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Extension section was renamed to Plugins. Learn more how to create your own plugin to Whiteboards.

IP address of Whiteboards.io app can be used now on firewall to enable traffic in Jira integration:


Navigation views renamed to Frames

Data residency

 IP address of Whiteboards.io app can be used now on firewall to enable traffic in Jira integration: - temporarily disabled

 Organisation owners at app.whiteboards.io now can configure invite links.

 It is now possible to attach existing cards to mind map.

 How to embed whiteboard into website?

 User story mapping template

 Keyboard shortcuts

 User management, and billing settings are now available on app.whiteboards.io

Presentation mode and navigable views

 Plugin system, develop extensions to Whiteboards using @whiteboards-io/plugins package

 Video chat on Whiteboards

 Follow other participant / presentation mode

  PI Planning improvements

 Guest access functionality for sharing boards outside of your organisation

 Bugfix for the problem of flickering text on stickers, text cards, and shapes

 Attachments, PDF file preview, minor bugfix&improvements

 Performance improvement, support for Jira child issues, Jira issue links are now enabled in Whiteboards for Server/Data Center

 Performance improvements for boards with high number of items

 Now it is possible to undo issues added through import zone

 Update issues zone functionality is now available also in Whiteboards for Confluence

 Release of Whiteboards for GitHub

 Import issues zone functionality is now available also in Whiteboards for Confluence

 Project whiteboard added to Whiteboards for Jira Server/Data Center

 Space whiteboard added to Whiteboards for Confluence Server/Data Center

 {whiteboard} macro added to Whiteboards for Confluence Server/Data Center

 20 new templates

 Fixed a problem with configuration of macro viewport in Confluence

 Fixed a problem with link to whiteboard from space sidebar in Confluence 

 Improved issue details modal

 Fixed a problem with text edit on lines

 Fixed a bug visible when dragging a group of cards or lines

 Minor improvements in Access management for Whiteboards Server/Data Center

 Fixed a problem with sprint selector in Board section, it did not show all sprints

 Minor redesign of Share dialog

 Improvements to paste from clipboard functionality, and image uploads

 New limits for upload operation

 Better handling of images dropped to whiteboard from different browser tab

Custom color picker

Special handling of URL paste: create media card or an iframe

The ability to upload multiple files

It is now possible to convert cards to issues in Whiteboards for Confluence

 Pan/scroll the board with Space + Drag shortcut.

 Ability to decorate text on a card: bold, italic, underline, and strike-through

 New shapes are available

 Now it is possible to copy content of multiple cards and paste it outside of Whiteboards

 Search box added to the list of boards

 Fixed a problem with selection tool

 Drop files directly to whiteboard

Better scaling of SVG images

 Fixed a problem with a newly inserted Whiteboard macro in Confluence. Now it will show content appropriately.

 Hold Alt/Option while dragging to clone a card/shape/issue/iframe/image/free draw

 Import template feature

 Fill color for free draw shapes

 Text align and font size for text displayed on lines

 Alignment and distribution for cards and shapes

 Issue link management

Managing issue links directly on the whiteboard.

An option to disable participant cursors and background grid was added to user settings.

Browser zoom (Cmd+/Cmd-) was disabled on whiteboard. You can use it with Shift+Cmd.

 Creating subtasks

Creating subtasks from selection of sticker cards, or through Create issue update zone.

 Zoom to content

Zoom to content functionality activated from context menu when clicking on board.

 Performance improvements

Improved performance of various interactions on the whiteboard including zooming and scrolling, read more.


In some circumstances when working on Jira issues a whiteboard could become unresponsive.

 Print functionality
Printing whiteboards, also to PDF file.

 Support for Multiple Jira sites
Regain control and get full visibility of all your projects. You can now manage epics, tasks and stories coming from multiple Jira Cloud sites on a single whiteboard.

 Work with Jira Issues in Confluence
You can now place Jira cards directly on your whiteboard. Easily populate the board with existing Jira Epics, Stories, Tasks and Subtasks to estimate, storymap or plan the roadmap for the next quarter.

 Magic Estimation template
Quickly estimate large number of items in your backlog. From epics to individual user stories. Use all benefits of a whiteboard with this Jira integrated template. Shuffle your cards freely between columns and sync with Jira when the estimation is over.

Use timer functionality to keep everyone focused on the topic!

 Dynamic table for Jira issues
Work on your tasks and stories on a dedicated Issue Table. Sprint planning? Story estimation or backlog prioritisation? Sky is the limit. Sync it live with Jira or work in the playground mode and sync your changes later.

 Add whiteboard gadget to your Jira dashboard
Your Whiteboard and its content, like templates or diagrams, can now be embedded right on your dashboard for quick & convenient access. How to attach a board to Jira?

 Add rich content in an iframe
Create fancy whiteboards with external content embedded in an iframe: BI reports, websites, YouTube videos, and more!

 Unbiased voting on the whiteboard
Simplify your brainstorming and retrospectives with unbiased voting. Set the timer and number of votes per participant and let people choose items worth discussing.

Curved lines, stepped lines, and other line styles
We added more line styles so you can make your drawings and creatives even more diverse. You can now enjoy curved lines, steeped lines or dotted and dashed lines.

New shapes on board
We keep adding new shapes to support your work. You can now use additionally triangles, ellipse, and more shapes are coming soon (let us know what other shapes you need)

Better support for touchpad, and touchscreen
We added more options to use your touchpad and touchscreen when using Whiteboards so you can navigate through your board even quicker. All these are configurable in the user settings.

Workflow status visible on Jira issue cards
Jira issue cards have now workflow statuses visible on them so you don’t need to open each issue if you want to see its status. This can be useful for user story mapping.

 Better search experience
Improved search lets you quickly find whatever you’re looking for in your flows, cards, and text on your board. And with the list of search results, you can get straight to your desired item.

 Bugfixes and performance improvements
Package of improvements after initial release

 Initial release of Whiteboards for Jira and Confluence

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