Release Notes

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

November 12, 2019

What's New

  • Create additional Quip sites for secure partner collaboration (Partner Sites) or non-production testing (Testing Sites): Admins can now use the Managed Sites feature to enable and manage two key workflows right from the Quip Admin Console. 1) Spin up a Partner Site and provision Quip access for your vendors to collaborate with your employees, and retain ownership and control of all content. 2) If you’re looking for a blank space to test out templates or site configuration options, just create a new Testing Site and provision a few users for testing. And, to help clarify these new types of site relationships, we’ve added two new types of user badges in the app: blue badges represent Partner Site relationships, and green badges represent Testing Site relationships. Check out full details on the admin experience, sharing controls and user badges here. For Quip Enterprise and Quip for Salesforce.

  • Filter the list of document/folder members by type: Now when you click the red External badge next to the title of your document or folder, the Share dialog opens and you can click “Manage” to see the full list of who has access. But rather than scrolling through the list to see who is an External member, who is a Partner Site member, and who is a Testing Site member, just use the new dropdown to filter the list by type, so you can easily know the audience of your document.

  • Capitalize headers your way: Previously, the smallest headings (H3s) were styled with all uppercase letters. For new documents (created on web; coming soon for apps), you can capitalize them as you’d like. H3s in existing documents will stay capitalized but can be updated per document from Document > Advanced > Uncapitalize Small Headings.

  • To bold or not to bold (checklist items): For new documents (created on web; coming soon for apps), checklist items with sub-items will no longer be automatically bolded. You can decide for yourself if you prefer to bold or not to bold.

  • Working with images: Images make documents shine. We’ve created a more natural experience to make it easier than ever before to insert, drag, arrange, and resize images in your documents.

  • Improved accessibility on Spreadsheets: We’ve made improvements for screenreader users on Spreadsheets. Our latest changes are listed below, but check out our full Accessibility Guide here.

    • Options in the toolbar are all keyboard accessible
    • Cell labels for: formulas, formula errors, formula helper text, filter headers, and merged cells
    • “Skip to Content” button moves focus to cell A1
    • Tab order fixes - you are now able to tab from the toolbar to the cell in focus
    • Alt-F6 now goes to all different sections of the page including the sheet bar
    • For spreadsheets embedded in a document, we now announce when you are entering a spreadsheet and when you are exiting a spreadsheet

Versions: Web, Windows 7.0.0, Mac 7.0.1, iOS 5.16.0, Android 7.0.0

October 22, 2019

What's New

  • Customize your sidebar buttons: A couple weeks ago, we launched our new customizable sidebar on web. Today, you can also access this feature on your desktop app. As a reminder, here’s what we said about it last time.
    Ahem: “We all use Quip a little differently, and some of your sidebar buttons probably get used a lot more than other ones do. That’s why we’ve made it possible to customize which ones are in there, and in what order they appear. Just right click on the sidebar (or choose ‘Customize Sidebar’ from the account menu) and uncheck anything you don’t want to see. To reorder, just drag.”

  • Consistent chat experience: The chat icon has moved up in the sidebar and is now grouped with all the other icons. Also, your chats will now always be in a drawer. Combined with the customizable sidebar feature (see above), you can hide/reposition the chat icon as you wish.

Versions: Windows 5.15.2, Mac 5.5.49

October 15, 2019

What's New

  • Farewell, old admin console: Last year, we launched an extensive redesign of the admin console (née Business Portal) that was, in every possible way, much better than what was there before. Even so, we kept a link to the old interface around, just in case anyone wanted to use it. Alas, its time on Earth has come to a close, and now we say goodnight to that scrappy little UI. You shall remain forever in our hearts.

Versions: Web

October 8, 2019

What's New

  • Connect your Quip site to multiple Salesforce orgs: If you belong to multiple Salesforce orgs, you can connect your Quip site to any number of them. That means Salesforce integration features like Insert Report, Log a Call, and Document Record Linking will be available across all your connected orgs. You can manage all those connections either through your user profile (in the account menu, where your avatar is), or through the Share button on any Quip document.

  • Customize your sidebar: We all use Quip a little differently, and some of your sidebar buttons probably get used a lot more than other ones do. That’s why we’ve made it possible to customize which ones are in there, and in what order they appear. Just right click on the sidebar (or choose “Customize Sidebar” from the account menu) and uncheck anything you don’t want to see. To reorder, just drag.

Versions: Web, Windows 5.14.1, Mac 5.5.47

October 1, 2019

What's New

  • Sign up to beta test Quip’s increased spreadsheet cell limit: If you add more cells to a spreadsheet than Quip can currently handle, you’ll get an option to request access to a beta test with a higher cell limit. You can also sign up by emailing our Support team (support@quip.com). (Thanks, by the way. We truly appreciate your help, and lots of other Quip users will too.)

Versions: Web