Frequently Asked Questions. Please find answers to several FAQs below. If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to us.
Frequently Asked Questions

Paraphrasing

Learn about QuillBot features.

Premium & Pricing

Find answers on billing, payments and more.

For Students & Educators

Learn best practices on using QuillBot in the classroom.

Extensions & Add-ins

Instructions on incorporating extensions in text editors.

API Services

Dive into the details and pricing to the QuillBot API.

Common Troubleshooting

Troubleshoot common issues with application.

Troubleshooting Extensions

Troubleshoot common issues with extensions and plug-ins.

Privacy and Security

Best-in-class security safeguards your personal information.

Paraphrasing

QuillBot was created as a full-sentence thesaurus for creative writing for students and professionals. ESL users have also found QuillBot helpful in fine-tuning their language and introducing new vocabulary.

QuillBot was not meant for plagiarism and we do not condone its use for that purpose. You should only submit original work into QuillBot, and there are no guarantees copied material will pass a plagiarism detector. Do not plagiarize using QuillBot.

Errors are natural in machine learning, and we work diligently to improve the consistency and reliability of the paraphrases. If an error is showing up regularly please contact us so we can investigate the issue.

Modes each alter sentences in different ways. Standard performs more structural transformations. Fluency tries to improve the fluency of the sentence. Creative mode changes the sentence the most but also results in more mistakes.

The word flipper modifies the number of synonyms. A more aggressive word flipper setting can affect the accuracy of a sentence.

Premium & Pricing

Premium users gain a variety of benefits not available to Free users, including 2 additional paraphrasing modes, increased maximum character limit, and higher sentence processing speed.


Premium users Paraphrase 15 sentences processed at once with a maximum of 10,000 characters. Free accounts Paraphrase 1000 characters with 2 sentences processed at once.

In the hamburger menu, located in the upper right corner, go to Account and look for Unsubscribe under Your Plan. Tap unsubscribe canceling your premium service. With an account, users have a maximum of 1000 characters.

Please contact us so we can assist you.

Please contact us so we can assist you.

Yes, by unsubscribing you will turn off auto-renewal on your account. You will have access to the premium features until your current billing cycle ends.

Yes, you can change from a premium plan to a free plan after the current billing cycle ends. If you have an urgent need to change your plan, please contact us .

Yes, by subscribing to the monthly package and unsubscribing afterward, you gain access to premium features for a full month.

For Students & Educators

Teachers expect students to practice integrity and academic honesty, and so does QuillBot. Teachers want original and authentic ideas formed from the research you conduct and expect students, especially those in college or university, to cite their sources properly - distinguished professors have lost their job over this! QuillBot promotes the use of citations which credit the author and conform to the various accepted styles used by educators.


Essay Best Practices
  • Allocate time for research, writing and editing your work
  • Take good notes and follow your teacher’s note taking guidelines
  • Record original work URLs in your research to use for citations
  • Take the time to fully understand your paper’s concepts and main points
  • Use QuillBot to help paraphrase your own work
  • Cite all sources wherever they come from: traditional resource, a peer’s paper, QuillBot, and videos

QuillBot helps students with a variety of needs. QuillBot has you covered whether you want your students to expand their vocabulary, help streamline the writing process, or simply to demonstrate the variety and fluidity of language.

Extensions & Add-ins

Click on Download Extensions in the header and follow the setup steps located on the G Suite Marketplace. Press the Install button and open a Google Docs page. In the menu, click on Add-ons and select Launch QuillBot then enter your ID and password. Note: add-ins and extensions require a premium account.

Click on Microsoft Word from the Download Extensions and go there for installation instructions and troubleshooting steps. Note: add-ins and extensions require a premium account.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Close Office
  2. Restart the add-in
  3. Install the add-in again

Click on the Google Chrome link from the Download Extensions and follow the steps on the chrome page. Note: add-ins and extensions require a premium account.

API Services

QuillBot offers a range of pricing based on monthly character use. Click here to view plans and FAQs.

Our API is available in three plans; Pro, Ultra and Mega. Plans are priced on monthly usage by the number of characters Paraphrased. We offer custom pricing for solutions outside of our current plans.

Common Troubleshooting

This error appears when our system detects multiple active sessions on your account. This can be caused by one of the scenarios below:

  • Using QuillBot on multiple browser windows simultaneously. Make sure you close any additional windows with QuillBot open.
  • Your account may be compromised and others are using it. You can change your password by going to your account page.
  • You are sharing your account with other people. This is a violation of our terms of service and could result in your account being banned.
Troubleshooting Extensions

Problems installing the app are often due to not being logged in to Microsoft Word. Start with signing in to Word then follow the steps starting at the top of the page.

These issues can be resolved by adding a password in QuillBot’s settings. Please follow the steps:


  1. First, login into your account via Facebook or Google
  2. Next, Go to your QuillBot Account and Add Password
  3. Fill out the "Add Password" section
  4. Try logging into the add-in with your email and password

Contact us if you’re still having issues.

Disable or whitelist your firewall. This can be on either Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, or the computer itself. If this does not work, try disabling the ad blockers on these browsers.

Disable or whitelist your firewall. This can be on either Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, or the computer itself. If this does not work, try disabling the ad blockers on these browsers.

Click here for a list of supported browser versions.

Confirm that Internet Explorer is not running in Compatibility Mode. Go to Tools > Compatibility View Settings.

Make sure that the browser supports HTML5 local storage, or reset your Internet Explorer settings. For information about supported browsers, see Requirements for running Office Add-ins.

This is an error affecting users due to a Microsoft update. In our redesign, we were required to use a new API in Word due to Microsoft requirements. However, due to a Microsoft update, certain segments of users are unable to connect properly to our extension in Word. Our working theory is that users who are in one or more of these categories are being affected: • Non-subscription versions of Office for Windows. This means cracked/illegally obtained versions of Word, as well as Word instances that have not been activated with a product key. • Office running on versions of Windows 10 lower than 1903. • Versions of Office lower than 16.0.11629. If you are in one of these categories, please update your version of Office, Windows, or activate your copy of Word. Additionally, please ensure that you are logged into a Microsoft account when attempting to use the extension. If you are unable to do this, be aware we are working on a patch to assist these users.

Privacy and Security

QuillBot takes security and member privacy very seriously and operates in accordance with all applicable privacy and data protection laws. The company employs best-in-class physical, technical and administrative controls to protect personal information as well as cutting-edge security technology from Google. You can learn more about QuillBot’s use and protection of personal information by reading the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

No, QuillBot does not share your personal information with third parties of any kind. We will never disclose your personal information to other businesses.