Add structure to the content on your board with frames. You can add, delete and customize frames, use them to easily navigate content on your board, present frames to an audience and export them as a PDF.
Adding and deleting frames
How to add a frame
- Click the frame icon on the Creation toolbar
- Drag and drop a frame right onto your board, or choose a frame size. Or you can click and drag directly on the board to the desired size of your frame.
You can also use hotkeys - press F on your keyboard and click anywhere on the board to add a frame.
Creating frames on a board
You can also add frames around existing objects.
Easily create frames around existing objects if you’ve already added content to your board. Select the objects, click three dots on the object menu, and choose Create frame.
Creating a frame around board objects
💡 Enable dimensions to create the same frames across your board with precision.
How to delete a frame
- Click the three dots on the object menu
- Choose Delete
You can also use hotkeys - click on the frame title and press backspace or delete.
💡 If you accidentally delete a frame you can always restore from your board history.
Deleting a single frame
To delete several frames, select them while holding down shift or draw the selection field. Learn more about object selection. Then in the object menu, use the filter to select frames only, click the three dots and Delete.
Deleting several frames at once
You can edit the placement, color, name, size or ratio of a frame. And you can group, lock and duplicate frames.
Move and edit frames
To move a frame, switch to the select tool and click and drag the frame's border or title. The default color of a frame is white. You can change the size and color of the frame in the object toolbar.
Moving and editing a frame
Rename a frame
Double-click the frame heading and start typing a new name, or click the three dots in the object menu and click Rename frame.
Renaming a frame
Resize a frame
Select the frame by clicking its border or title, then drag its borders to adjust the frame size. You can also change the frame's ratio in the object menu.
Resizing a frame
💡 Enable dimensions to create the same size frames across your board with precision.
You can add frames inside frames when you need to showcase specific information or slides within a broader topic or theme.
Click the frame icon and drag your cursor inside an existing frame to create a nested frame. You can nest as many frames as you need to.
To move the outer frame together with nested frames, you can group them. To group frames, select several frames while holding down Shift. You can also use the filter option to select all frames. Then click the Group icon in the object menu.
Filtering, grouping and then moving multiple frames together
Lock a frame
Lock frames to prevent them from moving accidentally. If you want to restrict board editors from accidentally moving the content inside the frame, select all the objects and lock them.
The option to lock and unlock frames depends on your plan type and your access level. Learn more in Locking content on the board.
Locking objects inside a frame
Duplicate a frame
To duplicate a frame use the shortcut Ctrl/Cmd + D. If your frame's name contains a date, it will automatically be updated. Years advance to the next year, days advance to the next day.
Duplicating a frame
Presenting with frames
Navigate smoothly between frames while presenting your board to an audience. To turn on presentation mode, click the Presentation mode icon in the Collaboration toolbar, located in the top right of your board.
Your view will change to full screen and the frames will appear as slides, and board tools and frame titles are hidden.
Use the arrows to navigate between your frames/slides.
Presenting frames in Miro
Hiding and revealing frames
Who can do it: board owners, board co-owners
Relevant for: Education, Starter, Business, and Enterprise plans
Hiding frames lets you control what content is revealed to your collaborators and audience during workshops and meetings.
Once a frame is hidden, no one on the board can see its content. Hiding frames is helpful when it comes to designing meetings and organizing workshops step-by-step.
As soon as a frame is hidden, your board participants will not be able to view its content. Instead, they’ll see a blank frame with a closed eye icon.
If users place an object on top of the hidden frame - it will go under the placeholder frame but is still editable.
💡 Split content into multiple frames to reveal them one by one in your meeting or workshop. You can create the agenda using visual notes and add hidden frames in notes.
⚠️ Remember that hiding a frame does not conceal the frame’s comments and title.
To hide a frame, click on the frame, then click the eye icon on the frame's object menu:
Hiding a frame
You can also hide a frame from the board overview:
Hiding a frame from within the board overview
To hide several frames at once, drag to select the frames and click the eye icon in the object menu.
Hiding several frames
To reveal a hidden frame, click the eye icon again in the object menu.
Revealing a hidden frame
⚠️ When hidden frames are revealed on the board they won’t be revealed automatically in notes. Please refresh notes to reveal the frames.
⚠️ Board participants can’t copy or duplicate a hidden frame until the frame is revealed.
Quick presenting frame features
There are many features that can help you quickly organize frames for seamless boards, presentations and workshops.
Review and reorder frames
Quickly jump from one frame to another and reorder your frames in the board overview. To change the order of frames, go to the board overview in the bottom-left corner of the board.
Using the Overview panel to reorder frames
⚠️ Re-ordering frames in the sidebar is not available on mobile and other touch devices for tablet app and browser.
Multi-select allows you to select multiple frames in the sidebar to reorder or delete them in bulk. To select multiple frames, press and hold ctrl on Windows or command on Mac.
Selecting and deleting multiple frames at once in the Overview panel
If you have several frames, it may help to organize them in list view. To view your frames in a list instead of thumbnails, click the three dots and select List View.
Listing frames in list view
Magic organize frames
Magic organize reads the order of frames in your board and sorts them in the sidebar automatically, allowing you to quickly prepare your presentation. The algorithm arranges frames according to the order in which they are placed on the board - from left to right and from up to down.
In case you used Magic organize and wish to go back to your previous frame order, click on the Undo button under the left-side toolbar.
Magic organize button in the top-left corner of the board overview
Share the link to a specific frame
When sharing your board, you may want someone to focus on a specific frame. You can copy the link to a specific frame within the object menu. Just click on the object > click the three dots > Copy link.
Copying the link to a particular frame on the board
You may want to share your presentation outside your team or with external collaborators and vendors. There are multiple ways to export your boards, like saving the board as an image or PDF, exporting as a CSV file and embedding the board in other apps or websites.
Learn about our options for exporting your board.
You may want to export only one frame or a selection of frames.
To export a selection of frames, select the frames you want to export while holding down the shift key, or drag a selection box around the frames. Use the filter in the context menu and select Frames. Then click the three dots and choose an export option.
Exporting a selection of frames to PDF
To export a single frame, select the frame, click three dots, and choose an export option.
Exporting a single frame