MURAL Product Changes

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  • πŸ™Œ New Features
  • πŸ’ͺ Enhancements
  • πŸ› Bugs

Sep 18, 2019

iOS 1.63

iOS Release

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

πŸ’ͺ 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.

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

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

Sep 17, 2019

Windows 1.60

Windows Release

πŸ™Œ Tired of having to group drawings to sticky notes? Sticky notes can now automatically absorb the drawing. No need to enter edit mode!
πŸ™Œ If flowcharts are your thing, you can now get creative with brand new shapes including triangles, diamonds, pentagons, and hexagons!

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

πŸ› The app was crashing when outline elements were hidden.
πŸ› Entering and re-entering multiple murals was causing some performance issues.
πŸ› As usual, we fixed other minor bugs.

Sep 16, 2019

Control who can end voting sessions and connect ideas inside a canvas

Web Release

πŸ™Œ Restrict who can end voting sessions: One of the biggest complaints regarding voting is that when someone starts a session, often someone else will accidentally end it before it's time. This cuts sessions short and creates re-work, and is frustrating for the person who was running the session. When a user begins a voting session, they'll be able to designate who is able to end the session. They'll have two options: (1) Any member of the mural, which would be just like today, or (2) Just themselves and any facilitators in that mural.

πŸ™Œ Want to build immersive presentation for your collaborators? Adding an element’s link to a sticky note or textbox will allow them to jump to other elements directly when clicking on the β€œGo to >” button.
πŸ™Œ Quickly connect existing arrows to other elements by dragging their handler to snap to the best points. Only available in selected workspaces
πŸ’ͺ All options in the voting menu: One of the main complaints about voting is that they don't know how to find their voting results. We think exposing them to where to find them when they go to start the session will help. It is also standard, according to our guidelines about when to show and disable vs. hide actions.

πŸ’ͺ Instantly see if an arrow is connected to an element when selected. The handler will now change to blue when it is connected and white when it isn’t. Only available in selected workspaces
πŸ’ͺ Some stickies had text colors which were hard to read, so we switched them to white.
πŸ’ͺ Shapes and drawings are now easier to select when clicking on them while zoomed out.
πŸ’ͺ Connectors and drawings are now easier to select when doing a marquee selection.
πŸ› The outline didn't show all the instructions inserted in the modal.
πŸ› Calendar links were cut, and users couldn't enter them.
πŸ› Outline Scroll was moving when clicking an outline entry without instructions.
πŸ› "Create mural from Template/guide" modal was showing rooms in which the user doesn't have permission to create murals.

πŸ› Guests wouldn't be able to click and drag to expand the edges of the canvas anymore.
πŸ› The elements' bounding box was off-centered
πŸ› Some modal spinners weren’t working while performing a long task
πŸ› Undoing a massive lock would just unlock one element rather than all.

πŸ› β€œLock allβ€œ was taking too long.
πŸ› Right-click to edit a PDF caption used to freeze the mural.
πŸ› Some Chrome versions (with an experiment flag) were not able to see or add textbooks.
πŸ› Multiple fixes and enhancements to prevent content loss and trying to reconnect issues!

πŸ› Users that had a workspace in free-trial and their company allowed to create workspaces were not able to do it. Now, this is fixed and they should be able to do it.

πŸ› Duplicate murals were not working or were showing rooms of another workspace.

Aug 30, 2019

iOS 1.62

iOS Release

πŸ› Groups weren't rendering when they were inside an area.

πŸ› You couldn't access "Recently opened" or "Favorite murals" in the dashboard.

πŸ› Comments and connectors wouldn't remain attached to their group when moving them.

Aug 30, 2019

Windows 1.59

Windows Release

πŸ’ͺ Want to change the font color or other styling of a text box? Now all options appear on selection.

πŸ› Creating a canvas from templates was failing.

πŸ› You couldn't open a canvas in the Hub if it had broken images.

πŸ› Taking a photo with the camera would throw an error.

πŸ› You couldn't erase drawings that were inside of a locked framework or area.

πŸ› The icons color picker wasn't showing the correct element's color.

Aug 20, 2019

Clear facilitation permissions and improved connectors

Web Release

πŸ™Œ Facilitator permissions are reflected on the user's avatars in the mural + show a modal that outlines what facilitators can do and links to the Members page to assign more.

πŸ™Œ Making clean flowcharts is now easier than ever. Hold C, hover over the element you would like to connect to see the best snapping points. Click and drag from the borders to create a clean connected arrow. Released to some users.

πŸ’ͺ We cleaned up the spacing in the Outline items.

