The future for Miro and Freehand

It’s been a couple months since Miro’s acquisition of Freehand, and I want to give you an update on where we’re heading with the combination of Freehand and Miro.  

We started this journey last fall with a shared vision. We believe the power of visual collaboration goes far beyond just a digital whiteboard. We believe in the potential to truly transform how organizations work — unlocking new levels of team collaboration, productivity, and creativity. 

We’re incredibly excited about the combination of these platforms, as well as the talented teams who are now working together to create new, transformative opportunities at an incredible pace. 

What the combination of Freehand and Miro means for you 

While it’s still early, Freehand customers can rest assured that we’re already working on bringing what you know and love about Freehand to the depth and sophistication of Miro. This includes:

  • Spaces: Helping teams manage their entire end-to-end workflows in one place
  • Intelligent canvas and Smart Objects: Delivering new, delightful, and interactive experiences that unlock team engagement, as well as real productivity gains
  • AI-assisted Structured Views (from docs to data tables and data views): Helping teams seamlessly transition from unstructured to structured work, while leveraging AI to further help with time-consuming synthesis efforts. 

What’s even more exciting is that we’re building this on an existing foundation that is trusted by more than 60 million users around the world and 99% of the Fortune 100.  

The more time that I spend with the Miro platform, the more impressed I am with its depth and breadth. Miro is quickly becoming the collaboration standard for teams driving innovation.

Critical standout Miro features Freehand customers will love include: 

  • Enterprise-grade security: As customers at some of the most highly regulated organizations use Miro for mission critical tasks, Miro has kept pace by bringing best-in-class security and compliance capabilities to the platform.
  • Talktrack: Being able to record a live walk-through of a canvas’ content greatly improves async collaboration by enabling team members to catch up on the recording in their own time; they can even engage with the playback by dropping comments and reactions.
  • Miro Assist: Miro is one of the true pioneers of AI on the visual canvas, with critical AI elements baked in throughout the experience and now Miro Assist is only a button away.
  • Cross-device support: Deep multimodal experiences on iOS, Tablet, and conference room displays makes collaborating on Miro truly accessible wherever and whenever you need it.
  • Robust Agile planning tools: Miro has invested a huge amount of energy to unlock productivity gains for Agile practices, including deep integrations with Jira and ADO and native features such as dependency mapping.
  • Deep integrations: Miro is accessible across all major platforms including Teams, Slack, Zoom, Google Meet, etc.

I am blown away by these big innovations and equally as impressed with the smaller updates designed to deliver a big impact. They’re all highlighted here, if you want to take a closer look.

The pathway to Miro for Freehand customers

Earlier today, many of you received notice that InVision has announced that they will discontinue their design products, including Prototype and DSM, effective December 31, 2024. As InVision winds down, the current version of Freehand will no longer be available, effective Dec 31, 2024. 

I want to reassure all of you that you’ll be able to continue enjoying the Feehand features and functionality that you know and love through Miro, while also benefiting from all of the enhancements and capabilities that Miro offers. You will start seeing elements of Freehand starting to show up in Miro as early as this quarter, with all major enhancements completed by Summer 2024.

Today, we’re delighted to announce that we’re honoring your Freehand subscription by allowing your teams to use Miro at no additional cost during the term of your Freehand subscription. We’ll also provide data migration services so that you can continue the work you started on Freehand in Miro; this will also be available summer of 2024.

If you’re an Enterprise customer interested in learning more, please contact your Account Manager, who’ll be more than happy to introduce you to Miro and answer any questions you may have. Other customers can visit this page for more information on Miro plans.

I’ll provide regular updates as we make progress throughout 2024. We have an ambitious and exciting year ahead of us, and I’m excited to be on this journey with Freehand and Miro customers alike. 

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