What's new at Writer

Stay up-to-date on new features and major improvements from Writer.


July 18, 2024

Ask Writer modes update now available in Writer for Mac extension

Access our newest, superpowered Ask Writer update anywhere!

We've added 3 "modes" – dedicated user experiences designed for specific types of tasks:

  • General mode provides on the fly assistance from Writer built LLMs to ideate, generate text, or get quick answers on general knowledge
  • Document mode helps you go deep on research or draft content based on a few specific files that you upload
  • Knowledge Graph mode allows you to ask questions directly from your most trusted company data

Other Writer for Mac app updates include:

  • Thought process shows the steps Ask Writer takes to answer your question, and highlights the specific excerpts from contributing sources which were used.
  • Upload up to 10 million words of source data – the equivalent of 20,000 pages – and ask questions, conduct research, or generate outputs. Dive deep into lengthy documents like 10-Ks, legal contracts, research papers, product manuals, and more.
  • Custom instructions let you tell Ask Writer how you'd like it to behave, including specific formatting, style, voice, do's and don'ts, languages, and more.

July 17, 2024

Improved readability suggestions – now with full sentence replacements

We've made suggestions better than ever. We won't just flag sentences which need a little help with clarity, readability, or complexity; we'll offer a full sentence replacement for you!


Admins, we've made it easier to configure readability suggestions. Choose between Simple, General, or Advanced to polish your team's writing for the appropriate audience.

July 10, 2024

Introducing Ask Writer modes: optimized for the way you work

We've just supercharged Ask Writer, our most popular prebuilt app, with a set of new capabilities.

We've added 3 "modes" – dedicated user experiences designed for specific types of tasks:

  • General mode provides on the fly assistance from Writer built LLMs to ideate, generate text, or get quick answers on general knowledge
  • Document mode helps you go deep on research or draft content based on a few specific files that you upload
  • Knowledge Graph mode allows you to ask questions directly from your most trusted company data

That's not all! We've introduced other features to make Ask Writer more accurate, transparent, and easy to use. These features include:

  • Rewrite responses in your own voice! No need to Send to doc every time you want to polish Ask Writer output to sound more like you. Use your team's voice profiles to rewrite an Ask Writer output.
  • Upload up to 10 million words of source data – the equivalent of 20,000 pages – and ask questions, conduct research, or generate outputs. Dive deep into lengthy documents like 10-Ks, legal contracts, research papers, product manuals, and more.
  • Thought process shows the steps Ask Writer takes to answer your question, and highlights the specific excerpts from contributing sources which were used.
  • Custom instructions let you tell Ask Writer how you'd like it to behave, including specific formatting, style, voice, do's and don'ts, languages, and more.
  • Dictation: Use spoken commands to make requests.

June 26, 2024

Accept replacements for Clarity suggestions – fix passive voice & wordy sentences in one button!

Have a habit of slipping into passive voice? Tend to write sentences which are a bit too wordy for your target audience? Now, Writer won't just flag those sentences for improvement – we'll offer a replacement sentence! Clear, straightforward writing is only a click away.

June 7, 2024

Bulk accept & bulk ignore suggestions in Figma

Accidentally misspell the name of your company in 47 places across 5 different frames? Don't worry - Writer for Figma can now detect identical issues and allow you to accept each suggestion individually or all at once. You can also ignore a suggestion individually or ignore multiple identical issues all at once.


June 5, 2024

Introducing AI Studio: the fastest way to build AI apps and workflows!

We’re excited to introduce Writer AI Studio: the fastest way to build AI apps and workflows. With AI Studio you get access to suite of development tools that make it easier than ever to build and deploy AI apps on the Writer full-stack generative AI platform.  

Our new studio has tools for any builder and every workflow:

✅ No-code tools for business users to build apps that automate tasks, generate assets, or answer questions on company data.

✅ Writer Framework, an open-source framework with a visual editor and extensible Python backend for building feature-rich AI apps.

✅ API endpoints for integrating the Writer generative AI stack into apps or services, with Python and TypeScript SDKs.

Writer customers have launched hundreds of AI apps in beta, seeing real business value in days, not months.

If you're an org admin, go here to configure AI Studio for your account or check out our developer documentation here to learn more. Want a walkthrough first? Sign up for our webinar, June 25: The importance of accessible AI app development in the enterprise


May 13, 2024

Add up to 100,000 words of sources to Ask Writer!

