Get the Most Out of Square: The Hottest New Features We Launched in April

We’re constantly releasing tools to help you start, run, and grow your business. In April, we launched a few cool new features. To make sure you’re getting the most out of Square, here’s a highlight reel of what’s new.

New controls to manage employee access to Customer Directory

The new Manage Customers permission allows you to determine and control which employees have access to viewing, adding, or editing customer information. Set up these permissions from your Square Dashboard.

Square Payroll is available in five new states

Square Payroll is now available to small businesses in New Hampshire, Nevada, Tennessee, South Dakota, and Alaska. Square Payroll gives you full-service tax filings, sick leave, and more — all for one low price. Learn more

Here’s what we launched in March:

Square Loans

We now offer fast, simple, and transparent flexible loans to help you grow your business. Flexible loans have an early repayment option, which gives you flexibility to repay when you choose. Learn more.

#E-commerce API

With our new E-commerce API, you can take payments on your own website while still getting all the benefits of Square: fast transfers, Dashboard reporting, and help with handling chargebacks. And you can seamlessly track your online and offline payments together in your Square Dashboard. Learn more.

Accept Apple Pay and chip cards everywhere.

Order the Square contactless and chip reader.

Point of Sale API

With the Point of Sale API, you or your developer can build your own app for powering in-store or mobile payments. Use your custom app with Square’s best-in-class hardware with just a few lines of code. Learn more.

Client prepayments

You can now choose to request prepayment when clients book online with Square Appointments, which offers greater protection from no-shows and covers you for any upfront costs. Learn more.

New version of the Appointments app

With version 1.4 of the Appointments app you can now create recurring appointments, charge cancellation fees, and view all future client appointments on your iPhone. Learn more.

Fresh new look for Invoices

Your Square Invoices customers will see a new and improved design. You can now change the color of your invoices, similar to your Square receipts. Learn more.

Customer Engagement tools updated for multilocation businesses

Customer Directory, Square Marketing, and Square Loyalty have all been updated to better support multilocation businesses. Now you can access a master directory of customers and send email campaigns to customers who’ve visited one, or all, of your locations. Loyalty programs now span all locations as well — customers can earn punches and redeem rewards no matter which location they visit.