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This page lists the major changes in each release of Google Apps Script. It is intended to help developers identify recent changes in behavior. For older changes, see the release notes for 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, or 2010.

November 2022

November 3, 2022

Apps Script added a new method to the Utilities class. parseDate(date, timeZone, format) parses a provided string date according to the specification described in the Java Standard Edition SimpleDateFormat class.

November 1, 2022

Apps Script has sunset the following methods:

There isn't a replacement method to get this data with Apps Script.

Learn about the switch from Classic Hangouts to Chat

September 2022

September 27, 2022

Apps Script has turned down the legacy integrated development environment (IDE) in favor of the redesigned IDE that launched in December 2020.

Learn more about the IDE updates from the following blog posts:

July 2022

July 19, 2022

Apps Script now automatically deletes default Google Cloud projects (Google Cloud projects that Apps Script creates in the background) when their associated scripts haven't run in 180 days or more. If the script runs after Apps Script deletes the default Google Cloud project, Apps Script creates one for the script.

This update doesn't affect standard Google Cloud projects (Google Cloud projects created by people).

July 8, 2022

Apps Script has deprecated the following methods:

These methods will become unavailable later this year once Google switches all users from Classic Hangouts to Google Chat. There isn't a replacement method to get this data with Apps Script.

Learn about the switch from Classic Hangouts to Chat

June 2022

June 6, 2022

You can now call functions in separate files before they're parsed. Previously, the V8 runtime required a script file to be parsed before any other file could call the functions it defines.

Now, the order of files in the Apps Script editor doesn't matter. This means that you can call a function in a different file to assign a value to a global variable—the function is always defined before it's called. This behavior reflects that of the legacy Rhino runtime.

In this example, an error used to occur if the First.gs script file was parsed before the Second.gs script file was parsed:

First.gs

// This no longer fails in V8 if Second.gs isn't
// parsed by the time First.gs is
// being parsed.
var globalVar = calculate();

function myFunction() {
  Logger.log("globalVar = %s", globalVar);
}

Second.gs

// A utility function saved in a separate
// file (Second.gs) in the same script
// project.
function calculate() {
  return Math.random();
}

      

April 2022

April 13, 2022

You can now perform the following actions in the new Apps Script integrated development environment (IDE):

March 2022

March 24, 2022

For Google Workspace Add-ons, an Attachment class has been added to the Card Service that lets you add custom attachments to Calendar events. You can also set an event trigger that fires when the user clicks on the add-on attachment provider in the Calendar dropdown menu. For more information, refer to EventAttachmentTrigger.

March 18, 2022

The get methods for several color objects in the Spreadsheet Service have been deprecated in favor of a new naming convention. The functionality remains the same. For example, the getFontColor() method from the Range class has been replaced with getFontColorObject().

The following classes have updated get methods for color objects:

February 2022

February 14, 2022

Owners receive email alerts when someone outside the owner's organization edits a script project in the new integrated development environment (IDE).

  • For container-bound scripts: If someone outside the container owner’s organization creates or edits a container-bound script project, the container owner receives an email notification.

  • For standalone scripts: If someone outside the script project owner's organization edits a standalone script project, the script project owner receives an email notification.

January 19, 2022

The following classes have been added to the Spreadsheet Service to let you add images to cells:

  • CellImageBuilder: This builder creates the image value needed to add an image to a cell.
  • CellImage: Represents an image to add to a cell.

To add an image to a cell, you must create a new image value for the image using SpreadsheetApp.newCellImage() and CellImageBuilder. Then, use Range.setValue(value) or Range.setValues(values) to add the image value to the cell.