Twitter + Quill

Quill has joined Twitter!

We started Quill with the goal of increasing the quality of human communication. We believe the tools we use to communicate today are not the best they can be. Together with Twitter, we will continue to pursue our original goal — to make online communication more thoughtful, and more effective, for everyone.

Quill will be shutting down, but its spirit and ideas will continue on. You’ll be able to export your team message history until 1pm PST, Saturday, December 11th 2021, when we will be turning off our servers and deleting all data. For all active teams, we're issuing full refunds.

We’d like to thank everybody who has used Quill — if you came on board during our beta, or if you just sent your first message last week. We can’t wait to show you what we’ll be working on next.

– The Quill Team


FAQ

How do I export my team’s messages?

  1. Go to your Settings in Quill → https://app.quill.chat/settings
  2. Click the team you want to export
  3. Under the Export Team heading, press Start Export
  4. Export will have started. After a few minutes, you will receive an email with the link to the .zip file containing your export.

How do I export files?

The export file contains the text content of all of your messages but not the files themselves. To download files, we’ve provided a Python script (See Gist ↗) that will go through your export file and download all of the files for you.

Can I import my exported messages into Slack?

The export file contains all of your data. If you want to import your data into Slack, we’ve provided a Python script (See Gist ↗) that will transform your data into the CSV format that Slack can import. Note that not all data can be imported into Slack: each thread becomes its own channel, and there is no support for quoted messages.

Who can export my team’s data?

Any member of your team with the Admin role can run an export.

What can I export?

You can export all messages that were visible to the entire team—that is, all public channels. Any messages in private DMs, groups, or private channels will not be part of your export.

Can I export Direct Messages (DMs)?

You can only export your own direct messages. Go to your account preferences → https://app.quill.chat/settings/account and click Start Export.

If I don’t export, will you delete my data?

Yes. On 1pm PST, Saturday, December 11th 2021 we will delete all user data, whether or not you’ve exported it.

Can I delete my account?

Yes. You can delete your user account with the Delete Account… button at the bottom of your account settings → https://app.quill.chat/settings/account/

Can I delete my team?

Yes, you can delete any team with the Delete Team button at the bottom of the settings screen for each team.

Will I receive a refund?

For all active teams, yes, we are immediately issuing a full refund.


If you have any other questions, email us directly at contact@quill.chat

August 2021 — v1.118 Improved Permissions

Create, configure, and set granular permissions with roles.

As teams scale and grow, there's often a need to control who can see and change what. We just shipped the first version of our permissions refactor: the ability to create, configure, and assign roles to anyone on your team. In Quill, go to Settings → [Team] → Members to start creating and configuring roles!


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Desktop

New

  • With Channel and Thread invite links, you can now add people to conversations with just a link.
  • Redesigned members popover for channels, threads and groups.
  • Redesigned new team flow with many more customization options.

Improved

  • When you get invited to a team, you now see who sent you the invite.
  • The + button now shows you options of what you can create, rather than only starting a direct message or group.
  • The sidebar now shows you how many unread conversations are in your activity.
  • Results in the command bar (cmd+k) now take into account if you've recently opened a result.
  • Reactions now have handy little tooltips across the app describing which reaction was used.
  • More recent emoji are now shown in the emoji selector and now sync across devices.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where integrations could not be disabled when hitting your max integrations count on the free plan.
  • Guests can now leave threads via the thread context menu.
  • Fixed an issue where call messages would sometimes show the incorrect number of participants.

iOS

New & Improved

  • Recent emoji now sync across devices.
  • Pending invites now show up in the activity tab.
  • Can now send custom emoji in messages.
  • Various fixes & improvements to accepting invites.
  • Fixed an issue where certain links would pop the navigation stack instead of opening in the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where the tab bar can sometimes appear in video calls.
  • Fixed an issue with tab bar icon padding on iPad.

Android

New & Improved

  • Channel detail view now allows you to add/remove guests.
  • Fixed various bugs.

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August 2021 — v1.112 Changelog

200+ improvements: Move messages across threads, new integrations (Datadog, GitLab, Loom, and ClickUp), cross-team custom emoji, better typing indicators, and much more.

We've been busy shipping over 200+ changes in this update — including the ability to move messages between threads, new integrations, better typing indicators, sharing custom emoji across teams, sending custom emoji in messages, and much more. If you've got feature requests or bug reports — chat with the team by hitting Send Feedback in the desktop app!


