Notion 2.11, now with Synced Blocks 🔄
Oftentimes, information needs to be included in multiple places throughout your workspace. But when that content needs an update, it's a pain to make those corrections over and over, one page at a time.
Now you can use Synced Blocks to ensure your content is always accurate and up-to-date! When you make any changes to the content or formatting of a Synced Block, all the other copies will update automatically.
Follow these steps to create Synced Blocks:
Copy some content
Paste on another page, and select Paste & sync in the dropdown that appears
Your content is synced! Any changes you make will update every Synced Block.
The possibilities with Synced Blocks are endless. Here's a few ways you can use them in your Notion workspace:
Paste & sync OKRs across your team's homepage, weekly meeting notes, and 1:1 notes. When you make changes to the metrics & KPIs in one place, all the other Synced Blocks will update automatically.
Include a footer with your contact info & social media profiles on every page of your personal website, blog, or portfolio. If you choose to change the formatting or add more info down the road, Synced Blocks ensure you won't have to make those changes one page at a time.
Keep your company's mission statement, values, or North Star top of mind by including it at the top of every new project proposal, decision doc, and job posting. If there are any tweaks, you'll only need to make them once.
New API integrations with IFTTT, atSpoke & more
Since the introduction of the API public beta last month, thousands of developers have built integrations, making millions of API requests per day. It's incredibly exciting to see what y'all are building 🏗️
Thanks to these new platform partners, there are even more ways to automate your workflows with the API:
IFTTT: A top request from the Notion community! Notion is now part of the IFTTT ecosystem of 700+ apps and devices. Create a new Notion page with Alexa or Siri, sync to-do lists across apps, and add items to your meeting notes by updating a Google Sheet.
atSpoke: Make it easy for anyone on your team to call up the answer to any question they have from your Notion knowledge base right in Slack, as seen below
tray.io: Automate business processes by connecting Notion to Salesforce, Zendesk, Intercom & 600+ other tools
Integromat: Choose from hundreds of apps to connect to Notion, including Pocket, Telegram & GitHub, all through an easy drag-and-drop interface
Embed Sketch designs, Excalidraw drawings & Framer prototypes
Now there are even more tools that you can embed directly in your Notion docs, meeting notes & tasks — especially useful to share with folks on other teams who may not have access to those services. Just use these slash commands:
**/sketch**: Embed Sketch documents, artboards and prototypes in Notion to share your work with your team, as seen below
**/excalidraw**: Easily sketch diagrams that have a hand-drawn feel to them, then embed in any Notion page
**/framer**: New and improved 💫 Embed beautiful prototypes that are resizeable and fully interactive, right inside Notion
Bug Fixes & improvements
Date mentions such as @today now have tooltips when you hover over them with your cursor
“Turn into page in” and other new page menus are now shorter, cleaner, and easier to understand
Checked checkboxes now have higher contrast and lighter strikethroughs for better readability
Fixed a bug that prevented the Codepen, Typeform, Google Map & Abstract embeds from loading in the desktop apps
Fixed a bug that caused a second app window to open when clicking the icon of a minimized window in the Mac App
Fixed a bug that allowed guests with "Can view" access to duplicate the page
Fixed a bug that prevented comments from being dismiss-able in the iOS app
Fixed a bug that prevented background colors from applying to selections of a block on mobile
Fixed a bug that caused a personal workspace to be created when attempting to create a team workspace during workspace creation
Fixed a bug that prevented the and ⋮⋮ icons from appearing on edit-able public pages