MURAL Product Changes

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  • ๐Ÿ™Œ New Features
  • ๐Ÿ’ช Enhancements
  • ๐Ÿ› Bugs

Oct 29, 2019

Improved connectors and new billing management for the Enterprise

Web Release

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

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

๐Ÿ’ช Empty shapes can now be connected.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 22, 2019

iOS v1.66.2

iOS Release

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

Oct 7, 2019

Improved connectors and more invite settings

Web Release

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

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

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

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

Oct 4, 2019

Windows v.1.61.1

Windows Release

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

Oct 2, 2019

iOS 1.65

iOS Release

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

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

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

Sep 18, 2019

iOS 1.63

iOS Release


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

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

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

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

Sep 17, 2019

Windows 1.60

Windows Release

๐Ÿ™Œ Tired of having to group drawings to sticky notes? Sticky notes can now automatically absorb the drawing. No need to enter edit mode!
๐Ÿ™Œ If flowcharts are your thing, you can now get creative with brand new shapes including triangles, diamonds, pentagons, and hexagons!

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

๐Ÿ› The app was crashing when outline elements were hidden.
๐Ÿ› Entering and re-entering multiple murals was causing some performance issues.
๐Ÿ› As usual, we fixed other minor bugs.

Sep 16, 2019

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

Web Release

๐Ÿ™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.

๐Ÿ™Œ Want to build immersive presentation for your collaborators? Adding an elementโ€™s link to a sticky note or textbox will allow them to jump to other elements directly when clicking on the โ€œGo to >โ€ button.
๐Ÿ™Œ Quickly connect existing arrows to other elements by dragging their handler to snap to the best points. Only available in selected workspaces
๐Ÿ’ช 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.

๐Ÿ’ช 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 isnโ€™t. Only available in selected workspaces
๐Ÿ’ช Some stickies had text colors which were hard to read, so we switched them to white.
๐Ÿ’ช Shapes and drawings are now easier to select when clicking on them while zoomed out.
๐Ÿ’ช Connectors and drawings are now easier to select when doing a marquee selection.
๐Ÿ› The outline didn't show all the instructions inserted in the modal.
๐Ÿ› Calendar links were cut, and users couldn't enter them.
๐Ÿ› Outline Scroll was moving when clicking an outline entry without instructions.
๐Ÿ› "Create mural from Template/guide" modal was showing rooms in which the user doesn't have permission to create murals.

๐Ÿ› Guests wouldn't be able to click and drag to expand the edges of the canvas anymore.
๐Ÿ› The elements' bounding box was off-centered
๐Ÿ› Some modal spinners werenโ€™t working while performing a long task
๐Ÿ› Undoing a massive lock would just unlock one element rather than all.

๐Ÿ› โ€œLock allโ€œ was taking too long.
๐Ÿ› Right-click to edit a PDF caption used to freeze the mural.
๐Ÿ› Some Chrome versions (with an experiment flag) were not able to see or add textbooks.
๐Ÿ› Multiple fixes and enhancements to prevent content loss and trying to reconnect issues!

๐Ÿ› 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.

๐Ÿ› Duplicate murals were not working or were showing rooms of another workspace.

Aug 30, 2019

iOS 1.62

iOS Release

๐Ÿ› Groups weren't rendering when they were inside an area.

๐Ÿ› You couldn't access "Recently opened" or "Favorite murals" in the dashboard.

๐Ÿ› Comments and connectors wouldn't remain attached to their group when moving them.

Aug 30, 2019

Windows 1.59

Windows Release

๐Ÿ’ช Want to change the font color or other styling of a text box? Now all options appear on selection.

๐Ÿ› Creating a canvas from templates was failing.

๐Ÿ› You couldn't open a canvas in the Hub if it had broken images.

๐Ÿ› Taking a photo with the camera would throw an error.

๐Ÿ› You couldn't erase drawings that were inside of a locked framework or area.

๐Ÿ› The icons color picker wasn't showing the correct element's color.

Aug 20, 2019

Clear facilitation permissions and improved connectors

Web Release

๐Ÿ™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.

๐Ÿ™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.

๐Ÿ’ช We cleaned up the spacing in the Outline items.

๐Ÿ’ช Elements can't be created on top of hidden sections of the mural.

๐Ÿ’ช Adding hyperlinks to titles or text-boxes? Now they will be underlined and you will be able to click on them to open.

๐Ÿ’ช Connectors and lines are now easier to select when clicking on them while zoomed out.

๐Ÿ› Activity Feed wasnโ€™t loading the latest changes when opening it for the first time after some canvas activity.

๐Ÿ› We were not showing the NPS Survey in the Dashboard. Fixed

๐Ÿ› Enterprise Users that were admin of a free trial workspace were not able to create a new workspace. Fixed.

๐Ÿ› Mural creation info wasn't shown on template thumbnails any longer.

๐Ÿ› The "Escape" button closed the instructions modal.

