Overleaf v2 FAQ
What is Overleaf v2?
In July 2017, Overleaf and ShareLaTeX joined forces. We’re going to bring the best features and technologies from Overleaf and ShareLaTeX together into a new platform and editor which we’ve called Overleaf v2. You can try out the beta version of Overleaf v2 at v2.overleaf.com, and it will launch to everyone on Sept 4th 2018.
How can I try Overleaf v2?
You can try out the beta version of Overleaf v2 at v2.overleaf.com.
What's going to happen to ShareLaTeX?
The ShareLaTeX editor is at the core of Overleaf v2, on top of the Overleaf ecosystem. The first time you log-in to ShareLaTeX on or after the 4th September, your account will be transferred to Overleaf v2. You can find out more details on what's happening on September 4th in the launch announcement blog post.
Flowchart for ShareLaTeX Users
If you'd like to know more about how you can move your ShareLaTeX account to Overleaf v2 after 4 Sep, we've prepared a handy flowchart that covers the possible steps, starting from when you first log in to ShareLaTeX after the launch on 4 Sep.
Will Overleaf v2 support feature X?
Our top priority with these improvements is making sure that Overleaf has all the features you need to make sure your workflow is not interrupted, and that any transition is smooth for you. If there's a specific concern that you have about a feature in ShareLaTeX or Overleaf, or a concern about how this will affect your workflow, please let us know.
At the moment, direct git access to your project (push and pull to git.overleaf.com), Zotero bibliography imports, and some publisher submissions are still only available in Overleaf v1. We’re working hard to bring these into Overleaf v2, but for now, you will need to continue to use Overleaf v1 to work on projects where you would like to use these features.
Certain features (such as the custom integration with Plot.ly) have been superseded by more standard integrations (e.g. the ability to pull in files from external URLs).
We are also making some changes and improvements to the ways you can use Overleaf for teaching, which are discussed further in this help article.
Will I still have access to all of my data?
Yes. Your data will never be deleted, locked behind a paywall, or hidden from you. Both Overleaf and ShareLaTeX have always put users and their data first, and will continue to do so as part of Overleaf v2.
What happens if I have accounts on both Overleaf and ShareLaTeX?
Overleaf v2 is built on the same system as ShareLaTeX, so your ShareLaTeX projects will be available directly in Overleaf v2. When you first sign in to Overleaf v2 with your Overleaf account, if we detect that you have a ShareLaTeX account with the same email address, you will be asked to link these accounts in Overleaf v2. Doing this will not affect your existing Overleaf or ShareLaTeX accounts, but it will allow you to view both your Overleaf and ShareLaTeX projects in Overleaf v2.
Note: please make sure your primary email addresses on both Overleaf v1 and ShareLaTeX are the same if possible, to make this merging of accounts as seamless as possible.
What happens to my premium ShareLaTeX / Overleaf Pro account?
Overleaf v2 will support either Overleaf or ShareLaTeX pro accounts, so you will not lose access to any paid features from either platform. We assure you that your premium account in Overleaf v2 will have the equivalent or better features than what you have today. You will not need to make any changes to your account — we will provide you with information if any premium account changes occur.
Will my institutional / publisher / enterprise account continue to work as normal?
Yes. Your account will continue to run exactly as it does now whilst we work on the combined service. We will be in touch with you to offer the opportunity to discuss any questions you may have, and you’ll be consulted for feedback and input as we develop the combined service. Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions, or to ask for an update.
Will ShareLaTeX remain open source?
Yes. Both Overleaf and ShareLaTeX are committed to ensuring that all of the open ShareLaTeX code base will remain open source and will continue to be actively developed. Overleaf v2 is built on the same open source code as ShareLaTeX and will also be open source.
Will the ShareLaTeX Server Pro continue to be supported?
Yes. Server Pro will continue to be a core product, with all of the best features of both platforms going forwards.
I have some additional questions. Who should I contact?
Please get in touch with the founders at email@example.com.