πŸ’ͺ Elements can't be created on top of hidden sections of the mural.

πŸ’ͺ Adding hyperlinks to titles or text-boxes? Now they will be underlined and you will be able to click on them to open.

πŸ’ͺ Connectors and lines are now easier to select when clicking on them while zoomed out.

πŸ› Activity Feed wasn’t loading the latest changes when opening it for the first time after some canvas activity.

πŸ› We were not showing the NPS Survey in the Dashboard. Fixed

πŸ› Enterprise Users that were admin of a free trial workspace were not able to create a new workspace. Fixed.

πŸ› Mural creation info wasn't shown on template thumbnails any longer.

πŸ› The "Escape" button closed the instructions modal.

πŸ› View only users weren't seeing the Outline icons if it's empty.

πŸ› The Cheat Sheet wasn't opening for mural owners or view only users.

πŸ› The "Link to step" in the Outline would appear aligned with the menu.

πŸ› The shadow would appear when dragging steps in the Outline again.

πŸ› The avatar tooltip is no longer misplaced in small viewports.

πŸ› Broadcasting of the steps in the Outline while following was not working correctly.

πŸ› Avatars appeared behind the modal overly now.

πŸ› The buttons and text in the voting bar have been re-aligned.

Aug 15, 2019

iOS 1.59

iOS Release

*iOS 1.59*

πŸ› Post-it Plus integration wasn't working in the previous release.

πŸ› Sticky couldn't get deleted if created next to a sticky that was locked by a facilitator.

πŸ› As usual, we fixed other tiny bugs here and there.

Jul 31, 2019

iOS 1.58

iOS Release

πŸ™Œ MURAL for iOS is now integrated with Microsoft's Intune Mobile Application Management.

πŸ’ͺ Locking content? If you are a facilitator, no collaborator will be able to unlock it.

πŸ’ͺ Transparent shapes don't block content behind them anymore.

πŸ› Guests and visitors were able to start or end a voting session.

πŸ› Guests and visitors were able to access and change canvas settings, such as size, name, and color.

πŸ› When trying to open a canvas through a push notification, it would instead open the dashboard.

πŸ› Following animation wasn't looking pretty.

πŸ› As usual, we fixed other tiny bugs.

Jul 30, 2019

Windows 1.58

Windows Release

πŸ› It wasn't always possible to stop following another collaborator when moving or editing the canvas.

πŸ› Titles and text-boxes wrapping and spacing were looking a bit different from the web before.

πŸ› As usual, we fixed other smaller bugs.

Jul 24, 2019

Improved comments and new shapes

Web Release

πŸ™Œ Comments are an excellent way for productive teams to collaborate, give input, and stay up to date. Check out the new interface and interactions that make following up with your team’s progress easier than ever.

πŸ™Œ New shapes to enhance your murals! You will now be able to add triangles, diamonds, pentagons, and hexagons to your canvas directly from the Shapes tab.

πŸ™Œ Company settings page has a new *Insights* section. Now, company admins are able to see a dashboard with KPIs of their company in MURAL. KPIs such as Active Users, Murals Created, Distribution of billing and so on.

πŸ™Œ New Billing Section Design: We are testing a new billing section within the app showing the different plan options with their respective features and pricing.

πŸ™Œ Improved text when adding a mural to a calendar event with the plugin.

πŸ™Œ The calendar plugin selects your most recently used room/ workspace by default.

πŸ™Œ Murals can now be added to calendar events from the modal, no need to β€œsee event details”

πŸ’ͺ We made it easier to understand you are in connector mode while holding the C key, by changing the cursor to a cross.

πŸ’ͺ Canvas thumbnails will now be visible when sharing a link in Twitter or Facebook.

πŸ’ͺ Which workspace am I in? There is now an educational callout that is triggered when you suddenly are taken to another workspace via a mural link. This will let you know where you are and how to get back to where you were.

πŸ’ͺ Company Creation and Edition enhancement: While creating a company you will now be able to add the list of recognized domains.

πŸ’ͺ Edit Company domains: Added the ability to edit company domains, and add/remove enterprise CC directly from the company settings.

πŸ’ͺ Share View Link Off by default at workspace level: The default status OFF can be configured at a workspace level. In the next step, this enhancement should be included at Company Setting Level.

πŸ’ͺ Added a callout to the templates section to point out the categories

πŸ’ͺ There’s a Kanban tag on the β€œwall of work” framework

πŸ’ͺ Selected elements are de-selected if you start to navigate with the Outline to avoid accidentally making mistakes

πŸ› Unknown value for Weeks active in last 3 months - When there was no data to show for a particular user, the process was just returning an unknown value as a result, when in fact it should have been interpreted as a `0` (no activity).

