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June 26, 2020โ€

Named visitors, Google Drive, Timers with sound, Resize drawings, and Touchscreen collaboration on the web

Web release

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New Features (General Availability)

๐Ÿ“› Anonymous โ€“> Visitor. Weโ€™re updating terminology on our website and in the product. โ€œAnonymous visitorsโ€ will now be known as โ€œvisitors.โ€ The โ€œanonymous linkโ€ in the share modal will now be called โ€œvisitor link.โ€ Functionality remains the same. Collaborators will be able to identify visitors in a mural as temporary collaborators by a new โ€œVisiting [Animal]โ€ alias preceded by their name, if they choose to add one. This change is tied to the update below about adding a name when you enter a mural as a visitor.ย 

๐Ÿงฉ View and preview Google Drive files. Integrate MURAL seamlessly into your workflow with the new Google Drive integration. Import Google Drive files and view a preview of them in a mural.

โฐ Alert collaborators that timeโ€™s up. When the timer runs out, youโ€™ll now hear a sound to let you and your collaborators know that youโ€™ve run out of time.

โœ๏ธ Easily resize drawings. Starting today, collaborators who like to communicate with freehand drawings can now resize their work. When youโ€™re done drawing, youโ€™ll now see a blue dot in the corner of the highlighted drawing window that can be used to adjust the scale.ย 

๐ŸชRegister for MURAL Imagine in the Learning Center. Youโ€™ll now find information about MURAL Imagine in the Learning Center accessed via the โ€œLearnโ€ tab in your mural dashboard. Register yourself or check out the latest sessions.ย 


New Features (Limited Availability)

๐Ÿจ Know who your visitors are. Anonymous visitors no longer have to be... anonymous. Visitors will now have the option to add their names when entering a mural. Please note that adding a name is optional and visitors control the name they choose to use. Availability limited to free trials and Starter plans. Coming soon to Plus and Enterprise.ย 

โฌ‡๏ธ Export stickies to a CSV file. You can now export stickies with all their related information (color, shape, link, vote session, etc.) in a CSV format so they can be easily imported to other tools. Availability limited to select MURAL members. Coming soon for everyone.ย 

๐Ÿ‘‡ Touchscreen collaboration on the web. Touchscreen actions will soon be available via web browsers, starting with touchscreen-enabled laptops, making it easier to collaborate with your team no matter where you are. Use a stylus or your finger to draw, create and write in a โ€œdraw sticky,โ€ and add sticky notes, frameworks, shapes and more! Availability limited to select MURAL members. Coming soon for everyone.ย ย 

๐Ÿ“„ How did your collaboration go? We want to make sure our members are successful, so weโ€™re checking in after your first collaborative session. You might see an email survey from us in your inbox. We appreciate your honest feedback as it helps us improve MURAL. Availability limited to select MURAL members. Coming soon for everyone.


Enhancements (General Availability)

โšก Navigation gets a performance boost. We powered up a new engine that supercharges zooming and panning in murals. With this latest upgrade, weโ€™ve improved existing performance as well as when a group is collaborating together with a lot of content. That pesky lag you sometimes experience will now be reduced and your team will be able to more seamlessly collaborate.ย 

  • Additionally, the performance boost will now be the default for every user, with no option to turn it off. The lightning bolt icon will appear โ€œonโ€ for everyone.ย 
  • Going forward, there wonโ€™t be an exclusive feedback chat. Please contact customer support with questions or feedback as you normally would.
  • Lastly, you can now edit โ€œdraw sticky notesโ€ by double clicking on them


Bug Fixes

๐Ÿ› 2019 calendars have been removed from the frameworks.

๐Ÿ•ท Fixed issues that occurred when dragging elements in Safari.

๐ŸฆŸ Images would sometimes look blurry, especially on retina displays.

๐Ÿž Sometimes lines would accidentally appear in a mural.

๐Ÿœ Elements sometimes stuck to your cursor when using a Mac keyboard.

๐Ÿ› Curved connectors weren't always visible on Microsoft Edge.

๐Ÿ•ท Fixed multiple bugs with textbox rendering.

๐Ÿž Drawing over elements wasn't always working correctly.

๐ŸฆŸ Multiple issues with open affordance buttons.

๐Ÿ› Users could move locked elements when using the inclusive selection shortcut.

๐Ÿ› When creating a connector, it wouldn't always connect to an element if you released the โ€œCโ€ key before the mouse button.

๐Ÿž Frameworks created in iOS would sometimes cause the web app to stop working.

๐ŸฆŸ Murals with noun icons would sometimes cause exports to not work.

๐Ÿœ Duplicating an area and its contents when all the elements were selected would sometimes cause an area to not work properly.

๐Ÿž The boundary box of an arrow was sometimes visible when being dragged.

๐Ÿœ The monthly pricing option on the billing page wasnโ€™t working properly.

๐ŸฆŸ Some visitors canโ€™t access the canvas when the onboarding callouts is missing


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June 26, 2020โ€

Improved drawing, better grouping, and adding a timer for iOS

iOS release

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New Features

โœ๏ธ Draw what you intend to draw. Weโ€™ve improved the drawing experience to prevent lines from being drawn when parts of your hand accidentally touch the screen.ย 

๐Ÿ”„ Better grouping. Drawings now group automatically according to their distance from one another.