๐Ÿ› View only users weren't seeing the Outline icons if it's empty.

๐Ÿ› The Cheat Sheet wasn't opening for mural owners or view only users.

๐Ÿ› The "Link to step" in the Outline would appear aligned with the menu.

๐Ÿ› The shadow would appear when dragging steps in the Outline again.

๐Ÿ› The avatar tooltip is no longer misplaced in small viewports.

๐Ÿ› Broadcasting of the steps in the Outline while following was not working correctly.

๐Ÿ› Avatars appeared behind the modal overly now.

๐Ÿ› The buttons and text in the voting bar have been re-aligned.

Aug 15, 2019

iOS 1.59

iOS Release

*iOS 1.59*

๐Ÿ› Post-it Plus integration wasn't working in the previous release.

๐Ÿ› Sticky couldn't get deleted if created next to a sticky that was locked by a facilitator.

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

Jul 31, 2019

iOS 1.58

iOS Release

๐Ÿ™Œ MURAL for iOS is now integrated with Microsoft's Intune Mobile Application Management.

๐Ÿ’ช Locking content? If you are a facilitator, no collaborator will be able to unlock it.

๐Ÿ’ช Transparent shapes don't block content behind them anymore.

๐Ÿ› Guests and visitors were able to start or end a voting session.

๐Ÿ› Guests and visitors were able to access and change canvas settings, such as size, name, and color.

๐Ÿ› When trying to open a canvas through a push notification, it would instead open the dashboard.

๐Ÿ› Following animation wasn't looking pretty.

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

Jul 30, 2019

Windows 1.58

Windows Release

๐Ÿ› It wasn't always possible to stop following another collaborator when moving or editing the canvas.

๐Ÿ› Titles and text-boxes wrapping and spacing were looking a bit different from the web before.

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

Jul 24, 2019

Improved comments and new shapes

Web Release

๐Ÿ™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 teamโ€™s progress easier than ever.

๐Ÿ™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.

๐Ÿ™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.

๐Ÿ™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.

๐Ÿ™Œ Improved text when adding a mural to a calendar event with the plugin.

๐Ÿ™Œ The calendar plugin selects your most recently used room/ workspace by default.

๐Ÿ™Œ Murals can now be added to calendar events from the modal, no need to โ€œsee event detailsโ€

๐Ÿ’ช We made it easier to understand you are in connector mode while holding the C key, by changing the cursor to a cross.

๐Ÿ’ช Canvas thumbnails will now be visible when sharing a link in Twitter or Facebook.

๐Ÿ’ช 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.

๐Ÿ’ช Company Creation and Edition enhancement: While creating a company you will now be able to add the list of recognized domains.

๐Ÿ’ช Edit Company domains: Added the ability to edit company domains, and add/remove enterprise CC directly from the company settings.

๐Ÿ’ช 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.

๐Ÿ’ช Added a callout to the templates section to point out the categories

๐Ÿ’ช Thereโ€™s a Kanban tag on the โ€œwall of workโ€ framework

๐Ÿ’ช Selected elements are de-selected if you start to navigate with the Outline to avoid accidentally making mistakes

๐Ÿ› 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).

๐Ÿ› Deactivate/reactivate options should be visible ONLY in the gear icon inside the workspace member list.

๐Ÿ› Rejecting a reactivation request doesnโ€™t actually rejects it - Now it does.

๐Ÿ› Pending requests counter didn't match with the quantity displayed in the list.

๐Ÿ› Reactivation request reject button was not functioning properly. Now, when it's clicked they are removed from the list.

๐Ÿ› Automatic emails refer to users through the username instead of the first name.

๐Ÿ› The โ€œgetting started guideโ€ didn't open for mural creators anymore.

๐Ÿ› The `x` to close the Outline appeared incorrectly for view-only users.

๐Ÿ› The Outline wonโ€™t open when you enter a mural in the middle of a voting session

๐Ÿ› Following isnโ€™t glitchy during fast transitions anymore

๐Ÿ› โ€œAll changes savedโ€ feedback shows up in the correct place after closing out visible voting sessions

Jun 27, 2019

iOS v1.55

iOS Release

๐Ÿ™Œ Your real-time collaborations now run smoothly on traditional as in restricted networks, such as via a VPN or while using your companyโ€™s proxy.

๐Ÿ’ช It is much more comfortable to draw on a big screen, with improved palm rejection while using the Apple Pencil.

๐Ÿ’ช Have peace of mind as a facilitator, locked content over the web wonโ€™t be able to be unlocked by any collaborator using the iOS app.

๐Ÿ’ช Getting ready to show all the new shapes that are coming soon!

๐Ÿ› We removed the ability to draw automatically in the canvas without needing to enter draw mode since it triggered undesired effects.

๐Ÿ› The screen would start shaking uncontrollably when editing a title. Now you can set the screen as you are most comfortable while editing it.

๐Ÿ› The format bar would scroll to the middle when entering edition, hiding some options.

