MURAL Product Changes


September 30, 2021

New templates and bug fixes

Web release

Enhancements 

📁 More easily organize copied murals into folders 

Now, when duplicating a mural, you can choose a destination folder to store it in for ease of access and improved organization.



New Templates

🤔Consider a hybrid workplace

This Hybrid Collaboration Worksheet template will help you and your team consider what and how a hybrid workplace might work for your organization.


🔍Evaluate the effectiveness of meetings

Identify which team meetings need to stay on the calendar and which ones can go async with this Async Meeting Calendar template.



Bug Fixes 

🐛 When dragging murals into folders, certain dropdown menus and sort and filter for murals were inaccessible. In addition, other dropdown menus and folder breadcrumbs would sometimes block drag and drop functionality for folders. 

 🦟 When editing text boxes inside grid areas, the object toolbar would sometimes be displayed in a different position.

🕷When dragging an object on top of an area’s title, the object would sometimes be blocked by the title and you couldn’t select or move it.

🐞When dragging a group of objects that were rotated, the objects would not appear rotated for collaborators.

🐛 International characters would sometimes cause exports to fail.

 🦟 In private mode, collaborators were not able to see or edit their own content when using ALT + drag.

🕷Starting and ending private mode was not being tracked in the activity feed. 

🐞There was an error while a collaborator was typing in an area title.

🐛 Folders were overlapping some dropdown menus and tooltips.


September 27, 2021

Introducing folders to help you keep track of your murals

Web release


New Features

📂 Manage and organize murals with folders. 

Find your murals faster with folders. Add folders to open or private rooms to organize murals by project, timeframe, meeting, or however you like. With folders, murals are easier to find and share, making collaboration across your teams even easier. Learn more.



Enhancements 

💬 Reopen comment threads

Now, anyone can reopen a comment thread, not just facilitators or people who participated in the original thread.



New Templates

♻️ Optimize your resources with circular design 

Design a new venture or transform an existing business into a regenerative process with this Circular Canvas template by Circulab.


📝 Facilitate productive group work in class

Use this Team Breakout template to lead team cohesion, centralize group work, present findings, and provide feedback.


👥 Lead a peer-review session

Provide feedback on the work submitted by your classmates with this Peer-review Pinboard template by Falmouth University.




Bug Fixes 

🐛Objects would be incorrectly repositioned in the iOS app when another participant would edit them from the web app.

 🦟 When selecting multiple objects that were connected by a line and then aligning or arranging them from the toolbar, the connectors would sometimes disconnect from the objects.

🕷 When typing an accent via a keyboard shortcut on Mac computers, the letter containing the special character and anything after it would disappear after exiting edit mode.

🐞 A comment that was reopened by another collaborator wasn’t appearing in the mural.

🐛 Timer events were not being tracked in the activity feed. 

 🦟 Members were not moved from ungrouped members to a billing group after a company admin had added them. 


September 16, 2021

More ways to filter and find content in a mural, new templates for data visualization, and bug fixes

Web release

Enhancements 

✍️ Find objects by the collaborator who last edited them 

Now, you can search any mural for the objects that were last edited by a particular collaborator. Inside of the find panel, you can now select any collaborator and search or filter for any objects that were last edited by that person.  


✏️Easily edit template descriptions

Whether you published a template without a description or want to make the purpose of your template more clear, you are now able to easily update the description of a template you’ve published!


🏎 Improved performance when drawing 

Now, when you’re using the drawing feature and there are other collaborators in the mural, drawing is less likely to cause lag. 


New Templates

🤩Present data in a visually engaging way

We’ve released two new templates, Data Delivery Library and Venn Diagram, that provide quick and easy visualizations to share data with your team and find business trends.


Bug Fixes 

🐛 When dragging an area over locked and unlocked objects and then clicking absorb, the area would absorb both type of objects instead of only the unlocked objects.

 🦟 When adding more than one color to text in a text box, only the first color would be applied when exiting editing. 

🕷When dragging an object into an area using the move icon in the object toolbar, the object would not always be absorbed correctly. 

🐞Copying objects failed if any of those objects contained special letters or characters.

🐛When selecting text inside of a text box or title and then pressing CTRL + X, the text box would get deleted instead of cutting the text.

🦟 In the MURAL App for Zoom, the top bar covered the release and unfollow options when following or being followed in a mural. 

🕷The navigation bar in the MURAL App for Zoom was causing confusion when it was hidden so it is now always available. 

🐞There was a delay between opening an invite to collaborate in the MURAL App for Zoom and the canvas opening in the Zoom client.

🐛When the find panel was open and a filter was selected, CTRL + A to select all matching criteria in the mural wasn’t working.

🦟The activity to add or delete a file was not being tracked in the activity feed. 

🕷Users with view-only permissions could not open the find panel using the shortcut CTRL + F. 

🐞In private mode, the find panel could erroneously be opened using keyboard shortcuts. 

🐛In a text box or sticky note, if two (or more) words were separated by a line break, searching for those words consecutively from the keyword search in the find panel would return zero results.


September 9, 2021

Enhancements to comments, labels on connectors, new templates, and a slew of bugs

Web release

Enhancements 

✨Visually see which comments are new in a mural

When you enter a mural with new comments or threads, they’ll be marked with a fuschia circle which will pulse in the canvas. This helps draw your attention to the latest information, without having to sift through comments you’ve already read.  


✅ Easily resolve a comment or thread

Now, anyone who participated in a comment thread can resolve the comment or thread by clicking the check mark in the comment sidebar to mark as resolved.


➜ Create more polished diagrams with labels that snap to center

Now, you can more easily position a label in the exact center of a line segment. Simply move the label close to the center of a line segment and it will automatically snap to the exact center. 


🏎 Improved performance during collaborative sessions

Now, when you drag a group of objects or are editing text in an object, you’re less likely to have any lag in the mural. 


New Templates

🎯Reach better results faster

This Five Building Blocks of Visual Collaboration template by Bigger Picture provides simple tools and a step-by-step process with templates, models, question lists, and training guides that you can use and customize to your needs.


⚓️Align your team around a strategic topic

Experience the value of getting your team on the same page with the concrete processes outlined in this Team Alignment Workshop template.


Bug Fixes 

🐛When typing in a text box and then pressing the font style shortcuts, the new style would not be set.

 🦟Copying and pasting areas that contained locked objects were not working. 

🕷When changing the size of a mural from settings in the Safari browser, the changes would sometimes not be saved.

🐞 The “trying to reconnect” banner would sometimes incorrectly be displayed when entering a mural.

🐛Collaborators would see drawings flicker on their screen.

🦟When there were multiple formatting styles in a text box, the toolbar was not showing the correct feedback for each of the styles.

🕷When grouping two groups of objects, the order of the objects would sometimes be updated incorrectly.

🐞When a mural was moved to a different workspace, images would sometimes be displayed as grey.

🐛When cropping an image and then trying to crop it again, the image was in the wrong location when panning.

🦟When multi-factor authentication was enabled, exporting murals would sometimes fail.

🕷Members were not able to scroll all the way to the bottom of the comments sections for both open and resolved comments with threads containing 20+ comments.

🐞 During a collaborative session, connectors would sometimes disconnect when dragging one of the connected objects.


September 6, 2021

Comments enhancements and squashed some bugs

Web release

Enhancements 

👀 Easily see new comments and replies in the comments sidebar

When there are new comments or replies in a mural, you’ll see a fuschia circle with the number of new comments on the comments icon in the top bar. Once clicking into the comments sidebar, new comments will have a fuschia dot next to them with the number of new replies within the thread. This improved experience enables better asynchronous feedback to help drive work forward without needing to meet.


Bug Fixes 

🐛When selecting and rotating an arrow that had a label with another object, the label would get incorrectly repositioned after refreshing the page or pressing undo.

 🦟 When creating a bullet or numbered list in the MURAL Windows app and then editing it from the web app, extra line spaces were being added.

🕷When ungrouping a group of arrows that were placed inside an area and then trying to resize them, the connectors were not being displayed anymore.

🦟 When ungrouping a group of arrows that were placed inside an area, the arrow handles would not get displayed upon selection.

🐞When changing the font color inside a text box and then trying to add an accent via long press, the font color was being set back to its default.

🐛When drawing, the strokes were sometimes flickering.

🦟Deleting an object that was connected to an arrow, would cause clients to send an API update request to remove the reference to the arrow.

🕷The color picker looks cropped in the Firefox browser on Windows.

🐛Changes in MURAL settings would sometimes not be saved when using the Safari browser.


August 30, 2021

Customize the toolbar, make diagrams and flowcharts more clear, save and share templates, and bug fixes

Web release

New Features

✅ Make collaboration even easier with custom toolbar

Facilitators can now choose which visual thinking tools are available for collaborators to see and use in a mural. For example, you can limit collaborators to just sticky notes to begin a meeting and then later turn on drawing when needed. This helps reduce complexity and confusion for first-time collaborators and helps keep meetings more focused and productive. Learn more


🏷 Make your diagrams and flowcharts clearer with labels on connectors  

Easily add labels to connectors. Simply double clicking on the line or choose the “+T” symbol from the connector’s toolbar. You can format the text from the toolbar and position the label by sliding to the desired location on the line. Learn more


📩 Easily save and share your favorite templates

Now, you can easily share and save a template for later on the templates homepage in-app so it is easy to re-find, re-use, and share your favorite templates. 

New Templates

🎨 Get your workshop started quickly

Don’t have a lot of time to prepare, but want an aesthetically pleasing template for your session? This Quick-start Workshop template provides a framework for success!


🖥 Understand your customer’s business processes 

Capture all configuration items and integrations needed for a solution with this Fit-to-standard Workshop template by SAP.



Bug Fixes 

🐛Text in sticky notes would sometimes flicker when exiting edit mode.

 🦟When moving objects that are connected by an arrow from the move icon in the toolbar, the connector would sometimes disconnect.

🕷When copying an object from the mural and pressing “command V” inside a text sticky or text box, the html code was being displayed.

🐞When adding more than one line break inside a sticky note, link breaks would sometimes disappear.

🐛Public templates were sometimes not loading.

🦟 Email addresses with upper cases were not being accepted in various company admin modals across the platform.


August 19, 2021

Bullets, numbered lists, new templates, and bug fixes

Web release


New Features

🚅 Add bulleted and numbered lists inside of text boxes

Now, you can create visual hierarchies and lists with bullets and numbered lists inside of text boxes. You can add bullets and numbered lists from the toolbar of the text box or by using a keyboard shortcut (Type - or * and then press the spacebar for a bullet or type 1. then press the spacebar to start the list). To help you move even faster, you can copy and paste bulleted and numbered lists from other apps into the text box. Note that only one indentation level is supported but in the future, we will support multiple indentation levels.


New Templates

😎Get to know your team

Check-in on mood and align on methods with this quick-fire activity to warm your team up for the day ahead with this Favorite Ways Check-in template.


🥁Familiarize yourself with MURAL

This Ultimate Marching Band and Ice Breaker Range templates can help you and your team become familiar with MURAL through simple and fun activities. 


📝 Drive student engagement

Save time preparing for class and drive deeper learning of your class material with this Class Lecture Toolkit template.



Bug Fixes 

🐛When using the shortcut to select all objects (command + A), the mural would sometimes freeze.

 🦟 Removing hyperlinks weren’t being saved when refreshing the page.

🕷When adding two consecutive line breaks in sticky notes, they were not being saved after exiting edit mode.

🐞After a member left a workspace, it was still visible in their My Workspaces dashboard.

🐛 When migrating members and content between workspaces, access to and ownership of rooms was not getting transferred correctly.  



August 12, 2021

New templates for quarterly planning and team building, and fixed a slew of bugs

Web release

New Templates

💯Plan and measure quarterly success

Reflect on results of the previous quarter and provide clear focus and direction for what’s ahead with this OKR Planning Workshop template.


🤩Get to know your team

This Team Builder Playground template builds team connections in an informal setting to help develop healthy work relationships.

Bug Fixes 

🐛View only users who don’t have permission to create comments were seeing the instructions in the comment tab explaining how to create comments. 

 🦟 Objects weren’t being properly saved to the Content Library after switching object type.

🕷While panning during a voting session with the outline open, facilitators were seeing the menu temporarily appearing in the outline. 

🐞 Sometimes, it was not possible to change the order of items in the outline.

🕷Objects in their hidden state (during Private Mode) weren’t shown to people who entered while the session was in progress. 

🐛When undoing a change in the mural size and then pressing re-do, the mural size would not be updated for the user that did the change but would be updated only for collaborators inside the mural.

🦟When trying to add an accent to a letter via long press on Mac, the accent would get added to the first letter of the sentence. 