โฐ Time activities, now in iOS. Weโ€™ve added a timer to the iOS app. You can set a desired length of time, add or subtract minutes, and pause a timer once itโ€™s started.ย 


Enhancements

๐Ÿ”  Font size consistency across iOS and web. Weโ€™ve adjusted settings so that font sizes shown in the iOS app and on the web will be consistent.ย 

๐Ÿ” Consistent border weights. The borders mural elements now resize according to the zoom level.ย 

โœ‰๏ธ Quicker sign-in form invites. If youโ€™re already signed into the app, youโ€™re now directly signed in when you click on an invite link.ย 

โฌ…๏ธ Easier navigation. The menu for adding images and sticky notes now closes if you tap outside of the mural.

โญ๏ธ Clear facilitator identification. The facilitator avatar in a mural now shows a star next to it, which is the same as on the web.ย 


Bug Fixes

๐ŸฆŸ Lines would sometimes flicker when drawing.ย ย 

๐Ÿž When creating a blank mural, frameworks were sometimes partially outside the canvas.

๐Ÿœ If you left the app and then re-opened it, a banner saying โ€œtrying to reconnectโ€ would sometimes appear.

๐Ÿž PDF files werenโ€™t always opening when tapping on them.

๐Ÿ› High resolution images were sometimes displayed in low resolution if you temporarily lost your internet connection.

๐Ÿ•ท Added a retina image version for the โ€œsend room to touchscreen displayโ€ modal.


Tech Updates

ย ๐Ÿ’ป Microsoft Intune upgraded to the latest version.


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June 5, 2020โ€

A performance boost for everyone, image cropping, plus new learning resources, and a little celebration ๐ŸŽŠ

Web release

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New Featuresย 

โšก๏ธ Navigation gets a performance boost. We powered up a new engine that will supercharge the loading of content when you zoom and pan in a mural. Now available to all collaborators. Look for the lightning bolt icon on the left hand menu bar. Visitors wonโ€™t see the icon. Update not applicable to Internet Explorer 11.ย 

๐Ÿง  Find images with help from IBM Watson. In-mural search results now show images that match a keyword. Powered by IBM Watson image recognition technology. Currently available to select MURAL members.ย 

๐Ÿš€ Easy access to learning resources. Now all of the best MURAL learning resources are just one click away - all in one place! Find them in the โ€œlearnโ€ tab in the dashboard. What do you want to learn today?

๐Ÿ‘ค Easily assign facilitation permissions. Facilitators can now assign facilitation rights to other members from the โ€œManage mural membersโ€ screen found by clicking on the Members icon in the top menu bar.ย 

๐ŸŽŠ Celebrate with confetti. Facilitators can emphasize positive moments of collaboration through a new celebration feature found in their avatar menu.ย 

โœ‚๏ธ Quickly crop an image in a mural. Images in a mural can now be cropped directly from the image editing controls. You can resize the crop window by dragging the sides and/or corners, or move the window around on the image once youโ€™ve found the right crop size. Now available for everyone.ย 


Enhancements

โžก๏ธ Create straight lines more easily. Lines and arrows โ€œmagnetizeโ€ to different angles to help you create straight lines.

โฌ†๏ธ Create โ€œunconnectedโ€ lines with a shortcut. Press C + OPT or C + ALT to create a line that isnโ€™t connected to an element. Move the tip of an existing line with this shortcut and youโ€™ll override any connection.

โคด๏ธ Quickly create beautiful flowcharts. When moving two or more connected elements, the connectors now automatically rearrange to the most optimal connection points. Now available for everyone.

๐Ÿ”’A more secure experience. We now redirect all http images or files that are added to a mural to their https counterpart. When searching for images from the sidebar, you will only secure content.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Japanese and Chinese Characters are now supported in exports.


Bug Fixes

๐ŸฆŸ Multiple fixes to areas:

  • Dragging an area over an image would sometimes send the area to the back.
  • Grid areas would occasionally absorb other elements if you were moving them from the title.
  • It wasnโ€™t always possible to select connectors when they were inside areas.
  • When searching in a mural, some elements inside an area would not be selectable.

๐Ÿ› Frameworks would sometimes cause an issue that would prevent a mural from exporting properly.

๐Ÿž As usual, we squashed other tiny bugs.

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May 15, 2020

Sign up for a Plus plan online with a credit card, new learning portal, and assign facilitation permissions more easily ๐ŸŽ‰

Web release


New Features

๐Ÿ’ณ Sign up for a Plus plan with a credit card. Free trial workspace admins can now buy a plus plan online with a credit card. Previously, it required outreach to the MURAL team. Plus plans can be purchased from the billing page for 10 to 50 memberships.ย 

๐ŸŽ“ New learning portal in the dashboard. Now all of the best MURAL learning resources are just one click away - all in one place! Available to select members. Coming soon for everyone.ย 

๐Ÿ’ฅ Assign Facilitation Superpowers. You can now assign facilitation rights to any member from the โ€œEditing rightsโ€ dropdown menu in the mural member settings page.ย 


Enhancements

โœ‚๏ธ Cropping is now even easier. You can move and drag the cropping mask when cropping an image. You can also crop rotated images. Pro tip: Keep the same aspect ratio when cropping by pressing Shift. Available for select users. Coming soon for everyone.

