February monthly new features newsletter
February has come to and end, and it’s time for us to reflect on the new features we released over this time! As we did for our January recap, we will be categorizing the feature releases into their current release status to ensure we set transparent expectations of when our community should see these features in their account.
As a quick reminder, here is an overview of what each release status means
In development - Our team is working on finalizing this feature. We do not have an exact release date, but you can expect to see it live shortly. That said, that development status is subject to change; however, we will keep you updated throughout the month in our community.
Gradual Release - This feature is being released gradually, you can expect to see the feature in your account in the coming weeks
Released - This feature is released and you should see it in your account.
Without further a-do let’s deep dive into our February feature releases that are currently in gradual release…
Introducing better discoverability and education surrounding subitems rollup! In response to growing intrigue about item-to-subitem connections, we have implemented two pop-up tips that will appear at different points of the process - one will appear when the value of the column changes in the subitem (on the first touch), and the second will appear to guide users on where to locate the column menu. This release will welcome improved data management while enabling the ability to better customize and process data on the subitem level.
New “no action” mode for dependencies
Setting up dependency relations admittedly can cause confusion, especially when you’re only looking for a visual aid and not necessarily to have dates automatically impacted. In response, we developed a ‘no action’ mode option! This feature will provide users with an intuitive way of avoiding automatic date shifts and allow users to engage in batch changes to the timeline and date column.
Now it’s time for us to explore features that have been fully released in the platform:
Single widget mode on board dashboards and cross-board dashboards
We now support the ability to dock widgets in both board and cross-board dashboards, allowing users to edit and view a single widget without the distractions of surrounding widgets. This change was catalyzed by feedback concerning the dashboard experience, precisely wasted space, and redundant UI. Docking the widget will occupy the whole screen and guarantee a more straightforward, efficient experience.
Custom role-based account permissions
A long-awaited release that we’re excited to announce! Enterprise accounts can now create account-level roles based on existing positions and assign those new roles to the account users, consequently enabling better distinction between account members, viewers, and guests. The release also supports the creation of sub-admins, which allows for the assigning of specific administration capabilities using the new ‘admin privileges’ permissions.
Board canvas release
This release significantly improved the scrolling experience for our community! Thanks to our amazing team of developers, we were able to implement an advanced technology referred to as Canvas to draw placeholders of cells at a more rapid pace. Without these loading delays this update paved way for a seamless scrolling experience.
Filter by a person in the notifications panel
This new release welcomed faster notification navigation and easier notification management! With the development of the ‘filter by person’ option, users can now pull specific notifications much faster - ensuring the most relevant notifications can be located most efficiently and simply.
Knowledge base article: https://support.monday.com/hc/en-us/articles/360015535060#filter_my_notifications
Improved export experience
In response to growing feedback surrounding our board export experience, notably wait time and the potential for export errors, we made the necessary changes to ensure we were better articulating what users can expect from the export process. It is important to note that these changes are consistent across all three board states; small board, large board and failed board report. In all three cases the exported file will be downloaded to the desktop and sent as an email to the user.
As shown in the visuals below, it is clear from the start what users can expect when exporting their board:
New cross-board dashboard onboarding flow
This release significantly changed how our users approached their dashboard creation. Before this update, users were expected to perform several steps to complete their dashboard activation flow (activation flow = Create dashboard > add widget > setup widget > add another widget…).
To combat this inefficiency, we clarified the experience - 1) users will initially see the dashboard with an explanatory empty state and 2) when creating a dashboard for the first time, two pop-up tips will appear, guiding the user through the process of connecting boards and adding widgets.
Copy item column to subitems
This new release finally addressed the need for greater compatibility and correlation between items and subitems! As one of our highest-requested subitems features, users can now copy item-level data to the subitem level simply by selecting the “copy option” after deciding to add a new column in the subitems. This update also clarifies that this is solely a copying action, not a syncing functionality.
Knowledge base article: https://support.monday.com/hc/en-us/articles/360011905480#copy_parent_columns
And that’s it! We’ve made it to the end of our February new features recap
While most of the features above have been fully released, please keep your eyes peeled for those still in gradual release
You can also keep updated with all new features with our monthly new features webinar. March new features webinar date coming out soon! Stay tuned and check back here for the March link.
You’re welcome to also check out our February new releases video here
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