of times a member of your site added an embedded element to a Quip document. Now, we count the total number of embedded elements. You may notice the numbers of embedded elements are lower than they were previously, because we’re no longer counting elements that were deleted or removed from a document.

Versions: Web, Windows 7.5.1, Mac 7.5.1

February 18, 2020

What's New

  • Quip Governance: We’ve created a new set of auditing and reporting features, designed to help companies meet industry and organizational data requirements. Quip Governance is available as a standalone add-on, and also included in the Quip Shield package. Contact your account executive or customer success manager for more information. This is a new SKU available for customers with Quip Enterprise and above.
    • Data Retention: Create policies to manage how long your site retains content and programmatically delete stale content.
    • Data Hold: Add individual users to data holds within Quip, ensuring their content will not be deleted.
    • Reporting: Reporting on data retention and data hold policies
  • New API Event Types We’ve added new event types to the Events API, including events related to link-sharing, governance features, and more. See here for additional details. For Quip Shield and Events API subscribers.

  • Easily Update a Filter: When data in a filtered range changes that affects what is being filtered, you will now see a “Update Filter” button to quickly apply the filter to the new data. Previously, you had to turn off/on your filter in order for it to apply to your new data.

  • Videos in Messages: Videos used appear in conversations as attachments. Now they render and play right in the message.

  • Indentable Paragraphs: Press tab to indent the paragraph to make your documents easier to navigate and read. Hitting Shift-Tab outdents it.

  • Reactions: Have some fun and express yourself with more than just a thumbs up. Now you can react to messages using the emoji of your choice!

Bug Fixes

  • Spreadsheet Export improvements: We have improved our .xlsx file export functionality to support the following: hyperlinks, images, merged cells, column width, row height, text alignment, text color, and time format.

  • Resizable Images in Lists: Images can now be re-sized when they’re a part of lists. Use the drag handles just like you would for images in paragraph sections.

  • Renamed Admin Action Log: We’ve renamed the Admin Audit Log to the Admin Action Log.

February 11, 2020

What's New

  • Import Related Lists into a Quip document: Add record-specific related lists to a Quip document with the updated Salesforce List Live App. Embedded Quip documents dynamically pull the related lists of the records they’re embedded on to save your users time. Your users can easily stay on top of deals and cases with in-line editing, comments, and bi-directional syncing to Salesforce. Available for Quip for Customer 360 (formerly named Quip for Salesforce).

  • Get summarized Salesforce Reports in Quip: Hide your report’s detail rows in Quip to improve report performance and to focus on key details like groupings, totals, subtotals, and record counts. Use Summary view to get a high-level overview of your report, making it easier to collaborate without getting stuck in the weeds. Available for Quip for Customer 360 on Web and Desktop.

  • Keep your Quip templates up-to-date with Dynamic Live Apps: Add Salesforce Record and Salesforce List Live Apps to a Quip document embedded in a Salesforce record. Configure them to automatically update based on the record’s data. Available for Quip for Customer 360.

  • Dynamically Filter Live Salesforce Reports in Quip: Filter live Salesforce reports in Quip using your report’s custom filters. Create a standard template from a Quip document and add it to a Salesforce record using the Quip Document component. Reports added to an embedded Quip document dynamically filter based on the record’s data. Available for Quip for Customer 360 on Web and Desktop.

  • Use Salesforce Record and Salesforce List Live Apps without Reconnecting: After users connect their Salesforce orgs to Quip, they can add live Salesforce data to a Quip document without needing to reconnect. No more logging in to each live app separately. They can even connect multiple Salesforce orgs to one Quip site, making it easier to keep cross-cloud collaboration in context. Available for Quip for Customer 360.

  • Synced Sharing for Salesforce Sandbox Orgs: Admins can connect Salesforce Sandbox Orgs in the Quip Admin Console to try out synced sharing capabilities in a test environment. Available for Quip for Customer 360.

  • Restrict Importing and Exporting: Admins can now restrict importing and exporting documents from their Quip site. Import restrictions can be applied either to all platforms or just importing on mobile devices, and include importing from other services, as well as the local device. Export restrictions disable downloads and exports to any filetype.