🐞Arabic and Hebrew words and punctuation marks would sometimes be swapped in order.

🕷Arabic and Hebrew characters were previously not supported.


August 5, 2021

New templates for team building, leading better meetings and workshops, and more!

Web release

New Templates

🔅 Build transparency in quarterly planning

Improve visibility and identify dependencies in large teams during quarterly planning with this new Big Room Quarterly Planning template.


⏰ Save time preparing for your workshop

Get started quickly with access to all of the building blocks you need to structure an effective workshop in no time with this General Workshop template.


🎊 Add fun and energy to your next meeting

With this Warm-ups and Icebreakers template, you’ll find activities to bring your team closer together with memorable energizers. 


🥇 Run successful all-hands meetings

Celebrate successes and enable meaningful conversation with this Remote All-Hands template to inspire and engage your team. 


📝 Keep track of your daily tasks

Get a better overview of all the tasks you need to do to achieve your goals with this To-do List template. 


✏️ Stay organized in school

Keep track of due dates, assignments, and classes with this School Planner template.


✨ Make your resume and cover letter shine

Identify, organize and gather feedback on all of your achievements with this Resume & Cover Letter Brainstorm & Feedback template.



Bug Fixes 

🐞When a user would drag a drawing, the drawing would sometimes appear cropped to other users.

🕷It was not possible to move connectors with the keyboard arrow keys.

🐛When editing different objects consecutively, it would appear as if the user was still editing to other users which was blocking them from interacting with those objects.

🦟 It was not possible to connect objects that were placed on top of a locked group.

🐞When typing inside a text box that was included inside a grid area, the text box would not expand to the length of the grid area and it would be displayed outside its boundaries.

🐛When exporting a mural, certain images would not appear in the export due to a time out issue. 

🦟 When hovering over the Search bar in canvas, the text bubble was cropped. 

🐞 The user menu looked twice as tall for guests.

🐛When starring or unstarring a room, the icon wasn’t updated.

🦟 The confidential tag in the ‘duplicate mural' and 'move mural’ modal was oversized.

🐞“End voting session” button was enabled for visitors who don’t have permission to end voting sessions.

🕷When trying to delete a voting session in a mural with 20+ sessions, users weren’t able to scroll all the way down the list of voting sessions. 

🐛Undo and redo were not applying to resolving/reopening comment threads.

🦟 Sidebar was opening when panning using space during a voting session.


July 29, 2021

SCIM API for Enterprise Network customers, enhanced performance, and bug fixes

Web release

Enhancements

🔎 Automatically provision and manage member accounts using SCIM protocol

We enhanced the scope of our Enterprise Network API by adding a SCIM protocol for user end points to enable Company Administrators to scale collaboration by programmatically managing member lifecycles. 


🏎Optimized performance for key events

We’ve enhanced performance when a new user joins a mural and when copying and pasting multiple objects in a mural with many collaborators. 



Bug Fixes 

🐛When connecting two objects using the “C” shortcut, the suggestion popup would be displayed.

🦟 When adding text to a sticky note or shape and then pressing enter twice, div tags would appear when exiting editing.

🐞 When multiple users were collaborating in the same mural, the menus of the object toolbar would sometimes close when they shouldn’t.

🐛 When using characters such as "ñ, ü, ç" were used inside text boxes with MacOS, they would replace the first letter of the sentence.

🦟 When deleting formatted text inside a shape and then typing text again, the formatting would be removed when refreshing the page.

🐞 When changing the font inside of a sticky note, format shortcuts like bold or italic would stop working.

🕷 After using the filter by type feature, it was not possible to delete objects.

🐛 All changes saved was being displayed even when a member was not editing an object.

🦟It was not possible to move an arrow with the keyboard arrow keys.

🐞When changing the font size of the text box that had arrows connected to it, the arrows would not update their position accordingly. 

🕷When two objects were connected with an arrow and then grouped to a third object, the position of the arrow would break and be displayed in a different part of the mural.


July 22, 2021

Resolve comments and bug fixes

Web release


Enhancements

💬Resolve comments to better track relevant feedback in a mural

All comments and threads can now be resolved! Click on the checkbox in the comment to resolve it. Resolved comments  appear in a separate tab in the comments sidebar, and will disappear from the mural. Resolved threads can be reopened manually, or will be reopened automatically if any user replies to the thread. 


Bug Fixes

🐜 When pressing enter inside a sticky note in the first line and then typing, <div> tags would appear when exiting editing.

🕷When selecting two objects that were connected by an arrow and then resizing them without selecting the arrow, the objects would get resized but the arrow would not. 

🐛 When changing the font type inside a shape and then deleting the text, the font type would get reset.

🐜 When resizing a mural from top or left, and then trying to click on a specific area of the minimap, the minimap would sometimes not respond.

🐞 When duplicating an area by using ALT+DRAG, the objects inside it would sometimes not get copied. 

🕷When a workspace name included “templates” in it, the templates category would be bolded. 

 🐜Long room names were being cropped.

🐛 After duplicating a room to another workspace, accessing the original workspace would be blocked until reloading the page. 


July 21, 2021

MURAL App for Zoom Makes Video Meetings More Productive, Engaging, and Fun

Web release


New Feature

💻 Seamlessly share a digital canvas for visual collaboration in your next Zoom meeting

With the MURAL App for Zoom, you can now share a digital canvas inside of a Zoom meeting so that all participants can collaborate visually in real time with digital sticky notes, drawings, diagrams, images, and more. Use MURAL’s Facilitation Superpowers™ and pre-made meeting templates to get more out of your video meetings.


July 15, 2021

Find by object, improved collaboration performance, and fixed bothersome bugs

Web release

Feature Enhancements 

🔍 Find by object

In the find panel, you can now find by sticky notes, text, or shapes. When you click on one of these options all of those objects are highlighted in the mural. You can also combine this functionality with search or find by color. Below each option, you’ll also see the number of each object in the mural. 

🏎 Improved performance with enhanced real-time collaboration experience
We improved the way the app handles concurrent collaborators, increasing the performance of drawing, creating and moving objects, adding areas, and more when done by multiple people at once. 

 

Bug Fixes 

🐞Areas were not absorbing comments that were added directly to the mural.

🕷When resizing two objects, if one of them was connected by an arrow, the arrow would incorrectly change its position.

🐛When copying the content of a text box or text title with formatting and then pasting the content into another text box or title, the formatting would not be copied. 

🐜When starting a new line in a text box with an accent letter, the text would get duplicated and be misaligned.

🕷Cursors were not being hidden during voting sessions.

🐛View only visitors were shown “can edit” in the avatar menu.

🐛Add to favorites menu option was not updating correctly after clicking to favorite a mural.

July 13, 2021

Introducing the MURAL App for Webex

Web release



New Feature

🔍 Seamlessly add visual collaboration to Webex spaces to work better together

The MURAL App for Webex allows you to easily add a shared digital canvas to any team space in Webex and start collaborating visually using sticky notes, drawings, images, diagrams, and more. With the mural pinned to your team’s space in Webex, it’s easy to keep your work organized and the team focused with everything they need in one place.


July 8, 2021

Audit logs for Enterprise Network plans, test out timer sounds, and squashed some bugs 

Web release



Feature Enhancements 

 

🔎 Monitor member actions in Enterprise Network workspaces with audit logs

We enhanced the scope of our Enterprise Network API by adding an audit log end point to provide a detailed account of member actions in MURAL for security and legal monitoring.

 

🔈 Test out different timer sounds

Added a listen button to be able to preview different timer sounds from the timer menu.

 

 

 

New Templates

 

💯 Facilitate productive and effective leadership meetings

Lead meetings that foster open communication, mutual understanding and team alignment with these two new leadership templates — Board Meeting and Weekly Leadership Team Meeting.

 

🚀 Outline your product goals

Use this Product Roadmap template to help you generate product goals with measurable objectives and results. 

 

💡Understand, design, and evaluate information

Gain insight to a user’s mental model of how they would categorize, organize, or prioritize information with this new Card Sort template.

 

👀 Share research insights to build awareness with key stakeholders

This Postcard from the Field template offers a quick, visual way to share what you’re learning from user interviews, feedback, and other research.

 

🤩 Share your life experiences with your team

Use this Sticky Bio template by Zapier in your next team building exercise to share your life experiences with your team through sticky notes!

 

✏️Learn MURAL before your first class

This Course Introductions template will help you learn how to use all the basics of MURAL while also providing an opportunity to get to know your classmates.

 

 

Bug Fixes 

🐞 When pressing enter inside a sticky note at the beginning of a line and then moving the cursor app to type new word, both lines would get concatenated. 

🕷 When changing the font size or font family of a group of text, and then pressing undo, the user would have to press undo once for each object in the group to undo all changes.

🐛 When pressing undo after adding formatting to only part of a text box, the whole text would change its format.

🐜 When zooming in and out, some objects in a mural would not be displayed.

🐞 When aligning or arranging objects inside an area, they would sometimes get unabsorbed.

🕷 When adding an accent to a letter in a Chrome browser, the characters would sometimes get deleted and re-added again when exiting and entering editing.

🐛 When adding accents to a letter, the text would sometimes be duplicated and some characters would be deleted as well.

🐜 When adding an apostrophe, some characters would sometimes get deleted.

🐞 During a collaboration session, if one user moved objects that were connected by a connector, the connector would sometimes get displaced.

🕷 When dragging connected objects inside and outside of an area, the connector would sometimes get displacted.

🐛 When duplicating an area and then hitting undo, a pop up to delete the elements inside an area would be displayed.

🐜 When a guest would try to access a mural via a visitor link, they would receive an error.

🐞 In workspace settings, some members were unable to enforce any selections in the share link permissions dropdown.

🕷 The ‘Manage Companies’ option was not appearing for some company admins.

🐛 After entering a mural in Safari, adding a company banner, and opening the outline, the banner would get trimmed.

🐜 The text ‘Key Copied’ in the API Keys modal in the company dashboard did not fit properly.
🐞 Some images would get distorted when being exported.

July 1, 2021

Enhanced Microsoft Teams integration, improved performance, and bug fixes

Web release

Feature Enhancements 

💬 Put the full suite of MURAL’s visual thinking and facilitation features to use in the Microsoft Teams integration 

Now, you can access all of MURAL’s visual thinking tools and Facilitation Superpowers inside of any mural you pin in a Teams channel. Take advantage of diagramming, summon, and much more during your next visual collaboration session inside of Microsoft Teams.


🐉 Snappier performance when copying and pasting and dragging multiple objects

Now, you can copy and paste over 500 objects and drag hundreds of objects at the same time without skipping a beat. 

 

👩🏽‍💻Start collaborating visually without delay

We’ve enhanced the speed at which murals load when first entering, especially when there are many collaborators joining at once.


Bug Fixes 

🐞Certain images would not display correctly when being exported. 

🕷Images uploaded from the iOS app would incorrectly appear as rotated when being exported. 

🐛When using the bold formatting keyboard shortcut, the formatting would sometimes revert back to unbolded when exiting editing mode.

🐜When in drawing mode, the keyboard shortcuts to navigate, pan, and zoom would not always work.

🐞When duplicating text boxes with keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V, the text would sometimes be replaced by the letter “V”.

🕷When trying to mention someone in comments, the first option of the dropdown was not automatically selected, so when the user hit enter, the mention was not created.

🐛The object toolbar was not visible for visitors when they were not part of the workspace where the mural was created.

🐜When an accent was added after a line break, the text would be duplicated after exiting editing.

🐞 The dropdown arrow on murals in the dashboard view would not remain in the selected state when mousing away from the dropdown.

🐛 When duplicating rooms, archived murals active in the newly duplicated room.

🐜 The text ‘Key Copied’ in the API Keys modal in the company dashboard did not fit properly. 



June 24, 2021

Enhanced experience in Teams, additional security features, and bug fixes

Web release

Enhancements 

✍️Stay signed in when using the MURAL App for Teams

Now, the MURAL App for Teams will maintain your login credentials so you can get to work even faster with the same level of security you expect from MURAL. 


🔐 Add an additional layer of security with two-factor authentication (2FA)

A MURAL member or guest can turn on two factor authentication when signing in to MURAL to add an extra layer of security. 2FA can be turned on in the profile settings page. It isn’t necessary for members that use SSO. 


New Templates

🎯 OKR planning just became a breeze

Set goals with measurable results with this new Objectives and Key Results Planning template.


🔁 Build your team rituals

With the shift to remote and hybrid work, teams often struggle to continuously and effectively evolve their cadence of rituals resulting in employee burnout. With this new Ritual Reset Play template, you can reflect on and re-evaluate your team meetings and processes to create more space for what matters.


