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
- Access to your board
- Board interface
- Board information card
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.
If you would like to create a new board, feel free to do that from the dashboard or right from the browser address bar.
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.
Choose the team where you want to create a new board
- Make sure you are a full member of the team.
⚠️ If you were invited to a board as a Viewer or Commenter, 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.
- Click on the +New board button:
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.
Click the templates on the dashboard to both create a new board and add the template at one click
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 pick the team where you want your new board to be created.
Creating a new Miro board 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. We'll bring you to a new board with the onboarding flow right after you register a Miro profile.
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 is private/shared with the team depending on default sharing settings. You can share it with all team members or a select number of users.
If you choose a team and then choose a certain project within the working space - 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
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|
|Buttons undo and redo|
2. The settings toolbar:
|Learn & Inspire center (tutorials, use cases, FAQs, form to contact support, etc)|
4. The bottom toolbar:
5. The navigation toolbar:
|Fit to screen mode|
|Zooming in and out|
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:
Note that the Select preview area option is not supported in Safari
Here you can also check the board owner, the date of creation and of last changes, and also the project it is saved in. In this menu, you can delete and duplicate the board if you have ownership rights.
💡 Although Miro boards are endless, it is more convenient to devote each board to one particular topic or project.