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quick books update



I have quick books Desktop but I wonder if the updates, services, and products/reminders I get on my quick books screen still apply to a desktop program or only online. 


Second, can i switch from desktop to online? 

Ashley H
QuickBooks Team

quick books update

Good evening, @Eve2019.


I'd like to ask a couple of questions to get a better understanding of what you're needing:

  • Which product (QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Self-Employed, or the QuickBooks App) are you using to wonder about the updates, services, products/reminders?
  • Are you wondering if you'll still get notifications if you switch platforms (from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online)?

If you can get back to me with more details, I'd be happy to assist you further. Until then, here's a few Community Articles that you may find useful:

I'll keep an eye out for your response. Talk to you soon.




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Community Champion

quick books update

What you are probably seeing is the "push" by Quickbooks to get you to leave the comfort and reliability of Desktop for the wild west of Online. Resist, resist, resist. 


Or, if you do not have automatic updates turned on it could be critical updates ar available...


Or, depending on your year of Desktop, you could be running up against end of life support, which for QB2017 happens in just 4 days, 5/31/20

Level 4

quick books update

Ashley H,


I have Quick Books Desktop Pro 2018 - I installed quick books program using a disk that I purchased. I like to know if we can switch to online.  I've met people that have online and instead of saving an invoice as a pdf and sending to my customers, which I do. I would like to have the option that I see with other people I met they  send an invoice and can pay it right then on email and then you get payment confirmation. 


Is there something we can do.


Thank you

QuickBooks Team

quick books update

I'd be glad to help you switch to QuickBooks Online (QBO), @Eve2019.


If you don't have a QBO account yet, follow the steps below to learn how to create:


  1. Go to the QuickBooks pricing page and select the subscription you want. You can either choose to Buy Now or Try it free.
  2. Enter your account credentials.
  3. Put a check in the box beside I've been using QuickBooks Desktop and want to bring in my data.
  4. Fill out all the necessary information about your company.


Once done, you can start moving your QuickBooks Desktop file to QBO.


Also, check out these articles that'll help you learn more about QBO:


You've got this! Drop a comment below if you have further questions in switching to QBO.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

quick books update


You may migrate from QBD 2018 to QB Online




Then if you run a kind of field service business, consider having this app to manage your daily operation and accept any payment on site.



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