  • Bigger Comments: We've increased the size of the comment popovers to improve the experience of reading and writing conversations via comments. Available on Web and Desktop.

Bug Fixes

  • User List Export Improvements: We have improved the user list exporting functionality for large companies. Instead of directly downloading the .csv of users, we’ll send you an email with a link to the .csv to avoid timeouts and other errors. The experience is unchanged for smaller organizations.

Versions: Web, Windows 7.4.1, Mac 7.4.0, iOS 7.4.1, Android 7.4.1

January 28, 2020

What's New

  • Restrict file attachments: Admins can now set a site-wide policy restricting file uploads, attachments, and imports to specified MIME types. Attempts to attach or import a file with a MIME type outside the allowlist will fail.

Bug Fixes

  • Spreadsheet import improvements: We have improved our .xlsx file import functionality to support the following: hyperlinks, images, merged cells, currency number formatting, cell borders, and text color. Since images in Quip spreadsheets must be in-cell, when importing images from an .xlsx file, all images will be in a separate tab so we don’t disturb the formatting of the other cells. For Web, Mac, Windows.

  • Anchor Link Copy/Paste Improvement: Anchor links that refer to content within the same document and then get copy-pasted to a different document now refer to the pasted section in the new document, rather than the source document. For Web, Mac, Windows.

Versions: Web, Windows 7.3.1, Mac 7.3.1

January 21, 2020

What's New

  • Data Reference: Reference a cell, range of cells, or sheet from one spreadsheet in another spreadsheet. Once referenced, data will always be synced from the source spreadsheet. You also have the ability to turn “sync formatting” off which allows you to apply your own formatting to the referenced data. Read more about this feature in our Blog Post or Support Article. For Web, Mac, Windows.

  • Quip for Salesforce Usage Metrics in the Quip Admin Console: Admins can now measure user adoption of Quip for Salesforce features in the Quip Admin Console. Use data to track engagement with Salesforce integrations in Quip and to make the most of your Quip for Customer 360 licenses. For Web, Mac, Windows.

Bug Fixes

  • Copying/pasting a spreadsheet with adjusted columns/rows will keep the adjusted size: Before, when you pasted a spreadsheet with adjusted column widths/row heights, it would reset it to the default size. Now it respects user adjustments so you save time reformatting. For Web.

  • Copying/pasting spreadsheet cells is now fixed on iOS: You should now be able to copy and paste more than a few cells at one time and the app should no longer crash. For iOS.

  • Anchor Link Copy/Paste Improvement: Anchor links that: 1) refer to content in the same document and then, 2) get copy-pasted to a different document, now refer to the pasted section in the new document rather than the source document. For Web, Mac, Windows.

Versions: Web, Windows 7.2.1, Mac 7.2.0, iOS 7.2.3, Android 7.2.2

December 17, 2019

What's New

  • Locked cells: Anyone with edit access can now lock a cell, range of cells, or an entire sheet from being modified on a spreadsheet. Confidently collaborate on spreadsheets without worrying about your complex formulas or formatting being accidentally modified by team members. Learn more

  • Push notification improvements: Reply to a message notification by pressing and holding the notification on your iPhone or Apple Watch. Notifications now also appear inside the Quip mobile app, if they relate to a different document or conversation than the one you’re currently on. For iOS.

  • New Color Picker: We’ve updated and unified our color picker across all of Quip. You will now see a standard color picker throughout Quip, with many more colors for every color formatting feature. For Web, Mac, Windows.

  • Better printing for Spreadsheets: We’ve made improvements to our printing and export to PDF functionality for full-screen spreadsheets. You can now choose from different page layout and scaling options to fit your printing needs. You can even print all of your spreadsheet content without it getting cut off.

  • iOS app now requires iOS 11 or later

  • Mac app now requires macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or later

Versions: Web, Windows 7.1.0, Mac 7.1.1, iOS 7.1.0, Android 7.1.2