New Features


For more recent releases, check out our Learn page.

June 2020

  • We released new versions of our iOS and Android graphing calculator apps 
  • You can now use "arsinh(x)" as an alias for "arcsinh(x)," and similar for other related functions, which should help out our friends in the UK who use the former name for the expression. (It's still "math" and not "maths," though. We are apologetic but firm in this matter.)
  • We have used a series of "equity principles" internally to help us evaluate the projects we take up and the efficacy of that work. They're now linked from our homepage.
  • We updated our home page. Quickly find our math tools, activities, and other information about Desmos. Students can also jump easily into activities right from the homepage.
  • We launched a re-designed Activity Builder, which allows for much more flexibility in the kinds and quantity of components you can add to a screen. Our Computation Layer scripting language is on by default so you can now copy and edit many, many more activities than you could previously.
  • The link for students to join activities is now shorter and a little more human readable (e.g.[code]) and continues to take students directly to the student greeting page for the activity.

May 2020

  • We added new functions to our lists: sort, shuffle, join, and filters. Read more!
  • It's Pride Month and Desmos is celebrating. Type "pride" into your graphing calculator.
  • We changed the structure of the activity link you send to students and then we changed it again!
  • Check out our Equity Principles, which we rely on to guide our work at Desmos, newly added to our site.

May 2020

April 2020

  • We reduced the amount of students send and receive. On average, students are now sending 65% less data to the server, receiving 35% less data from the server, and making 45% fewer requests to the server. 
  • You can choose from three languages in our new language picker at – French, Russian, and Spanish.
  • We released a new activity: Faucet.
  • We made some improvements to the way we handle regressions.
  • You can add co-teachers to your account who can see activity dashboards.
  • Our SVG / PNG graph export features now export point labels as well.

March 2020

Schools started closing around the United States and we added a lot of new features and content to support teachers. (For more, see

February 2020

January 2020

  • We added SVG export to our graphing calculator!
  • Student activities now have a fancy new design!
  • We released new activities!

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

  • Students can now upload images into full-screen graphs in Activity Builder. (This will be extremely useful for all of you folks who assign graph art projects!)

July 2019

June 2019

  • We released the newest version of our API.

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

  • Our embosser exports to both 11 x 11 and 8.5 x 11 paper sizes. Happy embossing!

February 2019

January 2019

  • Now we have export options for embossers for teachers of students who are blind or visually impaired.

December 2018

November 2018

  • We released a secure test-mode app so students can use our graphing calculator on in-class tests! [iOS, Android]
  • We updated our teacher tips to include new categories: Teacher Moves, Sample Responses, and Student Supports.

October 2018

  • We released an app for our scientific calculator for iOS, Android, and wait for it wait for it are you still waiting, Kindle!

September 2018

  • Images are bigger in Activity Builder when they're the only element on the screen.
  • Our testing page now includes information for North Carolina and Virginia.
  • You can now use variables in slider parameters.

June 2018

  • You can now specify label position on points.

May 2018

  • Card Sort for everyone! Card Sorts are no longer an opt-in feature in labs, but available by default in our editor.
  • New sinks added for expression inputs and table cells.

April 2018

  • Italian and Thai translations are complete in the graphing calculator.
  • You now have access to our Computation Layer scripting language for Activity Builder, which until this point has been private. (More here.)
  • We released transformation tools for our geometry tool. (More here.)
  • Our iOS app supports iOS 9 again.
  • You can now place images above graphs in the calculator.
  • Our class codes now have six characters instead of four. We also make your class codes inactive after six months. (You can re-activate them if you need to – no problem.) This is all an effort at reducing the odds someone will stumble into your Desmos activity and your students' data.
  • Our calculator is 100% translated into Ukrainian.
  • We added Louisiana to our testing page because you'll now find the Desmos calculators on their state test.
  • Bug fixes for our iOS app.
  • Polygons added to the graphing calculator. (Check it!)

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

  • We added a quartile function to our graphing calculator.
  • You can randomize the options in multiple choice questions in Activity Builder.
  • Now you can change the font size on point labels.
  • Go ahead and rotate images in the graphing calculator.

December 2017

  • Now you can re-size the expression list in our calculator.
  • Our geometry tool now has angle measures.

November 2017

  • If you edit an activity, we'll post a notice in your list of class codes so you know which ones belong to the older version.

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

  • Go ahead and construct 'til your heart's content! You can now save constructions at
  • We're working on updates to a new teacher dashboard at Give it a try - we'd love your feedback.
  • Solving simple single variable equations has been deprecated.

June 2017

April 2017

March 2017

  • Text and math type can now co-exist in Activity Builder. Hooray!

February 2017

  • Using Teacher Pacing, teachers can now restrict students to multiple screens.

January 2017

December 2016

  • You can now import a graph into an Activity Builder activity by copying and pasting the url into the first expression line of a graph component. 

November 2016

  • Videos in Activity Builder - Play, pause, and more with the addition of videos in our classroom activities.

  • We've added a Multiple Choice option for Activity Builder activities. 

October 2016

  • iOS App Updates - including limits and parametric domain restriction updates.

September 2016

  • Teacher Pacing and Pause - Ring in the school year with our newest additions to the teacher dashboard. Find out what we love about these features. 

  • Classcode Screen - Simply open the dashboard and the student instructions will automatically be projected. 

August 2016

  • Teacher Account Settings - We've added the ability to update your username, reset your password, and email subscription preferences. Head over to and click on your username in the upper right hand corner.  


July 2016

  • - We given our teacher site received quite a facelift including the addition of bookmarks, bundles (!), and the brand new Desmos Labs.

June 2016

  • Calculator Colors - We've upgraded the current color palette in the graphing calculator to be bolder and even more beautiful. 

  •  iOS updates - Download our latest and greatest version of the Desmos Graphing Calculator app from the App Store.

May 2016

  • Sketch - Have students record their informal thinking with our newest component. Check out one way to use it in one of our Desmos Teaching Faculty's newest activities, Sketchy Graphs.

  • Hide Students - By popular demand! You can now hide unruly students from the teacher dashboard and find the account information associated with each student. 

April 2016

  • Integrals - The wait is over. Integrals are officially live. 


March 2016

  • Tips for Teachers - Give the gift of context to your fellow teachers. It's now possible to view screen-by-screen advice from the original author of activities in Activity Builder. You can also add tips for other teachers to your own authored activities.

  • Math Text - It's now possible to format math text in Activity Builder. Say goodbye to ^ and hello to actual exponents!


February 2016


January 2016 

  • Copy Previous - You can now carry student graph work forward in Activity Builder. Use it to have students reflect on their work or make changes later in the lesson - the possibilities are endless! Learn more about the feature with our copy previous support page.

  • Invisible Folders - Hide folders from students in Activity Builder graph screens. Check out an example of its implementation in our updated Match My Line activity or our graph screen support page.

  • Graph Exhibits - Graphs can be now be added to question and text screens in Activity Builder


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