Ask Writer's source word limit is now 100,000 words instead of 5,000. Summarize long research papers, glean investment insights from company 10-Ks, and search through dense documents to find the answers you need.

April 18, 2024

Connect Knowledge Graph to Google Drive, SharePoint, and Notion

Connectors make it easy to keep your company's Knowledge Graph up-to-date and relevant. By syncing Knowledge Graph with your internal databases, you can ensure your team is working from the right source documents at all times. Learn more here.

April 17, 2024

New out-of-the-box app: Video summaries

Need to promote your newest media appearance, full-length interview, or ad spot? Simply add your video to our new video summaries app and we’ll generate a brief summary, bulleted takeaways, and social posts for LinkedIn, X, and Instagram.


P.S. This works on videos of any length between 30 seconds and two hours!

April 15, 2024

Access the power of Ask Writer anywhere!

Ask Writer is now available in the Writer for Chrome extension! No matter where you're working, you can generate content, summarize documents, and ask questions on the fly. All the Ask Writer features you love are available in the extension, including the ability to upload sources, create new sessions, and load prompts from the prompt library.

April 4, 2024

Share custom prompts with your team

Love the Prompt Library for Ask Writer but wish you could give it your own personal touch? Create and share frequently-used prompts with your team! Delete that Google Doc or Notion reference sheet – now users can access preapproved prompts in-app.

  • Team admins and org admins can add and manage prompts under Setup > Team prompts. They can also take a prompt they like from the Writer prompt library, edit as needed, and save to the team prompt library.
  • Select the view prompts icon: you can now switch between Team prompts and Writer prompts
  • Include variables and tags to provide extra context and easy searching

Learn more about team prompts here.

Create custom keyboard shortcut for Writer for Mac

You can now customize your keyboard shortcut to open the Writer for Mac app. Select the settings menu, then change the keyboard shortcut to the combination of your choice. Start with shift, control, option or command.

March 27, 2024

Yesterday we introduced the ability to calibrate custom voices for your company's unique writing style. Today you can rewrite text using your custom voices in Writer for Mac, Writer for WIndows, Writer for Figma, and Writer for Chrome!

March 26, 2024

Introducing voice: generate content in your company's unique writing style

Savvy brands know how important consistent brand and individual, shared voices are. With voice calibration, you can create outputs that sound just like you, faster. Voice allows you to build your different voices in Writer, and see them in action across the platform in the content you generate.

  • Upload sample copy and our specialized LLM will created a nuanced, accurate voice profile
  • Create a manual voice profile and adjust it until it's dialed in to your company brand
  • Use voice profiles across a variety of prebuilt and custom apps to deliver content that sounds right for your audience
  • Apply your profile to every output by default, ensuring consistency across your entire workforce, or create profiles for specific products, channels, audiences, or asset types

Learn more here.

March 18, 2024

Assign Writer licenses to billing groups

Billing groups allow Writer org admins to map users to internal budgets. Since each Writer user can be assigned to only one billing group, org admins can track the number of licenses used by each cost center. Learn more here.

March 15, 2024

Give context to flagged suggestions

Need to flag an incorrect suggestion? Now you can submit up to 250 words of commentary. This context will allow our developers to serve you high-quality suggestions, and we may share this feedback with account admins to help them improve the configuration of their style guide.

February 23, 2024

A picture's worth a thousand words: introducing Image analyzer, powered by Palmyra-Vision

Writer's new Palmyra-Vision model understands images, from photos to charts to infographics. Try it out using our new out-of-the-box app: Image analyzer

Using Image analyzer, you can describe, analyze, or generate content from images including photos, illustrations, infographics, and charts. 

You can give instructions like:

  • Generate alt text for this image.
  • In this chart, how many companies spent the same amount in 2019 and 2020?
  • Create a product description for this product line.

Check out our Help Center article for more ideas.

February 13, 2024

When you generate a transcript of a video using our recaps app, we'll make that transcript available on the left sidebar for download.

January 31, 2024

Our Writer for Mac extension is now responsive - use Ask Writer at any size!

Need a little more room when you're chatting with Writer on the go? Adjust the size of the Ask Writer window, hide or display the sessions menu, or go full-screen.