🚀 Make your next Agile ceremony visual

Level up your Agile rituals with these 5 new and updated templates—Introduction to Agile & Scrum, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, and Sprint Review.  


🎉 Celebrate your team

This month MURAL has been celebrating unity by coming together, practicing team building, and creating a sense of belonging. With this, we’ve released 5 new templates to delight and celebrate your peers—Baby Congratulations, Engagement Congratulations, Work Anniversary, Virtual Invitation, and Happy Birthday.


👉 Have a template request you’d like to see in the MURAL library? 

Join the MURAL Community to submit your ideas and vote on new templates requested by your peers. 


Bug Fixes 

🐞Visitors were not able to search for images in the sidebar in certain situations. 

🕷SVG files were sometimes being exported as black images.

🐛When ungrouping objects that were above a shape, the ungrouped objects would sometimes incorrectly appear behind the shape.

🐜Copying and pasting text inside of text boxes wasn't performing as expected in Safari.

🦟It was not possible to pan over a group of locked objects while in mouse mouse.

🪲Marquee select on a group of locked objects was not working.

🪳It was not possible to delete a line break inside of a sticky note when it was in the middle of a word and using Chrome.

🐞Underline and strikethrough formatting options were not visible while editing a sticky note.

🕷 It was not possible to resize or rotate text boxes when editing text.

🐛Trying to remove a hyperlink from an object would sometimes not work.

🐜When choosing to delete an area only, all of the objects in the area would sometimes be deleted instead. 

🦟When pressing enter at the end of a line of text, the new line break would sometimes appear in the middle of the text. 

🪲After creating an arrow using the C key shortcut, the handles to resize or rotate the object were not always displayed.


June 16, 2021

Seamlessly plan and execute your product strategy with MURAL and Jira Cloud

Web release


New feature 

📝 Focus on delivering value and eliminate extra project management work with Jira Cloud integration

Easily transform the output of product planning and strategy such as PI planning or user story mapping in MURAL into epics, stories, and tasks in Jira without transcribing a single sticky note. Import issues from Jira for more productive sprint planning, backlog prioritization, and even stand ups that are visualized in MURAL. 


June 10, 2021

Updates to user interface give MURAL a more modern look and feel

Web release

Enhancements 

🏷 User interface design improvements enhance user experience

The look and feel of the MURAL platform has been updated with styling changes to improve accessibility and create a more positive perception of the UI. We made it brighter with a lighter color theme, as well as enhanced readability and usability through increased contrast and whitespace and improved text styling. We also made updates to build a foundation for further accessibility enhancements. 


Share your thoughts or ask a question in the discussion on our community forum.


🔸 Vote on shapes and icons 

Now, you can vote on nearly any object in a mural, including shapes, icons, sticky notes, text boxes, images, and areas. Currently, you cannot vote on drawings.


🗳 Improved UI for showing vote totals 

After a voting session, we’ve the appearance of vote totals on objects clearer by enhancing the sizing, location, and opacity.

Bug Fixes 

🐞 The pagination of the favorites row in the dashboard looked disabled when favoriting new murals. 

🐛 Workspace avatars were off center.


May 27, 2021

Find your content faster with a refreshed mural dashboard

Web release

Enhancements 

🗄Quickly discover relevant content with an enhanced mural dashboard

We’ve redesigned the dashboard to make it quick and easy to find your murals. The updated UI displays different views (recently opened, favorites, recently modified) as rows of murals and moves the “Create Mural” button to the sidebar. 


🖥 Inactive workspaces no longer clutter Company Dashboard 

Previously, the Company Dashboard would show all workspaces tied to a company domain including free trials and inactive workspaces. Now, the dashboard will only show Enterprise Network plan workspaces to company administrators.

 

🏷 Navigate the mural dashboard more easily with view of full room name

We’ve made a small improvement that enables users to see the full name of a room in the sidebar on hover.



Bug Fixes 

🐞When pressing enter inside a sticky note to create a new line, the text size was not updating in a timely manner.

🐛The zoom setting was changing too fast when using the mouse wheel in Firefox.


May 20, 2021

Improvements to the filter experience for sticky notes and bug fixes

Web release

Enhancements

🔎 Easily find and analyze sticky notes by background color

You can now see how many sticky notes of a certain background color are available in a mural. This complements the ability to filter by background color, allowing you to see which sticky note colors are used from most to least. Access this filter by selecting the magnifying glass icon in the upper right toolbar in a mural, or using the keyboard shortcut of ‘ctrl + F’. This is the first of many new capabilities that will help members quickly surface valuable insights via powerful find and filtering capabilities. 


Bug Fixes 

🐞 When duplicating an object with Alt or Option key or dragging an object over a connector point, a new object would be created.

🐛 When copying and pasting an area with grouped objects, the area would get copied without the grouped objects.

🕷 If you’d previously created a text box with formatting options like bold or italic, the formatting options from the previous text box would be applied to the new one incorrectly. 

🦟 Colors inside the color palette were being cut off in the Firefox browser.

🐞 Comments would disappear when removing the user that created them.

🦟 Users weren’t able to select the room to add a newly created mural in the “Create Mural” modal.

🐛 There was a small cosmetic issue related to the placement of the “empty room” callout message.

🕷 The option to remove a member was not available for the last person in the ungrouped members table in billing groups.

🦟  In the company dashboard, bulk operations would sometimes cause performance and other issues. 


May 14, 2021

Enhancement to the company dashboard and squashed some bugs

Web release

Enhancements


🖥 Scroll through the Company Dashboard 

With a horizontal scroll added to the Company Dashboard, you can more easily scroll through the page to better examine content and columns, irrespective of screen size.


Bug Fixes 

🐞 Users were able to make text edits using keyboard shortcuts during open voting sessions.

🐛 When duplicating objects inside an area, the duplicates would not get absorbed.

🐜 When deleting a stroke from a drawing, the bounding box would not get updated.

🕷 It was possible to edit text in a locked object when it was part of a grouping of objects.

🦟 The cog wheel in Billing Groups would show the option to suspend an account for all ungrouped members in a billing groups list. 

🐞When reducing the size of a mural from the left and top side and re-entering the mural, you would enter at a different zoom level than the one you were previously in.

🐛It was not possible to type Japanese characters in the Safari browser. 

🐜 Jira integration import modal was missing projects dropdown.

🕷 Jira integration export modal performance was choppy.

🦟 The incorrect Jira logo was displayed on the integration modal. 

🐞 Drawings would get deleted when panning with the spacebar while in drawing mode.

🐛 Temporarily removed bulk operations from billing groups as it was causing other bugs in MURAL instances. It will be reinstituted in the near future. 


April 30, 2021

Export a diversity of characters, add a line break more easily, and more enhancements

Web release

Enhancements

⌨️ Press enter, get a break

Now, when hitting enter key inside a sticky note, a new line break will be created instead of exiting edit mode.


😁️ Export emoji, kanji, and other characters

Now you can export emojis, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Hebrew, Greek, and Russian characters that are on sticky notes. (Note: Hindi and Arabic are not supported yet)


✏️ More easily edit drawings

If you need to correct a drawing that you’ve already created, you can now erase any stroke. Simply select the drawing, click on the drawing icon on the sidebar, choose the eraser, and click on any stroke to erase it. 


🦕 Alert when switching set of visitor avatars 

When facilitators select a new set of visitor avatars and there are already visitors in a mural, the facilitator will see a message that lets them know that people who are already in the mural will not be assigned new avatars from the new group unless they re-enter.


🚤 Better performance in Private Mode

We’ve decreased lag when adding content during Private Mode.

Bug Fixes 

🐞 Some keyboard shortcuts would not work after drawing in a sticky note.

🐛 The shortcut Ctrl + Shift + C was not creating a connector.

🐜 The comment section would sometimes freeze after adding two comments in a row using enter on the keyboard. 

🕷 Saving content to the Content Library was not working when the content had a connector and the object was recovered from the activity feed.

🦟 The app would sometimes crash when resizing a mural.



April 22, 2021

Delight collaborators with new timer sounds, smoother cursors, and bug fixes.

Web release

Enhancements

⏰ Surprise and delight with different timer sounds

Now, facilitators can select from three unique timer sounds to make meetings more fun and interesting. Switching up the timer sounds can add a little variety when working in MURAL. Access by going to the mural settings menu (right click on the canvas or click on the drop down next to the mural title).


➚ Smoother cursors during collaboration

We’ve improved how collaborators’ cursors appear when working together in MURAL. 


🗳 Better UX when setting up voting sessions

We’ve made several enhancements to voting. We’ve updated the default number of votes per person to one, the app now remembers the number of votes per person across additional voting sessions, and the maximum number of votes per person is now unlimited. 


Bug Fixes 

🐞 When creating a new object from connector points on a rotated object, the new one was created in an incorrect position.

🐛 When deleting a drawing using the eraser and then selecting the pen again, an unwanted line would sometimes be drawn.

🐜 When trying to add a second reply to a comment by pressing return, the new comment was not submitted.

🕷 After adding a group of objects that include arrows to an area, it was not possible to select the arrows.

🦟 The tooltip for long names of voting sessions wasn’t appearing correctly for the first voting session.


April 15, 2021

Embed read-only templates

Web release


Enhancements


💻 Embed read-only mural templates into wikis, Confluence pages, webpages, and more  

You can now embed templates outside of the MURAL platform, allowing you to navigate, explore, and promote published templates in more places. The ability to embed murals can be turned on or off at the company, workspace, or mural level. You do not have to be a member to view an embedded mural or template.

Bug Fixes 

🐞 When re-connecting an orthogonal connector with more than three segments, a new segment of 20px will be added to make it look more polished.

🕷Improved the contrast algorithm for the Follow / Summon / Take Control feedback so it provides higher contrast for all colors.

🦟 Aliases were not shown properly for visitors who are logged in but collaborating in workspaces where they’re not members.

🐛Take Control modal wasn’t always disappearing when a facilitator who had used Take Control then follows another person in the mural.

🐜 Voting was not working for users who were disconnected when the session ended.

🐞The feedback was missing when facilitators released participants after Take Control was released.

🕷Following wasn’t stopped when a user entered drawing mode.


April 8, 2021

UX enhancements and a bunch of bug fixes 

Web release


Enhancements


🐯 Preview visitor avatars  

Allow users to see a preview of all the avatar sets in the mural settings menu so they can make a more informed choice about which set to choose. 


🗳 See results from previous voting session

Now, whenever you enter a mural, you can see the voting results from previous sessions even after you’ve left and re-entered the mural. The results can be accessed in a bar at the top of the mural. 


📏 Replaced “Edit Mural Size” with “Edit Mural Settings” 

Changed “Edit Mural Size” to “Edit Mural Settings” when a facilitator right clicks on the canvas of a mural  because mural size isn’t the only value included in that modal anymore.


📑 Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR) is now available

This report assesses MURAL’s current state of accessibility. It is a critical early step to achieve our goal of building an accessible platform and informs our roadmap. Our Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR) can be found in our accessibility statement

Bug Fixes

🐞 The list of collaborators who are following the facilitator was not showing when clicking on the modal shown when Summon or Take Control were being used. 

🐛When pressing the spacebar while in drawing mode, the mural would not pan, and instead would continue drawing.

🐜 If two or more facilitators are looking at the modal to start Private Mode at the same time and one of them starts Private Mode, the modal would disappear and trigger Private Mode for both of them.

🕷 Presentation Mode, editing, and navigating the Outline aren’t available for facilitators when another facilitator uses Take Control.

🦟 When collaborators are summoned, the sidebar would remain active. 

🐜 Export button wasn’t disabled on Private Mode.

🕷 If a mural is duplicated while in Private Mode, the new mural would be in Private Mode when it’s first created.

🐞Outline entries would rearrange incorrectly when steps were rearranged quickly.

🐛In the list of a members in a mural, the member name would flicker when passing over the names. 

🐜Content deleted in Private Mode with anonymous authors couldn’t be recovered via the Activity Feed.

🕷The screen would flicker when you enter a mural that’s in Take Control mode.

🦟 Loading would take longer than expected when creating a new mural. 

🐞 When selecting one object and then quickly selecting another one, the toolbar would flicker.

🐛 When trying to drag an element that was near the edge of the mural, the mural would sometimes get resized.

🐜 Customers on Starter and Plus plans were incorrectly shown a checkbox to create a confidential room when creating a new mural.

🕷 Guests were sometime able to navigate to the templates section in the dashboard incorrectly.

March 17, 2021

Introducing collaborative diagramming and mapping made easy

Web release


New Features 

🏎 Enable connector points to diagram at the speed of thought

Connector points allow you to create diagrams and maps faster than ever. Simply toggle on connector points in shapes and connectors on the sidebar. Now when you click on any shape in a mural, you’ll see the connector points around the outside edges. Hover over a point to preview the next suggested shape in the diagram. Simply click to add it. 


