Product Updates

Onwards and upwards! From now on all the improvements, bug fixes and new features will be added here in our Help Center. We hope this will keep you in the loop and offer a full run down on what’s new and exciting at Whimsical. You can also follow us on Twitter for bigger updates and other news.

Here's how you can tell the different update types apart:

  • ✨ New and Improved

  • 🔧 Fixed


✨ Master the Expecto Patronum spell by enabling two-factor authentication for your Whimsical account 🪄


✨You can now upload  WebP files to Whimsical. 


✨We've added some  performance improvements so things should be working a lot smoother for those of you who have a looot of foders and a looot of files. 


✨Project cards now support more rich text formatting options than ever! 

✨Use " Snap to Grid" if your items have wandered away from the grid and you're struggling to summon them back.


✨Sticky Notes are now called Projects.


✨We've added a new Share button so it's easier for you to invite others to collaborate with! 


✨Left-side  navigation bar can now be resized, and you can also pin or hide it in folder and section views. 


✨Whimsical is SOC2 Type II certified! 🔐

✨Uploaded images will now fully align with intended blocks and listed items. 

✨We've made spacing between different list elements more uniform.


Backlinks are now available in boards too. 


✨Wide or narrow, large or small - your can now choose your preferred doc width and text size.


✨We've added syntax highlighting in code blocks (works in docs and comments).

✨There's a new member to our backlink family - GitHub backlinks.


✨Check what others are doing by following their cursor.


✨ It's now even easier to organize your files and folders in Sections (Private, Team or Shared).


✨ Let us cell you about our latest feature - Tables in Docs!


✨ We now support internal backlinks in Docs and Sticky Notes.

 ✨ It's now easier to invite somebody to join your workspace as a member or a guest.

✨ Grid view or list view? You choose which file and folder management works best for you!

✨ You can now sort your files and folders manually or by Date Created, Created By. Date Modified and Modified By.


✨ You can now add nested folders to your Docs. 


🔧 Printing Docs with nested boards wasn't always possible up until today. 


✨ Try typing @ in Docs, comments or discussions - it will allow you to create a new file, link to an existing file or mention one of your teammates. 

Nested files are now loading much faster. 


✨ Non-Latin characters are our type! Support for non-Latin characters should now be improved. 


✨  Use  Report a Bug to send us logs directly from the app if you notice anything funky.


✨  Emphasise your thoughts with highlighting in docs, comments and discussions.


✨  Select your doc text and hit  ([{" or ' to wrap it in the character.


✨ Spellcheck is available in Docs, Comments and Discussions. Go hceck it uot! 


✨ You can now add all billing details ( company name, address, tax ID and purchase order number) directly to your invoices.


✨ No need to create a Whimsical account to collaborate - we now support anonymous comments and updates


✨ Go check out our newest addition - wireframe  tags

✨ We've added a watch frame to help you create small but mighty smartwatch apps. 

✨ Typing -> --> => and ==> will not become  → ⟶ ⇒ and ⟹ in Docs. 

New keyboard shortcuts for indent, wireframe divider sizing and resizing objects. 

🔧 A  fix to prevent apostrophes from pasting as ' in MS Word is out.


✨ Add comments everyone will want to read with our rich text and markdown friendly comments and discussions.


If you still haven't found what you're looking for, we think you might enjoy the latest search improvements (psst, it should also be faster).


Here's an April tool: we've added full file and folder paths!


We're sure you'll like to move it, move it with the new and improved Move To and Copy To actions.


Personalise your files and folders with colorful icons.


Textiting news! Sticky notes can now be imported as text.


There's a new character on our block and it's called Whimsical Docs - a fast and delightful writing experience that allows you to document everything in one tool.


Want to collaborate with folks outside your organization? Be our guest!


Embedding your Whimsical creations in Asana just got a lot easier.


Happy New Year! If some of your folders and files are more dear to you than others, you can now make them your favourites!


Select all elements (even the locked ones) by double-pressing Cmd + A (Mac) or Ctrl + A (PC).

Hover over a comment to see exactly when it was added.

No need to resize your element to see its size! Instead, just click on it!

Hold ALT or ⌥ to enable distance guides between selected and hovered objects.

Follow the connector and see where it leads with Cmd + click (Mac) or Ctrl + click (PC).


If you're creating a mind map, try the combo of Shift + Enter - it will take you to the next line!


Bulk-resize selected objects using Cmd + Shift + arrows on Mac or Ctrl + Shirt + arrows on PC.


✨ An early holiday gift from us - mobile access which allows you to view boards and add comments.


✨ You can now find search results across your entire workspace - be it a folder, a file, an element or a comment.


✨ All of our Houston, we have a problem moments will now be reported in our Status Page.


✨ Can't make up your mind about how you'd like to visualize your list? Now with text-based import and export of Mind Maps you don't have to choose!


✨ We would love for you to meet Docs 💙


✨ How you ever wondered why invoices in the app look different from the ones you receive your email? We have and couldn't really come up with a good explanation, so they now are all identical.


