Comment threads, Color Variables support, and a safety net for deleted documents — What’s new in Cloud?

This year, we’ve been working hard to make Cloud an incredible place to collaborate. We kicked off by launching Cloud Inspector in January and individual asset exports in June, bringing free developer handoff in the browser to anyone, on any operating system. We’ve also been doing a lot of underlying work, including a major database upgrade, that paves the way for some exciting future updates.

Alongside some of the bigger updates and changes, we’ve focused on the small things, and rolled out a handful of updates that all add up to an easier, more delightful Cloud experience. Here’s what’s new in Cloud.

Seamless transition from your browser to the Mac app

We want to make the transition between collaborating in Cloud and creating incredible work in the Mac app as seamless as possible. That’s why we’ve made it easy to see all your Cloud documents right from the Documents window on the Mac app. With this update, we’ve flipped things around and made it easier to open documents in the Mac app right from Cloud in your web browser.

Opening documents in the Mac app from Cloud is easy. Simply click the Open in Sketch button at the bottom of the sidebar in any document’s overview.

You’ll also find the Open in Sketch option by hovering over any document’s thumbnail in the main documents view and clicking on the … button.

Or, if you’re in a single Artboard, you’ll see a new icon to the right of the zoom controls to open your document focused on that Artboard in the Mac app.

Better control of your version history

With Cloud, you get a full version history of your documents that you can easily review and even roll back to, at any time. When you hit Save on a Cloud doc, you’ll create a new version, adding to the timeline in the sidebar you’ll see when you view that document in your web browser.

That said, when you’ve been working on a project for a while, that number of versions can become grow pretty big. Not every version is helpful to have around –– especially older iterations of ideas you don’t want anyone else to accidentally up using or referring to.

With that in mind, we’ve added the option to delete versions of your Cloud Documents. All you need to do is open your document in the browser, hover over the version you want to delete in the sidebar, click and choose Delete Version.

A safety net for deleted documents

Not had your morning coffee? Accidentally deleted that Library document your team all rely on? We’ve all been there. And don’t worry, we’ve got your back!

We’ve recently introduced a new Trash feature to Cloud. Now, rather than deleting your documents permanently right away, you’ll send them to the Trash.

To restore any document in Trash, all you’ll need to do is click on the document’s preview and choose Restore. You can also hover over the document’s preview in the Trash, click … and select Restore document.

Documents will stay in the trash for up to 90 days. After that we’ll automatically delete them permanently. For more on deleting and restoring documents, read our documentation.

Support for Color Variables in Cloud Inspector

In version 69 of the Mac app, we

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