A Miro board is an online whiteboard that you can use to visualize your ideas, work on projects either individually or with a team.
In this article:
- Two simple ways to create a board in Miro
1.1. Creating a board from the dashboard
1.2. Creating a board from the browser address bar
- Board interface
- Board settings
- Access to your board
- Working on the board
- Board information card
- Frequently asked questions
Two simple ways to create a board in Miro
When you register your Miro profile, your first board is automatically created - My First Board. It is saved either in your own free account or in the account that you had been invited to before you registered.
Creating a board from the dashboard
- If you are a member of several teams, first choose a team on the left side of the dashboard where your created board will be saved. Further, you can move the board into another account if it is necessary
- Make sure you are a full member of the team.
⚠️ If you were invited to a board without being invited to the team, you will see the following message on the dashboard. Choose Request to join team if you want to create a board in this particular account
Request to join the team by clicking the button
- Click on the +New board button. To create a board in a particular project, switch to the project on your dashboard beforehand
The blue button to create a new board is always the first one on your dashboard
To jump-start your work, upon entering your board for the first time we will suggest using one of the templates from our library. You can skip it if you wish - you will always be able to use templates later.
You can also create a board using a template from the template library.
You can create a board from the template library on your dashboard
If you hide templates, you will still be able to access them from your dashboard.
Click the templates on the dashboard to open the template library
Creating a board from the browser address bar
Looking for an easier way to create a Miro board? Simply type miro.new in the browser address bar to create a new board in a couple of seconds.
If you have multiple teams, we’ll let you switch to the team where you want your new board to be created.
Miro board created from the browser address bar
If you are logged out, we’ll ask you to sign in first and bring you to a new board right after that.
If you’re new to Miro, you will be redirected to the signup page.
In the center of the board window, there is the working space - the board itself. Here you add and organize content, insert templates, or links to other sites, platforms and services.
The board interface
The working space is surrounded by a few sets of tools and settings:
1. The main board menu:
|Miro button to go back to the dashboard|
|Board information card|
|Export options (you can export as PDF, image, CSV, etc.)|
|Buttons undo and redo|
2. The settings toolbar:
|Learn & Inspire center (tutorials, use cases, FAQs, form to contact support on paid plans, etc)|
4. The bottom toolbar:
5. The navigation toolbar:
|Fit to screen mode|
|Zooming in and out|
Board settings are available in the top-right corner of the board. You can also open the settings by right-clicking canvas.
From the settings, you can:
- start/stop following all comment threads on the board
- view the list of shortcuts
- change navigation mode
- enable/disable snapping objects on the board
- enable/disable the option to suggest object size
- show/hide grid
- set start view
- show/hide reactions
- show/hide collaborators cursors
- access Marketplace
- open API documentation
- go to Profile settings
Access to your board
If you are creating a board within a free team, this board will be accessible to all the team members of this account. If you are creating a board within a paid team (Team plan, Consultant plan, Business plan, Enterprise plan) or Education team, the board will be private, shared with a project members, or shared with the team depending on default sharing settings. You can share it with all team members or a select number of users.
If switch to a certain project before creating a board - the board will automatically belong to that very project and will be shared with the project's participants - they can be seen beside the project's name:
The dashboard shows to which project your board will belong and to which team the project belongs
Working on the board
You can create, import, move, edit, and delete objects on your board - all the changes that you make on the board are saved in real-time. Find detailed instructions in these articles and watch the helpful videos about getting started with Miro. Learn how you can export your board here.
Board information card
In order to identify your boards, we recommend you to
- Create a unique title for it
- Set a cover picture
- Add a description
- Add the board to a corresponding project
- Mark the boards that you refer to most frequently with a ★star.
You can set all of this in the board information card:
Changing the board description
To set a board cover, open the board card and click the Miro logo - you will be suggested to upload an image from your device. You can use jpg, jpeg, bmp, png or gif files, the maximum file size is 30 MB.
You can also select a preview area on the board. Note that the Select preview area option is not supported in Safari.
Set the board cover from the board card
Here you can also check the Board owner, the date of creation and of last changes, and the project it is saved in. In this menu, you can delete and duplicate the board if you have the corresponding rights.
💡 Although Miro boards are endless, it is more convenient to devote each board to one particular topic or project.
Frequently asked questions
- How can I copy/duplicate a board?
- Please find the guide here.
- Can I change the background color of my board?
- No, but you can create a large frame and change its color.
- Can I copy board content from one board to another Miro board?
- Yes, select the needed content, copy, and paste it onto another board (you can use Ctrl + C/Ctrl + V for Windows or Cmd + C/Cmd + V for Mac).
- How can I delete a board?
- Use the guide: How to delete a board.