Embed or link a Miro Board within another Miro Board / Nested boards


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I would like to nest boards within other boards.  Is that possible ?

Full embedding would be nice but linking/referencing is also good.

 

What are the different ways to do this?

 

Thanks.


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Hi @Kiron Bondale & @DidierB 

this is a good question because of the following:

Few of my clients got problems around the same area.

For this problem I created one solution board, which I often use in a consultation.

It would help if I could embedd this solution board into the clients board - without switching it to public access.

Of course it could help - and that might be a solution to create a Template out of this complete board but it is not updated in realtime.

For the workflow it would be better to have one board that I can update and each update will be reflected inside the clients board.

 

 

For me it makes no sense why i have to switch my own created board to public access because i have invited my client to my own board.
It should be possible to link and embed to my own content without any limitations

 

Michael

@Anton Telitsyn Another example from me.

I run a portfolio of projects. I’m looking for each project to have its own board. I’m then looking to collate a portfolio board, with all the independent project boards nested. Flipping between browser tabs of the project boards is an option, but it’s not an ideal solution for my work style. After work has been conducted on a project board opened independently, the nested project board inside the portfolio board would be updated. Ideally, when a project board is modified inside the portfolio board, those modifications trickle down to the independently saved project board.

 

(I’ve just started to use Miro, but it looks like we’ll be picking up a team subscription in the next couple of weeks, if not I have the go-ahead to expense a personal subscription. I’m looking forward to learning how to really use this tool)  

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@midicool - got it, thanks! So your goal is to get a seamless way to deep dive into a specific topic when you need to refresh the knowledge being on another board, isn't it?

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@Anton Telitsyn Yes, correct. 

Our use case:

We run planning sessions and have to go from high level to low level. There is one miro for how it all connects and then one miro per feature. We want to have a brief summary Frame in each individual miro that appears in the high-level miro to guarantee it’s in sync.

This is the only feature I am voting on because nested Frames would do the most impact on my workflow. It could even start by not having them editable.

Thanks in advance!

I will be happy to get your feedback to better understand what should be improved.

I use Miro to map existing process, treat it as a documentation and apply changes when they come.

How I would like to use board-in-board is to be able to put the same (not a copy - a reference) board in 2 or more other boards so if I need changing them I change one and only one place

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I’ve used Milanote for some time and one thing I love about it is their nested boards feature. 

 

In short, they allow you to create a board inside a board, and you can create an infinite number of nested boards. This is great for subjects where you want to go deep rather than vertical/horisontal. 

This nested board feature combined with Miro’s infinite board would make Miro unstoppable. 

Would be great to make a group or collection of elements, and collapse them to a group (one node).  Maybe double clicking it or click a button on it expands it, or let’s you dive into it.

Hi All,

Adding my support for embedding other Miro boards. The common use case as already mentioned is to have smaller boards embedded one or many larger boards. You could think of a larger board as the “dashboard” that contains many smaller boards or “widgets”. These smaller boards would be presentation/view only, but someone else might have a case to allow editing.

My other use case is I want to embed just a frame of an existing board in Notion. However, Notion only embeds the entire board. I attempted to use the embed presentation link in Notion but the entire editable board was embedded instead. My workaround is to create a new board with the smaller section/frame of the original board but then I have to maintain the content in two places, unless of course we can embed boards.

This is definitely important and really seems lacking, given the forward thinking in other areas.

 

(I could do this with Visio and Prezi from early days of each.)

 

Expect some degree of compromise would be needed.. ie. the linked areas would perhaps not be live (visualizing work directly on the object).. but would seem to offer a way to help to make wireframe flows less monolithic.

 

Maybe the platform has something else in mind to enable this.

 

(Also surprises me that the digraph / graph of components can’t be exported, which is something quite possibe in Visio, good old Axon Idea Generator, etc.  GIven there’s certainly a graph store involved in the solution, seems that would not be hard to offer)

Ah. I see this is not yet available. It would be awesome to be able to see what another (or even just a frame) looks like when on another board to avoid bouncing between browsers or application tabs.

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@DidierB - since you can add URLs as references within a board in a text box for example, why not just link to the URL for the “child” board you wish to connect to from its “parent”?

an additional +1. thank you!

+1 to this feature request.  We are building sets of reusable components in Miro and the ability to maintain one board which when updated, will be embedded across all other instances, would be killer!

Seems like embedding of boards now possible: https://help.miro.com/hc/en-us/articles/360016335640-Embedding-Editable-Boards-into-Websites and since it’s possible to embed anything in Iframe inside a board it’s also possible to embed a board inside a board.

