Looker Studio release notes

This page documents production updates to Looker Studio. Check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality regarding Looker Studio. You may also be interested in the Looker release notes.

For releases earlier than May 2023, visit the historical release notes page.

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May 23, 2024

Looker Studio forum moved to Google Cloud

The Looker Studio Community on Google Cloud is open to all Looker Studio and Looker Studio Pro users to ask questions and interact with fellow Looker Studio customers.

Looker drill fields now available in Looker Studio

Drill fields and links that are defined with the drill_fields and link LookML parameters in Looker are now available to Looker Studio report viewers in the Drill Actions menu on Looker Studio table charts.

Learn more about drill fields in the Looker connector.

New partner connectors

The following partner connectors have been added to the Looker Studio Report Gallery:

May 16, 2024

New Looker Studio log event attributes

New event logging attributes are now available for the Looker Studio log event data source. These attributes let Looker Studio administrators audit and monitor how Looker Studio users in their organization interact with schedules and alerts.

Learn more about audit log events in Looker Studio.

Looker data sources now display LookML filters

Filters that are defined in LookML models with the conditionally_filter and always_filter LookML parameters are now displayed in Looker Studio charts with a Looker data source.

Learn more about LookML filters for Looker data sources.

May 02, 2024

Chart titles

You can now add a title directly to a chart in Looker Studio. You can customize the title's font, color, size, styling, and positioning within the Title section of the Style tab of the properties panel.

Learn more about adding and styling titles for charts.

April 25, 2024

Timeline chart option

The new timeline chart option lets you visualize the relationships between groups of events and compare the timespans over which these events took place.

Learn more about timeline charts in Looker Studio.

Create a Looker Studio report within Google Sheets

You can create a Looker Studio report directly within Google Sheets. To create a report from a Google Sheets worksheet or range, use the Looker Studio extension in Google Sheets.

Create a Google Cloud project while subscribing to Looker Studio Pro

You can create a new Cloud project during the Looker Studio Pro subscription process. This project is used to host your Looker Studio Pro content.

Learn more about linking Looker Studio Pro to a Google Cloud project.

April 18, 2024

Viewer role for team workspaces

The Viewer role can now be assigned to members of a team workspace. The Viewer role lets users view existing assets in the team workspace, view folders in the team workspace, and view the team workspace Trash.

Pro feature: New Viewer permissions to create scheduled report deliveries

When sharing a Pro report, Pro users can now grant users with a Viewer role the ability to create scheduled deliveries of the shared report.

April 02, 2024

Search Ads 360 connector deprecation

After April 30, 2024, you will no longer be able to create new reports from this connector. Please start using the New Search Ads 360 connector.

To learn more about this change, read the Connect to Search Ads 360 (deprecated) Help Center article.

March 28, 2024

Looker Studio release notes moved to Google Cloud

We've changed how we deliver product release notes. Looker Studio release notes are available solely on the Google Cloud release notes platform.

Release notes prior to this change are preserved in the historical release notes page in the Looker Studio Help Center.

Label fields available in the New Search Ads 360 connector

You can now include the following New Search Ads 360 fields in your reports:

  • Label (Keyword)
  • Label (Ad)

Learn more about the New Search Ads 360 connector.

February 22, 2024

Show field descriptions in table chart headers

You can now let report viewers access field descriptions in tooltips when the Show field descriptions option is enabled for table charts. Show field descriptions is automatically enabled for charts that are connected to a Looker or Search Ads 360 data source. Field descriptions are sourced from the Description column in the data source.​

Learn more about table chart header options.

Looker Studio release notes moving to Google Cloud

We're changing how we deliver product release notes. Beginning in a few weeks, Looker Studio release notes will be available solely on the Google Cloud release notes platform.

Cloud release notes offer enhanced features, such as RSS feed support and programmatic access using BigQuery. These features make it easier for customers to stay informed about feature updates. Additionally, Google Cloud customers will have the convenience of accessing updates for related products like Looker and BigQuery in a centralized location.

Release notes prior to this change are preserved in the historical release notes page.

Visit the Cloud Looker Studio release notes now.

February 01, 2024

Pro feature: Folders in team workspaces

You can use folders and subfolders to organize assets (reports and data sources) in team workspaces.

Learn more about using folders to organize assets in team workspaces.

January 25, 2024

Custom value formatting

Custom value formatting lets you specify how dimension, metric, and calculated field values appear in charts without sending additional SQL queries to your database. Custom value formatting also includes the option for report creators and editors to specify a value format by using Google Sheets style notation.

Download and third-party access controls in Workspace admin console

As a Google Workspace or Cloud Identity administrator, you can control whether viewers in your organization can download Looker Studio content. You can also restrict users from enabling data sources that use third-party connectors or from adding third-party visualizations to Looker Studio reports.

December 21, 2023

Connection map visualization

You can now visualize your location data as sequences of points that are connected by a line in a new Google Maps visualization, called a connection map.

