Help! I deleted my work from Content Editor!

Did you ever make the mistake of deleting the whole paragraph from your article? It’s quite stressful, isn’t it? With our newest Version History feature, you will be able to bring back any previous version with a few quick clicks. Let’s talk about it :)

Where I can find my Version History?

There are two ways to open the Editor's history:

  • Open the menu by clicking on the three dots icon and select “Version History”

  • Click on the mention when your draft was synced at the bottom of the page

After you will open Version History, select the version you want to bring back and click on the “Restore” button. Yes, it’s that easy :)

Here is our tutorial:


1. Who is able to access my history and bring back previous drafts?

Anyone who is able to customize the query - owner and members of the organization. Version History won’t be available for those opening the drafts via shareable links.

2. How often is my draft saved?

Your draft is constantly synced, but new backup versions are created with a slight delay. Give us a minute and a new backup version will be available right there in your history. If the backup was not saved instantly, add extra space or a word to your content - that should trigger a new backup creation.

3. Do I need to manually save my draft?

No need to press any “Save” button! As mentioned above, all your changes are saved automatically, but creating a backup version takes some time.

4. How long do you store previous versions of my content?
Up to 30 days!

5. Will I be able to view the history of my previous Content Editors?

Yes, this feature is available for all new and old drafts. All backups from the last 30 days will be in your Version History.

6. Are my previous settings in Customization Panel restored as well?

No, such configurations won’t be restored and will stay the same regardless of the version you brought back.

For example, if you have made any changes in the Competitors or Terms to use section, those won’t be changed after you will restore a previous draft.

7. Will this feature work for Google Docs/WordPress extension? Will I be able to see it in Surfer’s sidebar on Jarvis?

No, this feature will be added only to the initial Content Editor in our application. Google Documents, WordPress, and Jarvis have their own features in regard to document history, so you can come back to previous versions at any time using their solutions.

8. I can't find a specific backup in Version History

Don't worry - we save backups of all content editors!

If you lost your content written in Surfer's Content Editor, please reach out to us via LiveChat or at [email protected] and we'll try and locate the backup for you.

To restore your content, we will need some additional info about this query - please attach the URL you'd like to get restored so our team can locate it in our system.

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