💪 Visualize hierarchies and organize diagrams beautifully with elbow connectors

We’ve added elbow connectors to compliment our straight and curved connectors. You can easily represent parent-child relationships and wrap lines around other objects for clearer, more beautiful diagrams. You can access them from shapes and connectors in the sidebar or by clicking on a connector and switching in the object toolbar.


Enhancements 

💥 Combine the power of connector points with the “C” key shortcut

If you’re a power user of connectors, you’re probably accustomed to pressing the “C” key shortcut to create a new arrow by clicking and dragging on the canvas or between objects. This shortcut will now work when you have connector points enabled.

March 11, 2021

Fun for cats and collaborators: introducing a laser pointer for facilitators, easily make connections between objects, and we shoo’d away some bugs

Web release

New Features 

🔦 Highlight specific elements on a mural with the new laser pointer 

Facilitators can now easily direct focus with a laser pointer, which can be activated by holding down the “H” key for “Highlight”. As a new tool in MURAL’s Facilitation Superpowers™ feature set, it’s a clear way to draw focus to specific parts of a mural, mimicking the same spontaneity of an in-person session that feels organic and fun. 


Enhancements 

📇 Add team and role information to your profile for better recommendations and organization

Now you can input your team and role information to your profile or through a prompt in the dashboard. We’ll use this information to surface relevant templates and learning content. It will also ease set up and organization for company administrators in the future. As always, your data is safe in MURAL and we never share it with third parties.

🔆 Connect lines and shapes more easily

When using the “C” key shortcut and hovering over an object, the four connecting points will be displayed to make it easier for you to connect to them. When clicking and dragging the end of one connector over an object, you’ll also see this new feedback. When connecting objects via connector points, the arrows will intelligently rearrange when moving one of the objects.

🔹 Quickly switch between all shapes, sticky notes, and text boxes

We added more shapes in the switch type dropdown so you can now easily switch between all available shapes, sticky notes, and text boxes.

Bug Fixes

🐞 Users were encountering an error when trying to create a new mural in a workspace with no rooms available.
🐛 A selection was not correctly displayed when selecting multiple objects at once and starting the selection inside of one of those objects. 

🐜 While drawing, you could not see all of the drawing in real time, showing the entire stroke only once you stopped drawing.

🦟 Incorrect information was shown in the CSV download for a certain billing group. 

🪲 Visitors link settings changed for a mural that was duplicated.




February 18, 2021

New Facilitation Superpowers make working together more fun, interactive, and easy.

Web release

New Features 

❤️  Show some love to facilitators and fellow collaborators with Reactions

Add a fun human element to your collaboration sessions by sharing your feelings visually in a mural with select emojis, including the option to choose skin tone. Let your fellow collaborators know how you feel by  choosing a 👍, ❤️, or 🎉 at the bottom of your screen. Facilitators can toggle Reactions on and off from the avatar menu, so Reactions can be turned off for more serious moments.  


🐯 Add an element of fun and surprise to collaborative sessions with new visitor avatars

Choose from three sets of visitor avatars, including animals🦖 (default), musical instruments 🎶, and travel icons🌍. Facilitators can pick which set of avatars to use in their session from the mural settings menu.


💻 Embed a read-only mural into wikis, Confluence pages, webpages, and more  

Members can now embed fully navigable murals into different destinations. People who consume the embeds will be able to navigate and zoom in read-only mode from wherever they are embedded.


🖼 Resize the canvas from all sides

Resize the MURAL canvas from all sides to accommodate all of your collaboration needs. Effortlessly control the size for easier navigation during a workshop or creating a high quality mural for clients with a more finished look. Scale up the canvas to easily expand work whenever you need it. 


Enhancements 

📌 Keep your connectors in place

We’ve made it harder to accidentally break the link between connectors and other objects when navigating through the mural.


🕵️ Be confident you're working in Private Mode

We've added the Private Mode icon to content you're creating while in Private Mode so you can be sure it is not being seen by others at that point. 


Bug Fixes

🐛 Thumbnails sometimes failed to load properly in the Content Library resulting in a “broken image” icon. 

🐞 When recovering a grouped set of objects from the activity feed, the group would incorrectly appear in the top left side of the mural.

🕷Arrows that were close together would both move when trying to move one.

🐞 Objects were not being absorbed into areas correctly when dragging an area over certain elements. 

🦟 When duplicating an area, the area would automatically absorb any elements below it.


February 2, 2021

Introducing Take Control, an enhancement to Summon

Web release


Enhancements 

🖥 Control the virtual room with confidence and ease 

Now, after summoning collaborators, a facilitator can choose to “Take Control.” This locks the screen for collaborators -- they cannot stop following or add any content until the facilitator releases them. However, other facilitators can break away to move around freely and add content.


January 28, 2021

Bulk edit objects of same type faster, easily identify facilitators, stay focused during Private Mode, and bug squashing 

Web release

New Features 
🎳  Bulk edit objects of the same type faster

Now, you can easily select only objects of a certain type. Simply select a group of various objects and then choose the type of object to filter by from the toolbar. No more clicking individual objects to select only one type of object. Now, you can edit all of the selected objects at once. 


🔸 Quickly switch between shapes and sticky notes 

Simply click on a sticky note or shape and switch it to any other sticky note type or shape from the object’s toolbar. 


Enhancements 

⭐️  Easily identify the facilitator with a star

We’ve added a star next to facilitators’ names on their cursor so that collaborators can easily identify who the facilitators are. Now, it’s even easier to know who to ask for help, permissions, and more. 


🕹  Stay focused during Private Mode without seeing collaborators’ cursors

MURAL will now automatically hide all cursors during Private Mode to keep things truly private and help participants focus. If the cursors were being broadcasted before Private Mode started, ending Private mode will switch them back on automatically afterwards.


🔎  Find useful, relevant templates more easily
You will now see templates sorted by popularity when browsing the templates tab in the dashboard.


🎉  Celebrate is back to its original confetti

While we’ll miss the snowflakes, the party continues with MURAL’s original celebration confetti.  

Bug Fixes

🦟   When uploading an HEIC file, users wouldn’t see the alert letting them know that HEIC file type is not supported by MURAL. 

🕷  Two avatars were sometimes showing for a user when joining a mural via a visitor link and that user was a registered member of a different workspace.

🐞  Non-facilitator mural administrators could unlock locked content in a mural from the developer console. 

🐛  When trying to move an element while still editing another, the mural would sometimes pan.

🦟  When pressing Ctrl + C, the letter “c” was added to a sticky note instead of copying it.

🕷  When holding and releasing the C shortcut to add a new connector, the letter “c” was added to a sticky note.

🐞  Deselecting curved arrows by trying to click near it was not performing as expected.

🐛  Selecting an area or framework would sometimes not be possible when clicking near the border.

🦟  When navigating back to the dashboard from inside a mural, users were being taken to “all murals” instead of going back to the room from where they opened the mural.

🕷  User avatars within the mural were not always being properly displayed.

🐞  Free trial users were able to create confidential rooms, which is a feature currently only available to enterprise customers.

🐛  Murals that are modified by a visitor omitted the “last modified” information.

🦟  Adding a OneDrive link would sometimes result in a lost connection.

🕷  DropBox integration was not appropriately enabled through company settings.



January 7, 2021

Reactive suspended members, rotate grouped objects, find popular templates, and squashed a bunch of bugs 

Web release


New Features 

🆘 Easily reactivate suspended members from the Company Dashboard

Company Administrators can reactivate members who have had their account suspended by simply clicking a button on the Company Dashboard. Suspended members can also trigger an email to alert their Company Administrator from the suspended account page they see when trying to sign in. 


Enhancements 

✍️ Create more accurate drawings
We’ve improved the smoothing algorithm for drawing so that it is easier to draw certain shapes such as rectangles and right angles.  


🌀 See image loading progress when entering a mural

When entering a mural, you will now see the progress bar on images as they load. 


🔄 Rotate grouped objects

Now, you can rotate a set of objects that you’ve grouped into one element. However, if an area or framework is part of the grouped objects, you will not be able to rotate it. 


🔎 Find useful, relevant templates more easily
Instead of showing the most recent templates when creating a new mural, you will now see the most popular templates first. 


🗄 Clearer file names for exports

The mural name is now the file name when you export so you can more easily find the exported file. 


Bug Fixes

🦟 When changing the font size of a group of text elements, the group handle would sometime stop working.

🐛 When switching the format of a group of sticky notes, the sticky notes would sometimes move outside of the area.

🕷 When changing a sticky note from one with a drawing to one with text, the font toolbar would not always appear in the expected location.

🐜 The bounding box of a group would not always be updated when grouping text boxes and then changing the text in one of them. 

🐞 Arrows would not always connect from the border of a sticky note or shape when creating it when using the “C” shortcut.

🦟 When using the Find feature, the areas that contained elements from the search results would incorrectly cover other content.

🐛 When room names were too long, the name wouldn’t be displayed correctly on the settings page. 

🕷 When favoriting a room, more than one room would sometimes be highlighted.

🐜 When selecting a mural in Safari, the selection box was not visible. 

🐞 Sometimes User ID codes appeared instead of names in the avatar menu, cursor, and follow notification.

🦟 The loading spinner was broken when saving content to the content library.

🐛 Links to comment were not always redirecting users to the correct place in the mural where the comment is located.

🕷 When resizing text inside an area, the text would sometimes disappear.

🐜 Visitors with view only permissions couldn’t pan with mouse mode when clicking and dragging over an object in a mural.

🐞 Arrows that were connected to a group would incorrectly reposition when resizing the group.

🦟 The top bar would sometimes disappear when pasting a video or mural link in Safari.

🐛 An object’s URL field would sometimes break when typing the letter “c”. 

🕷 Visitors were not able to open links from objects inside a mural. 

🐜 Copying and pasting an area inside another area would sometimes cause the pasted area to be hidden.

🐞 The option to hide/show captions was not being displayed for links.

🦟 Newly added room members could give administrator permissions for that room. 

🐛 When a visitor was the last one to modify a mural, the visitor’s name was omitted from last modified information. 

🕷User IDs sometimes appeared instead of  users’ names in the avatar menu, cursor, follow feedback, and elsewhere.
🐜The loading icon sometimes broke when saving content to the content library.


December 23, 2020

An easier way to add lines and connectors 

Web release


Enhancements (General Availability)

⟶ Connect ideas easily with a quicker way to add lines and arrows

To add a line or arrow to a mural, you can now simply click on the connector type you want in the left side toolbar and then “draw” the connector by clicking and dragging anywhere on the canvas – just as you would when using the “C” button shortcut. You can still use the “C” shortcut or drag and drop a line or arrow onto the canvas from the left side toolbar. 


December 22, 2020

Enhanced performance and banished some bugs


Windows release 1.73.0 / 1.74.0


Enhancements (General Availability)

🏎 Smoother real-time collaboration performance

We’ve made improvements to the way our servers process real-time events, providing a better experience with fewer disconnections when working with many collaborators at the same time. 


Bug Fixes

🦟 Users couldn’t always send a mural to a touchscreen display because the code did not display correctly. 

🐛 The Follow feature wasn’t always working.
🐜 When zooming in and out, handles were sometimes showing improperly for drawings. 

🕷 A calendar framework had UI glitches. 

🐞 When changing the style and color of text in the web application, a Windows user would sometimes see the incorrect text styling. 

🦟 The handles on sticky notes are sometimes flickering when a user resizes many sticky notes with drawings on them.

🐛 When changing the background color in private mode, users would see the color of the shape’s edges.

🐜 When adding content on a Surface Hub, performance was sometimes slower than expected and content wasn’t rendering correctly. 

🕷 When adding a connector, an object handle was appearing in the wrong place.

🐞 When changing the sticky note type, text would sometimes appears twice.



December 17, 2020

Choose to keep content anonymous in Private Mode, mute timer sound, and manage Billing Group members. 

Web release


Enhancements (General Availability)


🙈  Keep content anonymous in Private Mode

Facilitators can now choose whether or not to allow content to be associated with the person who creates it in Private Mode, allowing for more freedom to express oneself without fear of retribution. 


🧾Add, remove, move, and verify members in Billing Groups

Now, Company Administrators can edit billing groups. Flexibly manage billing groups to easily allocate costs based on budgeting needs. Limited to Enterprise Network customers. Contact your Enterprise Transformation Manager to set up Billing Groups. 


🔕 More control over collaboration with timer sound on / off toggle

Now, you can control if the timer makes a sound when it ends during a collaborative session. 


🔄  Quickly add the same shape to a diagram 

When you add a line or arrow using the “C” shortcut, the suggestion popup now allows you to add the same object as the first choice. It will have the same color, border, and text formatting and size as the previous object.