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Desktop

New

  • Datadog, GitLab, Loom, and ClickUp integrations are now available!
  • Send custom emoji in messages! :party_parrot: is here to stay.
  • Use custom emoji across teams! Send any custom emoji in any conversation.
  • See who is typing in a conversation, rather than that just someone is typing.
  • Move messages across threads. Select a range of messages, choose Move Messages, and pick a thread to move them to!
  • Hovering over a team in the sidebar now lets you invite team members, create channels, and access settings.
  • Video calling is now out of beta! Start a call without experimental features enabled.
  • Your active video or voice call is now pinned at the top of the sidebar.
  • You can now mute others in video calls and voice channels.
  • New icons in the desktop sidebar.
  • Team invite screens now have a snazzy new design.
  • Pending team invites are now shown in the desktop sidebar.

Improved

  • ⌘+F while in a message composer now properly focuses the search input.
  • Updated invite team members modal design.
  • Activity cell now shows more useful preview text when sending files.
  • Team avatars now show properly when redeeming team invites.
  • Clicking Invite Team in the sidebar context menu (right-click) for a team now opens the invite team members modal.
  • When configuring notification settings for a thread in Chrome, and you don’t have notifications enabled, we now show a handy little notice.
  • Bots no longer show up as following a thread, or in contact suggestions.
  • Updated the UI of the update app confirmation while in a voice/video call to be more consistent with other UI elements.
  • Removed double click to open reactions menu on messages. This conflicted with selecting message text. (Thanks Darragh!)
  • Editing a message now puts you back in the main message composer on submit.
  • Starting a search automatically selects the previous search query.
  • The screenshare button is now temporarily disabled while others are screensharing.
  • Tweet attachments in the composer now size their width correctly.
  • Joining/leaving a voice channel no longer causes shifting in its activity cell.
  • Failing to acquire a mic or camera when joining a call now has better explanation text.
  • Displaying call failures no longer causes the call toolbar to shift out of view.
  • Clicking on the icon in a message file attachment now properly downloads the file.
  • Clicking on toolbar buttons at non-100% text sizes now works properly.
  • Tab while showing suggestions now cycles through suggestions when there's more than one, and accepts the suggestion if there is only one.
  • Live level mic animation now better reflects ongoing audio levels.
  • Lots of improvements to both video calling and voice channels.
  • Mention suggestions are now sorted alphabetically.
  • The order of participants in a call is now consistent for all participants.
  • HEIC images are now sent as PNGs. (Native HEIC image support coming soon!)
  • The escape key now closes the message context (right-click) menu.
  • Scrolling now closes any open menus and popovers.
  • New conversation screen now has a cancel button.
  • The reset password button has been moved into settings.
  • Priority mentions messages now have !! prepended to them to help differentiate from a regular mention.
  • Timestamps for messages are now visible to the left of the message on hover.
  • The composer is now automatically focused when you open a thread or a social channel.
  • Selected messages now have higher contrast in dark mode.
  • Editing a message now returns focus to the composer after editing, and doesn’t mark the message as edited if there were no actual changes.
  • The update button now has a confirmation if you're in a video or voice call.
  • Your microphone is now automatically switched to the next best available microphone if you disconnect your microphone in the middle of a call.
  • Better explanations of moving vs. quoting messages when spawning a new thread from a set of messages.
  • Added support for pasting images, attachments, messages, and links when creating new threads.
  • Thread previews now show channel name breadcrumbs if the thread is from another channel.
  • Message input focus indicators now have the correct color.
  • Pinned messages can no longer overflow the width of their container.
  • When a voice channel is joined by clicking in the sidebar, it no longer takes focus from any previously focused sidebar item.
  • Call participants no longer linger after they quit the app.
  • Messages shown in a split view now update their layout correctly.
  • Pressing escape while editing a message now cancels the edit.
  • Typing characters like , or ! now removes the extra space after mentioning a channel, the same way mentioning a user behaves.
  • Integration installation modals are now more readable.
  • Redeeming invitations now shows better errors and correctly navigates you if you've already redeemed the invite.
  • You can now leave and rename groups directly from the context (right click) menu.
  • It is now easier to move your mouse across context menus without accidentally dismissing them.
  • Performance is now improved in many areas across the app.
  • Webhook description inputs no longer overflow their container.
  • Increased threshold for selecting messages, making message selection more accurate.
  • Pasting code into code blocks now preserves indentation.
  • Quill's app bundle size has been drastically reduced.
  • Expanding the emoji search automatically focuses the emoji search input. (Thanks Graham!)
  • Push notifications are now available when you only follow Threads in Structured channels. (Thanks Graham!)
  • The push notifications button is no longer disabled when you are not following a Structured channel or have it muted. Clicking it now makes you follow it and allows you to immediately configure push notifications. (Thanks Graham!)