January 19, 2024

Generate content in 30+ languages

Palmyra, the Writer-built family of LLMs, now supports highly-accurate text generation and translation in over 30 languages!

  • Translate English content into another language
  • Translate non-English content into English
  • Use English-language prompts to generate non-English content
  • Use non-English prompts to generate content in the same language

Whether you're accelerating time to market with faster localization, supporting customers in a wider variety of languages, conducting research in other languages, or want to work in your native language when generating content, Writer now allows you to reach a global audience.

Learn more: Generating content in different languages

P.S. Not sure how to use these new technologies? Check out our Prompt Library and search for languages2024 to find 50+ new prompts showcasing our new polyglot powers.

December 19, 2023

Introducing the App Library!

Our directory of ready-to-use content generators has a new name and a fresh look: introducing the App Library!


The prebuilt features we used to call “templates” are now called apps and are stored within the App Library. All the apps you already know and love are there, but we’ve added new features to make it easier to navigate and discover new ways to use Writer.


Want to learn more? Take a tour! Check out our Quick Tip video in our Learning Center or check out our article Using apps.


December 11, 2023

Flexible security rules for Writer for Chrome

New rules allow admins to configure exactly when and where Writer for Chrome checks content:

  • Opt in or out by default
  • Create rules for specific domains, subdomains, or even specific pages
  • Use wildcard logic to create flexible rules

December 7, 2023

Rewrite text in Writer for Windows

Love our rewrite feature? Rewrite anywhere using the Writer for Windows desktop extension. Simply select Rewrite text, paste your text in the input field, and let Writer know what kind of rewriting it should do.

November 14, 2023

Rewrite text in Writer for Mac

Love our rewrite feature? Rewrite anywhere using the Writer for Mac desktop extension. Simply select Rewrite text, paste your text in the input field, and let Writer know what kind of rewriting it should do.

October 30, 2023

Use generative AI in Writer for Figma

Writer for Figma now generates content on the spot! Create error messages, zero state text, tooltips and more, then insert it directly into your frame.

Select the Commands tab, then let Writer know what you need. For example:

  • Generate tooltip text for clicking on a registration link for a health insurance plan. Use a professional tone with simple language.
  • Generate a 404 error message for when a user forgets to upload the document to the submission form
  • I'm a product designer. Help me come up with 5 ideas for copy for a button that a user clicks on to create a new listing for an available home.

Not sure where to begin? Check out the Starter ideas menu to explore what’s possible.

Want to learn more? Check out our Help Center article here.


October 20, 2023

Use generative AI in Writer for Chrome

When you're on a roll, the last thing you want to do is switch tabs. We’ve added generative AI capabilities to Writer for Chrome. Now you can generate content, break out of writer’s block, or rewrite that bit that doesn’t sound quite right — no matter where you’re working.

Select the purple Generate content icon to open the widget, then let Writer know what you need. For example:

  • Write me a paragraph about the use of artificial intelligence in medicine
  • Write an outline for a blog post about purchasing certificates of deposit
  • Generate a 404 error message for when a document is missing from a submission form
  • Compose an email subject line for a prospective client on benefits of refinancing their mortgage this month

Want to learn more? Check out our Help Center article here.

October 6, 2023

Use Ask Writer in the Writer for Mac extension!

Our new Ask Writer chat interface is now available in the Writer for Mac extension! Just as you can do with the desktop experience, chat back and forth, add sources, and ask analytical questions no matter where you’re working. Install the extension here. (P.S. Already have the extension installed? Restart to see the new update.)

September 29, 2023

Introducing Writer for Windows

Generate content from Writer anywhere using our new Windows desktop extension! Using our new extension, you'll be able to brainstorm new content, escape writer's block, and generate fresh ideas for whatever you're working on, no matter where you're writing. Learn more about the Writer for Windows extension here.


P.S. Looking for more information about our Mac OS desktop extension? Learn more here.


September 27, 2023

Introducing the new Ask Writer!

Our most popular app just received a huge upgrade! Ask Writer is still the open-ended content generator you love, but we've made it more flexible and powerful with a chat interface, the ability to upload files, and the power to handle new types of analytical tasks. It's not just a writing companion - it's a research assistant! We've also updated our Prompt Library to help you explore new Ask Writer possibilities - check out the Summarizing, Analyzing, and Transforming pages!

Learn more about the new Ask Writer experience here.

