Recap: Square Unboxed 2022

Top highlights of Square Unboxed 2022


We hope you feel inspired after attending Square Unboxed 2022, our sixth annual Developer Platform conference. In case you missed it, we announced new products: Cash App Pay for developers, Bookings API in general availability, the reinvented Checkout API, and new Terminal API public beta features.

We all got a chance to watch visionary digital architect Iddris Sandu show us how augmented reality can be used to build future-forward commerce solutions. We heard from Square, Cash App, and Afterpay leaders about the future of commerce, participated in demos and workshops, and learned from developers who have built unique commerce experiences with Square APIs. We also heard about Square’s vision for its developer platform through the fireside chat with Adam Stacoviak of Changelog Podcast and Jack Dorsey, Block co-founder and CEO.


We made some big announcements:

  • We launched Cash App Pay for developers. Cash App Pay is a new payment method that enables a fast and familiar online checkout experience with Cash App, the #1 finance app in the App Store with more than 70M annual active users in the U.S. Customers can pay with their Cash App account balance or linked bank account by simply scanning a QR code and paying from the app. Developers can add Cash App Pay to their online checkout flow by adding a few lines of code to their Web Payments SDK integration.

    Learn more and get started here.

  • We announced the General Availability of Bookings API. Now, developers can leverage the functionality of Square Appointments within their app. Developers can create and manage bookings, search availability of staff members, send automated text and email reminders, and more with the API.

    Check it out here.

  • We also refreshed the Checkout API and made an early access version available to developers. The new Checkout API makes it even simpler for developers to integrate payments into any workflow. The reimagined API offers expanded payment methods like Afterpay and ACH, flexible configurations to accept payments through any channel including text, QR code, and social as well as additional checkout features such as subscriptions and custom form fields.

    Read the documentation to get started.

  • We released new Terminal API features in beta to unlock new omni channel use cases. These features include order itemization on the Terminal device, delayed capture to authorize a payment upfront and collect funds later, card on file for recurring purchases, and app fees so developers can monetize on payments processed via Terminal API.

    Learn more and get started here.

  • In response to one of the largest feature requests for Customers API, we announced Custom Attributes for Customers API in public beta. This feature extends custom fields from Square Customer Directory to third-party applications, enabling developers to create solutions that make it easier for sellers to collect and manage customer information.

Read the documentation to get started.

We already can’t wait until next year to do this again. If you missed out on attending Square Unboxed live, don’t worry – you can still catch our Twitter Livestream recording. We’ll also be sharing videos from the event, including demos and workshops on our newest APIs and SDKs and the fireside chat with Jack Dorsey on Youtube. Subscribe to our channel to check it out.