๐Ÿ“ฉ Clearer export names. Exported murals and areas now have the name of the mural and the area in the file name.

โžก๏ธ Better connectors. We improved the way arrows re-arrange so that the reposition is less aggressive.

โฌ†๏ธ Smoother connectors. When drawing an arrow from the border of a shape to the border of the same shape, the suggestion popup is not displayed anymore.

๐Ÿ“š Weโ€™re improving the Content Library:

  • Now you can rename content you've already saved.
  • The experience of adding content associated with the outline is much smoother.
  • The saved order is now most recently to least recently saved.
  • Small adjustments to visual details and wording.
  • Elements saved inside areas/frameworks always save correctly.

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Bug Fixes

๐ŸฆŸ HTML code was sometimes being displayed in sticky notes when the Google Translator plug-in was turned on.

๐Ÿ› When pasting content from spreadsheets with line breaks inside one cell, the content was sometimes pasted into different stickies.

๐Ÿ•ทWhen there were empty cells in a spreadsheet, the content of the cells copied to a mural would sometimes concatenate instead of being copied into different stickies.

๐Ÿœ Double clicking to create a sticky note would sometimes show the blue border for a moment above the sticky.ย 

๐Ÿž Find results were not always highlighted if they were inside an area.

ย ๐Ÿ›You were not always able to select connectors when they were inside areas if the area was sent to the front.

ย ๐Ÿ•ทWhen duplicating connected areas, connectors would sometimes break.

๐Ÿ› Clicking and dragging to select elements was sometimes excluding previously selected elements.

๐Ÿž Resizing the browser window would sometimes trigger the zoom alert.

๐Ÿ•ท The calendar integration wasnโ€™t always picking up login from modal.

๐Ÿœ The calendar integration wasnโ€™t always showing Untitled murals in the list when creating an event.

๐Ÿ› The ability to save multiple images to Dropbox wasnโ€™t always working.

ย ๐Ÿ•ทComponent field values werenโ€™t always showing when exporting to Jira.

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โšก๏ธ Lots of improvements to the navigation performance boost:ย 

  • Sometimes you would see a duplicate element or the element would change entirely when dragging it.ย 
  • Grid areas werenโ€™t always working correctly when adding elements (showing ghost feedback and shifting other elements inside it to make place for new ones)
  • Sometimes you couldnโ€™t delete an element.
  • Rotated titles wouldnโ€™t always work.ย 
  • Heavy murals would sometimes have issues when panning.
  • Murals would seemingly get cut off, but then would fix themselves after zooming.
  • Selection boxes would break for dropped links and image captions.ย 
  • Comment bubbles wouldnโ€™t sometimes look oversized or distorted.
  • Shapes now let you know that you can add text to them.
  • Hiding outline elements wouldn't always work.
  • The open button wasn't always showing up for images with no caption or link.
  • The toolbar would have issues when panning in mouse mode.
  • You weren't always able to pan if dragged above an element that was being edited remotely.
  • You could sometimes create stickies by accident.
  • The find layer wasn't always working correctly.
  • Text would sometimes desync on drag if you moved it while being edited.

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May 8, 2020

View cropped images, plan ahead, and bug fixes

iOS v.1.77.0 release

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New Features

๐Ÿ–ผ View cropped images. Now youโ€™re able to view images in iOS that have been cropped on the web.

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Enhancements

๐Ÿ—“ Plan ahead. Calendars from 2020 to 2022 are now available in your frameworks.

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Bug Fixes

๐Ÿ› Voting instructions were not always being displayed.

๐Ÿž Frameworks would sometimes be created with incorrect dimensions.

๐Ÿ•ท The thread widgets position on creation wasnโ€™t always consistent.

๐ŸฆŸ Editing example templates while being logged out the app would sometimes make the sidebar disappear.

๐Ÿœ Videos were able to be selected for upload even if they were not supported.

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Tech Updates

๐Ÿ’ป Updated to iOS 13 SDK.

๐Ÿ’ป Updated expired Sentry token.

๐Ÿ’ป Switched to pods for all dependencies.

๐Ÿ’ป Updated React-Native to version 0.61.5.

๐Ÿ’ป Minimum iOS version required raised to iOS 11.

๐Ÿ’ป Added tracking for custom colors.


May 8, 2020

Navigate with a mouse, plus improved performance!

Windows v.1.67.3 release

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New Features

๐Ÿ–ฑ Navigate without a touchscreen. Now you can use your mouse to navigate the Windows App and work in a mural โ€“ convenient if you donโ€™t have a touchscreen device.ย ย 

๐Ÿ–ผ View cropped images. Now youโ€™re able to view images in the Windows App that have been cropped on the web.

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Enhancementsย 

๐Ÿ’จ Who doesnโ€™t love speed?! Murals now load 38% faster.

๐Ÿ—“ Plan ahead. Calendars from 2020 to 2022 are now available in your frameworks.ย 

๐Ÿคš Stop, youโ€™ve reached the end. The zoom indicator will now let you know once you've reached the maximum or minimum level.

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Bug Fixes

๐ŸฆŸ Arrows would sometimes appear across the screen when zooming in or out.

๐Ÿž Resizing groups of elements would sometimes not allow you to resize to the smallest size possible.

๐Ÿœ It was not always possible to undo an underline in a sticky note.

