Hack week 👩🏼💻👨🏿💻🧑🏽💻
Hey, you! Thanks for supporting Notion this year.
For our last update of 2021, the team spent a week shipping these li’l mini-features and bug fixes — we hope they make your workspace a cozier spot to hang out in the new year.
Stay tuned for lots of exciting new ways to use Notion in 2022 ✌️
Toggles for H1, H2 & H3 headers
We know that toggles are a lot of folks’ favorite Notion feature. If you’ve ever thought “I wish toggles could be bigger,” you’re in luck! Here are a few ways you can add header toggles to your pages:
Open the block menu by typing
/or clicking the
+button that appears to the left of your paragraph, then select Toggle heading 1/2/3 in the dropdown menu that appears
>in an empty heading block, or
###in an empty toggle block
Use the Turn into command by clicking the ⋮⋮ block handle to the left of any block, or use a slash command such as
Add background colors to simple table rows & columns
We’ve been keeping an eye on your feedback since launching simple tables last month! One of the biggest requests was the ability to make simple tables more colorful. Now you’ll find a new Color menu when you click the column & row handles, giving you another way to organize your content.
Create flowcharts & diagrams in code blocks
Create flowcharts, pie charts, user journey diagrams and more with Mermaid, right inside a code block. No need to screenshot or embed charts from other tools! Mermaid syntax is easy to learn, even if you don’t usually write code.
Mermaid in the language dropdown at the top left of any code block to get started. Once you’ve written your code, use the second dropdown at the top left to see a live
Preview of your chart, or select
Split to see your code and chart together.
Create page columns on iPad & Android tablets
In the past, multi-column layouts could only be created on desktop. Now, you can create multi-column page layouts on iPad & Android tablets too.
Just hover your cursor over any block and grab the ⋮⋮ block handle that appears (or tap and hold a block if you don’t have a mouse or trackpad), then drag to the far left or far right side of your screen.
Rollups are one of Notion’s most powerful features, allowing you to bring in specific pieces of information from your databases into other workflows. Now, interacting with rollups is even easier.
Rollups of URL, email & phone number properties are now clickable
Hover your cursor over any rollup and click the ✏️ button to configure the rollup’s relation, property & calculation
Bug fixes & improvements
It’s much easier to find the emoji you’re looking for as inline emojis or page icons (e.g. only the “bubble tea” keyword found the 🧋 emoji before, but now “boba” works too)
Smart quotes & apostrophes are now supported
Clicking on a page’s title in the breadcrumbs at the top left of the page now scrolls you to the top of the page
Recursive page mentions are now supported (i.e. mentions of pages whose titles contain links to other pages whose titles contain links to other pages now include all of the associated links within the mention 🪆)
The keyboard shortcuts for dark mode and transforming block type are now supported on iPad and Android tablets with an external keyboard
Checkbox properties can now be resized to perfectly fit the little checkbox in your Table view databases
Newly created linked databases now reflect the sort, column order & column visibility of the first Table view of the source database
Long titles now wrap onto new lines on Gallery view cards, and the
+ Newbutton is smaller when it’s the only item in a row
Double click column separators in your simple tables to automatically resize the column based on the longest cell
Databases with three or more views now include a search box within the view switcher dropdown menu
When you change a database property’s visibility to “Hide when empty,” new properties added to the database will default to “Hide when empty”
You can paste the same content into multiple selected cells simultaneously in Table view databases
On mobile, you can now re-order columns in Table view databases, properties on database pages, and columns & rows in simple tables
Numeric values in Table view databases now use tabular lining for better readability
The dropdown menu that appears when you click the ⋮⋮ block handle of a sub-page now includes a button to
Open in new tab
The pop-up that appears when hovering your cursor over hyperlinked text now includes an
Editbutton for easier link editing
Invoices for your Notion subscription are now more detailed and easier to read
In the Members section of Settings & members, you can now sort the member list by name or access level by clicking the User and Access level column headings
The dropdown menu that appears when you start to @mention a teammate now prioritizes internal employees who use your team’s email domain
Workspace admins now have an
ADMINbadge next to their names in Settings & members → Members → Groups
When you’re logged into multiple accounts and navigate to a URL that your active account doesn’t have access to, Notion will now automatically switch to your other account that has access
Mentions to pages that you don’t have access to are now titled “No access” instead of “Untitled”
Fixed a bug that prevented previews from appearing in the page history tool for pages where the
Move tofunction had been used
The order of page properties is retained in PDF exports
Sorts on a database view are retained in PDF exports
Cyrillic characters are now supported in exported file names
Inline links to Notion pages become links in exported PDFs
Large pages are less likely to result in an error message during a PDF export
File blocks become links in the exported PDF
The Confluence importer tool is better at determining whether a Confluence table column should become a Checkbox property in Notion
More date formats are supported when inputting dates as mentions or database properties, especially in Korean
Lots of interface fixes in the Korean & Japanese apps: button and menu item names that were too long, broken padding and spacing, miscellaneous rough edges
Fixed a bug that prevented the
\keyboard shortcut for opening and closing the sidebar from working correctly on Japanese keyboards
In the page history tool, date timestamps now use relative formatting (e.g. “1 day ago” instead of “12/20/2021,” or “February 1, 2022” instead of “2/1/2022”)