Miro visual notes is an advanced text editor embedded into each of your boards. Work with text like you would normally do in any text editor to make your notes easy to read.
Collaborating in notes
Find the notes icon on the collaboration toolbar in the top-right corner of the board and click it to expand the section.
You can easily resize this section by simply dragging the three dots of the section border.
Resizing the notes
💡 Click the full-screen icon to expand the notes.
The option to expand the notes to the full screen
There you are offered some pre-made templates such as To-do list, Meeting agenda, and others. Click on the template to add it to the notes. The template will appear in the notes right away.
⚠️ Note that you can add a template only while there is no content in the notes section.
Adding a template
Work on notes together with your team and see who is working on what in real-time making collaboration convenient. All the changes are visible in real-time.
💡 Click Show authorship icon to see the initials of content creators to make it easier for other contributors to determine who is responsible for changes and additions to the note.
Enable Show authorship mode to see the creator
💡 You can pin the notes by clicking the Pin icon to keep the section opened for all future visitors. Thus, you will let your collaborators know that you need their attention to the notes section. Any editor can unpin the notes by simply clicking the pin icon:
Hover on the Pin icon to see who has pinned the notes
You can easily discuss your ideas by leaving comments right in notes. Tag a teammate in the comments section using @mentions.
Click the comment icon to leave/view comments
In the board overview in the lower-left corner of the board, you can check all the comments - either the ones on the board, the comments in the notes, or all of them in general.
The comments from the board and the visual notes are all available in the comments panel
In notes you can work with text like you would normally do in any text editor to make your notes easy to read. This enables the reader to easily extract the required information from the document just as it was meant to.
Either click the + sign or use the slash hotkey (/) to see the options of text formatting:
Choosing text formatting
Here are the formatting options available:
Options of headings and lists, left-click to expand:
Text formatting options, left-click to expand:
|Font color and highlighter|
⚠️ Note that there is a limit of 200,000 symbols in the notes section.
💡 To link text in notes to an object on the board, copy the link to the object, select the text in notes and link it.
Board content in notes
Embed objects from your board into notes to make it easier for other members of your board to navigate and contribute.
💡 To add a board object on the board, select the object(s) and drag them to notes. Thus, you created a copy of the content from the board.
Highlighting and dragging board objects into the notes
You can easily navigate to the board content from the copy in the notes. To do that you need to select the content and click the arrow icon in the popup:
Navigating the board right from the notes section
💡 If the board content is updated, you can refresh the corresponding copy in the notes manually. For that you need to highlight the content in the notes and click the refresh icon in the settings popup.
Updating the board content in the notes
✏️ If you add another widget on an object that was embedded in notes and update the embedded object, the new widget will not appear in notes. Please remove the embedded object, select both widgets on your board, and add them to notes.
⚠️ If the copied object in notes is deleted, the corresponding board object is not removed.
You can export your visual notes in PDF format to make your content portable and make it possible to work on your text offline.
You can export the notes as PDF
Notes on Mobile and Tablet apps
Visual notes are also available in the Mobile app and Tablet app for Android and iOS users. The Miro App version should be 3.3.1 or higher for the Android and iOS mobile and tablet apps.
The functionality is almost the same as in the desktop version except for some peculiarities.
⚠️ The notes take the whole screen, so you work either on the board or in visual notes.
⚠️ You cannot add board content to the notes. Although refreshing, navigating, deleting options are available.
⚠️ Export of visual notes is not possible in Mobile app.
Android mobile app version of visual notes
Feedback and help
In the lower-left corner, you can share your feedback on your visual notes experience or check out the tutorials and the shortcuts you can use in the notes.
Sharing feedback and checking the tutorials
Frequently asked questions
- Can I delete notes from my board?
- You can delete content inside notes. If notes are opened every time you load the board, you can hide notes by unpinning them.
- Can I make multi-list notes/multiple notes sections?
- No, it is one page per board.
- Can I add the checklist template to my board?
- On your board, you can use checkboxes from the Wireframe library.
- I accidentally deleted text in notes. What do I do?
- Use the Undo button on the top of notes - it will allow you to undo actions in the current working session. You can also use the shortcut Ctrl + Z (for Windows) or Cmd + Z (for Mac).