2022 in review: The biggest Miro updates

Reflecting on a year of collaborating, creating, and innovating together in an increasingly digitized and distributed world of work.

2022 was a big year for Miro — for our product, our teams, and our users.

We started the year strong with an amazing community of 30 million users and our Series C funding, and that was only the beginning. By December’s end, Miro had scaled to 1,800 employees across 12 global hubs and grown to 45+ million users and counting. Like many of our users, Mironeers embraced a hybrid working model. We connected and reconnected with colleagues and our community, using Miro to collaborate across distributed teams and time zones — and, in the process, rethinking the ways we work.

And the best part? As our community grew and scaled, so did our product. In 2022, we introduced exciting tools to help users navigate the new world of work. From integrations that create more seamless hybrid meetings to features that facilitate asynchronous collaborations, support Agile workflows, and boost security, we doubled down on our commitment to meet the virtual collaboration needs of today’s workers.

Let’s take a look at some of our key innovations from 2022.

Making presentations more seamless and interactive

Throughout 2022, we worked closely with thousands of customers worldwide to better understand Miro’s role in their hybrid work strategies. With Miro, each participant can interact, share ideas, and co-create with the same impact — whether working from home or at the office.

To bring teams together in one inclusive space, we launched our integration with Google Meet. This allows users to create a new Miro board or open an existing one directly into Google Meet without having to switch between apps or share their screen. We’re excited to see this integration create even more seamless, intuitive ways to collaborate synchronously.

We’ve also taken a fresh look at presenting content in Miro to make it more interactive and dynamic. Our Interactive Presentations (BETA) feature goes beyond the same-old presentation tool by letting the audience follow the presenter and interact directly with the board during the presentation. This creates a stronger, more active connection between you as a presenter and your audience, and a more human experience overall.

Video walkthroughs build more inclusive asynchronous experiences

To meet workers’ needs for flexibility, Miro has continued to develop new solutions for asynchronous collaboration that help people work how, where, and when they want.

Miro’s Talktrack (BETA) enables you to create video and audio walkthroughs of your Miro board. When people watch your video, they are inside the board itself, following your movements across its content. Talktrack allows teams to consume content how and when they choose, giving them more flexibility and autonomy over their work.

What’s more, unlike traditional synchronous presentations, Talktrack empowers workers of all learning styles and preferences to engage with the video on their own terms — and in ways that are best suited for them.

Supporting Miro’s community to scale creativity and innovation

At Miro, our community is always front and center. To further support our creators, as well as our growing Miroverse community, we launched a new publishing platform for Miroverse creators to make it even easier to contribute content and share best practices. We also introduced new capabilities: now you can search, save, and add your favorite templates into Miro boards more seamlessly.

All told, 2022 was a banner year. Our community continued to showcase their creativity and love of Miro, closing out the year with an incredible 1,500 templates from over 900 creators around the globe.

Gather input to inform product development workflows

With the resurgence of agile ways of working in the market coupled with knowledge silos that can make hybrid work challenging, in 2022 Miro continued its focus on improving product development workflows for design, product, and engineering teams.

Our native Estimation App gives everyone a voice with anonymous voting to help product teams run a more structured estimation process on a Miro board. You can estimate Miro sticky notes, cards, and Jira cards, and then sync estimates in one click.

To support UX researchers and others in organizing large sets of information, Clustering helps quickly organize team input from meetings and workshops. It also makes sense of large quantities of sticky notes by grouping according to color, tag, or author.

To help teams translate complex ideas and systems in an easy and collaborative way, we’ve expanded the diagramming experience in Miro. We launched new ways to bring existing content into Miro with Diagram Import, and improved how designers create and interact with diagrams by introducing new shape packs, swimlanes, call-outs, and more.

Lastly, Code Block allows engineering teams to run collaborative programming, debugging, and problem-solving sessions directly on Miro boards.

Leverage data to drive teams’ best work yet

At Miro, we’re always searching for ways to empower teams to communicate and collaborate better. Our Miro Developer Platform allows teams’ creativity to come to life through the custom apps they build. Using the platform, developers can get all the tools, APIs, libraries, and documentation to develop Miro apps at the speed of connection. Developers around the world have used this to create solutions to key customer challenges — from automations and shortcuts to translations, image repositories, and more. But you don’t have to take our word for it: visit the Miro Marketplace to discover them all.

This year we also introduced a host of new integrations with leading business intelligence tools such as Looker, Tableau, Grafana, and Amplitude. Each of these integrations can help you consolidate the tools you and your teams use every day, in one single place.

Thanks to these changes, Miro’s infinite canvas can now incorporate more information than ever. It has never been easier to add data from multiple sources, from spreadsheets to surveys, charts, and more. Bring dynamic and live data right to your Miro boards; these integrations (and others to come) are supported by the Miro Developer Platform. By connecting your data, you connect your teams — and that means you can get your best work done, together.

Collaborate confidently and securely

At its core, Miro is an enterprise-grade product and company. This means that everything we do, such as the launch of a new feature or enhancement, must be enterprise-ready. In 2022, we maintained our focus on advanced security and compliance to ensure we continued to meet the security and scalability needs of enterprises.

We now offer Data Residency for US customers and expect to launch Data Residency for EU customers in early 2023.

With our Guest Role, we’ve made it easier for enterprises to invite people from outside the organization, such as clients and partners, to securely edit, comment, and view boards without needing to invite them to your team. To ensure these collaborative sessions remain secure, we offer a Customizable Idle Session Timeout Limit, which automatically logs out users after a period of inactivity of your choosing, between 15 minutes and two weeks.

In addition, to protect the security of Miro boards, we offer Data Classification Labels and Two-factor Authentication (2FA) to secure external collaboration, both of which can be enabled by company admins.

We can’t wait to keep building with you in 2023

We’re continuously building new ways to respond to your feedback and help you stay up to date with changes we’re making. One example is our What’s New at Miro program, where we offer quarterly webinars where you can hear directly from the team on the latest updates.

Alongside our community, we look forward to another incredible year — for our company, our product, and for you.

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