💻  Resize and rotate objects on the web with a touchscreen

Now, you can resize and rotate objects using a touchscreen device in the MURAL web app. 


🦔  Removed animal avatars that could be offensive

We’ve removed the pig, snake, cow, and monkey from our list of animal avatars that can be assigned to a visitor. 

👩‍💻Security warning when accessing URL external to MURAL

We’ve added a new modal warning users they are about to be directed to a third-party URL when clicking on a link to an external site from within a mural. Individual users can choose to dismiss future warnings.



Bug Fixes

🦟 When adding a long piece of text in a sticky note with no spaces using the Firefox browser, the text would not wrap correctly. 

🕷 When switching a sticky note with text to a sticky note with a drawing inside of a grid area, the handle would momentarily break and the sticky note would be moved. 

🐛 When pressing the spacebar in drawing mode, an error would occur and you could not move through the mural. 

🐜 The open link button on objects was not always displaying correctly. 

🐞 While dragging an arrow, pixels from the line were displayed in the wrong area of the screen. 

🦟 Drawings were not being absorbed in frameworks.
🕷If caps lock was on, the C shortcut to create a connector would not work.
🐛When pasting a URL into a mural, the resize handle would sometimes be incorrectly displayed.

🐜 When duplicating a framework with arrows, those connectors would not be duplicated.
🐞When copying and pasting cells from Excel to a mural, the content would be appear as an image instead of as individual sticky notes.
🦟Marquee select of objects placed on locked elements was not always working for Mac users. 

🕷Long mural names would extend outside of modal windows such as those for deleting or archiving murals, as well as inviting collaborators. 

🐛There are no longer issues when adding new MURAL tabs from the Microsoft Teams desktop app.

December 9, 2020

Fixed a few minor bugs

iOS release 1.86.1

Bug Fixes

🦟 Creating arrows would sometimes cause the app to crash.

🐛 During Private Mode, a user could occasionally see the edges of a sticky note, which should not have been visible. 

🐝 When writing a comment on a mural, a user was sometimes able to edit replies. 



December 1, 2020

Introducing the macOS app and MURAL Viewer app for Android

Android release

📱 Review your murals on the go with Android   

The MURAL Viewer for Android is a new app available in the Google Play store. View your murals on the go via your Android device. Editing capabilities are coming in the near future. 


macOS release

💻 More productive visual collaboration for Macs 

The new Mac app allows members to use MURAL as an application on a desktop or laptop computer running macOS. The app can be downloaded from our website. You have all of the capabilities of MURAL on the web except for the ability to create an account or open multiple murals at once in different tabs (coming soon).


November 19, 2020

Be more productive with faster performance, resizing multiple text boxes at once, and more! 

Web release

Enhancements (General Availability)


🗒 Edit murals faster by resizing multiple text boxes at once

Now you can select multiple text boxes and resize them from all sides, not just the corner. Make multiple text boxes taller or wider at the same time. 


🏎 Smoother real-time collaboration performance

We’ve made improvements to the way our servers process real-time events, providing a better experience with fewer disconnections when working with many collaborators at the same time. 


🎉 Celebrate in presentation mode

Now, you can celebrate with confetti while using presentation mode. Woo hoo! 


🔏 More flexibility to add locked objects to the outline

Previously, it was impossible to add locked objects to an outline. Now, you have that option providing you more flexibility when preparing a workshop or collaborative session.  


🕵️‍♂️ More ways to end Private Mode

Private Mode can be ended from the icon in the top menu bar as well as the “End Private Mode” button (this is the same way voting can be stopped).


Less disruption when manually cancelling the timer

When the timer is cancelled manually, it no longer makes a sound.


🌠 See upload progress when adding images

Introducing a progress indicator for uploaded images along with a blurred preview image instead of the gray box.


Bug Fixes

🦟 When you navigate using the Tab button, Private Mode now highlights correctly on the top bar.

🕷The activity log was showing the open mural button after pasting a link to a mural on a canvas. 

🐛When editing text in shapes, collaborators would not see all the updates in real time.
🐜When editing text in a text box or sticky note, the changes were not always updating in real time. 

🐞Public libraries were not showing up as an option with the Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries integration.

🦟With the Jira Software Cloud integration, filters in the modal were not working when combined with multiple parameters. 
🕷Voting on one element multiple times no longer shows as one vote in the .CSV download.

🐛Removed unnecessary images from Slack comment notifications.

🐜Images imported through the Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries integration were not rendering in high resolution.

November 13, 2020

Focus collaborators by hiding cursors

Web release

New Features (General Availability)


🖥 De-clutter the screen by hiding all cursors

Facilitators can choose to show or hide cursors for all collaborators in a mural. Being able to hide cursors at key moments helps focus attention and more easily follow what the facilitator is doing. Collaborators will still see the facilitators’ cursors. Now available for all members as a Facilitation Superpower.  


October 29, 2020


New Facilitation Superpower, enhancements to drawing, and more! 

Web release

Enhancements (General Availability)

📊 Easily track usage and engagement with new Company Insights in the Company Dashboard

The Company Insights page in the Company Dashboard has had a complete makeover. Now, you can easily track Quarterly Engaged Members, overall usage, most engaged members, and much more. This feature is currently available only to company administrators on the Enterprise Network plan. 


✍️ More control of drawings
Drawings that are spaced apart in a mural are now grouped as separate objects. Previously, all of the drawing would be grouped in a single object, making it hard to manipulate drawings that were intended to have different parts. 


↔️Faster resizing and rotating capabilities for lines and shapes

Now you can select multiple lines and resize from top and bottom as well as rotate them. 


🔀 Select only the lines and connectors you want

We’ve improved connectors by making it clearer which ones have been selected through a redesigned bounding box. 


🖲Enhanced usability for Windows users with trackpad mode
You can now choose to navigate, zoom, and pan with your trackpad on any Windows machine. 


🎨A new look for mural backgrounds

We’ve updated the matte color of the mural (around the canvas) so that it looks cleaner and more modern.


New Features (Limited Availability)


🖥 De-clutter the screen by hiding all cursors

Facilitators can choose to show or hide cursors for all collaborators in a mural. Being able to hide cursors at key moments helps focus attention and more easily follow what the facilitator is doing. Collaborators will still see the facilitators’ cursors.  

👨‍🎨 Easily add creative elements to any mural with the new Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries integration

Now on-brand and up-to-date creative assets from your Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries are readily available to use in MURAL for brainstorming, planning, facilitating meetings and workshops such as design reviews, or collaborating with clients. Currently in beta. Turn it on yourself in your integrations settings or contact your company administrator if you’re part of an Enterprise Network plan. 


↕️ Make faster decisions, increase clarity, and accelerate innovation with the new Jira Software Cloud integration  

Make your product planning and strategy sessions visual and more collaborative, regardless of location, with new integration with Jira Software Cloud. It allows you to import and export Issues from Jira Software Cloud to MURAL. Currently, functionality is a one-time sync. Active (automatic) sync is coming in the future. This integration is separate from MURAL’s existing integration with Jira Server, which allows you to export sticky notes to create new Issues. Currently in beta. Try it out in the integrations page or contact your company administrator to turn it on. 


⏳ Added security with custom “idle timeout” limits 

Company administrators in the Enterprise Network can set the amount of inactive time during a session until a member is automatically logged out from the Company Dashboard. Currently in beta. Please contact support@mural.co to gain access. 


Enhancements (Limited Availability)


🧾 Add, remove, switch, and verify members in billing groups 

Company administrators in Enterprise Network plans will now be able to set up and manage billing groups for their company from the Company Dashboard. Previously, admins were only able to view existing billing groups. Currently in beta. Please contact support@mural.co to gain access. 


➡️ More easily and quickly connect objects with lines and arrows

We’re introducing a faster way to add connectors to sticky notes, shapes, and other objects. Now, simply click on the connector (line, arrow, etc.) in the sidebar menu and then click and drag a connector between objects. It’s exactly like using the “C” shortcut to click and drag between two objects. Currently in beta. Please contact support@mural.co to gain access. 


Bug Fixes (General Availability)

🦟 Groups would break when trying to resize an element inside the group.

🕷 When connecting elements by using the suggestion popup, the re-position of the arrow would not work consistently.

🐛 Drawings would disappear if you started and ended the drawing at exactly the same point.

🐞 When editing a text box within a group, the bounding box of the group would not update.

🐝 The mural layout would break if you added a URL to an element that was near the end of the viewport.

🐜 When a user without facilitator permissions would add a snippet from the content library, it would sometimes get added to the outline.

🦟The bounding box of a sticky note would not update correctly when changing to a text box.

🕷Offset content or delays when dragging or resizing content in Private Mode.

🐛Areas will once again be excluded from Private Mode regardless of being added or edited.

October 27, 2020

Better app performance with faster image loading and bug fixes


iOS release 1.84.0

Enhancements

🏎 Improved app performance with faster image loading 

We’ve improved performance by speeding up image loading, making the app more responsive as you collaborate with your team.

Bug Fixes

🦟When double tapping on a link in view mode, the link would sometimes not open. 

🐛When drawing covered a group of elements inside an area, the drawing would appear in the wrong place.

🐞When removing the crop mask from an image, the image would not reset to its original format. 

🐜When starting a voting session while editing an element, the app would sometimes show the message “You’re offline.”  

🕷 When drawing with custom colors, the stroke would sometimes flicker.


October 23, 2020

Private Mode is now available for collaborators in the Windows app 

Windows release 1.71.2

New Features

🔎 Participate in Private Mode for better brainstorming and feedback

Private Mode, a new Facilitation Superpower available on the web, is now available on the Windows app. When using Private Mode, collaborators creating content on the Windows app will not see what other collaborators are creating, nor will their own content be visible. Private Mode must be activated by a facilitator using the web app. 

Bug Fixes

🦟 When celebrating, some of the confetti would remain visible.


Tech Updates 

💻 Refactor resize

💻 Widget composition refactor

💻 Interaction-refactor


October 8, 2020

Easily rotate and resize objects, a performance boost, and some bug fixes and minor enhancements. 

Web release

Enhancements (General Availability)

🔄 Easily resize and rotate objects in a mural 

We’re rolling out new adjustment handles for objects to resize and rotate shapes and other objects in a mural. You can now make adjustments from any side, not just the bottom right hand corner. You’ll also notice a new, sleek look for the way that handles appear around objects and groups.


🎳 Add grouped objects to the outline
Previously, you could only add individual objects or multiple objects selected together, but not grouped, to the outline. Now, you can add objects to the outline that you deliberately grouped together.


🏎 Better performance with more collaborators in a mural

Enhanced performance when large groups of collaborators are participating in an activity. Now, you can host up to twice as many collaborators in a session without lag when they're actively engaged in visual collaboration (performance is also dependent on volume and size of content in a mural).

🍪More control over cookies in MURAL

Members will see a new banner allowing them to opt in or out of cookies in MURAL. Cookie settings can be accessed at any time from the profile menu.


📭 Easier to read comment notification emails 

Improved layout and design for the email triggered when a comment is made on a mural. 


New Features (Limited Availability)

🖥 De-clutter the screen during key moments in your workshops and meetings

Facilitators can choose to show or hide cursors for all collaborators in a mural. Being able to hide cursors at key moments helps focus attention and more easily follow what the facilitator is doing. Collaborators will still see the facilitators’ cursors. Limited Availability. Coming soon for everyone. 


Enhancements (Limited Availability)
🖲 Enhanced usability for Windows users with trackpad mode
You can now choose to navigate, zoom, and pan with your trackpad. Limited availability. Coming soon for everyone. 

Bug Fixes

🕷 CMD Z was not deleting recently created connectors.

🐛Some in-product callouts were displaying more than once.



October 7, 2020

Celebrate with confetti, text in shapes, and faster object dragging – some bug fixes too

iOS release 1.83.0


New Features

🎊 Celebrate with confetti

Facilitators can emphasize positive moments of collaboration through a new celebration feature found in the avatar menu. Celebrate your happy moments together with confetti.


Enhancements

🔵 Enhance diagrams with text in shapes

Collaborators in iOS can now add text in shapes, helping to more effectively outline ideas, processes, and workflows.


👇 Move objects faster when dragging them

We rolled out a performance improvement that speeds up dragging when moving an object that was previously selected (versus just when you directly move an object without first selecting it). 


👀 Better privacy when the app is in the background

The iOS app now blurs its contents when it’s in the background to protect confidential information.


Bug Fixes

🦟 When trying to enter a link from a mural that was deleted, the app would sometimes try to load the mural instead of displaying an error message.

🐛 After creating a drawing in the iOS app and trying to marquee select other elements in the mural, the app would sometimes create a bounding box containing the entire mural.

