Exporting from Whimsical

You can access all the Export options in Whimsical by clicking the airplane icon in the top right of your file. Read about them below!

PNG Export

For boards, you can choose to Export (download) or Copy Image (to clipboard).

  • Background: You can include the background or you can exclude it if you want a transparent PNG.

  • Size: You can choose to export at 1x or 2x. Other sizes aren't supported.

  • Selection: You can choose to export only what you have currently selected on the board.

  • Whole Board vs Separate Frames (Wireframes only): In the Wireframe mode, you can download the entire board as one image or you can export frames as individual images. Exporting as individual images is the best route if you intend to upload to InVision or Marvel.


We don't currently support any type of export to Illustrator, Sketch, or Figma. Although we do have an experimental feature which lets you save a board as an SVG - just add /svg to the end of your board link. It should look like this - whimsical.com/XXXXXXXX/svg

PDF Export or Print

The best way to export a board or a doc as a PDF is to click Export (airplane icon) and then select Print. Then save as a PDF from there.

Shapes and text will be in vector format when you save boards as a PDF.

Quick Export using Copy and Paste

You can multi-select whatever you want from a board or a doc and copy it to your clipboard. Then you can paste directly into another app (some native apps like Slack, unfortunately, don't support this).

Text Export for Mind Maps

Alongside the options mentioned above, mind maps can also be exported as text.

To export your mind maps to a text format, select the main node (or any other node if you want to export only part of the mind map), copy it, and then paste it as plain text (sometimes called paste special).


You can export expanded card information from projects by selecting the text and choosing Print directly from your browser since it's not supported directly from the app.

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