September 19, 2023

Improved punctuation suggestions

Our spelling and grammar suggestions are more robust thanks to a supercharged punctuation update. Writer now handles poorly formatted contractions, missing commas within lists, unnecessary commas, and more.

September 7, 2023

Access live and on-demand webinars in-app

It's easier than ever to discover upcoming webinars and view our on-demand catalog. Our new Webinars page allows you to register for live sessions and watch recorded sessions within our Learning Center.

August 25, 2023

Check out the new Writer Prompt Library 📚

Not sure how teams like yours use Writer? Want to try out a new use case, but you're not sure how to tell Writer what you need? Brushing up on your prompt-crafting skills? Introducing our new Prompt library, with 150+ ready-to-use prompt templates!

  1. Select the Writer Prompt Library button within Ask Writer to access the library
  2. Select Use to insert a prompt into Ask Writer
  3. Adjust any text within [[brackets]]
  4. Select Generate

August 21, 2023

Generate content from text & improved rewrite commands


  • Highlighting text to rewrite it now generates multiple options, with a larger display for easier browsing. Select the checkmark to replace your highlighted text, or select copy to add the suggestion to your clipboard.
  • Highlight text - then generate content from it! Turn your selection into a headline, a frequently asked question, a LinkedIn post, and more.

Commands are available in the Editor and the Writer for Mac extension.


July 14, 2023

Introducing Writer for Mac 👩‍💻

Generate content from Writer anywhere using our new MacOS desktop extension! Using our new extension, you'll be able to brainstorm new content, escape writer's block, and generate fresh ideas for whatever you're working on, no matter where you're writing. P.S. If you're part of our Knowledge Graph beta, you'll even be able to ask your Knowledge Graph a question!

July 12, 2023

Commands menu

When you're on a roll, the last thing you want to do is switch tabs! Now, you can generate content, break out of writer's block, or rewrite content right from within the Editor using our new commands menu.

July 11, 2023

More 💪 powerful rewrite

We've made our rewrite feature better than ever! Just like before, highlight text and click on the (new and improved) icon which appears to open the rewrite menu. We've introduced two new rewrite options:

  • Rephrase to reword the same content a little differently
  • Modify tone to use a different voice to express your content

We've also added the ability to keep writing from the rewrite menu.

Multi-factor authentication

Keep your Writer account 🔐 locked down. Prevent unauthorized users from accessing your Writer account by requiring an additional code via email or SMS.

Domain discoverability

Make it easy for other members of your organization to find your Writer workspace. When new employees sign up using a specified email domain, we'll suggest your workspace so they can join their colleagues!

June 22, 2023

Keeping things simple

Generative AI is at the very core of our mission to scale great writing across every team. With that in mind, we're no longer using the term "CoWrite" in reference to our AI-powered apps - they're simply "apps" now! We made a few more subtle changes:

  • Our open ended "Ask Writer Anything" content generator is now simply "Ask Writer"
  • We will no longer capitalize terms, snippets, or suggestions
  • We will no longer capitalize rewrite, highlights, or claim detection
  • The style guide is now two words

"How did you coordinate and communicate these changes across the company?"

You know the answer: we updated our style guide with new terms!

June 15, 2023

Use carefully terms

FYI: Team and Enterprise

You can now create Use carefully terms! These are useful when your team should only use a term within certain, specific contexts. We'll flag any use of this term so you can double-check to see whether you're using it appropriately. Learn more about terms here.

March 23, 2023

Recaps

FYI: Team and Enterprise

The Recaps builder is live for Team and Enterprise accounts! Now you can automatically surface high-level takeaways and key quotes from an audio or video file, or YouTube URL. 

Use the Recaps builder when you have a podcast, webinar, or other long-form audiovisual recording that you want to summarize or repurpose into a written format. The builder will generate key takeaways, with a brief summary and relevant quotes for each takeaway. You can also use the output as a starting point for a blog post, thought leadership piece, or other type of long-form written content.


February 1, 2023

Google Docs support in ReWrite

FYI: Team and Enterprise

Did you know? The Writer Chrome extension supports Google Docs. Highlight a sentence or a paragraph and instantly generate a rephrased version that's briefer, simpler, more fluent, or more complex. Learn more about how to use ReWrite here.