Add value to reference line or reference band label

You can now choose to display the value of a reference line or the value range of a reference band in visualizations.

Stepped lines for time series charts, line charts, and combo charts

You can now choose stepped lines for time series charts and for line charts and combo charts.

Updates to New Search Ads 360 connector field names

The display names for several fields in the New Search Ads 360 data source have been updated. New connections to the New Search Ads 360 data source will use the new display names. Existing connections to the New Search Ads 360 data source won't be affected. You can also manually update the display names for existing data source connections.

December 14, 2023

Table chart improvements

You can now use the following options in table charts: Transpose the table, Freeze one or more columns, and Resize row height.

Schedule delivery controls in Workspace admin console

As a Google Workspace or Cloud Identity administrator, you can control where users in your organization can send Looker Studio content.

Custom grouping

The new Group calculated field type lets you create ad hoc custom groups for dimensions without needing to develop CASE WHEN expressions in calculated fields or logic in SQL.

November 30, 2023

Updated Looker Studio Terms of Service

We've updated the Looker Studio Terms of Service.

November 16, 2023

Pivot table metric limit increased to 20

You can now have up to 20 metrics in a pivot table.

Label fields available in the New Search Ads 360 connector

You can now include the following New Search Ads 360 fields in your reports: Label (Account), Label (Campaign), and Label (Ad group).

November 02, 2023

Pro feature: Create alerts on a chart

Report viewers can set up an alert on a chart in a Looker Studio report that will notify the alert creator and chosen recipients when the chart data meets the conditions that are specified in the alert.

View underlying data available to all users

Looker Studio and Looker Studio Pro users can view the underlying data that is available in any chart in a tabular form. This can help you make the best decisions about what to include in the chart. Viewing the underlying data can also help you troubleshoot problems with your reports.

Quick filters available to all users

Originally released as a Looker Studio Pro feature, Looker Studio users can also use quick filters to easily change how the data in the report is filtered without changing the report configuration for other users.


The NATIVE_DIMENSION function lets you create Google BigQuery SQL expressions in your BigQuery data sources.

Drag and tilt Google Maps

With enabled tilt and optimized graphics, you can now tilt and rotate Google Maps visualizations. You can tilt a combo map visualization to display a map layer in three dimensions.

New map visualization: Combo map

You can now combine the properties of a filled map and a bubble map in a new Google Maps visualization, called a combo map. Combo maps have vector graphics and three-dimensional display features that are enabled by default.

October 19, 2023

Table Drilling and Table Tooltips

The Drill Actions experience for table charts provides an updated drill experience for report creators and report viewers. Visit the Drill into your data article for more information about the report viewer experience, and visit the Add drill actions to charts article for more information about setting up drill actions.

Visualize your Apigee API analytics data in Looker Studio

Apigee is a platform for developing and managing APIs. The Looker Studio Apigee connector lets you create reports and dashboards that are based on analytics and monetization data and share them with stakeholders and customers.

October 12, 2023

Set auto refresh on a report

As a report editor, you can configure a report to automatically refresh data, at a predefined cadence, as long as the report is open. This feature helps ensure that business decisions leverage the most up-to-date data.

Pro feature: Looker Studio Mobile app

Use the Looker Studio mobile app to access your data on the go.

October 05, 2023

New control type: Dimension control

The dimension control lets report viewers change the dimensions on one or more charts without needing to edit the report.

New field available in Google Ads connector

You can now specify an Asset Group Name field for a Google Ads data source when you're using the Google Ads connector.

October 02, 2023

BigQuery native integration in Looker Studio

BigQuery native integration in Looker Studio enables new monitoring features for Looker Studio queries, improves query performance, and supports many BigQuery features. This feature is in preview.

Upgrade to Looker Studio Pro

You can now subscribe to Looker Studio Pro directly by using our self-service upgrade tool.

September 07, 2023

Pro feature: View a chart's underlying data

Viewing a chart's underlying data can help you make the best decisions about what data to include in that chart and can also help you troubleshoot problems with your reports.

Move and delete assets in bulk

You can now select multiple Looker Studio assets at once to move or delete. For example, you can move more than one report from Owned by me to a team workspace, or delete multiple items from the Trash simultaneously.

August 03, 2023

New chart type: Boxplot chart

The new Boxplot chart lets you visualize the distribution and spread of values in your dataset.

New chart type: Candlestick chart

The new Candlestick chart lets you visualize ranges in your data, including opening and closing values, and the highs and lows of each range.

New chart type: Waterfall chart

The new Waterfall chart lets you visualize how a sequence of positive and negative values adds up to a total.

Improved thumbnail images

Thumbnails display a fixed size image of 320 px X 240 px, and if possible, present a view of the entire report page. Previously, thumbnails only showed a portion of the page.

Learn more about thumbnail images.