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where subscribers would not display correctly for Social channels.
  • Fixed an issue where updates to the auto-archive activity setting were not being saved properly.
  • Fixed an issue where the invite team members modal overlay was missing hover events.
  • Fixed an issue where typing a message after opening a thread sometimes did not work until you clicked into the message input.
  • Fixed a rare issue where new direct messages would make the app unresponsive.
  • Fixed an issue where pasting an image into the message input sometimes resulted in extra text content also being pasted.
  • Fixed sort order behavior for tiles in video calls.
  • Fixed a slight spacing issue causing badges to overflow their container in Follow menus.
  • Fixed an issue when clicking invite team members from the sidebar would not actually open the add team members modal.
  • Fixed an issue when joining a new team, the user would sometimes miss updates from the newly added team.
  • Fixed an issue where if you moved messages from a thread, the backlink would navigate back to the thread’s channel rather than directly to the thread.
  • Fixed an issue where voice/video call participant count would sometimes be incorrect.
  • Fixed an issue where dragging the window would sometimes not work for desktop clients.
  • Fixed an issue where the microphone would get into a bad state in calls while adding/removing microphones.
  • Fixed an issue where notification toasts would sometimes show behind modal backgrounds.
  • Fixed an issue where we were asking for push notifications permission immediately when the app was opened.
  • Fixed an issue where the camera light would occasionally stay on after screensharing + tabbing in/out of the macOS app.
  • Fixed the paintbrush channel icon.
  • Fixed a rare issue where one could navigate to a nonexistent thread.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking Add a Member in the General channel’s welcome messages for new teams would cause a crash.
  • Fixed a rare issue where the email verification screen would not be shown.
  • Fixed an issue where Quill was accidentally showing a macOS warning screen on Windows and Linux clients.
  • Fixed a rare issue where integration messages did not have a name for the user who initiated the interaction.
  • Fixed an issue with emoji suggestions where emoji with multiple keywords would sometimes be duplicated causing unselectable and duplicate entries to show up.
  • Fixed an issue where Quill's update button would sometimes spin forever.
  • Fixed an issue where Quill's update button would sometimes be shown incorrectly when you were already on the latest version of Quill.
  • Fixed an issue where threads would sometimes fail to load.
  • Fixed an issue in Safari and the macOS app where clicking between Settings cells would sometimes cause the incorrect text color to be set.
  • Fixed a rare issue where deleting a team would fail, but not give any indication of failure.
  • Fixed an issue where drag and drop allowed you to use invalid file formats for custom emoji.
  • An extra divider has been removed from some message context menus.
  • Pinned messages that were written a long time ago can now be unpinned.
  • :O now correctly converts to the 😮 emoji, not the 😧 emoji. (Thanks Michael!)
  • Focusing TIFF images no longer crashes or freezes in Chrome.
  • Editing some part of a channel no longer resets other fields.
  • Loading Quill is now more stable and alerts us to load failures more consistently.
  • The hint no longer flickers when pressing in multi-line composed messages.
  • File previews in thread previews show more of their file type in the preview text.

iOS

New & Improved

  • You can now invite people to your team with a shareable link.
  • Custom emoji can now appear in messages.
  • You can now change your notification and follow settings for channels. (i)
  • You can now archive and delete channels.
  • Added support for adding or removing people from threads and channels.
  • Added more ways to share links to threads and channels.
  • Network reliability improvements.

Fixed

  • Fixes an issue when composing a new message in a social channel.
  • Fixes an issue where threads would be marked as being read in the background.
  • Fixes an issue where thread titles would not wrap onto multiple lines.

Android

New & Improved

  • Full support for video calls and voice channels.
  • Better support for creating a new thread in social channels.


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Voice Channels

A place to hang out, just a click away.