๐Ÿ•ท When zooming in and out, the border of shapes would sometimes disappear for a moment.

๐Ÿ› Images would sometimes not appear when showing voting results.

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Tech Updates

๐Ÿ’ป A new asset manager has been implemented.

๐Ÿ’ป The flag for gesture optimization has been updated.


April 24, 2020

Self-Serve SSO, Improved Flowcharts, and Performance Boost โšก๏ธ

Web release

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New Features

๐Ÿšช Customers can manually configure SAML SSO. Enterprise Network customers now have a self-serve option to configure and test an SAML SSO integration. Currently available for select Enterprise Network members. Coming soon for all Enterprise Network members.

๐Ÿ“› Enhanced multi-platform IP whitelisting. IP Whitelisting now supports native devices as well as the web application.

โšก๏ธ Navigation gets a performance boost. Weโ€™re powering up a new engine that will supercharge the loading of content when you zoom and pan in a mural. Currently available for select members. Coming soon for all members.

โคด๏ธ Quickly create beautiful flowcharts. When moving two or more connected elements, the connectors now automatically rearrange to the most optimal connection points. Currently available for select members. Coming soon for all members.

๐Ÿ“š Create and save reusable content. Individual members can save charts, diagrams, exercises, and other assets to a content library that can be accessed across any mural in the future. Currently available for select members. Coming soon for all members.


Enhancements

โœ… First and last name validation. In order to avoid misleading profile names we added a character validation in the first name and last name fields on the sign-up and profile settings pages. It only applies to users without SSO. This validation checks that the user doesnโ€™t type any characters outside letters, commas, hyphens, dots and apostrophes.

๐Ÿ‘ฅ Enhanced identification of company members. We improved the process through which we identify the members of a company on the back end, allowing for greater scaling of enterprise features.ย 

โ˜‘๏ธ Confirmation modal on Company Dashboard. Company Administrators and MURAL stakeholders who have access to a companyโ€™s dashboard will now see a confirmation modal before saving changes. Changes are itemized in the modal. Currently available for select members. Coming soon for all members.

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ Enlarged search button in workspace dashboard. The search button in the dashboard is now more prominent. Look for it in the top right corner of the screen and search for a mural, room, or template.

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Bug Fixes

๐Ÿ•ท Cursors would sometimes remain visible after collaborators left a mural.ย 

๐ŸฆŸ Pressing the โ€œDโ€ key would sometimes duplicate a drawing while in drawing mode.

๐Ÿž Connectors and arrows would occasionally break after moving a group of interconnected elements.

๐Ÿœ Images would sometimes be displayed as grey boxes.

๐Ÿž A โ€œtrying to reconnectโ€ alert would sometimes appear if a member was editing a sticky note at the start of a voting session.

๐ŸฆŸ The mural outline is now read-only during a voting session.

๐Ÿ› The Facilitation Superpowers modal now opens for view-only collaborators.

๐Ÿ•ท The new mural modal didnโ€™t always scroll properly.


Apr 1, 2020

Avatar update ๐ŸŒŸ and keeping the house clean ๐Ÿงน

Web Release

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Enhancements

โญ๏ธ The avatar stars that denote facilitator permissions are now all the same color to avoid confusion about different color stars meaning different things.

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Bug Fixes

๐Ÿž Company Administrators were not always able to create API keys from the Company Dashboard.

๐Ÿœ Some web links didn't show thumbnails when added to a mural.

๐Ÿ•ทThe app would sometimes freeze when resizing a mural while drawing.

๐Ÿ› Elements that were previously rotated before being added to a grid area would show up rotated in the export file.

๐ŸฆŸ Text boxes that were added below frameworks were sometimes misaligned when exported.

๐Ÿœ Elements were not always updating their rotation when being added to grid areas.

๐Ÿ› Images would sometimes temporarily disappear when editing their caption.

๐Ÿ•ท Arrows would occasionally flicker when zooming or panning immediately after moving one of the arrow endpoints.

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Apr 1, 2020

iOS 1.75: Scan whiteboard drawings and handwriting โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฒ

iOS Release

๐Ÿ“ฒScan everything on a whiteboard. In addition to sticky notes, now you can scan anything drawn on a whiteboard - drawings, handwriting, etc. Only available to MURAL Scan beta testers. Sign up here.

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Mar 11, 2020

MURAL De-provisioning API, Key Management, and Find content for everyone ๐Ÿ™Œ

Web Release

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New Features

๐Ÿ”‘ API Key Management. Company administrators can generate API keys to use in MURAL public APIs. To start, these keys will only work for the de-provisioning API. As we roll out new APIs over time, this key management feature will support all of them. Available to Enterprise Network customers.

โšก๏ธ MURAL De-provisioning API. Enterprise Network customers can scale their individual de-provisioning process by integrating with our new public de-provisioning API. Company administrators will be able to create different API keys in order to build a de-provisioning flow outside the current MURAL UI. They will be able to log out and revoke access to any company member that leaves the company or shouldnโ€™t have access to MURAL for whatever reason.