January 18, 2023

Claim detection

FYI: Team and Enterprise

Large language models are trained to recognize and reproduce linguistic patterns, but they are not trained to recognize the truthfulness of the content they produce. So occasionally, Writer will sometimes produce quotes, anecdotes, or statistics that need to be fact-checked by a human.

With the new claim detection feature, content that might need to be fact-checked will be automatically highlighted so you can more easily identify, verify, and edit (if necessary) any potentially problematic claims. Just click the claim detection mode button while in the editor to highlight any claims that Writer can't verify.


December 21, 2022

Ask Writer's AI anything: now supporting links

FYI: Team and Enterprise

CoWrite just got a major upgrade: now, it can browse the web for you. If you provide additional context with links, Writer’s AI can crawl those pages to give more sophisticated responses.

Just describe what you want to write, and Writer’s AI will write new content from scratch, answer questions, summarize longform content, surface insights from the web, or rewrite copy in a different style. Here are just a few prompts you could try with the new link support:

  • Summarize this article into 3 takeaways: [insert URL]
  • Write a marketing email promoting this blog post: [insert URL]
  • Explain what this company’s main differentiators are: [insert URL]

Snippets importer

FYI: all users

You can now upload Snippets in bulk with the new Snippets importer flow! Drag and drop a CSV file to build out your Snippets library more quickly. 


December 2, 2022

Keep writing (beta)

FYI: Team and Enterprise

Team and Enterprise accounts now have beta access to a “Keep writing” button in the Editor. Use it to answer questions or requests, complete unfinished sentences, or riff on partially formed ideas.

To try it out, select the Keep writing button (at the top of the editor, with the lightning bolt ⚡️), or use a keyboard shortcut (Cmd + Return for Mac, Ctrl + Enter for PC). Wherever your cursor is, CoWrite will then automatically generate words that could logically follow given the previous input.


November 14, 2022

FYI: Team and Enterprise

Magic links is now live! Linking your content manually can be a painful and time-consuming process. With magic links, you can quickly find and add internal links from your most important websites.

To get started, connect your domain (e.g., writer.com). Then, in the Editor, activate the magic links panel. Highlight the keywords you’d like to link. You’ll see suggested links appear — click to accept, and your keyword phrase will be hyperlinked wherever it appears in your doc.

Other notes on magic links:

  • Magic links is only available for Team and Enterprise plans.
  • Only org or team admins can set up magic link domains.
  • Each team is limited to 1 domain.

You can learn more about magic links in this article.

FYI: all users

To support the launch of magic links, we've also updated the hyperlink UI! Clicking on a hyperlink will bring up the options to edit the hyperlink or display text, remove the link, and open the link in a new tab.


October 21, 2022

Editor UX improvements

FYI: All users

We launched Editor nav improvements, an updated formatting toolbar, and new app guide tooltips! Our new Editor organization should 1) improve discovery of our new NLG features, 2) provide a clean UX foundation for the new features we intend to add, 3) improve overall legibility, and 4) help users find new app-related educational materials! 

Improvements:

  • We increased the font size for the Editor text and Doc title text
  • The new formatting toolbar is fixed to the bottom of the Editor instead of appearing on text highlight

  • It includes new options such as quote blocks, code formatting, text alignment, H3s, etc
  • We completely removed the nav buttons you used to see hugging the left side of the Editor… and we sunsetted the docs sidebar
  • Last saved time and author details are now found in the ellipses menu next to the Doc title


September 30, 2022

Enterprise API

FYI: Enterprise

We've added two new Enterprise API endpoints for CoWrite to support batch generating content! 

Check out our API docs here


September 23, 2022

Highlights

FYI: Team and Enterprise

Generate Highlights based on the content you're currently working on in the Editor! Select the Highlights button to instantly generate a package of meta description, social media posts, and summary-style highlights. Just wait a few seconds and your highlights will appear.

  • Highlights is available for Team and Enterprise plans
  • Words generated by Highlights count towards the overall words generated limits
  • Highlights are available for content between 250 words and 2,000 words
  • Highlights can be run on CoWrite-generated content or your own content

September 22, 2022

Rewrite in Chrome extension

FYI: All users

Something exciting has happened! ReWrite is now available on Chrome extension! You can now ReWrite anything and everything — okay, not everything... yet, but see the list of sites we support below and test it out.