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v1.89.1 New Integrations + Email Threads

Zapier, Jira, Google Meet, and Google Drive.

Alongside Sentry, Google Calendar, Dropbox, Zoom, Pagerduty, GitHub, OpenAI and Linear integrations — we've now added integrations for Zapier, Jira, Google Meet, and Google Drive. We're always working on more integrations, with many more on the way, including Gitlab, Datadog, ClickUp, Loom, Jitsi, Twitter, Figma and Giphy.

You can build your own custom integrations using our API.
If you'd like early access — let us know! ↗


Email Threads

You can now create a thread in Quill by email, either by receiving, forwarding or sending. If you right click on any channel and choose Copy Email, you'll receive a unique email address (channel_[...]@channels.quill.chat.) Any email sent to this address will spawn its own thread in the associated channel — the email subject becomes the thread title, and content is sent as a message — great for rapidly forwarding daily reports, support requests, and so on, into Quill.


Changelog

New & Improved

  • Enabled Zapier integration.
  • Enabled Jira integration.
  • Enabled Google Meet integration.
  • Enabled Google Drive integration.
  • Updated GPT-3 QuillBot to always be polite, friendly, and thoughtful.
  • Can now start a thread via email. (Right click any channel → Copy Email)
  • Can now see your current Quill usage (messages, storage, integrations) under team settings. (Settings → [Team] → Usage)

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v1.89 Customize Emoji + More Reactions

Upload custom emoji, and choose from 200+ new reactions.

You can now upload your own custom emoji to Quill, and use them as reactions. This has been by far our most requested feature since we launched, and so we're very excited to ship this initial version. Already, many party parrots and Untitled Goose Game geese have found their way into our social channel hearts.

You can upload as many custom emoji as you'd like. To upload custom emoji, go to Settings → [Team] → Emoji or choose ... → Add Custom Emoji when selecting a reaction.

We've also expanded our own set of reactions, going from our initial set of 18 to over 200. (And, we have a lot more on the way!)


Support for sending custom emoji in messages (:party_parrot:) is in the works — but we wanted to get reaction support out as soon as we could. There's still a lot of functionality we're following up with, but, custom emoji were too much fun to hold back.


Changelog

New & Improved

  • Upload and use custom emoji as reactions.
  • Choose from over 200 new reactions.
  • Can now select a default skin tone for reactions.
  • Fixed an issue where the edit team name dialog sometimes wouldn't display the right name.
  • Fixed an issue where thread subscribers count could sometimes be incorrect.
  • Fixed a rare issue where sending a message containing a link attachment and a message ending in : would sometimes fail.
  • Added a preference to opt out of Quill email digests. (Settings → Account)
  • Striking through text using ~ now no longer applies when the text has whitespace on either side. This does not apply to other formatting marks like * and `.
  • Fixed an issue where the edit name dialog would sometimes not render correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where channel breadcrumbs were incorrectly draggable and unclickable.
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn't add spaces to team names on iOS.
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn't mention guests in threads on iOS.
  • Updated the Create Thread icon when selecting a range of messages.
  • Can now click the app version under About to copy it to your clipboard.

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v1.83 Import from Slack

Transfer team-wide messages, threads, files, channels, and users.

If you've previously used Slack, you can now transfer all your content — messages, threads, files, channels — and instantly bring your team to Quill. We'll automatically convert your threads into Quill threads, and all your files and attachments will be imported into Quill.

You can import content any time, either when you first create your team, or if your team is already on Quill. Immediately continue conversations, or archive old channels if you've already got a new structure — but continue to quote, reference, or create new threads from imported messages.

You can choose which users to invite, and which channels you'd like to import, if you'd like to start fresh. (You can also undo imports in a single click, and run as many new imports as you'd like!)

To import content, go to Settings → [Team] → Import.


Import by default only includes public content, not the contents of private channels or DMs. For private content, the export is a bit more involved, but if you'd like to — send us a message!