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Enhancements

๐Ÿ”ŽFind content in mural now generally available. We've released the new find feature to all users. Access by pressing command+F in a mural, clicking on the ๐Ÿ”Žicon on the top menu bar, or by selecting the "?" on your keyboard. Additional enhancements to the find feature:

  • Use shortcuts to work faster within your search results (Pro Tip: use command+A to select all results at the same time).
  • We improved the opacity of the elements below the find results so you can better see the context of your results
  • You can now navigate from the first result to the last result and vice versa.
  • Hidden elements in the outline will not appear in search results

๐Ÿ“„ Streamlined context menu options. The context menu doesn't show "Send to Back" or "Send to Front" option when nothing is selected.

๐Ÿ–‹ Improved previews. Curved connectors and drawings are better displayed in thumbnail previews on the workspace dashboard.

๐Ÿ” Hidden means hidden. Hidden elements in the outline are not displayed anymore when you use the "X" shortcut.

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Bug Fixes

๐Ÿž The new facilitator locking interaction wasn't always working as expected when elements are close to the right of the screen and the lock menu opens to the left.

๐Ÿ•ท Selecting different options in the timer dropdown sometimes wasn't behaving normally and stayed in the "selected" state when it wasn't clicked.

๐Ÿ›Find navigation would sometimes break when reaching the last result with your keyboard.

๐Ÿž Areas were not always visible in voting results.

๐ŸฆŸ When pasting a URL from the web it wasn't always being displayed in real-time in the windows app.

๐Ÿ› Clicking on a link inside a title in view only mode would sometimes not take you to the URL.

๐Ÿ•ท When resizing grid areas, the border would sometimes flicker.

๐Ÿž Text wasnโ€™t always resizing when the font was changed inside sticky notes.

๐Ÿ› When resizing a sticky or shape with a connector, the connector would not always resize in real-time

๐ŸฆŸ Text boxes with bigger font sizes were sometimes not being displayed correctly in the activity log.

๐Ÿ•ท Fixed mural downtime when deploying real-time.

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Mar 10, 2020

Windows v.1.66.0: Improved Performance

Windows Release

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธSignificant improvement in mural navigation performance. Testing shows as much as an 85% increase in speed when zooming in and out! This improvement is initially turned off by default. You can enable by tapping on the settings icon and then turning on "gesture optimization" under "Labs."

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Mar 5, 2020

iOS 1.74.0: Custom colors and better drawings!

iOS Release

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New Feature

๐ŸŽจ Create custom colors. You can now add any color you want to your palette for use throughout a mural, including drawings, stickies, and shapes.

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Enhancements

๐Ÿ‘† Improved navigation control. We improved the navigation so you don't accidentally move elements that are partially outside of the viewport.

โœ๏ธ Better drawings. The highlighter won't cover your line drawings anymore.

โœ๏ธ New drawing options. Select from more distinct default stroke options.

Bug Fixes

๐Ÿœ Text edits from other apps were not always being displayed in real-time.

๐Ÿ› Long texts in sticky notes were occasionally overflowing the sticky note.

๐Ÿ•ท Uploading images from the camera in big murals was sometimes not working.

๐ŸžThe context menu would often appear displaced if you tapped on a group.

๐ŸฆŸ Scroll to top in the frameworks list wasn't always working.

๐Ÿœ App was sometimes crashing when getting started on iOS 10.

๐Ÿ› PDF exports were not always working.

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Tech Updates

๐Ÿ“ฑ Fixed disconnect socket while debugging.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Better handling of images returning 404.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Update mural-shared version

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Feb 26, 2020

Windows 1.65.1: New ability to test your connection

Windows Release

New Feature

๐Ÿ“ถ Test your connection. Get instant information about your connection to our servers and to your Wi-Fi in a single step from the Settings icon.

Bug Fixes

๐Ÿœ When creating a mural from a template some rooms were not loading.

๐Ÿž When changing a sticky type inside an area, the sticky would sometimes be placed in a different area.

๐Ÿ› Opening an example mural would occasionally freeze the app.

๐Ÿ•ท Fixed 301 exception handling.

๐Ÿœ Stickies would sometimes cluster to the wrong parent when changing types.

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Feb 19, 2020

Company-Wide Disclaimers, New Facilitator Tag, and Enhanced Facilitator Lock Feedback ๐Ÿ‘

Web Release

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New Features

๐Ÿšจ Optional company disclaimer in every mural. Enterprise Network members will be able to set a company-wide disclaimer to appear in every mural. The message will be customizable from the Company Dashboard in the "General" section. Currently available for select Enterprise Network members. Coming soon for all Enterprise Network members.

๐Ÿ“„ Client-specific help section. In order to be compliant with a customerโ€™s Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), members will now visualize a new company-specific help section. This feature will not be visible by other users outside one company. We are not planning to scale this feature to other members.

๐Ÿ“‘ Help menu available in company dashboard. Chat with customer support or access the support page without leaving the Company Dashboard. Currently available for select Enterprise Network members. Coming soon for all Enterprise Network members.

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Enhancements

๐Ÿท Company Dashboard beta status label. The notation is only visible to Company Dashboard beta testers to reinforce the status of the product.

๐Ÿ‘€ Visual clean-up. Tweaked spacing and font colors in the "Create mural" modal.

๐Ÿ”’ Clarified lock options for facilitators. We're making it easier for a facilitator to choose who can unlock elements in a mural. The options can be found by highlighting the elements, right-clicking, and hovering over "Lock."

