How to Add Text in Miro
Miro is a virtual whiteboard app that makes remote collaboration a truly visual experience. This app is particularly great for mind mapping and brainstorming, allowing teams to write out ideas and edit boards together. Needless to say, the text option is an indispensable feature for anyone using Miro.
Read on to learn how to add text to your Miro board regardless of your device. You’ll learn about all the features the text tool offers and how to solve common issues like what to do when you can’t type or how to disable spellcheck.
Ways to Add Text in Miro
You can add text to your Miro board in several ways. The following are the most popular methods:
The primary way to add text in Miro is by using the Text tool. Find this tool in your toolbar and start typing right away. You can access the formatting options as you type or later by clicking your text. The text you add using the Text tool will be in a text box.
Besides the dedicated Text tool, there are several other ways to add text to your Miro board. Sticky Notes, for instance, were created primarily with text in mind. You can find the Sticky Note option in your toolbar. You can start typing as soon as you place a Sticky Note, and Miro will auto-format the text to fit the note.
Cards offer a lot of options in Miro. You can find it in your toolbar or by clicking the three dots at the bottom of your toolbar. Cards are used for more than just text—add tags, make deadlines, assign a team member to the card, etc. They are like a more advanced version of Sticky Notes. The only downside is that you won’t be able to format the text inside a Card the way you want.
Shapes and Lines
You can also enhance shapes and lines with text in Miro. After placing your shape, the cursor will indicate that you can start typing. Similarly, when a connecting line is selected, the formatting menu will allow you to add text by clicking “+T”.
Miro is available for many devices, from desktops to phones and tablets. Here’s how to utilize the Text tool on several of these platforms.
How to Add Text in Miro on PC
You can use Miro on your PC directly from your browser and by downloading the desktop app from the Miro website. However, Miro works perfectly in most browsers. You can expect some restrictions only if you use one of the less popular browser options. These restrictions won’t affect the Text tool in any way, though.
Here’s how to use the text tool in Miro on PC:
- Launch your desktop app or log in to the Miro website.
- Create a new board by clicking “+ New Board.”
- Choose the “T” tool in your toolbar or press “T” on your keyboard.
- Click anywhere on your canvas and type away.
The text formatting options will be available as long as your text box is selected. The formatting menu offers several customization options:
- Change the font, text size, and style to your liking
- Adjust the alignment of your text
- Create bulleted or numbered lists
- Manipulate the color and background of your text
- Recolor parts of the text by selecting parts first
- Add a border or a background to your text box
Generally, collaborators can edit each other’s contributions to the Miro board. You can lock your text box so no one moves or deletes it accidentally. Simply click the lock icon in the formatting menu.
How to Add Text in Miro on an iPhone
To start using Miro on your iPhone, download the Miro app from the Apple App Store. To add text using the app, follow these steps:
- Launch the app and create a new board.
- Find the “T” tool in the toolbar located at the top of the screen. Press the three dots to access the hidden tools.
- Tap anywhere to start typing.
How to Add Text in Miro on an Android Device
Miro is also available for Android devices on the Google Play store. Adding text on an Android will involve the same steps as on iPhone:
- Open the Miro app and create a board.
- Press the toolbar at the top to find the “T” tool.
- Tap on your screen to type.
Note: While you can access Miro from a mobile browser, this platform doesn’t offer the same features. In the mobile browser version, you won’t be able to type text or edit boards.
How to Add Text in Miro on an iPad
iPad is one of the best devices to get the most out of Miro. You can get the Miro app for your iPad on the Apple App Store.
- Launch the app and add a new board.
- Find the “T” tool in the toolbar on the side like you would on a desktop.
- Your keyboard will appear, and you can type your text.
However, Miro on iPad is especially great because you can use your Apple Pencil with the interface. Instead of typing with your keyboard, you can simply use your Pencil to input your text. Choose the Pen tool from the toolbar to add your handwritten notes, or let Sticky Notes transcribe your writing instantly.
Is there a text limit in Miro?
A text box in Miro may contain up to 6,000 characters. On the other hand, a Sticky Note can have 3,000 characters. Remember that this includes all symbols and hidden formatting coding as well for text boxes. Simply create a new text box or Sticky Note if you run out of space.
Can I import my own fonts to Miro?
For now, Miro does not allow custom fonts. However, you can choose from as many as 27 fonts offered in the app. Additionally, you can customize the color and style of most of the fonts to your liking.
Type Text in Miro on Any Device
Miro makes brainstorming a fun, visual process. Create eye-catching mind maps and efficiently add text to your board on any device. Go beyond the text tool and utilize other features to their full potential.
What is your experience with Miro? Have you already tried all these cool tools on your collaboration boards? Tell us in the comments.