Changelog

New & Improved

  • Channels now have email hooks! Start threads by sending an email. (i) or right click on a channel -> Copy email address
  • Popovers for selecting devices now render correctly. (Thanks Sam!)
  • When you, or others, join or leave a video call a sound now plays.
  • Team details are now aligned properly in team home when your window is small.
  • Pressing escape while composing a message in a thread that is stacked in navigation no longer navigates you out of the thread.
  • Fixed an issue where editing a message as you were writing a new message, could sometimes show the same drafted message.
  • Removing users is now correctly available in private channels and groups.
  • Group members are no longer labeled guests.
  • Fixed a few scenarios where highlighting the submit button didn't always correspond to when pressing Enter would submit a drafted message.
  • Fixed a rare issue causing crashes when previewing threads in the thread list view of a channel and a new image was added to one of the threads.
  • Fixed clearing unread status on activity caused by moving the latest message in a thread.

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New Following Modes v1.80

Control the volume of messages and threads in your activity feed.

Being able to control the volume of channels is a critical part of Quill. It's how you stay in control of the number of inbound messages you see, and how you reduce the total amount of conversation skimming you do every day.

Sometimes you want a quiet setting, and sometimes you want to make sure you see everything. Do you want to see every message, every thread, and every reply to every thread — or only top line threads or messages? While granularity is great, we had one too many options here. We've just pushed out an update which simplifies the control into two of the most popular options — high volume and low volume, effectively.

This should simplify volume control quite a bit — we've already tweaked some of our own settings! To edit the following mode for any channel, click Follow in the toolbar.


Changelog

New & Improved

  • New and improved follow modes available for social and structured channels.
  • Faster image sending is now enabled by default in desktop. This greatly improves image sending speed on slow connections.
  • Added support for images in integration messages.
  • Actions in the message input menu are now a bit easier to reach.
  • Fixed an issue causing open invite links to appear expired. Open invite links stay open until you explicitly turn them off.
  • Fixed an issue where certain favicons would not render for link previews.
  • Fixed an issue where your team name sometimes wasn't shown correctly on integration OAuth screens.
  • Fixed an issue with moving threads between channels.

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Multiple Emails + Account Merging

Access all your teams from one account, instead of juggling individual accounts or passwords for each team.

In Quill, you don't create a new account when you join a team — you always have just one account. This has always been true, but we just made it a little bit easier to manage. You can now connect multiple emails to your account — and if you already have multiple accounts, you can now merge them into one.

Add emails or merge accounts by going to Settings → Account → Add New Email.


Changelog

New

  • You can now override the system dark/light appearance in your preferences.
    Have Quill use dark mode, even if you prefer light mode for your OS.

  • You can now reorder channels in your sidebar.
    Use drag and drop to organize your channels.

  • You can now configure the time period after which to auto-archive activity or disable auto-archiving entirely. Settings → Activity (Thanks JMo!)
  • Can now hold and click on an a message to select it. Being able to select multiple messages this way, and multiple ranges, is on the way! (Thanks Tavish!)
  • Slightly larger message bubbles, with a bit more spacing all around and larger avatars.
  • New design for reactions. Each reaction now appears in its own bubble.
  • New design for message input with a handy little text formatting cheat sheet.
  • New design for invites and integrations.
  • Added a preference to turn off welcome messages for teams.
  • Integrations settings now show you how many integrations you’ve enabled.
  • You can now send yourself a password reset email in settings, if you signed in with email/password.
  • Add support for sharing a message using the native share sheet on iOS.
  • Your current video call is now shown in your sidebar.
  • New help menu in sidebar.

Fixed

  • Fixed several edge cases with moving channels.
  • Fixed user and team avatars sometimes not loading.
  • Fixed clicking preferences from menu in mac app not taking you to the right screen. (Thanks Sam!)
  • Fixed a rendering issue where moved threads would not render in their new destination until app was restarted. (Thanks Angel, David & Andy!)
  • Creating a new team from settings now persists the settings sidebar. (Thanks Michael!)
  • Command suggestions no longer trigger in the middle of a message.
  • Fix some potential flickering when conversations are opened in split.
  • Added back a file attachment button in the compose menu.
  • Integration message attachments for e.g. GitHub no longer style titles that are not links as links.
  • Opening channels in split view is no longer presented as an option in activity sidebar menus when splitting is not possible, and the correct toolbar is shown for the channel.
  • Hitting Enter directly after compositing an IME (Japanese, Chinese, etc) message now correctly sends the message.
  • Added markdown hints for list items.
  • Fixed an issue where deleting a team didn’t refresh badge count.
  • Fixed an issue where attachments would not immediately load if the app had been backgrounded for a long time.
  • Certain messages no longer incorrectly render as quoted.
  • Moving messages to a new thread now allows you to add a title again.
  • Quoting messages then deleting the quote source channel or thread now renders a more informative error.
  • Email verification screen correctly renders at small screen sizes.
  • Fixed styling for integration modals.
  • Fixed read receipt tooltip sometimes not disappearing.
  • Stopped an issue where clicking activity cells could reset scroll position.
  • Notifications are now sent when you add new !! mentions when editing messages.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking a notification on Windows would not always correctly open Quill.
  • Fixed several bugs with video chat.