๐Ÿท New facilitator tag. We've added a tag along the top menu bar that lets you know have facilitator permissions in that specific mural. Currently available for select members. Coming soon for all.

๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ Enhanced 404 error messages. Clarified messaging for anonymous users when they can't access a mural because it has anonymous linking turned off. Part of a stream of work to improve 404 error messages.

๐Ÿ” Multiple enhancements to searching for content in a mural:

  • Transparent background color option now appears first in the list of search filters.
  • Shadow highlight for circle stickies mimics their shape.
  • Search now ignores blank spaces at the end of the keyword or text.
  • When duplicating a sticky from search results, the duplicated sticky will now also appear in the results.

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Bug Fixes

๐Ÿ› Searching for content in a mural:

  • Right clicking on search results would not always show the context menu.
  • Dragging search results would move the widget below the overlay.
  • When dragging a sticky from search results to an area, the sticky would go under the overlay.
  • You were not able to unselect a widget from search results.

๐Ÿž Images were not always being displayed in search results.

๐Ÿ•ทOpening the font menu as an anonymous user would sometimes cause issues.

๐Ÿœ Cursor would sometimes stay stuck in connector mode until you pressed the "C" key again.

๐ŸฆŸ Undoing a connector with the suggestion modal open would sometimes cause issues.

๐Ÿ•ท The edit comment layout would sometimes not work properly.

๐Ÿ› The position of the "View only" icon was not correct in the "Mural members" dropdown.

๐ŸฆŸ Tracking in the "Create mural" modal would occasionally not work properly.

๐Ÿœ Template share links were not always working for people outside of the workspace the template belonged to.

๐Ÿž As usual, we fixed other tiny bugs!

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Jan 30, 2020

Enhanced connectors, formatting controls, and bug fixes!

Web Release

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Enhancements

โžก๏ธ Copy connector formatting. Save time when creating flowcharts! Connectors now copy the style of the previous connector.

๐Ÿงฒ Connector magnetism adjustments. Connectors were being too aggressive, so we changed the magnetism of the snapping points. You now have more freedom when connecting them.

โŽ Instructions editor formatting. You can add soft line breaks to instructions editor (shift + enter) for more precise formatting.

โ†—๏ธ Templates in a separate tab. Open templates in a separate tab from the create mural modal for a closer look.

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Bug Fixes

๐Ÿ› When moving elements inside an area with the keyboard, a duplicated element was being displayed.

๐Ÿ› It was not possible to select areas inside areas

๐Ÿ› It was difficult to drag and select areas inside shapes.

๐Ÿ› The Edit link and Edit thumbnail submenu were not closing.

๐Ÿ› Ctrl - Cmd + C Shortcut was not working.

๐Ÿ› Only new guests in old user system: The current invite permissions to invite โ€œOnly new guestsโ€ was only working for the new user system. We made a fix to support it in the old user system as well.

๐Ÿ› As usual, we fixed other tiny bugs.

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Jan 9, 2020

New content search feature, facilitator ID, OneDrive integration, and more! ๐Ÿš€

Web Release

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New Features

๐Ÿ” Easily find content inside a mural. You can now search and filter content by text and color inside the mural. Only available to select customers for the time being.

โญ๏ธ New facilitator identification on avatar. All things related to facilitation are now tied together with a โญ๏ธ.

๐Ÿ“‚ Microsoft OneDrive integration. You can now import files directly from your OneDrive account. Only available to select customers for the time being.

๐Ÿ”‘ Microsoft Single Sign-On. Sign in to MURAL using your Microsoft account.

๐Ÿ“Š New insights in Company Dashboard. When you access the Company Dashboard you will now find a new Insights section with information on Users, Workspaces, Templates, and Canvases. Only available to select customers for the time being.

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Enhancements

๐Ÿ” Edit and delete Billing Groups. Global Admins will now be able to modify Billing Groups information such as Name, Billing Email, Subscription Start and End Date.

๐Ÿงน Guides removed from the dashboard. Unused features are now removed so we don't clutter the interface.

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Bug Fixes

๐Ÿ› It was not possible to delete comment replies.

๐Ÿ› It was not possible to select areas within areas.

๐Ÿ› The modal to remove a vote said "Remote" instead of "Remove."

๐Ÿ› On the voting results page, long texts overlapped with the "Unique voters" text.

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Jan 1, 2020

Windows 1.64.0

Windows Release

๐Ÿ’ช When a Touchscreen Display has been removed from a workspace, you can now re-connect it faster without having to go back to the Dashboard by using a numeric code
๐Ÿ› Double tap when creating a sticky note was occasionally freezing the app if the mural had many stickies.
๐Ÿ› ย Preview images with urls were sometimes not being displayed.

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Dec 2, 2019

iOS 1.67.2

iOS Release

๐Ÿ™Œ Tired of pushing one mural at a time to the Hub? You can now send an entire room at once.

๐Ÿ’ช Better performance on murals with lots of images! Canvases with lots of images were taking too much time to load and would sometimes crash the app.

๐Ÿ’ช "Hub" was renamed to "Touchscreen display" to make it clear that you can send a mural to other devices as well.

๐Ÿ’ช Better performance on the Add element menu.

๐Ÿ’ช Better handling of local images to avoid loading them multiple times.

๐Ÿ’ช Improved the way we track errors in the app

๐Ÿ› Images were flickering when locked.