  • Articulate Rise
  • Coda
  • Confluence
  • Dropbox Paper
  • GatherContent
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Helpscout
  • Jira
  • LinkedIn
  • Medium
  • Notion
  • Outlook online
  • Outreach
  • Slack web
  • Tettra
  • Twitter
  • WordPress
  • Zendesk

Learn more on how to use ReWrite here. 


September 15, 2022

Snippets / Terms improvements

FYI: All users
More improvements for Snippets and Terms? Yup, that's right. 
  • Launched UI/UX improvements to the Snippets card in the Snippets tab. This includes showing the entire Snippet w/scroll, showing only Description in the overflow “more” dropdown, and showing tags 
  • Added filtering by tags on Snippets and Terms pages in the Writer Editor
  • You can now insert a snippet via shortcut in the Editor

August 2, 2022

Public launch of CoWrite

FYI: All users
CoWrite is out of closed beta and available to Enterprise customers!
Read more about Cowrite:

Updates made as part of the launch:

  • Launched the new SEO blog post builder! You can now build an entire blog starting with just a headline in one easy flow
  • You can now favorite a template in the CoWrite template library
  • We increased the width of regular templates, so you have more room to add your inputs
  • We added a "words generated" usage counter to the Billing page, so org admins can keep track of usage


July 29, 2022

Soft launch of ReWrite

FYI: All users

ReWrite had been available as a Closed Beta. Now we're soft launching it to our Team and Enterprise customers!

The latest updates include: 

  • Redesigned the ReWrite widget to be cleaner, smaller, and vertically resizable
  • Added "Shorten" as a new ReWrite option. Shorten helps you drastically slim down the length of your content.
  • Ability to see more than one suggestion at time and load more
  • We now remember the last ReWrite option you used, so the next time you open it in that Doc, we’ll start with that one
  • We now highlight in green the new words added in the rewritten text

Read more about ReWrite.


July 20, 2022

FigJam support

FYI: All users

As always, we're working on improvements for our Figma plugin. We now support FigJam for you Figma lovers! 

Side note: we also added the ability to resize the sidebar in case it's in the way! 


June 24, 2022

Enterprise API and service creation

FYI: Org admins

We’ve launched the first version of our Enterprise API. Org admins can create "service accounts" on the Account page, and then generate an API token.

We’ve also published new developer docs outlining our current endpoints.

For now, we support get Styleguide pages and list of users. Adding more endpoints across the next few weeks! 


June 10, 2022

New CoWrite templates

FYI: Closed Beta

We've got some brand new / updated templates for you to try out!

  • eCommerce product descriptions
  • FAQ
  • Blog headlines (given an existing headline, comes up with 10 alternatives)
  • eCommerce marketing email
  • Email subject line
  • Job post


June 9, 2022

Contentful plugin

FYI: All users

You can now use Writer in Contentful! Writer for Contentful is an app available in the Contentful Marketplace for anyone with a Contentful account. You'll need a Writer account to use the app. 

With the Writer app, you can make sure everything that you write in Contentful is clear, consistent, and error-free.

If you’re on a Pro, Team, or Enterprise plan, this includes advanced suggestions like style, clarity, delivery, inclusivity, and terminology checks. Free users will only receive spelling, punctuation, and grammar suggestions.

Learn more on how to install the app here.


May 20, 2022

Global search on published Styleguides

FYI: All users

We now offer global search on all published Styleguides. Search is super speedy, and users can look for keywords across pages, published Terms or Snippet tables, or even inside Do/Don’t boxes.


May 20, 2022

ReWrite in Closed Beta

FYI: Closed Beta

ReWrite is now out in Closed Beta! 

What is ReWrite? 

With ReWrite, users can highlight text (minimum 5 words) in the Editor and rephrase it. We currently have 3 ReWrite options:

  • Simplify: reduce complexity
  • Improve fluency: fix ESL-like errors with fluency, grammar, spelling, punctuation
  • Enrich: enhance the sentence with more description and details

If interested, reach out to your CSM for more information! 


May 18, 2022

Custom template request form

FYI: Org admins

We launched a CoWrite custom template request form, so beta users can directly request new templates from the app. Tell us what you want! 


May 18, 2022 

Snippets upgrades

FYI: Org admins

Some performance updates for those using our Snippets! 