πŸ› Deactivate/reactivate options should be visible ONLY in the gear icon inside the workspace member list.

πŸ› Rejecting a reactivation request doesn’t actually rejects it - Now it does.

πŸ› Pending requests counter didn't match with the quantity displayed in the list.

πŸ› Reactivation request reject button was not functioning properly. Now, when it's clicked they are removed from the list.

πŸ› Automatic emails refer to users through the username instead of the first name.

πŸ› The β€œgetting started guide” didn't open for mural creators anymore.

πŸ› The `x` to close the Outline appeared incorrectly for view-only users.

πŸ› The Outline won’t open when you enter a mural in the middle of a voting session

πŸ› Following isn’t glitchy during fast transitions anymore

πŸ› β€œAll changes saved” feedback shows up in the correct place after closing out visible voting sessions

Jun 27, 2019

iOS v1.55

iOS Release

πŸ™Œ Your real-time collaborations now run smoothly on traditional as in restricted networks, such as via a VPN or while using your company’s proxy.

πŸ’ͺ It is much more comfortable to draw on a big screen, with improved palm rejection while using the Apple Pencil.

πŸ’ͺ Have peace of mind as a facilitator, locked content over the web won’t be able to be unlocked by any collaborator using the iOS app.

πŸ’ͺ Getting ready to show all the new shapes that are coming soon!

πŸ› We removed the ability to draw automatically in the canvas without needing to enter draw mode since it triggered undesired effects.

πŸ› The screen would start shaking uncontrollably when editing a title. Now you can set the screen as you are most comfortable while editing it.

πŸ› The format bar would scroll to the middle when entering edition, hiding some options.

πŸ› Pasting an URL to the canvas created an image rather than a link.

πŸ› The drawing toolbar would sometimes start shaking out of nowhere.

πŸ› Big payloads split into tiny ones so you don’t lose content.

Jun 26, 2019

Windows v1.57

Windows Release

πŸ™Œ Have to present a canvas using the Surface Hub? You can now enter Presentation Mode and navigate it using the Outline, with a more focused and simplified interface.

πŸ’ͺ Have peace of mind as a facilitator, locked content over the web won’t be able to be unlocked by any collaborator using the Windows / Surface app.

πŸ’ͺ Linked murals pointing to a specific content will redirect you to that element once loaded.

πŸ’ͺ Getting ready to show all the new shapes that are coming soon!

πŸ› If our service wasn't responding on expected time, the app would kick you out of the canvas instantly. We now try to recover showing the "Trying to reconnect" bar.

πŸ› Double click over an area that was on top of another area created the elements outside it.

πŸ› Titles could sometimes show a different height than from the web.

πŸ› As usual, we fixed tiny bugs.

Jun 6, 2019

Editable templates, Hide and Unhide content, and performance improvements.

Web Release

πŸ™ŒWe want your collaboration experience to be the best it can be, so we are working hard to improve it every day. Collaborators will see your changes faster, since we reduced by half the amount of information we were sending through the real-time channel.

πŸ™Œ Hide and reveal steps in the Outline! For facilitators only - now you don’t have to lock shapes down in front of activities you don’t want participants to see yet.

πŸ™Œ Add Instructions to steps the Outline so it’s easier to consume murals with instructions. Murals published as templates will reflect instructions in template form, too! Only available to selected users.

πŸ™Œ Edit templates you’ve published when you need to update them based on learnings and best practices.

πŸ’ͺOnly facilitators can edit the Outline (add instructions, change the order, add and remove elements, etc.)

πŸ’ͺFrameworks and areas won't be added automatically to the Outline anymore - now it will be a place where people can create a custom "guide" through their canvases.

πŸ’ͺIf you’re going through the Outline in a mural, anyone following you will see the same step open in the Outline so they can see what you’re seeing.

πŸ’ͺLonger voting session names are now more legible (we added back the tooltip and increased the minimum number of visible characters)

πŸ’ͺYou can modify the canvas size while editing templates now.

πŸ’ͺSelecting multiple elements works way faster than before. No more laggy marquee selections.

πŸ’ͺCreating straight lines is easier than before, just remember to hit the SHIFT while dragging to force a line.

πŸ’ͺYou can now use the Platform Business Design framework, created by SAP, from the Business tab.

πŸ’ͺThe calendars for 2020, 2021, 2022 are now available as frameworks.

πŸ’ͺThe request reactivation email used to take you to the workspace member list. Now it takes you directly to the Pending Requests page.