Improved

  • Performance improvements! Lists should now scroll faster. (Thanks Bill!)
  • The main speaker is now highlighted in video calls.
  • Improved attribution of quoted messages.
  • Team welcome messages now go into the default #social channel, instead of #general.
  • Video calls now disconnect faster.
  • Cmd+K now better suggests conversations.
  • Cmd+K now shows you your history if you haven’t typed a search yet.
  • No longer shows large link previews for links that return a non-200 response or for known bad links. (Thanks Jack!)

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Changelog

Invite people to your team with just a link, autoplay videos + gifs, update your channel structure, and more.

Last week was a big week. We launched, got lots of tweets, feature requests, and bug reports — and we couldn't be happier. Here's (some) of what's new in the last week!


Desktop

New

  • Can now generate a shareable invite link to teams. Settings → Team → Members → Public Invite Link
  • Can now choose to autoplay videos and gifs. Settings → Always autoplay videos and GIFs
  • Can now change the nesting of channels.
  • Can now start a thread directly from a message. ... → Create Thread... or Right click → Create thread... on any message.

Improved

  • Fixed an issue where images wouldn't always zoom when clicked.
  • Fixed an issue where you could sometimes end up with duplicate link URLs as you were typing a message.
  • Can now re-generate expired invites, and expired invites are now marked as such.
  • Fixed a rendering issue where team members would be labeled as guests in private channels.
  • Fixed an issue where name changes sometimes wouldn't update in real-time.
  • Fixed an issue where mark all as read wouldn't, well, always mark all activity as read.
  • Fixed an issue where the archive action sometimes wouldn't show when selecting both archived an unarchived activity.
  • Fixed an issue where you could attempt to nest a channel under itself.
  • Fixed an issue where preferences would move around as permissions were updated.
  • Fixed an issue where scaling the interface using ⌘+ or ⌘- would cause popovers to not render correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where presence wouldn't always update immediately when moving between threads.
  • Fixed the size of the close button in all modals.
  • Fixed an issue where when starting a new conversations over SMS, you could incorrectly become rate limited.
  • Fixed an issue where instead of the add user to channel/thread button, you'd see just your own avatar.
  • Fixed an issue where the verification of domain-restricted invite links was too strict, causing issues with some TLDs.
  • Can now select your own email and name in settings.

iOS

New

  • Can now tap and hold email address in settings.
  • Can now join teams via a public invite link on iOS.

Improved

  • @-mentions are now rendered correctly in activity.
  • Fixed an issue where pasting videos or vCards didn't work as expected.
  • Fixed an issue on iPad where user info popovers could be empty.
  • Fixed an issue where tapping a pending invite could crash the app.
  • Fixed an issue where copying a link to a group could result in malformed URL.
  • Fixed an issue where if you changed your name to an empty space ( ), the app would become very unhappy.
  • Fixed an issue where inviting users could sometimes just show an endless spinner.

Android

New

  • Can now join teams via a public invite link on Android.

Improved

  • Fixed an issue when long-pressing a message that contained a URL.
  • Correctly reflect real-time preference changes from other devices.
  • Fixed an issue when favorites were empty.
  • Fixed an issue when trying to tap certain Quill links.
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn't tap guest threads.


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Video Chat in Quill

Quill is built for better communication, across any medium.

Video chat is great. Video + text chat is even better. In Quill, video chats can be started in any thread, and slide in alongside your conversations. Keep pasting URLs to share what you're talking about, post screenshots, or have side conversations -- text chat augments video chat tremendously.

Start video chats with a single click. Video chats support up to 200 participants, along with screensharing. If you’d like to opt in and give it a go, make sure to enable experimental features in your account settings.


What's New

For full changelog, see Account → App Changelog in the app.

