A Miro board is an online whiteboard that you can use to visualize your ideas, work on projects either individually or with a team.
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 board will be saved. 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
⚠️ If you were invited to a board without being invited to the team, you will see the following message on the dashboard. Click Ask to join team if you want to create a board in this particular account.
Request to join the team by clicking the button
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
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.
In the center of the board window, there is the working space - the board itself. To start creating content, select a tool on the toolbar.
Adding board content
The working space is surrounded by a few sets of tools and settings.
The board interface
1. Board menu.
|Miro button to go back to the dashboard|
|Board information card|
|The option to star a board|
|Export options (you can export as PDF, image, CSV, etc.)|
|Apps and integrations|
2. Collaboration toolbar.
Feel free to reorder collaboration tools on the toolbar.
Reordering collaboration tools
3. Communication toolbar.
|The option to enable/disable collaborators' cursors|
|Users on the board|
5. Buttons undo and redo.
7. Zoom controls and the navigation toolbar.
|Fit to screen mode|
|Zooming in and out|
Board settings are available in the top left corner of the board. You can also open the settings by right-clicking canvas.
From the settings, you can:
- switch mouse or trackpad navigation controls
- enable/disable snapping objects on the board
- enable/disable the option to suggest object size
- change background grid
- access board history
- set start view
- start/stop following all comment threads on the board
- view the list of shortcuts
- access Marketplace
- open Learning Center
- open API documentation
- go to Profile settings
Please note that board settings look different for some users on Free and Education plans. By going to the Board section, they can star the board, duplicate or move it, and open the board history.
Update board settings available for some users on Free and Education plans
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 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:
- Create a unique title for it
- Set a cover picture
- Add a description
- Add the board to a corresponding project
You can set all of this in the board information card:
The board information card
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 (the size of the cover on the dashboard is 420x420 and 72dpi, the size of the preview within the board card is 210x210 and 72dpi).
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.
Next step: How to start collaboration with Miro