Board items

Board items help board users share information on a board.

Board items are visual representations of the information that users share on the board.
A board item can be a piece of text, a card, a link, an image, a geometric shape, and so on.

Board items that include external resources, such as images or documents, must use URLs pointing to online available resources:

  • The resource URL must be publicly available.
  • The resource URL must be absolute.

Relative URL paths pointing to local assets aren't supported.

Supported board items

The following board items are currently supported:

Board itemDescription
App card
App card item sample imageApp card item sample imageApp cards enable card information exchange between a Miro board and an external tool that also uses cards as a structured information format.
This makes it possible to organize information on the board in a structured way, and to sync the data with a third-party tool such as Trello, Monday, or Asana.
Card
Card item sample imageCard item sample imageCreates a task card that can be assigned to a user.
Useful to monitor workload and task progress; manage projects using a Miro board; sync a board with a third-party project management tool.
Embed
Embed item sample imageEmbed item sample imageEnables embedding external content through the Embedly service.
This enables support for hundreds of content providers: videos, screencasts, slide decks, images, audio, code repositories, and so on.
FrameExperimental featureExperimental feature Experimental
Frame item sample imageFrame item sample imageA container to group content on a board such as shapes, text, and images.
Frames help structure and organize board content: they enable exporting board content to PDF format, or to save it as a presentation; they are indexed, so that it is easier to find board content; when a board presentation mode is enabled, indexed frames define the sequence of the slides in the presentation.
Image
Image item sample imageImage item sample imageAdds an image to a board by letting users drag and drop the image on the target board.
Preview
Preview item sample imagePreview item sample imageRenders a preview of the content a pasted URL points to.
When users paste to a board a URL pointing to a web page, the preview item renders the Open Graph data of the URL as rich media content.
Shape
Shape item sample imageShape item sample imageAdds geometric and arrow shapes to a board.
Useful when drawing flowcharts and diagrams.
Sticky note
Sticky note item sample imageSticky note item sample imageAdds a sticky note to a board.
Useful to take quick notes while brainstorming, or to drive design thinking sessions.
Text
Text item sample imageText item sample imageInserts a text input field on a board.
It's possible to edit the text with a rich text editor.

Unsupported items

The Miro Web SDK and REST APIs don't support all board items as yet. Unsupported items are grouped under a generic item type called unsupported items.
Additional support for these items is planned for future releases.

At the moment it's not possible to create, delete, or update the contents of these items programmatically.
Currently, the Miro Web SDK supports reading and updating xand y coordinates of unsupported items.

Unsupported itemDescription
ConnectorDraws lines on a board to link objects. Helpful when building diagrams and flowcharts.
DocumentEmbeds a document—for example, a PDF file, a presentation slide deck, or a Google doc—in a board, so that it is possible to view it from within the board.
EmojiAdds emojis to a board.
KanbanCreates Kanban boards that can be populated with Cards to manage product delivery.
Mind MapHelps visually represent thought processes and hierarchical relationships.
MockupEnables using wireframes to create mock-ups to prototype interaction interfaces quickly and efficiently.
StrokeIt simulates a pen stroke to draws lines on a board.
SVGCreates icons from Scalable Vector Graphics format XML.
Table textEnables adding, editing, and deleting text from tables on a board.
TableEnables adding, editing, and deleting tables on a board.
USMUser Story Mapping (USM) helps structure, organize, and plan user tasks and product releases.
WebScreenEnables taking a screenshot of a web page in Chrome, and then saving it to a library. The screenshot can then be added to a board. It's part of the Miro Web Clipper web browser extension.

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