๐Ÿ› The color icon was not visible when adding an area.

๐Ÿ› Some users were randomly logged out of the app.

๐Ÿ› There was no feedback when an image didn't load because of an error.

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Dec 1, 2019

Windows 1.63.1

Windows Release

๐Ÿ’ช Save time by sending an entire Room to the Hub, no need to send murals one by one any more!

๐Ÿ› There was an error in the animation of loading icons.

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Dec 1, 2019

Improved canvas performance and locked elements selection

Web Release

๐Ÿ™Œ You will notice a major performance improvement while interacting with the canvas! This is part of a bigger effort of making working on the canvas as smooth as butter.

๐Ÿ™Œ Selection for locked elements - Just want to modify a specific section of your canvas but youโ€™ve already locked everything down? Press ctrl+Shift and select the elements you want to lock.

๐Ÿ™Œ New mural menu - Search for templates by keyword or category when you create a new mural, and see template descriptions to make a more informed decision about which one is best for you.

๐Ÿ™Œ Save time by sending an entire Room to the Surface Hub or Touchscreen Display running the Windows app, no need to send murals one by one any more!

๐Ÿ’ช We keep improving our arrows, so you can easily connect elements with no fuss.

๐Ÿ’ช From now on all "Surface Hub" will be identified as "Touchscreen Display", since you can also send your canvases to other Windows 10 touch screen displays.

๐Ÿ’ช Google contacts integration - You can now invite Google contacts to your workspace from the sign-up flow.

๐Ÿ’ช Rich text in instructions - Use bold, italic, underlined, lists and bullets.

๐Ÿ’ช Facilitator feedback in the members list to give depth and hierarchy to your instructions.

๐Ÿ› You were able to zoom the Chrome UI with keyboard shortcuts while on the canvas loading screen.

๐Ÿ› The border wasn't showing up on drawing stickies.

๐Ÿ› ย Duplicating a group with a connected arrow would create an extra one.

๐Ÿ› ย The input was getting unsorted when editing a shape that had text on it.

๐Ÿ› ย Not all text controls were appearing when adding text to a shape.

๐Ÿ› ย There were some layering problems when working with shapes and connectors.

๐Ÿ› ย Dragging a connector on top of an area's children would connect to the area rather than to the desired element

๐Ÿ› ย You could move some elements while using the C shortcut, instead of creating a new connector.

๐Ÿ› ย You could connect to the same origin snapping dot while using the shortcut, creating a very small arrow.

๐Ÿ› ย Suggestion popup wasn't appearing when dropping a new connector over an area.

๐Ÿ› ย Many more connectors bug fixing and improvements.

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Nov 21, 2019

Win 1.62.2

Windows Release

๐Ÿ’ช Better performance when dragging objects! We reduced the memory required to display a canvas which allows for a better dragging experience.

๐Ÿ’ช Save time when creating stickies! When you double tap next to an existing sticky, the new one will copy its format.

๐Ÿ› When drawing, the first stroke would glitch for a moment.

๐Ÿ› Groups were not scaling properly when the elements were rotated.

๐Ÿ› Hub was allowed to make edits after getting a 400 error.

๐Ÿ’ป Use new images / files upload endpoint.

๐Ÿ’ป Better handling of API errors.

๐Ÿ’ป New patch endpoint.

๐Ÿ’ป Better rtb imports.

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Oct 29, 2019

Improved connectors and new billing management for the Enterprise

Web Release

๐Ÿ™Œ Billing Groups: Customers in Enterprise Network plans can now have multiple buyers within the same company. We call this feature a Billing Group. The first release is now available for selected customers. We can create and manage billing groups, including adding and removing members from them. In addition, customers can see the last access and interaction days in the last 3 months of the users inside a billing group. We support adding members manually or automatically regarding how those users collaborated with other MURAL members in the company.

๐Ÿ™Œ Connectors: You can now build flowcharts extremely fast! Get suggested snapping points when connecting elements and get a suggestion to create a new element when holding "C" and dragging.

๐Ÿ’ช Empty shapes can now be connected.

๐Ÿ’ช Updated Event Canvas frameworks ("Event Model Canvas" and "Empathy Map") to their latest versions.

๐Ÿ’ช Added "Learn S.I.M.P.L.E", "Learn S.M.A.R.T" and "Innovation Ecosystem Map" Kromatic frameworks.

๐Ÿ’ช Donโ€™t want anyone else to end your voting session? We inverted the settings on the new voting modal so that only you and other facilitators in your canvas can end sessions you start by default.

๐Ÿ’ช New feedback for the Facilitator lock - now Facilitators will see that they are โ€œSuper Lockingโ€ elements and see an explanation for what that means. Collaborators will see a different icon so itโ€™s easy to tell which elements are Super Locked

๐Ÿ’ช Updated style for Instructions to make them more legible and easier on the eyes

๐Ÿ› You were able to add elements to groups using the context menu, which then lead to moving locked groups accidentally.

