In the ever-evolving world of digital collaboration, Figma is amping up its FigJam whiteboard tool with three new AI features. FigJam, Figma's collaborative online whiteboard, has become a hit since its launch in 2021, and now it's about to get even better.
The first AI trick up FigJam's sleeve is a generative tool to help users create boards. If you're staring at a blank canvas and don't know where to start, let AI come to the rescue. Describe what you need, and the AI will create a template or diagram with elements like calendars and project timelines.
Digital sticky notes are a FigJam staple, but they can quickly clutter your board. To keep things tidy, AI will help you sort them into logical groups, making your brainstorming sessions or project management more organized.
Lastly, as your board fills up, finding the key points can be a challenge. AI steps in again with a summarization feature, automatically generating a summary from your sea of sticky notes.
Figma's not just using any AI, they've enlisted the help of OpenAI, and they've trained it to understand Figma-specific concepts. Plus, they're implementing controls to keep things safe and appropriate.
Figma's FigJam was already a versatile tool for collaborative work, and these AI features are set to make it even more user-friendly. According to Figma, two-thirds of its weekly active users are not designers, so these enhancements cater to a broad audience. With the AI-powered upgrades, Figma aims to facilitate higher-value collaboration among teams in various domains.
While we await the outcome of Adobe's acquisition bid for Figma, it's clear that Figma is not resting on its laurels but actively enhancing its tools to stay at the forefront of online collaboration.