Miro has introduced a number of new features and integrations designed to support hybrid work and move it beyond being primarily a whiteboard tool.
The collaboration software maker added several new features this week, including three updated frameworks for its Miro developer platform, new integrations with Google Meet and Webex video conferencing tools, and improvements to interactive presentations.
“Miro’s announcements this week set out the company’s vision for the future of visual collaboration that goes beyond the whiteboard,” said Varun Parmar, Miro’s chief product officer.
Support for hybrid work
As most organizations continue to use some hybrid model of work, Parmar said many people experience the worst parts of both personal and telecommuting, with Miro striving to improve meeting experience as well as pre-work. and experience after the meeting.
The new integration of the Miro app with Google Workspace allows Google Meet users to access Miro through the activity panel, start creating a new Miro board, or edit an existing meeting board.
Webex’s new proprietary board app also allows Webex users to launch any Miro board directly into an appointment. Miro can also be used on a Webex board outside of the meeting via the Miro web application.
Parmar, former Chief Product Officer at Box, said video conferencing and team communication remain the most popular integrations among Miro’s customers, with many consumers wanting deeper partnerships in the space.
New integrations with Airtable, ClickUp, Gtmhub, Smartsheet and Unito were also introduced by Miro.
In addition to integrations, Miro has introduced other features for interactive presentations in a hybrid operating setup. Magic Organize arranges the frames while an algorithm analyzes the positions of the frames and recommends the correct order of presentation.
The Miro Smart Meetings update also introduces Soundboard, a tool that allows users to insert a variety of sounds, including “gratitude” and “drum”, which can be used at any time during presentations.
Miro developer platform
Along with updates to better support hybrid teams, Miro has also released its updated developer platform. The platform consists of three frameworks that allow developers to program user-centric and server-side applications to integrate Miro with any web-based application.
Updated frameworks include:
- Miro Developer Platform Rest APIs that allow server-side application development to synchronize content and improve security management.
- Miro Live Embed, a framework that allows direct access to any Miro board in a third-party application for both synchronous and asynchronous operation.
Bridging the product management gap
Miro has also announced some new features aimed at accelerating the work of product development teams and bridging the gap between product management, engineering and design.
The newly announced Apps for Agile allows teams to increase speed, improve results and help stimulate innovation in common workflows. In addition, Advanced Charting now includes shape packs, swimming lanes, call forms, and predefined color chart packs to help create more professional-looking charts.
Parmar said product development workflows are an area where Miro will continue to innovate in the future, while continuing to support hybrid teams through its collaborative capabilities.
“[Miro customers] it will begin to see many more integrations and workflows around video conferencing and audio conferencing, as well as looking at how asynchronous modes of operation can be implemented in the product, ”he said.
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