Miro Moves Beyond the Online Whiteboard to Help Teams Make the Most of Powerful Visual Collaboration Software
Company launches several new product features and integrations at Distributed ’22 designed to accelerate productivity by consolidating content and the most popular tools into one team workspace
Miro,® the online platform accelerating innovation through visual collaboration, today announced the launch of several new features and a suite of integrations designed to advance the visual collaboration experience for its 45M users. Specifically, the company introduced its latest capabilities as part of a digital hub that accelerates team productivity by consolidating the most popular tools into one team workspace. With the latest releases unveiled during Distributed ’22, every team member has the ability to access, share, and contextualize the content that’s vital to their project – with live content time-consuming efforts like app switching are eliminated.
Distributed ’22, Miro’s fourth annual user conference, was designed to help organizations “make space for human.” Most teams, regardless of location or size, have become dependent on their digital tool stack to get things done, but different teams often use different tools, so knowledge sharing becomes a complicated, tedious task. What’s more, the tools teams most frequently use don’t always work together, and rarely do they contextualize the information that’s most important, making it more complicated for teams across different locations and time zones to get work done.
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“With the shift to new, modern working models, projects and work are now based in the digital world. And while much can be said for the power of technology, the sprawl of applications companies are experiencing is actually getting in the way of the work. Enterprises use, on average, 288 different SaaS apps across their business. This often leads to multiple challenges, from siloed knowledge environments to making it very difficult – if not impossible – to stay up to date on the data and content that is most accurate and valuable. The ability to aggregate and share relevant and actionable insights with your team is critical – not only to working effectively and efficiently, but to driving outcomes quickly,” said Varun Parmar, Miro’s Chief Product Officer.
With Miro as a digital hub, teams can easily build an inclusive, data-rich environment by bringing in a variety of live content to a single place and collaborating both synchronously and asynchronously. Miro is now even more valuable via the ability to support the most popular and complex workflows – including project planning, reporting and dashboarding, employee onboarding, and workshop facilitation – with a suite full of 700+ tools and integrations, including Amplitude, Confluence, Grafana, Looker, Tableau, Typeform, and YouTube.
Also new, teams can build custom dashboards, which connect data points from the most used apps in their software stack, and since dashboard data is constantly refreshed, insights are always accurate, up-to-date, and available to all collaborators in a project, removing silos that are often created among cross-functional teams. Each dashboard serves as a single source of truth for even the most complex workflows.
“We’re delivering a powerful way to preview, use, and share all of the information that’s most important for building context and alignment and driving outcomes. Combined with Miro’s deep suite of integrations across different types of content – including documents, surveys, and video – that teams use everyday, your Miro board now has the power to become the singular source of truth for any project,” continued Parmar.
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Miro also announced a host of new features now available in beta to make the platform more collaborative, interactive, and dynamic, including:
- Interactive Presentations: Make presentations interactive for greater engagement and inclusivity. An update to Presentation Mode, Interactive Presentations offers a simplified and more advanced toolbar for both presenters and audience members. Presenters can now show content from all over the board instead of being limited to slideshow style, and audience members can now participate in activity apps, interact with content like sticky notes, and easily join any presentation that’s being created when they arrive on a board.
- Talktrack: Bring greater human connection into work through board recordings. With Talktrack, anyone using Miro can record video or audio walkthroughs of their board. Each board is embedded in the video recording so that viewers can interact directly with the board, creating an immersive collaborative experience. Talktrack also allows for multiple board recordings for multiple users to capture and contextualize every part of a project.
- Localization: Miro is meant to be inclusive for everyone, and to deliver on that promise, the platform is now available in beta in French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. Our team will continue actively working on translation in each new language to ensure every big idea around the world can be captured.
- New features requested by the Miro Community: Miro’s main focus is always on its Community, and there are now more than six different sources to capture and implement feedback. Available today are some of the most requested features from the Miro Community, including:
- Collapsible mind map branches: Now available for all plans, collapsible mind map branches allow users to collapse and expand branches, making it even easier to collaborate and navigate large mind maps.
- Image masking and borders: Quickly and easily crop any image to your desired shape with image masking and make your images pop by adding a border.
- Paste as a table: Importing structured content like spreadsheets is now effortless – simply copy any piece of structured content and then click “paste as a table” or “paste as sticky notes” on your Miro board.
- Code block: Built specifically for software engineers, recruiters, trainers, and others who need to facilitate engineering specific workflows, code block helps teams ship better quality software by allowing them to create, troubleshoot remotely and collaborate on code.