Quip Slides Retirement

Updated November 10, 2020

Salesforce will retire Quip Slides on January 31, 2021, and we recommend that you convert your Quip Slide presentations to Quip Documents before this time.  All features in Quip are built for documents first, and thus will be able to support the data which currently lives in your presentations. 

 

Why are we retiring Quip Slides?

 Quip’s collaboration-first environment and deepening Salesforce integrations are ultimately better suited to documents and spreadsheets than to presentations. With COVID-19 affecting businesses nationwide, we have reprioritized which features our teams should focus on. 



 

What is changing? How will this change impact my org? 

You will no longer be able to create new slides decks from the Quip product. Your existing slide decks will be available in a view-only mode, and you won’t lose any data. This also means templating support, process builder, api endpoint, importing pptx, and copying a slide deck will no longer be supported

 

Note: New customers to Quip will not be able to create slide decks if they deploy after 11/17/2020

 

What action do I need to take? 

Before January 31, 2021, please move your slide content to a Quip document to continue to edit the content. This ensures your content is accessible and editable in the future. You’ll also be able to export it to a PDF.

  • If you are okay with “view only” access to their slide decks, then no action is needed.
  • If you want to continue editing content in a slide, you should copy and paste your content to a document
  • For those customers who have process builders and flow builders that invoke a slides’ action, they will need to be updated.
    • Flows that have a slides action will stop working after 1/31/2021
  • Additionally, customers can also export their slides as a PDF (even after the slides retirement)

 

What happens if I don’t take action?

After January 31, 2021, we will no longer support editing existing slide decks. Existing slides will continue to work as view-only slide decks, but we will no longer release any new slide features. We will also no longer provide technical support, issue fixes, or enhancements for issues related to slides after the above date.

 

What if I rely on Slides?

  • For customers using Slides for C360 features, they should be encouraged to move content and business processes to a Quip document. All features are built for documents first. Thus, all of our Salesforce C360 integrations are designed for the document surface and guaranteed to work.
    • Content must be moved over to a document before 1/31/2021
    • Customers can leverage focus mode for a nicer view of the document
  • For customers who have process builder and flow builder that invoke a slides’ action, they will need to be updated.
    • Flows that have a slides action will stop working after 1/31/2021
  • For customers using Slides as an alternative to Powerpoint/Gslides, they should be told to use those products instead of Quip for their use case.

 

How do I know if this impacts my users?

 

The Quip slides retirement impacts all Quip users; no reporting is available.

 

For additional questions, open a case with Support via Help. To view all current and past feature retirements, see the Salesforce Feature Retirement article. If you want to read about our overall approach when retiring products and features, click here.

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