Cursors are no longer visible during voting sessions to avoid biased decisions. While we're on the subject of voting, we're also all for transparent and fair elections!


✨Download a list of all the members in your workspace. Have you added this to your list of things to-do(wnload) already?


We've rolled out SCIM support with Okta so you can manage your workspace users with ease.


✨Links can now be colorful too!


We like whales, so why not use Whimsical from the Naver Whale browser? It should be fully supported now.


You can now embed both - public and private boards. Private boards will only be visible to those logged into Whimsical.

Invite folks to join your workspace as Viewers by default - even if you've enabled SAML SSO.

The game's on! Collaborate with your teammates in the multiplayer mode.


🔧Our keyboard shortcut for selecting text (Cmd/Control + A) went through some difficult times but is now back on track.


✨"Marie Kondo" your boards and folders using the new and improved navigation tab!


🔧Imported SVG files used to change their size when zooming the board. They'll stay put now!


✨Visit our Library and create reusable templates and custom color themes.


You can now respond to comment notifications directly from your email.

✨New icons have once again been added to the app.


Ready, set, crop!


If you have a lot of browser windows and tabs open and can't find that one work-in-progress Whimsical board among them (although you're sure it's there somewhere), install Whimsical on your computer or iPad instead.


If you're allergic to people, disable search engine indexing for your public boards and nobody will ever find them! 


🔧 You should be able to rename boards without frantically clicking with no success. Just a simple click and you're done.


We've added embeds so you can sneak in you awesome boards pretty much anywhere! 


You can now search for elements within a board, boards within a folder or board and folders within a workspace! 🤯


Which shape has three sides and three angles? That's right, a triangle! △

To rotate shapes before placing them on the board, click on them in the toolbar. 


We've changed the engine and tightened the bolts of the Time Machine so it's now smoother and faster.


Whimsical now works on iPads too.


Never miss a card 👀! It's now possible to select and watch cards in bulk.

Say hi to new icons


We've added Lorem Ipsum and Block Font to elements to Wireframes. Use the blah blah blahs now and replace them with actual copy later on.


Enable 45º snaps for dividers by holding down Shift.

🔧Video didn't quite kill the radio star but the TV icon did manage to crash Whimsical for some time.


A little something for those of you with Designer's OCD. Text that is snapped to another object can now be set to be precisely in the center of that very same object.

Ever wanted to create a dark mode wireframe but ended up using dark magic to achieve it instead? Throw the spells away - you can now create a frame and change it to any color you want.

Communication is key to successful collaboration, so we've added another fun and simple means of communication - annotations!

We've added a much quicker way to rename frames. Hit "Enter" and call it what you want! 


All menu bars have become a bit more compact now.


What's better than one new feature? Three new features! Enjoy the new vertical, horizontal and mobile tabs in Wireframes. 


Intuitive and responsive - two adjectives that now perfectly describe our connectors


We've turned things around! No, seriously, it's now possible to rotate shapes.


/ Ctrl + D now remembers how elements are duplicated and can repeat the same exact spacing again and again.

🔧 Locked stacks used to be so locked that it wasn't possible to open cards in the sidebar. We've loosened these locks so you can now view all your cards at once. 🔓


What if we told you that comments could magically appear out of nowhere if you pressed ⌘ / Ctrl + Option + M?

We're trying to keep up with the changing seasons and have introduced new colors! 🎨

Table element has joined our Flowchart shape family. 


Product updates are live! Don't forget to check regularly for updates on this page.

Linking boards used to be no fun. You open a board, realize you want to link it to another board, then open that other board, copy its link, open the initial board again, click "Add Link" and finally paste the link. Anyway, where were we? Oh, yeah, you can now link boards located in the same folder using the "Add Link" button. As simple as that! 


If you like evenly spaced things (and let's be honest, who doesn't?), we hope you'll love the new spacing indicator.

It's completely okay to change your mind so it's now possible to edit links in flowcharts. No need to completely delete and then recreate them from scratch anymore.


🔧Some folks weren't able to upload images due to our image hosting domain not being recognized by some cautious networks. That should no longer be the case so you can keep those images coming.


🔧For a short while adding text in Chrome 77 ended up freezing the entire board, but that's all behind us and winter is not coming after all.


✨You can now use a single board to mix elements from flowcharts, wireframes, sticky notes and mind maps using Board Mode Switcher.


Hide the Quick Add button and allow shapes to become desert islands. After all, it's Daniel Defoe's birthday month.

Copy / Paste Style allows you to take an existing object style and apply it directly to another object. You can even copy style from and to a collection of objects and Whimsical will do its best to match the style based on object species.


✨We've untangled all the connectors so they are no longer creating loops. Wish we could do the same with Christmas lights, though.

✨Use the Lock feature to make objects stay put. Perfect for creating swimlanes, colored backgrounds, legends and, oh, so much more. This magic works with flowcharts, wireframes and sticky notes.

✨If you have come up with the perfect triangle, connector or any other object, you can simply stick to it by saving Default Object Style and use it over and over again.

✨And how do you fill about transparent shapes?

✨Did you know you can make 675 different connectors? Check out our new connector endpoints.

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