New

  • Can now choose from 200+ icons for channels
  • Can now archive channels
  • Can now merge channels
  • Can now now mark activity as unread
  • You can now add any Channel or conversation to your favorites.
  • Can now delete threads (Right Click → Delete Thread...)
  • Can now copy links to threads and channels (Right Click → Copy Link...)
  • Can now customize UI colors for team. (Display P3 support coming soon!)
  • Link Previews are now shown as attachments in message inputs
  • Can now remove link previews when submitting a message
  • Show a status message if someone was added or removed to a conversation
  • /title command to set title for thread
  • Redesigned team home
  • Only see your followed channels in sidebar
  • Monochrome message theme (Settings → Account → Appearance)
  • Thread Previews now highlight attachments (images, links)
  • Can now invite team members to follow a channel or thread
  • Can now see who is following a channel or thread
  • In-App Changelog

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Improved Threads

For better grouping and readability, with less notifications

Needless to say, we love threads. They're at the core of what makes Quill, well, Quill. Grouping conversations by topic lets you opt in to the conversations you care most about, while letting the rest pass on by.

After lots of deliberation, iterating, and chatting with the early teams that use Quill to get work done, we've rolled out improvements to threads. We want to show you what threads are about, not just the exact messages that make up a thread -- and as a bonus, make it clearer which messages belong to which conversation.

As usual, we're still iterating and improving. Thanks to our beta testers for bearing with our prodding questions, reporting bugs and requesting features! Lots more to come.


Desktop

New

  • New thread grouping and preview
  • Activity can now be archived (!)
  • Messages can now be edited ()
  • Can now create multiple new conversation drafts
  • Follow status of channels shown in sidebar
  • Better code block editing and rendering (```)

Fixed

  • Fix bug where certain avatars would render distorted
  • Can now zoom videos
  • Can now stop/start gifs
  • Emoji shortcut no longer interferes with regular typing (requires 1 character, so :w -> :wave:)
  • Fixed bug where jpeg exif rotation wasn't preserved in thumbnails
  • Fixed bug where videos would reload unnecessarily

iOS

Fixed

  • Fixed crash if you clicked new conversation button before initial data had arrived
  • Fixed render bugs when creating new threads

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Quill works with any phone number, email, or contact.

Add any phone number, email, or contact to start direct message. Add multiple people to start a group, or add a channel to start a new thread. For phone numbers, we'll proxy the conversation via SMS, so they can respond seamlessly without downloading Quill.


iOS

We've revamped how you start new conversations on iOS. It's mostly behind the scenes improvements to smooth out some tokenization hiccups when you have multiple recipients or when editing recipients.

New

  • New Conversation revamp
  • Redesigned thread backstops
  • Show online/away status in more places

Fixed

  • Add support for priority mentions (!!-mention)
  • Show team avatars in breadcrumbs
  • Fix spinner position in Channels
  • Fixed date formatting in Channels

MacOS

New

  • cmd+k Quickly jump to conversations or perform actions
  • Suggest contacts from Address Book when starting new conversations
  • Can now navigate search results with keyboard
  • Can now (optionally) set title when starting a new thread
  • Lots of new keyboard shortcuts (cmd+?)

Fixed

  • Full-screen no longer has an empty toolbar
  • Can now start/stop GIF playback
  • Can now download videos and images
  • Fix slow typing after opening emoji selector (:)

Windows

New

  • Beta build available (Download Apps → Windows)

Linux

New

  • Beta build available (Download Apps → Linux)

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Split View

Multiple conversations, side-by-side.

Simply drag a conversation to the right side of the app to open a new split. Splits can be resized, or dragged off to close. Conversations can also be opened in a split with Right click → Open in split, or in the info menu.

Split View currently supports two conversations side-by-side, but in a future release we'll expand to as many as your screen can fit.

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Desktop

New

  • Send Feedback added to user menu.
  • Keyboard shortcuts added to user menu.
  • Add confirm dialog when adding new person to channel or thread.
  • Can now remove users from teams.
  • Can now edit team avatar.

Improved

  • Add confirm dialog when adding new person to channel or thread.

Fixed

  • Enter key now submits team invites.
  • Fix for new conversation cell sticking around.
  • Ignore keyboard shortcuts for threads that are not focused.
  • [ and ] now render correctly in messages.
  • Guest threads now render their title in Activity.
  • Hide tooltips on scroll.

iOS

New

  • New teams view.
  • Can now add members to teams.

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