 

It doesn’t feel great this way tough

I second that thinking @Brendon McCarthy . The ability to embed either a board or a frame would be fantastic.

My particular use-case for the the frame-only approach is that I would like to embed kanban boards both within boards that are centered around a particular purpose (e.g. a ‘user-personas’ board or a ‘swot/analysis’ board) and ALSO have that same kanban available on my ‘roadmap’ board alongside all the other kanbans.

Embedding entire boards would be really helpful in situations like embedding the ‘user personas’ board for reference in a broader ‘stakeholders’ board, for example.

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Thanks @Brendon McCarthy! I got your use case, we will consider it when making decisions on further Miro improvements.

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Hello, 

 

I don’t know how… but a colleague managed to embed a frame from another board and cross-reference it like this: 

There is a little Miro icon on the top which brings you to its source. Maybe he bumped in a A/B testing beta kind of situation. But would be great to have exactly that. 

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Hey @Ivan Guerrero@midicool, could you elaborate on your use cases? Why do you want to “hide” some information as nested expandable objects?

Having the hide functionality work recursively with nested frames would be very useful.  right now it’s seems like the underlying graph structure for the frames doesn’t keep track of this placement hierarchy.  and treat all frame as top level entities.  

 

It would be much more useful if inferred heirarchy from placement and would make bunch of functionality just sort of work.

 

In the current case two examples of consequences (of not respecting placement based hierarchy) is that  we have to:

  • Manually/repetitively  hide & un-hide multiple frames when they are positionally nested.
  • Moving and scaling frames also doesnt work unless all of the overlapping entityies are part of the selection scope.

the latter isn’t too significant of a problem.   but #1 prevents me from using the frame hide features as it was conceivably intended.

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Yes, it is possible now. I understand the solution is not ideal, but it is like a first step to this approach. 

I will be happy to get your feedback to better understand what should be improved.

Hi All,

Adding my support for embedding other Miro boards. The common use case as already mentioned is to have smaller boards embedded one or many larger boards. You could think of a larger board as the “dashboard” that contains many smaller boards or “widgets”. These smaller boards would be presentation/view only, but someone else might have a case to allow editing.

My other use case is I want to embed just a frame of an existing board in Notion. However, Notion only embeds the entire board. I attempted to use the embed presentation link in Notion but the entire editable board was embedded instead. My workaround is to create a new board with the smaller section/frame of the original board but then I have to maintain the content in two places, unless of course we can embed boards.

I would LOVE this feature. Frankly, I’ve been going back and forth between using Milanote and Miro for this very reason. While Miro is superior in many ways to Milanote, Milanote’s “killer feature”, in my view, is the ability to have “layers” of boards. Not only is linking boards together in a hierarchal structire possible in Milanote, it’s a core feature of the product.

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Hey @Ivan Guerrero, @midicool, could you elaborate on your use cases? Why do you want to “hide” some information as nested expandable objects?

I’ve used Milanote for some time and one thing I love about it is their nested boards feature. 

 

In short, they allow you to create a board inside a board, and you can create an infinite number of nested boards. This is great for subjects where you want to go deep rather than vertical/horisontal. 

This nested board feature combined with Miro’s infinite board would make Miro unstoppable. 

Just saw this after posting my comment. Spot on, @Kenneth Dreyer !

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@Anton Telitsyn I don’t have needs for embedding other boards, but I like Milanote’s pretty hyperlink icon approach.

I use online brainstorming tools to archive processes I’ve learned. For example, if I learned how to use machine learning to train images which take 20 steps and I cannot guarantee I will recall the process after a month, I draw the process on online brainstorming tools. On that board, if I added hyperlinks to my other boards named “Google Colab Operation” or “Google Tensor flow Installation” or  “AI website list”, sometimes those come in handy. 

@Jarek Rencz this looks promising, but I would like to view the whole embedded board at once and then zoom in for more detail. I guess the best example would be something almost Prezi-like. I recognize it’s a big ask.  The embedded frames as a dynamic summary are a good thing, but a couple of clarifying questions for @Anton Telitsyn  :

  1. Can the single frame be locked? i.e. the person viewing the frame from the embedded board cannot view the other frames from the embedded board or change what is on the viewed frame.
  2. If the embedded frame can be, and is, locked. When embedded a new editable MIRO board will it remain locked, or does the new MIRO board permissions supersede the embedded board?

Cheers

 

Carl

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