πŸ’ͺYou can now favorite a mural from within the canvas itself (upper menu).

Β πŸ’ͺAny workspace admin from a company with more than 1,000 employees can request a demo directly from the workspace dashboard.

Β πŸ’ͺWe fixed the survey to collect information from users who are deleting their workspace.

πŸ’ͺMade improvements to the callouts and their logic so they’re easier for us to work with.Β 

πŸ’ͺWe added the antivirus tech support for files added to editable templates.

πŸ›Sometimes images would appear in low-resolution and wouldn't update until adding a new element and zooming into the image.

πŸ›Guests were able to access Mural Settings through the context menu even though they couldn't make any change.

πŸ›A ghost sticky would appear in a canvas if a collaborator deleted it right after it was moved.

πŸ›We disabled pan and pinch gestures on sidebars and menus so that the browser won’t zoom in or go back to the dashboard when it wasn’t expected.

πŸ›The top bar wasn't responding well to changes of size, specially when opening a sidebar.

πŸ›The open button for locked elements had a delay response when hovering it.

πŸ›Duplicating with ALT and undoing would leave the new elements on top of the original element, instead of deleting it.

πŸ›The MSFT teams toolbar had an UI error.

πŸ›Modal’s descriptions can’t be expanded manually anymore.

πŸ›Duplicating a mural with the timer running doesn’t duplicate the timer.

πŸ›CREATE LINK button in the SHARE modal for templates only appears for people who have permission.

πŸ›Outline order will always save correctly.

πŸ›Feedback that shows you where you left off in the Outline is now working correctly.

πŸ›Longer voting session names are now more legible.

πŸ›Editable template’s titles don’t appear in Italic anymore.

Jun 4, 2019

Windows v1.56

Windows Release

πŸ™ŒLoading a mural with tons of images? You will now see a 50% memory performance improvement, making the app faster and more reliable.

πŸ™ŒCanvas re-sync time after a disconnection is now way quicker.

πŸ’ͺGetting ready for all new facilitation features, like hiding and revealing outline elements so collaborators won't peek on upcoming activities.

πŸ’ͺWe're not showing the default image caption anymore after an image is dropped.

πŸ›Some collaborators actions could get lost while the device was in the middle of a re-sync or while being opened. Not anymore.

May 15, 2019

Windows v1.55

Windows Release

πŸ› An element could start flickering if moved by two devices at the same time.

πŸ› Entering a mural as view-only would still allow you to edit and would then kick you out.

May 13, 2019

Windows v1.54

Windows Release

πŸ™Œ Opening the app for the first time? You can now choose between public or private use.

πŸ’ͺ You can now clear your session when using a Touchscreen Device in public mode, so nobody can open your murals when you leave the room.

πŸ› When trying to log in you could sometimes land on a white screen.

πŸ› Youtube videos didn't display inside the mural.

πŸ› Some shapes weren't showing the correct text color if they contained transparency.

πŸ› Using the Smart Draw tools would cancel the Draw by Hand mode after the first detection.

πŸ› Creating a new account was broken, leaving you in an infinite loading screen.

Apr 30, 2019

High Contrast Mode and Company Settings

Web Release

πŸ™Œ Company settings: Enterprise Network customers can now replicate their own set of policies on some/all of their company workspaces from the company settings interface. For example, they can disable features such as allowing members to invite anonymous users or the chat.

πŸ™Œ Multi-Tenancy: Enterprise Network customers can now store their data on an independent isolated encrypted database.

πŸ™Œ You can now add multiple selections to the Outline directly and save yourself tool time setting up a mural!

πŸ™Œ Recover lost areas, connectors, and draw stickies directly from the Activity Feed.

πŸ™Œ Need to use Adobe Acrobat or Reader to open exports? You will now receive a scaled PDF in the export email that opens on all Adobe software.

πŸ™Œ Adding compatibility with Windows 10 High Contrast Mode. Users with low vision or vision impairment can now take full advantage of MURAL.

πŸ’ͺ All templates show the descriptions on hover so you don't have to guess what they should be used for.

πŸ’ͺ Global templates don't show the :mural: avatar anymore so titles are more legible

πŸ’ͺ The blue feedback in areas only shows when new elements are added, not when elements inside the area are moved around.

πŸ’ͺ We added educational callouts to show the Outline in templates.

πŸ’ͺ Easy Extend Trial Button: All free trial workspaces will be able to automatically extend the trial 5 more days when reaching the end of the trial.

πŸ’ͺ + sign to Invite: Users will see a + sign beside their avatar (even when navigating alone) that will open the invite module when clicked.