🐞 The color picker menu would sometimes re-open after trying to close it by tapping on the color icon.

🐜 The app would sometimes crash when receiving an invalid color.

🐛 When drawing over a sticker, the first two strokes would sometimes disappear.

🦟 Tooltip was leaking memory.

🐞 Changing a circle sticky to a 5x3 would sometimes create a rectangular sticky with round borders.


September 23, 2020

Connect MURAL to apps like Asana, Airtable, Typeform, Trello, Azure DevOps, and more with Zapier 

Web release

New Features (General Availability)

🔌 Create automated workflows between MURAL and your favorite apps with Zapier integration

Ready to make visual collaboration more productive? With the Zapier integration, you’ll be able to automate workflows, streamline processes, and stay aligned by connecting MURAL with over 2,000 apps. Now available to all MURAL members. Learn more.


September 21, 2020

Private Mode for better brainstorming and a new personal Content Library!   

Web release

New Features (General Availability)

📚 Create and save reusable groups of objects in your Content Library 

You’ll no longer need to hunt for content in other murals. Now, all your most-used MURAL elements can live in one place. Your new personal Content Library will allow you to save charts, diagrams, exercises, and other assets to reuse in the future. 


🔎 Generate more impactful ideas and feedback with Private Mode

Private Mode is a new Facilitation Superpower that enables facilitators to temporarily prevent collaborators from seeing each other’s new content. It’s perfect for helping generate new ideas and avoid groupthink. This is limited to web only; collaborators working on the iOS or Windows app will still see others’ content. 


September 17, 2020

Enhanced security controls for enterprises, a new Jira Cloud integration, and some bugs were banished.  

Web release

New Features (General Availability)

🔑 Choose where your company’s authentication tokens are stored 

By default, MURAL stores the authentication tokens in the “local storage” of the browser, but company administrators in the Enterprise Network can now choose “session cookies” or “session storage” as options, too. 


Enhancements (General Availability)

📄 Easily find and select integrations within MURAL

A new integrations page experience in the MURAL web app provides a better experience when selecting and setting up third-party integrations. 

New Features (Limited Availability)

⏳ Added security with custom “idle timeout” limits 

Company administrators in the Enterprise Network can set the amount of inactive time during a session until a member is automatically logged out from the Company Dashboard.  


🔀 Import and export between Jira Cloud and MURAL 

A new integration with Jira Cloud that will allow you to import and export content from Jira Cloud to MURAL. Upon launch, functionality is a one-time sync. Active (automatic) sync is coming soon. For MURAL’s existing integration with Jira Server, you still will only be able export from MURAL. For early access, please contact support. 


Enhancements (Limited Availability)

🔠 Alphanumeric sorting of murals in a room

You can now choose to sort murals A-Z in a room in addition to by oldest, last modified, and last created.

Bug Fixes

🕷 Open link button icon sometimes disappears when zoomed out.

🐞 The wrong object would sometimes pop up when pressing the X shortcut.

🐛Issue with comments and replies during Private Mode and Voting.

🐝 Some members were unable to update purchasing information.

🦟 An error was shown during the purchase experience for some users. 

🐜 Broken link sent in an email notification when account members limit was exceeded.


September 2, 2020

Elevate collaboration with Quick Talk

Web release

New Feature (General Availability)


📞 Instantly connect with other collaborators via Quick Talk 

With Quick Talk, powered by Dolby.io, you can instantly start a voice call with collaborators inside any mural. It’s perfect for those unplanned or spontaneous collaborative moments. Now available for everyone. (Note: Quick Talk can be disabled/enabled through both the company and workspace administration dashboards. If you don’t see the phone icon on your murals, contact your company or workspace administrator to enable it. Quick Talk can be enabled for certain workspaces or an entire company.) 


September 1, 2020

Celebrate with confetti in the Windows app 

Windows release 1.70.2

New Features (General Availability)


🎊 Celebrate good times in Windows 

The celebration feature that’s currently available on the web is now available to facilitators in the Windows app. Facilitators can emphasize positive moments of collaboration by selecting “celebrate” in their avatar menu. Currently all Facilitation Superpowers must be triggered in personal mode on the Windows app. However, other members and guests can see the confetti in public mode. 


Enhancements (General Availability)


🐙 See your own avatar 

Your personal avatar is now displayed in personal mode even if there are no other members online.


Bug Fixes (General Availability)


🦟 The temporary thumbnail that appears when a mural has recently been created was not centered.

🐛 A component was causing the app to crash in legacy Windows devices such as the MaxHub.


August 27, 2020

Named visitors for all plans, bulk invite collaborators with ease, and bug squashing

Web release

New Features (General Availability)


📛  Know visitors by name

Now available for all plans, visitors can add their name when they enter a mural, enabling teams to know who is adding content, participating, and more. Administrators can turn this functionality on or off at both the company and workspace level.  

📁 Bulk invite collaborators to your workspace, room, or mural with ease

Introducing bulk invites! Customers on Plus and Enterprise Network plans can easily invite groups of members and guests to join a workspace, room, or mural  by simply uploading a CSV file of collaborator emails. Look for the “Upload CSV” link in the share screen when inviting members and guests. 


Enhancements (General Availability)


🎨 Drawings are easier, more colorful, and resizable 

Now, drawings are saved as you draw, and you no longer have to click "Done" to save them. You can also change the color of a drawing and resize after it’s created.   

⬇️ Export button on the top bar of a mural is now an icon 

We’ve updated the “Export” button to make it smaller and provide more room on the top control bar of a mural. You can still find it directly to the right of the “Share” button. 

↔️ Prevent accidental movement of areas with new controls

Moving an area is now similar to moving a shape – click and drag from the edge or title. No more worrying about accidentally moving the entire area when working.


Bug Fixes (General Availability)


🦟 Improved reCAPTCHA for users when Google is blocked.

🕷 Extended trial confirmation modal wouldn’t always work.

🐜 User couldn’t always add custom colors.

🐝 Minimap panning was not always working.

🕷 Adding a comment would sometimes not open the sidebar.

🦟 Widget handles were not synced when resizing or rotating an element. 

🐛 Adding or editing a title or text box would sometimes freeze a mural.

Tech Updates (General Availability)


💻 Interaction layer refactor.

💻 Mapping and normalize activity summary.

💻 Polish selection layer.


August 20, 2020

Visitor names, quicker icons, and some bug fixes

iOS release 1.81


Enhancements

🐨 Know who your visitors are

Visitors 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, Starter, and partner plans. Coming soon to Plus and Enterprise Network.

⏱ Quicker collaboration with icons

We’ve sped up the loading speed of icons when adding them to a mural. Now you can change color or resize them without slowing down your collaboration. 


Bug Fixes

🦟 The saturation color picker was not correctly aligned in iPAD PRO.

🐛 We improved the messaging when a mural was not found so that the user knows what to do next.

🐞 Changing edit rights to visitors would sometimes kick them out of the mural.

🐜 When creating a comment, visitors should be able to see their names.



August 11, 2020

Circle sticky notes, select multiple elements, and a bunch of bug fixes

Windows release 1.69


New Features (General Availability)


🔴 More ways to share ideas with circle sticky notes

You can now add circle sticky notes in the Windows app, helping you share ideas, take notes, and drive collaboration in new ways. 

👇 Easily select multiple elements with a long tap

Selecting multiple elements in a mural just got easier. Now, after you long tap on an element, you can then tap on additional elements to add (or remove) them from the selection. 


Bug Fixes


🦟 When someone else was selecting a connector, you would sometimes see a rectangle as feedback. If the connector was large and was not straight, the rectangle would block part of the screen.

🐛 The margins of frameworks were not matching exactly the ones in the web.

🕷 Sometimes images were displayed as “Picture not available” after the app was open for a while.

🐞 Drawings would sometimes disappear for a moment while drawing continuously and then re-appear.

🐜 When the app was open for several hours it would sometimes leak memory, making it less performant.

🐛 MURAL templates larger than 10MB would occasionally produce an error when trying to use them.

🕷 Example murals weren’t always working.

🐜 When trying to resize images many times, they were sometimes minimized.

🐞 Tapping on text inside a shape to select wouldn’t always work.

🦟 Sometimes connectors would rearrange in unexpected ways.


August 8, 2020

Copy formatting, connect to thousands of apps with Zapier, touchscreen on the web, another performance boost, and a new Facilitation Superpower 🕵️‍♀️✨

Web release


New Features (General Availability)

⏬ Easily copy formatting and apply to other elements (of the same type)

Now you can easily copy the formatting from one element, such as a sticky note, shape, connector, or text box, and apply it to another element or group of elements (of the same type). 

👇 Touchscreen collaboration using MURAL on the web

Touchscreen actions are now available via web browsers on 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 “draw sticky,” and add sticky notes, frameworks, shapes and more! 

🔌 Connect MURAL to apps like Google Sheets, Airtable, Trello, JIRA, and more with Zapier [beta]

Want to be more productive? With our Zapier integration, you’ll be able to automate workflows and build processes with over 2,000 apps so you can focus on your most important work. Check out the beta now.


Enhancements (General Availability)


⚡️ Better performance at scale - the boost keeps getting better! 

  • Now, when you’re collaborating with large groups of over 50 collaborators, you won’t experience that pesky lag or see the annoying “trying to reconnect” message. 
  • Additionally, pointing and dragging outside of your screen view won’t affect what you’re seeing – resulting in up to 4x faster collaboration in some cases. 

New Features (Limited Availability)


📞 Quickly sync with other collaborators via Quick Talk 

Quick Talk (powered by Dolby) instantly starts a voice call so you can connect with collaborators inside any mural. Use Quick Talk for those unplanned or spontaneous collaborative moments. Now updated with a new user interface to make connecting even easier. You can also include visitors in your calls, not just members and guests. Limited availability. Coming soon for everyone. 

🕵️‍♀️ Generate more impactful ideas and feedback with Private Mode

Private Mode is a new Facilitation Superpower that gives facilitators the power to temporarily prevent collaborators from seeing each other’s new content. Availability limited to select members. Coming soon as a Facilitation Superpower for everyone. 

📛 More control for turning named visitors on and off

Administrators can now turn named visitors on or off at workspace level in free trial, Starter, and partner plans. Named visitors are coming soon to Plus and Enterprise Network plans. 


Bug Fixes (General Availability)


🐞 Luma frameworks wouldn’t always export properly.

🕷 When an element was rotated, the snapping points to connect to it were displayed in the incorrect order.

🦟 When adding a group inside a grid area, the order of the elements was not preserved.

🕷 When pressing one of the audio keys, the stickies would autocomplete with the name of the audio function.

🐞 Avatars from users that have already left the mural were sometimes being displayed.

🐛 Context menu would sometimes close when collaborating in real-time.

🐜 When doing marquee select inside grid areas, the elements inside it would reorder.

🕷 When micro dragging some elements their position would sometimes not update correctly.

🐛 Elements created inside a grid area were being created with incorrect coordinates.

🦟 The warning when you change a draw sticky to a text sticky and vice versa wasn’t being displayed in edit mode.

🐞 New alignments don't work with the workspace feature flag.

🕷 COMMAND + OPT + 0 shortcut not working on Mac.

🐞 Improved real time collaboration performance.

🕷 We improved the feedback when someone else is drawing from the iOS app so that it doesn’t block part of the screen.

🐛 Checkmark icon was not aligned with Settings and Saved under zoom settings.

🦟 Some elements were not being displayed when creating a mural from a template when the user didn’t have edit permissions on the template.

🕷 Top bar was not always visible after deleting an area with content.

🐛 The remote editing layer was not always aligned for rotated widgets.

🐞 When someone dragged the end of an arrow in real time, the collaborator was seeing the arrow displayed in a different position.

🦟 Only members with permissions will see the option to create a workspace in /template-selection.

🕷 The join company workspace page will guide you to manage your workspaces if you have no more workspaces to join. 


Tech Updates (General Availability)


💻 Refactor zoom shortcuts.

💻 Remove ruby from code.

💻 Referrer Improvements.

💻 Mural breaks upon opening, showing "NaN" values for widget props.

💻 Sanitize stickies bg color.


August 5, 2020

Squashed some bugs!

iOS release 1.80.1


Bug Fixes


🦟 After hitting ‘Done’ to end a drawing, it was not possible to pan correctly with one finger unless you first panned with two fingers.

🐛 After drawing a line, an incorrect ‘Undo’ operation was sometimes generated.

🐞 Padding for images was being displayed differently than the web.

🐜 Margins in frameworks were different than the web app. 

🕷 When tapping on a link to a confidential mural, the app would sometimes kick you out.

🐞 Avoid crashing when member data is received as undefined. 