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Oct 21, 2019

iOS v1.66.2

iOS Release

๐Ÿ™Œ Better image loading performance.
๐Ÿ™Œ When drawing, strokes that are far apart from each other will be split and saved as different elements.
๐Ÿ› Connectors were misaligned when you moved shapes on the web.
๐Ÿ› "Send comment" button was not visible in landscape mode.
๐Ÿ› When duplicating elements with comments, comments were also duplicated.
๐Ÿ› When editing a template before signing in, the connection with the server would break.
๐Ÿ› Opening a mural as an anonymous user would crash the app.
๐Ÿ› Grouping elements with drawn stickies in the web or windows app would crash the app.
๐Ÿ› As usual, we fixed other smaller bugs.

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Oct 6, 2019

Improved connectors and more invite settings

Web Release

๐Ÿ™Œ Want to build neat flowcharts? You can now snap an arrow to the border of any element, so they always look tidy. Just for selected workspaces

๐Ÿ™Œ Invite restrictions in workspace settings. New options were added. Now, workspace admins can select the following: New members and guests, Only New Members, Only new guests, or No one new. The settings available will depend on the current workspace and company settings.
๐Ÿ’ช Styling connectors used to be a struggle if you had many of them together. Now it will come forward while selected, making it really easy to edit.
๐Ÿ’ช Comments navigation is more intuitive since the arrow tooltips now display which is newer and which are older.
๐Ÿ’ช You can now override the connection snapping using the ctrl/cmd key. Just for selected workspaces

๐Ÿ’ช New interaction to show users how to remove a vote! Not understanding how to remove a vote was one of the most common usability complaints we got related to voting. Now clicking on an already-placed vote will show a menu that allows you to add or remove votes, as well as shows the shortcuts for doing so.
๐Ÿ› The position of the "Send to this step" link in the Outline now always appears properly aligned
๐Ÿ› The callout explaining the facilitator permission isn't jumpy on hover anymore
๐Ÿ› Feedback about the timer doesnโ€™t overlap with the voting banner anymore
๐Ÿ› The tooltip explaining hidden elements shows up in the right place now when the element is inside an area or framework
๐Ÿ› Bounding box not visible anymore when hiding cursors during presentation mode
๐Ÿ› Cleaned up the position of the X users online tooltip in relation to avatars so everything is properly aligned
๐Ÿ› Fixed an issue with some older elements that caused murals that contained them not to load properly

๐Ÿ› If someone deleted their comment reply, then they would appear as the owner of previous replies in the activity log and notifications.
๐Ÿ› Trying to copy a commentโ€™s text using a shortcut (cmd+c or ctrl+c) wasnโ€™t working properly.
๐Ÿ› The canvas size was randomly shrinking when collaborating with other members.
๐Ÿ› Opening a collaborator's comment would sometimes break the browser.
๐Ÿ› Sometimes exporting multiple canvas images to Dropbox wasnโ€™t working.
๐Ÿ› Resizing a rotated element was very wonky, not anymore
๐Ÿ› Some activity logs couldnโ€™t be actionable to recover.

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Oct 3, 2019

Windows v.1.61.1

Windows Release

๐Ÿ™Œ Keep your audience engaged while presenting. With the New Full Screen Mode we maximize the real state of your canvas by hiding the tool bars and reducing the following bars. Tip: you can still add sticky notes by double tapping.
๐Ÿ™Œ Want to build a playful navigation inside your canvas? You can now add links to elements inside the canvas and jump to them directly when clicking on the โ€œGo to >โ€ button.
๐Ÿ™Œ More voting flexibility! You can now vote on areas and files.
๐Ÿ› Recovered content from the web was not appearing in real time.
๐Ÿ› Vote results were not showing when the vote was casted over a textbox.
๐Ÿ› As usual, we fixed other tiny bugs.

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Oct 1, 2019

iOS 1.65

iOS Release

๐Ÿ™Œ Don't worry about accidentally closing the app while drawing, your drawings will now be automatically saved. No need to hit Done anymore!
๐Ÿ™Œ Drawing is getting smarter. In this release you'll see better drawing separation. If you pan or zoom while drawing, a new drawing will be created.
๐Ÿ™Œ No need to group drawings to areas or frameworks anymore! Drawings will be automatically absorbed over areas and frameworks.

๐Ÿ’ชYou can now manage big drawings more easily as they get separated into different elements.
๐Ÿ’ชBeing inactive for a minute while drawing will create a separate drawing on the next stroke.
๐Ÿ’ชTyping text will be easier as now the viewport will follow the input as you type.

๐Ÿ› Sharing from the Post-it Plus app was not working
๐Ÿ› Creating a sticky note next to another one with a link would also add a link to the new sticky.
๐Ÿ›When editing sticky notes, the text was shown cut off until you started typing.

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Sep 17, 2019

iOS 1.63

iOS Release


๐Ÿ™Œ If flowcharts are your thing, you can now get creative with brand new shapes including triangles, diamonds, pentagons, and hexagons!

๐Ÿ’ช We know drawing was a little challenging specially since a simple swipe from left to right would take you back to the dashboard. We got your back! We disabled that annoying gesture so you can draw comfortably.

๐Ÿ’ช Some stickies had text colors which were hard to read, so we switched them to white.

๐Ÿ› You can now see the text you're typing when adding a sticky note in landscape mode.
๐Ÿ› Items that were recovered on the web were not visible in the app.
๐Ÿ› Grouping and ungrouping elements that were connected was messing the connectors in the canvas.
๐Ÿ› Guests shouldn't see the "Favorite murals" dashboard option.
๐Ÿ› As usual, we fixed other tiny bugs.