Product Updates

Our latest features and improvements to help you work faster with greater focus.

December 1, 2023

Rotate images in boards

You can now rotate images on Whimsical boards. If an image gets accidentally uploaded upside down, give this feature a spin.

November 29, 2023

Whimsical Diagrams GPT

If you're a ChatGPT Plus user, you can now generate flowcharts, mind maps and sequence diagrams in ChatGPT with the Whimsical Diagrams GPT.

November 29, 2023

Sequence diagram actors

Whimsical now has a native tool for creating sequence diagrams. To get started, click the diagram shapes menu, then select sequence diagram actor. Combine sequence diagram actors with connectors to build and scale any sequence diagram.

Need to create a technical or process diagram? Consider it done. You can now create sequence diagrams instantly with Whimsical AI. To get started, select generate with AI from the toolbar, enter a text prompt, select sequence diagram, then create. Checkout this demo video for more info.

Decide how pasted content comes to life with new pasting options for docs and boards. Just copy content, then right-click and paste as a mind map, sticky note(s), card(s), table or bulleted list.

We’ve made it easier to create and share links to files across your Whimsical workspace. The ‘Add link’ menu will now allow you to search files, as well as suggest files based on highlighted text. No more tab switching needed!

November 8, 2023

Filter selection

You can now filter a selection of items down to just the ones you want. Select items on a board, click the filter menu, and choose a shape or color. Presto: the matching items are selected! Try it out the next time you need to move or style items in bulk.

You can paste mermaid flowcharts as Whimsical flowcharts.

Mermaid is a diagram format written in plain text. It is often stored alongside source code or other technical documentation.Once pasted, you can immediately start editing and customizing your flowchart. Add new steps, change texts, or adjust the design to make it fit your needs. This feature makes it simple to bring in diagrams from other tools or documents and continue working on them in Whimsical.

Get started by pasting this example flowchart into a board:

graph LR

A[User requests password reset]
B{Is the user registered?}

A --> B
B -- Yes --> C[Send password reset link to user's email]
C --> D[User receives password reset link]
B -- No --> E[Inform user that they are not registered]

Mentions for files have been improved. When you paste a Whimsical link into another Whimsical file, the link will now automatically convert to a mention, removing the bloat of raw URLs. You can also preview the file in a thumbnail on hover.

Customers that use JumpCloud for identity management can now add and remove workspace members with SCIM. Using SCIM lets your organisation centralize user management, and streamline onboarding and offboarding of users to Whimsical. This feature is available to customers on our Org plan.

Learn more about enabling SCIM for JumpCloud, or contact sales to upgrade to an Org plan.

Now you can add headers, assign paragraph styles and create lists in flowcharts, mind maps, and sticky notes right from the toolbar—or using the same keyboard shortcuts available in docs.

Type @ followed by a teammate's name to easily reference them in-line in docs and boards. Only mentions used inside comment threads will send notifications.

Text editing is now twice as fast and load times have been cut in half. Most notable for longer documents like recurring 1:1 agendas, blog posts, and project plans.

When typing accented characters:

  • Characters are now inserted correctly using the Apple accent menu. Previously, two characters were inserted instead of one.

When typing in Korean:

  • Hitting enter now ends the composition and inserts a new line. Before, users had to hit enter twice to enter a new line.
  • Extra characters are no longer inserted at the beginning of an entry.  

When composing characters: (e.g., Japanese)

  • The first character no longer disappears
  • The cursor no longer jumps to the beginning of a line entry.
  • Text no longer duplicates or submits accidentally before confirming selection

Create concise summaries of public web pages and Whimsical workspace files with Whimsical AI. Just paste a URL to visualize its content in a flowchart, mind map, or series of sticky notes.

Discover solutions faster with AI-generated sticky notes. Enter a topic or problem and Whimsical AI will instantly generate a series of ideas or solutions on sticky notes.

September 18, 2023

Remove your account photo

If you're not fond of your current profile photo and don't want to upload a new one, you can now just remove it.

September 13, 2023

Support for HCL syntax

Text formatted as code now supports HashiCorp Config Language (HCL) for syntax highlighting.

Here's a quick round-up of our latest bug fixes, focusing mainly on improvements in object layering:

  • Right-clicking in a selected frame and section now opens the context menu instead of selecting an inner object.
  • Clicking outside a comment on a view-only board now closes the comment.
  • You can now resize a shape all the way down to its minimum height in one go.
  • Shapes with multiple lines of text sized to the minimum height no longer get resized the next time you select them.
  • Objects inside sections can now be consistently moved to the front or to the back.
  • Once placed inside a section, objects now maintain their previous layer order.
  • When duplicating connected objects, the connectors now keep the same position as in the original, rather than moving to the front.
  • We've fixed a bug where the first character typed in some languages was not always displayed.

Org plan admins can secure and consolidate company data by preventing new workspace creation on their domain. Learn more here.