🐛 When changing a font type or size in the web, the app was displaying the text incorrectly.

🦟 The popover menu sometimes closed by itself in the new iPad Pro when using the trackpad.

🐞 Tap and hold to start multiple selection wasn’t always working after changing the zoom level in the new iPad Pro.


Tech Updates


💻 Check real-time permission changes in exports.


July 16, 2020

Download to CSV, more control for facilitators, smarter grid lines, additional performance boosts, and squashed some 🐞🐜🕷🐛 !

Web release


New Features (General Availability)


⬇️ More insights from collaboration sessions

Extracting insights from your murals just got easier. You can now download sticky note, title, and text box data to a CSV file for further analysis after a collaboration session. Data included in the download: ID number, text, background color, sticky type, border line, X and Y axis coordinates, area name, and/or hyperlink. 


Enhancements (General Availability)


🛑 Additional control for facilitators 

No more accidental changes to mural settings by collaborators! From now on, only facilitators will be able to change the size of a mural. The size of a mural can be edited by dragging the sides of the mural surface, right clicking on the mural surface and selecting “Edit mural size,” or by clicking dropdown next to the mural name and selecting “Mural settings.”

🧠Smarter grid lines 

Now you can create more organized visuals. Grid lines have been enhanced to help align elements better in a mural. You’ll notice small changes to the way that the grid guides suggest element positioning relative to each other. 

⚡️Performance keeps getting better

As we previously promised, the boost is getting better! We’ve made some additional enhancements to navigation performance in a mural. Images now look sharper when zoomed out – no more blur! Real-time collaboration is now even smoother. Plus, if you’re using Safari as your browser, we’ve added some enhancements to zooming and panning. 


Enhancements (Limited Availability)

🔤Better organize murals in a room 

You can now sort murals in a room alphanumerically. Availability limited to select members. Coming soon for everyone. 

🆓 New free trials can join existing free trial company workspaces 

Free trials that are created within specific companies will now sometimes be given the opportunity to join existing workspaces. Availability limited to select customers. 


Bug Fixes


🦟 Images on templates that don't belong to a workspace you're a member of no longer break inclusive selection works using SHIFT + click again.

🐛 Visitors who are logged in (not members of that workspace) won't see their Content Library (limited availability).

🐜 Arrow overlapped image search input on guided onboarding.

🐞 Broken image on Google Sign-up.

🕷 Frameworks title not visible on guided onboarding.

🐛 Users were sometimes being duplicated in billing groups. 

🦟 The open button for uploaded images wasn't always working.

🐞 Some images added from private sites would stay gray and not show the correct thumbnail.

🕷 Textboxes could look broken when bolding words using Museo Slab or Adelle font.

🐜 Some textboxes with background color looked taller than when created.

🐛 Room sorting option would reset when leaving the dashboard screen during a session.

🐞 Context menu would sometimes close when collaborating in real-time.


July 7, 2020

Windows: New performance boost, faster brainstorming, summon, and timer in personal mode

Windows release v1.68


New Features (General Availability)


⚡️ 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.

↪️ Build flowcharts fast. You can now build flowcharts in the Windows app by adding text to shapes, changing shape background colors, adjusting the font size, and switching the font type.

✍️ Work faster when brainstorming. You can now draw directly on any sticky note without having to convert it to a “draw sticky" first.

🚨 Summon workshop participants. When running a workshop, you can now summon participants so that they automatically follow you. This is available in personal mode only in this first release.

Time activities, now in Windows 10. We’ve added a timer to the Windows app. You can set a desired length of time, add or subtract minutes, and pause a timer once it’s started. This is available in personal mode only in this first release.

🔺 More auto shapes. The auto-shape feature now recognizes triangles when you draw them.

  

Enhancements (General Availability)

😴 No more falling asleep by accident. Touchscreen displays will no longer go to sleep after a certain amount of time if the app is open. 

⭐️ Clear facilitator identification. The facilitator avatar in a mural now shows a star next to it, which is the same as on the web. 

🗓 Quicker installation. The app no longer asks for calendars permissions when installing for the first time. 

◻️ Better images. Transparent images no longer show a background when they’re not supposed to. 

👉 Improved icon visibility. The move icon is now visible when the mural background is a dark color.

 

Bug Fixes

🦟 Stickies would sometimes get created when you were zooming in.

🐛 The app would sometimes freeze when logging in.

🐜 PDF previews were not always being displayed.

🐞 When changing a sticky note type in a grid area, the order of the sticky notes would sometimes change.

🐛 When installing the app for the first time, you weren’t always able to scroll down to see the entire page if you were working with your mouse. 


Tech Updates

💻 Inconsistent signature algorithms.

💻 Add tracking for not displaying images.


June 26, 2020

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

Web release

New Features (General Availability)

📛 Anonymous –> Visitor. We’re updating terminology on our website and in the product. “Anonymous visitors” will now be known as “visitors.” The “anonymous link” in the share modal will now be called “visitor link.” Functionality remains the same. Collaborators will be able to identify visitors in a mural as temporary collaborators by a new “Visiting [Animal]” 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. 

🧩 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.

Alert collaborators that time’s up. When the timer runs out, you’ll now hear a sound to let you and your collaborators know that you’ve run out of time.

✍️ Easily resize drawings. Starting today, collaborators who like to communicate with freehand drawings can now resize their work. When you’re done drawing, you’ll now see a blue dot in the corner of the highlighted drawing window that can be used to adjust the scale. 

🪁Register for MURAL Imagine in the Learning Center. You’ll now find information about MURAL Imagine in the Learning Center accessed via the “Learn” tab in your mural dashboard. Register yourself or check out the latest sessions. 


New Features (Limited Availability)

🐨 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. 

⬇️ 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. 

👇 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 “draw sticky,” and add sticky notes, frameworks, shapes and more! Availability limited to select MURAL members. Coming soon for everyone.  

📄 How did your collaboration go? We want to make sure our members are successful, so we’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)

Navigation gets a performance boost. We powered up a new engine that supercharges zooming and panning in murals. With this latest upgrade, we’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. 

  • 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 “on” for everyone. 
  • Going forward, there won’t be an exclusive feedback chat. Please contact customer support with questions or feedback as you normally would.
  • Lastly, you can now edit “draw sticky notes” by double clicking on them


Bug Fixes

🐛 2019 calendars have been removed from the frameworks.

🕷 Fixed issues that occurred when dragging elements in Safari.

🦟 Images would sometimes look blurry, especially on retina displays.

🐞 Sometimes lines would accidentally appear in a mural.

🐜 Elements sometimes stuck to your cursor when using a Mac keyboard.

🐛 Curved connectors weren't always visible on Microsoft Edge.

🕷 Fixed multiple bugs with textbox rendering.

🐞 Drawing over elements wasn't always working correctly.

🦟 Multiple issues with open affordance buttons.

🐛 Users could move locked elements when using the inclusive selection shortcut.

🐛 When creating a connector, it wouldn't always connect to an element if you released the “C” key before the mouse button.

🐞 Frameworks created in iOS would sometimes cause the web app to stop working.

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

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

🐞 The boundary box of an arrow was sometimes visible when being dragged.

🐜 The monthly pricing option on the billing page wasn’t working properly.

🦟 Some visitors can’t access the canvas when the onboarding callouts is missing


June 26, 2020

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

iOS release

New Features

✍️ Draw what you intend to draw. We’ve improved the drawing experience to prevent lines from being drawn when parts of your hand accidentally touch the screen. 

🔄 Better grouping. Drawings now group automatically according to their distance from one another.

Time activities, now in iOS. We’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 it’s started. 


Enhancements

🔠 Font size consistency across iOS and web. We’ve adjusted settings so that font sizes shown in the iOS app and on the web will be consistent. 

🔍 Consistent border weights. The borders mural elements now resize according to the zoom level. 

✉️ Quicker sign-in form invites. If you’re already signed into the app, you’re now directly signed in when you click on an invite link. 

⬅️ Easier navigation. The menu for adding images and sticky notes now closes if you tap outside of the mural.

⭐️ Clear facilitator identification. The facilitator avatar in a mural now shows a star next to it, which is the same as on the web. 


Bug Fixes

🦟 Lines would sometimes flicker when drawing.  

🐞 When creating a blank mural, frameworks were sometimes partially outside the canvas.

🐜 If you left the app and then re-opened it, a banner saying “trying to reconnect” would sometimes appear.

🐞 PDF files weren’t always opening when tapping on them.

🐛 High resolution images were sometimes displayed in low resolution if you temporarily lost your internet connection.

🕷 Added a retina image version for the “send room to touchscreen display” modal.


Tech Updates

 💻 Microsoft Intune upgraded to the latest version.


June 5, 2020

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

Web release

New Features 

⚡️ 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 won’t see the icon. Update not applicable to Internet Explorer 11. 

🧠 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. 

🚀 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 “learn” tab in the dashboard. What do you want to learn today?

👤 Easily assign facilitation permissions. Facilitators can now assign facilitation rights to other members from the “Manage mural members” screen found by clicking on the Members icon in the top menu bar. 

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

✂️ 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 you’ve found the right crop size. Now available for everyone. 


Enhancements

➡️ Create straight lines more easily. Lines and arrows “magnetize” to different angles to help you create straight lines.

⬆️ Create “unconnected” lines with a shortcut. Press C + OPT or C + ALT to create a line that isn’t connected to an element. Move the tip of an existing line with this shortcut and you’ll override any connection.

⤴️ 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.

🔒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.

🇯🇵🇨🇳 Japanese and Chinese Characters are now supported in exports.


Bug Fixes

🦟 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 wasn’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.

🐛 Frameworks would sometimes cause an issue that would prevent a mural from exporting properly.

🐞 As usual, we squashed other tiny bugs.


May 15, 2020

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

Web release


New Features

💳 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. 

🎓 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. 

💥 Assign Facilitation Superpowers. You can now assign facilitation rights to any member from the “Editing rights” dropdown menu in the mural member settings page. 


Enhancements

✂️ 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.

📩 Clearer export names. Exported murals and areas now have the name of the mural and the area in the file name.

➡️ Better connectors. We improved the way arrows re-arrange so that the reposition is less aggressive.

⬆️ 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.

📚 We’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.

Bug Fixes

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

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

🕷When 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.

🐜 Double clicking to create a sticky note would sometimes show the blue border for a moment above the sticky. 

🐞 Find results were not always highlighted if they were inside an area.

 🐛You were not always able to select connectors when they were inside areas if the area was sent to the front.

 🕷When duplicating connected areas, connectors would sometimes break.

🐛 Clicking and dragging to select elements was sometimes excluding previously selected elements.

🐞 Resizing the browser window would sometimes trigger the zoom alert.

🕷 The calendar integration wasn’t always picking up login from modal.

🐜 The calendar integration wasn’t always showing Untitled murals in the list when creating an event.

🐛 The ability to save multiple images to Dropbox wasn’t always working.

 🕷Component field values weren’t always showing when exporting to Jira.

⚡️ Lots of improvements to the navigation performance boost: 

  • Sometimes you would see a duplicate element or the element would change entirely when dragging it. 
  • Grid areas weren’t always working correctly when adding elements (showing ghost feedback and shifting other elements inside it to make place for new ones)
  • Sometimes you couldn’t delete an element.
  • Rotated titles wouldn’t always work. 
  • 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. 
  • Comment bubbles wouldn’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.

May 8, 2020

View cropped images, plan ahead, and bug fixes

iOS v.1.77.0 release

 

New Features

🖼 View cropped images. Now you’re able to view images in iOS that have been cropped on the web.

 

Enhancements

🗓 Plan ahead. Calendars from 2020 to 2022 are now available in your frameworks.

 

Bug Fixes

🐛 Voting instructions were not always being displayed.

🐞 Frameworks would sometimes be created with incorrect dimensions.

🕷 The thread widgets position on creation wasn’t always consistent.

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

🐜 Videos were able to be selected for upload even if they were not supported.

 

Tech Updates

💻 Updated to iOS 13 SDK.

💻 Updated expired Sentry token.

💻 Switched to pods for all dependencies.

💻 Updated React-Native to version 0.61.5.

💻 Minimum iOS version required raised to iOS 11.

💻 Added tracking for custom colors.


May 8, 2020

Navigate with a mouse, plus improved performance!

Windows v.1.67.3 release

 

New Features

🖱 Navigate without a touchscreen. Now you can use your mouse to navigate the Windows App and work in a mural – convenient if you don’t have a touchscreen device.  

🖼 View cropped images. Now you’re able to view images in the Windows App that have been cropped on the web.

 

Enhancements 

💨 Who doesn’t love speed?! Murals now load 38% faster.

🗓 Plan ahead. Calendars from 2020 to 2022 are now available in your frameworks. 