πŸ’ͺ Updated loaders when entering guides and templates.

πŸ’ͺ Re-added the Icebreakers category to the template categories so facilitators can find them easily.

πŸ› Moving multiple elements with the arrow keys would freeze the browser.

πŸ› PNG exports now look the same than PDF exports, so many bugs were fixed in the process. PNG exports might be lower resolution than before.

πŸ› Creating elements with a shortcut would add multiple if you hold it for a couple of seconds.

πŸ› The entire Outline doesn’t get selected when navigating with tab in Firefox anymore.

πŸ› Fixed a bug that occurred when deleting an area while you edit a template.

Apr 8, 2019

Windows 1.53

Windows Release

πŸ’ͺ Increased performance while editing and moving through a mural during real-time sessions.

πŸ’ͺ Having a problem with the app? You can now access the Settings menu directly from the mural.

πŸ’ͺ Erasing with the back of the pencil now works faster.

πŸ› Current drawings' strokes would start disappearing after using the undo tool.

πŸ› Frameworks sometimes appeared empty when entering a mural.

πŸ› Fixed multiple errors when groping large drawings.

πŸ› As usual, we killed a couple of tiny bugs.

Apr 3, 2019

iOS 1.51

iOS Release

πŸ™Œ You can now undo your drawings inside a sticky note from the top bar.

πŸ’ͺ Draw instantly over the canvas when using an Apple Pencil.

πŸ’ͺ Drawings now look better and smoother.

πŸ’ͺ No more auto-captions for searched images.

πŸ’ͺ MURAL Scan: Pale color sticky notes are now detected

πŸ’ͺ MURAL Scan: Strokes have a higher quality than in previous versions.

πŸ› If you started the app in portrait mode and then changed it to landscape, the canvas wouldn't adapt.

πŸ› "Trying to reconnect" message appeared too frequently, specially when switching between apps.

πŸ› The app would freeze on loading when trying to open a mural through an element's share link.

πŸ› Setting bold format to an empty sticky or text would crash the app.

πŸ› The format bar wasn't appearing after a re-connection.

πŸ› Scanned stickies are now always added inside the canvas.

Mar 26, 2019

Recover content and improved templates section

Web Release

Β πŸ™Œ Templates are now easier to find. The templates section is now separated into 2 tabs - one for global templates and one for workspace templates.

Β πŸ™Œ You can search the global templates by JTBD category, just like in the Onboarding flow.

Β πŸ™Œ Recover content. If you or any team member deleted ideas from a mural by mistake, you can now recover them directly from the Activity Feed.

πŸ’ͺ If you’re not allowed to unlock elements, you’re also not allowed to delete them.

πŸ’ͺ Multiple security enhancements.

πŸ’ͺ No more 100% zoom limit when zooming in on items you click in the Outline.

πŸ’ͺ Facilitator(s) avatars will always appear directly after your own in murals with many collaborators

πŸ’ͺ We moved the templates/ guides descriptions out of the big grey bar and into a little `i` icon. It didn't look good.

πŸ’ͺ Do you need your participants to open files, images, and links from a mural without moving them around? Now you can lock these elements and an Open button will appear on hover, even in view-only.

πŸ’ͺ Adding compatibility with Windows 10 High Contrast Mode, so you can keep using MURAL even if you have any vision struggle. Still a work in progress.

πŸ’ͺ Big connectivity refactor in the web client that will improve real time performance.

πŸ’ͺ Removed old calendar frameworks from the frameworks tab.

πŸ’ͺ Optimized the Activity Feed to decrease the real-time bandwidth use when drawing intensively.

πŸ› Various small fixes to the Activities features.

πŸ› Sometimes swiping a mural in Mac makes the browser go back to the dashboard. We now disabled pan and pinch gestures on some sidebars and menus that were allowing the default behavior to get triggered.

πŸ› We had some connectivity interface bugs here and there (Reconnecting bar staying for too long, the offline bar wasn't always appearing, etc). They shouldn't happen anymore.

πŸ› The Open link button didn't work on Move mode.

πŸ› Users couldn’t right click and go-back-to-dashboard in another tab. Now they can.

πŸ› From within a MURAL, when pressing the back arrow, users were being redirected to the room where that mural was, instead of going to the previous place in the dashboard.

πŸ› Workspace names had an issue with lower/upper case. It's now fixed.

πŸ› Admins could deactivate users that were not yet active.

πŸ› Duplicating a room to another workspace not always copied all murals.

πŸ› Anonymous links have now a clearer UI that properly displays available settings.

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