July 27, 2023

New line improvements let you customize the look and functionality of lines in Looker Studio charts. Improvements include:

  • Reference bands that let you compare data against a range of values on your charts
  • Vertical reference line support for Area and Time series charts
  • Line style options that let you customize the appearance of lines in your charts
  • Moving average trend line that lets you visualize a moving average calculation of the data on your charts

Improved single select option for list controls

The Single select option in drop-down and fixed-size list controls requires you to choose only one option from the list. Previously, you could de-select all options in the control, which returned all values. Now, you can select one and only one value when this option is enabled.

Learn more about list controls.

New Looker Studio Pro Help Center article: Best practices and tips for using team workspaces

The Best practices and tips for using team workspaces article describes best practices, tips, and use cases for working with team workspaces. This article provides guidance for creating and using team workspaces efficiently and confidently and sharing content only as necessary, as well as examples of common naming conventions and scenarios.

July 20, 2023

Pro feature: Add a quick filter

Quick filters provide a flexible, ad hoc way to explore your data. Use quick filters to easily change how the data in the report is filtered without changing the report configuration for other users.

Learn more about quick filters.

Pro feature: Get a personal report link

A personal report link creates a copy of your report that is only accessible to the person who opens the link. Changes made to either the original or the private report will not affect the other report.

Learn more about personal report links.

Intervals for time series charts

You can add intervals to time series charts to show how much uncertainty there is in your data. Intervals can be represented as shaded bands (area intervals), boxes, lines, or other shapes, depending on the interval type you specify.

To add an interval to a time series chart, select the Add an interval option in the STYLE section of the properties panel.

Learn more about intervals

Changes to Google Ads creative assets reporting

The Google Ads connector for Looker Studio is aligned with the public Google Ads API for creative assets reporting.

To return accurate results when using Clicks and/or Impressions metrics in combination with creative asset dimensions, be sure to also include Ad Type and Asset ID dimensions in your chart. Otherwise, the chart may show inaccurate results.

Charts that aren't correctly configured will display a message that warns you about the invalid combination of dimensions and metrics.

New Explore topic in the Help Center

You can find content that is related to exploring, analyzing, and filtering your data in this new Explore topic. New and existing content on filters, controls, and chart interactions lives in this topic.

July 13, 2023

Pro feature: Scheduled delivery using Chat

Looker Studio Pro users can schedule reports to be delivered using Google Chat. You can send reports to individual recipients or to entire Chat spaces.

Pro feature: Filter by email address for scheduled reports

Looker Studio Pro users can add row-level security to the data in a report scheduled to be delivered through email.

Learn more about Chat delivery and filter by email address.

See report and data source location on the home page

The Location field on the Looker Studio home page shows where your Looker Studio assets live. For free Looker Studio users, you can see if a report or data source is owned by you or has been shared with you. For Looker Studio Pro users, you'll see whether the asset lives in your My Workspace, lives in a Team Workspace, or has been shared with you directly.

June 30, 2023

Firewall and database IP address change

As announced on July 14, 2022, the IP addresses used by Looker Studio to connect to the following databases have changed:

  • Amazon Redshift
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017

The IP addresses to use are:

  • 2001:4860:4807::/48 (Optional, for platforms that support IPv6)

You may close any of the previously listed addresses. They are no longer used by Looker Studio.

Improvements to bar and combo charts

You can configure the following options for bar charts and combo charts with bars from the STYLE tab of the properties panel:

  • For stacked bar charts, 100% stacked bar charts, and combo charts with stacked bars, you can choose between the default Metric value label type and the Stacked label type. For stacked bar charts, you can also choose the Total label type.
  • You can use the Bar label position setting to specify the position of the bar label relative to the bars or columns in the chart.
  • In the Chart spacing section, you can define custom spacing between bars and groups of multiple bars.
  • You can select the Bar border color icon to choose a custom color for bar or column borders.

Learn more about bar charts and combo charts.

Audit logging for team workspaces

You can now view Team Workspace log events in the Admin Console (Security Investigation Tool). To see these events, filter the log by choosing Team Workspace as the asset type.

Learn more about Looker Studio log events.

June 16, 2023

GA4 API dimensions/metrics

New Google Analytics 4 data sources that you create get their fields directly from the GA4 API. Previously, GA4 data sources were based on a fixed schema with a predefined list of fields. To see new fields from the GA4 API in an existing data source, refresh the fields.

Learn how connect to Google Analytics.

Documentation update

Updated Connect to Google Analytics. Added information and links about the GA4 schema change, and the deprecation of Universal Analytics. Removed information about connecting to Universal Analytics.

June 08, 2023

Dynamic links in navigation buttons

The URL of a navigation button can be provided dynamically from a dimension value. Learn more.

May 18, 2023

Starting with this week's release, Looker Studio release notes are available on Google Cloud. You can also find release notes, including localized versions, in the Looker Studio Help Center.

Pause report updates. You can pause updates to minimize the number of data requests made while building and editing your report. While the report is paused, changes made to the report's data settings are placed on hold until you resume updates. Pausing report updates can potentially save on query costs because Looker Studio only requests the data needed to meet the report configuration as of the time you resumed updates.