๐Ÿ› Pasting an URL to the canvas created an image rather than a link.

๐Ÿ› The drawing toolbar would sometimes start shaking out of nowhere.

๐Ÿ› Big payloads split into tiny ones so you donโ€™t lose content.

Jun 26, 2019

Windows v1.57

Windows Release

๐Ÿ™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.

๐Ÿ’ช Have peace of mind as a facilitator, locked content over the web wonโ€™t be able to be unlocked by any collaborator using the Windows / Surface app.

๐Ÿ’ช Linked murals pointing to a specific content will redirect you to that element once loaded.

๐Ÿ’ช Getting ready to show all the new shapes that are coming soon!

๐Ÿ› 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.

๐Ÿ› Double click over an area that was on top of another area created the elements outside it.

๐Ÿ› Titles could sometimes show a different height than from the web.

๐Ÿ› As usual, we fixed tiny bugs.

Jun 6, 2019

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

Web Release

๐Ÿ™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.

๐Ÿ™Œ Hide and reveal steps in the Outline! For facilitators only - now you donโ€™t have to lock shapes down in front of activities you donโ€™t want participants to see yet.

๐Ÿ™Œ Add Instructions to steps the Outline so itโ€™s easier to consume murals with instructions. Murals published as templates will reflect instructions in template form, too! Only available to selected users.

๐Ÿ™Œ Edit templates youโ€™ve published when you need to update them based on learnings and best practices.

๐Ÿ’ชOnly facilitators can edit the Outline (add instructions, change the order, add and remove elements, etc.)

๐Ÿ’ชFrameworks 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.

๐Ÿ’ชIf youโ€™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 youโ€™re seeing.

๐Ÿ’ชLonger voting session names are now more legible (we added back the tooltip and increased the minimum number of visible characters)

๐Ÿ’ชYou can modify the canvas size while editing templates now.

๐Ÿ’ชSelecting multiple elements works way faster than before. No more laggy marquee selections.

๐Ÿ’ชCreating straight lines is easier than before, just remember to hit the SHIFT while dragging to force a line.

๐Ÿ’ชYou can now use the Platform Business Design framework, created by SAP, from the Business tab.

๐Ÿ’ชThe calendars for 2020, 2021, 2022 are now available as frameworks.

๐Ÿ’ชThe request reactivation email used to take you to the workspace member list. Now it takes you directly to the Pending Requests page.

๐Ÿ’ชYou can now favorite a mural from within the canvas itself (upper menu).

ย ๐Ÿ’ชAny workspace admin from a company with more than 1,000 employees can request a demo directly from the workspace dashboard.

ย ๐Ÿ’ชWe fixed the survey to collect information from users who are deleting their workspace.

๐Ÿ’ชMade improvements to the callouts and their logic so theyโ€™re easier for us to work with.ย 

๐Ÿ’ชWe added the antivirus tech support for files added to editable templates.

๐Ÿ›Sometimes images would appear in low-resolution and wouldn't update until adding a new element and zooming into the image.

๐Ÿ›Guests were able to access Mural Settings through the context menu even though they couldn't make any change.

๐Ÿ›A ghost sticky would appear in a canvas if a collaborator deleted it right after it was moved.

๐Ÿ›We disabled pan and pinch gestures on sidebars and menus so that the browser wonโ€™t zoom in or go back to the dashboard when it wasnโ€™t expected.

๐Ÿ›The top bar wasn't responding well to changes of size, specially when opening a sidebar.

๐Ÿ›The open button for locked elements had a delay response when hovering it.

๐Ÿ›Duplicating with ALT and undoing would leave the new elements on top of the original element, instead of deleting it.

๐Ÿ›The MSFT teams toolbar had an UI error.

๐Ÿ›Modalโ€™s descriptions canโ€™t be expanded manually anymore.

๐Ÿ›Duplicating a mural with the timer running doesnโ€™t duplicate the timer.

๐Ÿ›CREATE LINK button in the SHARE modal for templates only appears for people who have permission.

๐Ÿ›Outline order will always save correctly.

๐Ÿ›Feedback that shows you where you left off in the Outline is now working correctly.

๐Ÿ›Longer voting session names are now more legible.

๐Ÿ›Editable templateโ€™s titles donโ€™t appear in Italic anymore.

Jun 4, 2019

Windows v1.56

Windows Release

๐Ÿ™ŒLoading a mural with tons of images? You will now see a 50% memory performance improvement, making the app faster and more reliable.

๐Ÿ™ŒCanvas re-sync time after a disconnection is now way quicker.

๐Ÿ’ชGetting ready for all new facilitation features, like hiding and revealing outline elements so collaborators won't peek on upcoming activities.

๐Ÿ’ชWe're not showing the default image caption anymore after an image is dropped.

๐Ÿ›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

๐Ÿ› An element could start flickering if moved by two devices at the same time.

๐Ÿ› Entering a mural as view-only would still allow you to edit and would then kick you out.

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