🤚 Stop, you’ve reached the end. The zoom indicator will now let you know once you've reached the maximum or minimum level.

 

Bug Fixes

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

🐞 Resizing groups of elements would sometimes not allow you to resize to the smallest size possible.

🐜 It was not always possible to undo an underline in a sticky note.

🕷 When zooming in and out, the border of shapes would sometimes disappear for a moment.

🐛 Images would sometimes not appear when showing voting results.

 

Tech Updates

💻 A new asset manager has been implemented.

💻 The flag for gesture optimization has been updated.


April 24, 2020

Self-Serve SSO, Improved Flowcharts, and Performance Boost ⚡️

Web release

New Features

🚪 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.

📛 Enhanced multi-platform IP whitelisting. IP Whitelisting now supports native devices as well as the web application.

⚡️ Navigation gets a performance boost. We’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.

⤴️ 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.

📚 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

✅ 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 doesn’t type any characters outside letters, commas, hyphens, dots and apostrophes.

👥 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. 

☑️ Confirmation modal on Company Dashboard. Company Administrators and MURAL stakeholders who have access to a company’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.

🕵️‍♀️ 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.

Bug Fixes

🕷 Cursors would sometimes remain visible after collaborators left a mural. 

🦟 Pressing the “D” key would sometimes duplicate a drawing while in drawing mode.

🐞 Connectors and arrows would occasionally break after moving a group of interconnected elements.

🐜 Images would sometimes be displayed as grey boxes.

🐞 A “trying to reconnect” alert would sometimes appear if a member was editing a sticky note at the start of a voting session.

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

🐛 The Facilitation Superpowers modal now opens for view-only collaborators.

🕷 The new mural modal didn’t always scroll properly.


Apr 1, 2020

Avatar update 🌟 and keeping the house clean 🧹

Web Release

Enhancements

⭐️ The avatar stars that denote facilitator permissions are now all the same color to avoid confusion about different color stars meaning different things.

Bug Fixes

🐞 Company Administrators were not always able to create API keys from the Company Dashboard.

🐜 Some web links didn't show thumbnails when added to a mural.

🕷The app would sometimes freeze when resizing a mural while drawing.

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

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

🐜 Elements were not always updating their rotation when being added to grid areas.

🐛 Images would sometimes temporarily disappear when editing their caption.

🕷 Arrows would occasionally flicker when zooming or panning immediately after moving one of the arrow endpoints.

Apr 1, 2020

iOS 1.75: Scan whiteboard drawings and handwriting ✍️📲

iOS Release

📲Scan 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.

Mar 11, 2020

MURAL De-provisioning API, Key Management, and Find content for everyone 🙌

Web Release

New Features

🔑 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.

⚡️ 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 shouldn’t have access to MURAL for whatever reason.


Enhancements

🔎Find 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 🔎icon 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

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

🖋 Improved previews. Curved connectors and drawings are better displayed in thumbnail previews on the workspace dashboard.

🔍 Hidden means hidden. Hidden elements in the outline are not displayed anymore when you use the "X" shortcut.

Bug Fixes

🐞 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.

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

🐛Find navigation would sometimes break when reaching the last result with your keyboard.

🐞 Areas were not always visible in voting results.

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

🐛 Clicking on a link inside a title in view only mode would sometimes not take you to the URL.

🕷 When resizing grid areas, the border would sometimes flicker.

🐞 Text wasn’t always resizing when the font was changed inside sticky notes.

🐛 When resizing a sticky or shape with a connector, the connector would not always resize in real-time

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

🕷 Fixed mural downtime when deploying real-time.

Mar 10, 2020

Windows v.1.66.0: Improved Performance

Windows Release

🏃‍♀️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."

Mar 5, 2020

iOS 1.74.0: Custom colors and better drawings!

iOS Release

New Feature

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

Enhancements

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

✏️ Better drawings. The highlighter won't cover your line drawings anymore.

✍️ New drawing options. Select from more distinct default stroke options.

Bug Fixes

🐜 Text edits from other apps were not always being displayed in real-time.

🐛 Long texts in sticky notes were occasionally overflowing the sticky note.

🕷 Uploading images from the camera in big murals was sometimes not working.

🐞The context menu would often appear displaced if you tapped on a group.

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

🐜 App was sometimes crashing when getting started on iOS 10.

🐛 PDF exports were not always working.

Tech Updates

📱 Fixed disconnect socket while debugging.

📱 Better handling of images returning 404.

📱 Update mural-shared version

Feb 26, 2020

Windows 1.65.1: New ability to test your connection

Windows Release

New Feature

📶 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

🐜 When creating a mural from a template some rooms were not loading.

🐞 When changing a sticky type inside an area, the sticky would sometimes be placed in a different area.

🐛 Opening an example mural would occasionally freeze the app.

🕷 Fixed 301 exception handling.

🐜 Stickies would sometimes cluster to the wrong parent when changing types.

Feb 19, 2020

Company-Wide Disclaimers, New Facilitator Tag, and Enhanced Facilitator Lock Feedback 👏

Web Release

New Features

🚨 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.

📄 Client-specific help section. In order to be compliant with a customer’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.

📑 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.

Enhancements

🏷 Company Dashboard beta status label. The notation is only visible to Company Dashboard beta testers to reinforce the status of the product.

👀 Visual clean-up. Tweaked spacing and font colors in the "Create mural" modal.

🔒 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."

🏷 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.

🤦‍♂️ 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.

🔍 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.

Bug Fixes

🐛 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.

🐞 Images were not always being displayed in search results.

🕷Opening the font menu as an anonymous user would sometimes cause issues.

🐜 Cursor would sometimes stay stuck in connector mode until you pressed the "C" key again.

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

🕷 The edit comment layout would sometimes not work properly.

🐛 The position of the "View only" icon was not correct in the "Mural members" dropdown.

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

🐜 Template share links were not always working for people outside of the workspace the template belonged to.

🐞 As usual, we fixed other tiny bugs!

Jan 30, 2020

Enhanced connectors, formatting controls, and bug fixes!

Web Release

Enhancements

➡️ Copy connector formatting. Save time when creating flowcharts! Connectors now copy the style of the previous connector.

🧲 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.

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

↗️ Templates in a separate tab. Open templates in a separate tab from the create mural modal for a closer look.

Bug Fixes

🐛 When moving elements inside an area with the keyboard, a duplicated element was being displayed.

🐛 It was not possible to select areas inside areas

🐛 It was difficult to drag and select areas inside shapes.

🐛 The Edit link and Edit thumbnail submenu were not closing.

🐛 Ctrl - Cmd + C Shortcut was not working.

🐛 Only new guests in old user system: The current invite permissions to invite “Only new guests” was only working for the new user system. We made a fix to support it in the old user system as well.

🐛 As usual, we fixed other tiny bugs.

Jan 9, 2020

New content search feature, facilitator ID, OneDrive integration, and more! 🚀

Web Release

New Features

🔍 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.

⭐️ New facilitator identification on avatar. All things related to facilitation are now tied together with a ⭐️.

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

🔑 Microsoft Single Sign-On. Sign in to MURAL using your Microsoft account.

📊 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.

Enhancements

🔏 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.

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

Bug Fixes

🐛 It was not possible to delete comment replies.

🐛 It was not possible to select areas within areas.

🐛 The modal to remove a vote said "Remote" instead of "Remove."

🐛 On the voting results page, long texts overlapped with the "Unique voters" text.

Jan 1, 2020

Windows 1.64.0

Windows Release

💪 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
🐛 Double tap when creating a sticky note was occasionally freezing the app if the mural had many stickies.
🐛  Preview images with urls were sometimes not being displayed.

Dec 2, 2019

iOS 1.67.2

iOS Release

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

💪 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.

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

💪 Better performance on the Add element menu.

💪 Better handling of local images to avoid loading them multiple times.

💪 Improved the way we track errors in the app

🐛 Images were flickering when locked.

🐛 The color icon was not visible when adding an area.

🐛 Some users were randomly logged out of the app.

🐛 There was no feedback when an image didn't load because of an error.

Dec 1, 2019

Windows 1.63.1

Windows Release

💪 Save time by sending an entire Room to the Hub, no need to send murals one by one any more!

🐛 There was an error in the animation of loading icons.

Dec 1, 2019

Improved canvas performance and locked elements selection

Web Release

🙌 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.

🙌 Selection for locked elements - Just want to modify a specific section of your canvas but you’ve already locked everything down? Press ctrl+Shift and select the elements you want to lock.

🙌 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.

🙌 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!

💪 We keep improving our arrows, so you can easily connect elements with no fuss.

💪 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.

💪 Google contacts integration - You can now invite Google contacts to your workspace from the sign-up flow.

💪 Rich text in instructions - Use bold, italic, underlined, lists and bullets.

💪 Facilitator feedback in the members list to give depth and hierarchy to your instructions.

🐛 You were able to zoom the Chrome UI with keyboard shortcuts while on the canvas loading screen.

🐛 The border wasn't showing up on drawing stickies.

🐛  Duplicating a group with a connected arrow would create an extra one.

🐛  The input was getting unsorted when editing a shape that had text on it.

🐛  Not all text controls were appearing when adding text to a shape.

🐛  There were some layering problems when working with shapes and connectors.

🐛  Dragging a connector on top of an area's children would connect to the area rather than to the desired element

🐛  You could move some elements while using the C shortcut, instead of creating a new connector.

🐛  You could connect to the same origin snapping dot while using the shortcut, creating a very small arrow.

🐛  Suggestion popup wasn't appearing when dropping a new connector over an area.

🐛  Many more connectors bug fixing and improvements.

Nov 21, 2019

Win 1.62.2

Windows Release

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

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

🐛 When drawing, the first stroke would glitch for a moment.

🐛 Groups were not scaling properly when the elements were rotated.

🐛 Hub was allowed to make edits after getting a 400 error.

💻 Use new images / files upload endpoint.

💻 Better handling of API errors.

💻 New patch endpoint.

💻 Better rtb imports.

Oct 29, 2019

Improved connectors and new billing management for the Enterprise

Web Release

🙌 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.

🙌 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.

💪 Empty shapes can now be connected.

💪 Updated Event Canvas frameworks ("Event Model Canvas" and "Empathy Map") to their latest versions.

💪 Added "Learn S.I.M.P.L.E", "Learn S.M.A.R.T" and "Innovation Ecosystem Map" Kromatic frameworks.

💪 Don’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.

💪 New feedback for the Facilitator lock - now Facilitators will see that they are “Super Locking” elements and see an explanation for what that means. Collaborators will see a different icon so it’s easy to tell which elements are Super Locked

💪 Updated style for Instructions to make them more legible and easier on the eyes

🐛 You were able to add elements to groups using the context menu, which then lead to moving locked groups accidentally.

Oct 21, 2019

iOS v1.66.2

iOS Release

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

Oct 6, 2019

Improved connectors and more invite settings

Web Release

🙌 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

🙌 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.
💪 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.
💪 Comments navigation is more intuitive since the arrow tooltips now display which is newer and which are older.
💪 You can now override the connection snapping using the ctrl/cmd key. Just for selected workspaces

💪 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.
🐛 The position of the "Send to this step" link in the Outline now always appears properly aligned
🐛 The callout explaining the facilitator permission isn't jumpy on hover anymore
🐛 Feedback about the timer doesn’t overlap with the voting banner anymore
🐛 The tooltip explaining hidden elements shows up in the right place now when the element is inside an area or framework
🐛 Bounding box not visible anymore when hiding cursors during presentation mode
🐛 Cleaned up the position of the X users online tooltip in relation to avatars so everything is properly aligned
🐛 Fixed an issue with some older elements that caused murals that contained them not to load properly

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

Oct 3, 2019

Windows v.1.61.1

Windows Release

🙌 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.
🙌 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 “Go to >” button.
🙌 More voting flexibility! You can now vote on areas and files.
🐛 Recovered content from the web was not appearing in real time.
🐛 Vote results were not showing when the vote was casted over a textbox.
🐛 As usual, we fixed other tiny bugs.

Oct 1, 2019

iOS 1.65

iOS Release

🙌 Don't worry about accidentally closing the app while drawing, your drawings will now be automatically saved. No need to hit Done anymore!
🙌 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.
🙌 No need to group drawings to areas or frameworks anymore! Drawings will be automatically absorbed over areas and frameworks.

💪You can now manage big drawings more easily as they get separated into different elements.
💪Being inactive for a minute while drawing will create a separate drawing on the next stroke.
💪Typing text will be easier as now the viewport will follow the input as you type.

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

Sep 17, 2019

iOS 1.63

iOS Release


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

💪 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.

💪 Some stickies had text colors which were hard to read, so we switched them to white.

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