Changes and updates in 2023

In 2023, we've added more new features and improvements to FreshBooks so you can focus on running your business successfully. Release notes, also known as a changelog, are below for 2023.
Looking for the newest updates? Go to Changes and updates in 2024 instead.

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Coming Soon

View some upcoming improvements coming out this year, as well as current features and improvements that may be available to some users for now:
CategoryComing SoonDetails
PayrollFreshBooks Payroll powered by Gusto
In Beta: Businesses in the US can sign up for FreshBooks Payroll and payroll for employees, file payroll taxes, and maintain labor compliance.
Interested in trying FreshBooks Payroll? Join the priority waitlist here.
In Beta - This feature is being tested on some accounts before it will be available to everyone else.
Upcoming - This feature is not available in any accounts but will be in the near future.


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SettingsUpdated Confirmation MessagesConfirmation messages have been updated to improve accessibility. 
ReportsFavorite 6 ReportsYou can now star up to 6 reports to appear under your Favorite Reports in the Reports section.
Team MembersOn Payroll ColumnThe On Payroll column indicates which team member is currently on payroll with FreshBooks Payroll.
SettingsRecent SearchesRecent searches are now displayed when using the search.


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SettingsUpdated Navigation and New Settings SectionThe navigation experience has been updated along with a new Settings page for all business settings, and a new top menu for account settings.
AccountingRetained Earnings on Balance SheetRetained Earnings is now displayed on the Balance Sheet.


CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
SettingsFreshBooks in English (Canada)In your account settings, you can now choose to use your FreshBooks account in either English (United States) or English (Canada). 
AccountingUpdated Profit and Loss Report FiltersView a breakdown of your income by transaction type or by account on the Profit and Loss report.


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SettingsVerify By CodeWhen signing up for FreshBooks, you have the option to verify your account by code or by email.
AccountingAccountant Hub Log in to Client's Account Opens in FrameWhen using log in to client's account as an Accountant Hub user, the client's FreshBooks account now opens in the same window in a frame.
Estimates and ProposalsEstimate and Proposal Share LinksSend estimates and proposals using Share via Link to share outside of email. 


CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
AccountingArchiving Income AccountsWhen archiving income accounts, items and services will be reassigned to the Sales account under the Revenue parent account instead.
SettingsUpdated Business SwitcherThe business switcher now includes links to the Accountant Hub and Developer Hub, as well as updates to support keyboard navigation. 
SettingsTime FormatChoose to have your time displayed in 12 hour or 24 hour format in your account settings.


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SettingsAdditional Date FormatA new date format for mmm d, yyyy has been added to basic information settings.
Settings and MobileFreshBooks in Spanish on AndroidIf your Android device is set to Spanish, the FreshBooks Mobile App for Android will be displayed in Spanish.
ReportsBalance Sheet Report in Collected (Cash-Based)You can now run the Balance Sheet report in Collected (Cash-Based).


CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
SettingsFreshBooks in SpanishIn your account settings, you can now choose to use your FreshBooks account in Spanish and as the default language for all client communications.
SettingsMulti-Language Emails Templates Email templates can be customized in other languages if your client's language is set to a different language that's not your account's default language. Email template defaults are provided for French and Spanish (Latin America).
Settings and MobileFreshBooks in Spanish on iOSIf your iOS device is set to Spanish, the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS will be displayed in Spanish.
My TeamTeam Member ProfileAdd team members as Unassigned to store their information at no extra cost.
AccountingAccountant HubAccountants can now create and manage all their clients using FreshBooks in the Accountant Hub, and have full permissions to their clients' FreshBooks accounts.


CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
Clients and VendorsAddress Line 2 added to CSV ImportsWhen importing a list of clients or vendors, Address Line 2 can now be included in the CSV file.
ExpensesCurrency Format added to CSV ImportWhen importing a list of expenses, you can now choose the format your currency is in.
AccountingSearch Bank TransactionsYou can now search your unreconciled bank transactions by amount, date, or description.
MobileUpdated Invoice Options Menu on AndroidThe options menu is now updated to reflect all functionality while creating or editing invoices on the FreshBooks Mobile App for Android.


CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
Payments and MobileOnline Payments Settings and Partial Payments on iOSSet up online payments and manage them in the new Online Payments Settings section, as well as accept partial payments while creating or editing invoices on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.
Expenses and BillsReceipt Scanning Potential MatchesIf a scanned receipt matches the Date and Amount of an existing expense or bill, this is flagged as a potential match for you to attach the image to instead.
SettingsStart Week OnChoose whether you want calendars to start on Sunday or Monday in your account.
Items and ServicesIncome Account for Items and Services Items and services can now be assigned to Income accounts in your Chart of Accounts.


CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
PaymentsImproved Layout for PaymentsLayouts have been improved with easier fields when creating or editing payments.
MobileUpdated Invoice Options Menu on iOSThe options menu is now updated to reflect all functionality while creating or editing invoices on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.
Invoices, Estimates, and ProposalsView History Date UpdatesWhen viewing the history on an invoice, estimate, or proposal, the year is displayed next to any date stamp if the event occurred before or after the present year.
Projects and ReportsCapacity for Team Members and Team Utilization ReportAs part of Project Profitability, you can now set your team members' capacity and track the utilization rate on the Team Utilization report.
Clients, Invoices, Estimates and ProposalsState and Provinces AbbreviatedIf the country is set to Canada or the US for any address, the province or state is automatically abbreviated (two letters) on invoices, estimates and proposals. 


CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
MobileCustom Due Dates on iOSSet a custom due date for invoices on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.
MobileShorter Links in Share via Link on Android Share via Link now generates a shorter unique link on the FreshBooks Mobile App for Android.
Bank ConnectionsWarning When Disconnecting Bank AccountWhen selecting Disconnect for a specific bank connection, a warning message is now displayed with next steps.
Clients and VendorsAddress Line 2 added to CSV ExportsWhen exporting a list of clients or vendors, Address Line 2 is now included in the CSV file.
Invoices and ClientsEmpty State Totals Default to Business' Base CurrencyTotals displayed at the top of your list of invoices and clients now default to your business' base currency for new accounts.
ClientsEdit Client Update and Potential Duplicate ClientWhile on an invoice, estimate or proposal, editing a client will edit the client's profile directly. Creating clients will now check if the email is in use for another client profile before saving the client.


CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
Invoices, Estimates, and ProposalsEdit Business Information UpdateWhile on an invoice, estimate or proposal, hover your business details and select Edit Business Information to edit your details directly inside your Business profile.
Credits, Invoices, Estimates, and ProposalsShow or Hide Phone Number and AddressOn invoices, recurring templates, estimates, proposals and credits, you can now show or hide your business' phone number and/or address.
Apps and ReportsFlat Rate Scheme Support for Making Tax Digital (MTD) SubmissionsThe Flat Rate Scheme is now supported in Making Tax Digital (MTD) submissions.
Accounting, Reports, and ExpensesAdvanced Accounting, Customization on Chart of Accounts, Journal Entry Report and Improved Expense CategorizationOwners can access Advanced Accounting features to add journal entries and customize the Chart of Accounts and expense categories. Reports, including the new Journal Entry report, will show the added granularity of customized accounts.