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  1. Language and special character bug fixes and improvements

    Oct 4, 2023

    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 the selection.
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  2. Whimsical AI for sticky notes

    Sep 22, 2023

    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.

  3. Remove your account photo

    Sep 18, 2023

    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.

  4. Support for HCL syntax

    Sep 13, 2023

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

  5. Summarize URLs with Whimsical AI

    Sep 12, 2023

    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.

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  6. Latest bug fixes and improvements

    Sep 12, 2023

    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.

  7. Enhanced data security for org plans

    Sep 8, 2023

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

  8. More consistent flowchart shape expansion

    Aug 28, 2023

    Flowchart shapes, when resized or expanded, will now expand vertically, in a downward direction.

  9. Easy comment navigation

    Aug 28, 2023

    Navigating comments is now so much better. Clicking a link to a comment will scroll you to threads, discussions and other inline comments. Searching comments within a board, doc, or even across files will bring you to the correct position in the discussion. Plus, we changed the comment highlight arrow from white to purple to make it more visible.

  10. New icon added

    Aug 25, 2023

    We've added Notion's logo to our icon library.

  11. Export a list of your members

    Aug 25, 2023

    Download a .csv file of all your workspace members.

  12. Embed to object

    Aug 23, 2023

    We now support object embedding so you can select an object on your board and ensure it's the sole focus in the embedded window.

  13. Cloud architecture icons

    Aug 11, 2023

    We've added a collection of cloud architecture icons from AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure.

    For more information on how to use cloud architecture icons, please see the documentation.

  14. Toolbar changes

    Aug 10, 2023

    Wireframes, cards, and stacks of cards can now all be found under the file type Board.

  15. Improved status indicator details

    Aug 2, 2023

    Keep track of when a file was created and who last modified it by hovering over the file status indicator.

  16. New comment reactions

    Jul 24, 2023

    We’ve added two new comment reactions:

    • 🙏
  17. Resizing images snaps to width of the doc

    Jul 24, 2023

    When resizing images in docs, you may notice that the images will now snap to the width of the doc.

  18. Rename files with right click

    Jul 20, 2023

    You can now right-click on file or folder names to rename them.

  19. Whimsical AI

    Jul 6, 2023

    Blank canvas anxiety? No more! ✨ Whimsical AI ✨ allows you to create flowcharts and mind maps in seconds.

  20. Google Docs smart chip integration

    Jun 15, 2023

    You can now embed and preview your Whimsical files in Google Docs as smart chips.

    Learn more about previewing Whimsical files in Google Docs.

  21. Customize text connector colors

    Jun 13, 2023

    You can now change and customize the colors of connector text.

  22. Add and remove multiple columns in tables

    Jun 8, 2023

    You can now easily add and remove multiple rows and columns at once in Whimsical Docs tables.

  23. Improvements to commenting and searching in tables

    Apr 26, 2023

    Tables in Whimsical Docs have got some TLC. You now have the ability to comment on individual cells and we've also improved search functionality for cell content.

  24. Mobile support for Whimsical Docs

    Apr 20, 2023

    You can now edit your Whimsical Docs on mobile phones and tablets.

  25. Jira integration

    Apr 20, 2023

    We've just released our Jira integration so you can easily add your Whimsical boards to Jira issues.

  26. Template browsing

    Apr 4, 2023

    We’ve made it easier for your to browse through our templates so you can view, discover and choose templates that work for you and your needs!

  27. Teams

    Mar 21, 2023

    Say hi to your new sidebar and better workspace organization with teams.

  28. Copy objects as images

    Mar 14, 2023

    Right-click on any object on the board to copy it as an image. Magic!

  29. Set board thumbnail

    Mar 10, 2023

    You can now set any object as the board thumbnail by right-clicking on it and selecting "Set as Board Thumbnail".

  30. Slack integration

    Mar 9, 2023

    Preview your Whimsical files in Slack by just pasting their URLs.