Quip 2.1 for Android - Rich Notifications and Chat

By Kevin Gibbs

We are excited to announce the availability of Quip 2.1 for Android today. (Quip 2.1 for iPhone and iPad was announced earlier.)

Rich Notifications

With this release, we've made notifications much richer: they now visually show you who has sent you a message, and include images and multiple replies. Conversations are now broken out into an independent notifications:

If you receive more than a few notifications, we'll collapse them down to a single entry. You can now also reply or like messages directly from the notification tray.

Improved Chat

Group chat is now simpler and faster. It's easier to name chats, and you can add your most frequent contacts to chats with the tap of a finger rather than searching for people individually.

Matching our messaging experience on the desktop, we have added a cool mobile keyboard that makes @-mentioning people and documents in messages really fun and easy.

Import from Box

You can now import documents directly from Box (in addition to Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, and general file downloads) on Android.

In addition to these big features, there are also a number of smaller improvements in this release, including performance improvements and an easier-to-use sharing dialog. We hope you enjoy the new stuff and, as always, keep the feedback coming!