Improvements

  • We now support extremely large Snippets libraries — basically that means we can support all of your Snippets, even if you have 10k Snippets! 
  • We have improved Snippets search:
    • It is no longer case sensitive
    • You can search on partial matches, all fields, and formatted text
    • It’s still super speedy

Note: we'll be upgrading the Snippets sidebar soon to include the above improvements.


May 18, 2022

Terms importer

FYI: Org admins

Terms users can now bulk upload new Terms via CSV or XLSX. To make it easy, use the upload template provided in the import flow. We support every Term field/toggle option. However, note that we currently only support adding new Terms, not updating existing Terms.

For more details, check out our help article!  


April 7, 2022

OKTA SCIM

FYI: Org admins

Okta SCIM setup page is now live! Enterprise orgs with Okta SAML set up will now see an option to set up Okta SCIM. Just head to Admin > Single sign-on > Set up Okta SCIM. This feature helps organizations more easily onboard and manage their users in Writer.


March 31, 2022

Figma added to our user activity report

FYI: Org admins

Have you heard? We've made a small tweak to our user activity report to allow admins to track Writer usage within Figma! Take a look in your instance today :) 


March 23, 2022

Bulk invite users to multiple teams

FYI: Org admins

Guess what?! Enterprise admins can now invite users to multiple teams at once! This will save you time out of your day as you're trying to get your team all set up in Writer. 

In the invite popup, the Teams dropdown is now a checkbox, so admin users can select more than 1 Team at a time.


March 4, 2022

Spelling suggestions improvement

FYI: All users

We've launched an updated version of our in-house spelling model, courtesy of our amazing team! We're constantly refining our model to account for the dynamic needs of business domain writing.

We're reducing spelling mistakes one word at a time! 


February 15, 2022

Apps page with Figma plugin

FYI: All users

Check out our new Apps page. We also added a new tile for our Figma plugin, which got a major refresh yesterday!


February 15, 2022

In-app beacons

FYI: All users

We’ve launched in-app help beacons, aka "Instant Answers" so that you can now browse, search for, and read/watch our new help center articles & videos directly in the app. Over time, we plan to add more functionality, such as live chat and email support. Get excited - there's more to come! 


February 15, 2022

Help center

FYI: All users

Excited to announce that we've launched a new version of our Help Center. What this means for you — more articles, guides, and videos to come!


February 15, 2022

Figma plugin improvements

We've released an improved version of our Figma plugin! You'll notice a refreshed design, along with more robust functionality. 

Improvements

  • You can now check frames, text nodes, and components at any time. Before, we only supported either frame or text node depending on your settings.
  • If you already have a frame or text layer selected and you launch Writer, you'll no longer have to reselect the frame/text layer to see Writer's suggestions.
  • The sidebar now shows complete Suggestion category names instead of abbreviated versions.
  • If no layer is selected at all, you'll now see the home screen.
  • We also improved performance and refreshed the design of the home screen, sign in, and settings screens.

For more info, read our help article on how to install and use Writer for Figma.


February 8, 2022

Terms upgrades

Terms has gotten a serious upgrade!

We're excited to announce a refreshed design for adding and editing Terms. You'll be able to navigate between Terms much more quickly. We also now support auto-save as you make changes. 

In addition, we now support improved functionality: 

  • Don't use terms can have suggested replacements — pick up to 3 Approved Terms as replacements. 
  • For case sensitive terms, you'll get automatic corrections for any wrong capitalizations Writer finds
  • You can add duplicate terms as long as they are different parts of speech
  • You can separately enable/disable Approved Term highlighting and Common Mistake suggestions
  • Pending terms can have common mistakes and examples
  • Don't use terms can have examples

January 19, 2022

New Single Sign-on Setup flow (SAML) is live! 

FYI: Org Admins

We released a new React-based version of our SAML setup flow for Team and Enterprise orgs. This new flow is more user-friendly, faster/more stable (as it’s in React), and more accommodating for different SAML Identity Providers. Users also now have the option to both edit and delete existing SAML configurations.


January 17, 2022

Rich text formatting in Snippets

Got text you’re always retyping or copy/pasting across emails and chat? Add it as a Snippet so you can insert it anywhere with a simple shortcut.

And, even better, Snippets now support formatting, including hyperlinks, bullets, lists, bolding, and italics. If the text area you're writing in supports formatting, your specified formatting will now show up once you insert or paste in the Snippet. 


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