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 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 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.
Connector item sample imageDraws lines on a board to link objects. Helpful when building diagrams and flowcharts.
Embed 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.
Frame 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 item sample imageAdds an image to a board by letting users drag and drop the image on the target board.
Mind map (Experimental)Experimental feature Experimental
Mind map sample imageAllows you to programmatically represent and interact with complex structures of information on Miro boards.
Previewℹ️ This board item is currently supported only in the Web SDK 2.0.
Preview 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 item sample imageAdds geometric and arrow shapes to a board.
Useful when drawing flowcharts and diagrams.
Sticky note
Sticky note item sample imageAdds a sticky note to a board.
Useful to take quick notes while brainstorming, or to drive design thinking sessions.
Text 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 yet support all board items. Unsupported items are grouped under a generic item type called unsupported items.
We're planning to gradually support them in future releases.

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

Unsupported itemDescription
Code blockAdds code blocks to boards for collaborative programming, debugging, and problem-solving.
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 mapNot supported in the REST API.
Experimental support in the Web SDK.
Helps 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 draw lines on a board.
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.

See also

What's next

After the overview about board items, learn about parent and child items.