Personal vs Team Workspaces

Personal Workspace

When you create an account, you automatically get a Personal workspace. 

(If you joined by invitation to a team workspace, you still have a Personal workspace but you will be dropped directly into your Team workspace after signing up. For information on switching between workspaces, see the bottom of the page.)

Free vs. Paid
Personal workspaces are limited to 4 free boards. You can upgrade your Personal workspace to get unlimited boards.

Sharing Settings / Collaboration
You can share links to boards in your Personal workspace with anyone you'd like and these collaborators can view and comment on these boards. They will not be able to edit the boards because that can only be done in Team workspaces.

(Collaborators need to create a Whimsical account before they can make comments.)

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Team Workspace

Free vs. Paid
Similar to Personal workspaces, each person in a Team workspace gets 4 free boards.

When a Team workspace is upgraded, there are two types of members: 

  1. Editors: Editors are paid workspace members who can edit existing shared boards and create unlimited new boards. Paid Team workspaces are billed based on the number of Editors. When a new Editor joins a paid Team workspace, the account is automatically charged a prorated amount. When an Editor is removed, a prorated credit is added to the account and then applied during the next payment cycle.
  2. Viewers: Viewers are free workspace members who can only view and comment on boards.

Sharing Settings / Collaboration
Editors of the same Team workspace can view, comment on, and edit all boards in the Shared folders. They can also move boards in and out of the Shared folders. This is the main difference between Team and Personal workspaces – the ability to edit the same boards and to organize those boards in Shared folders that everyone has access to.

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Switching Between Workspaces

This can be done by clicking the dropdown in the very top left of the folder/home screen.

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