What's new in Zoho Connect
Revamped UI for Network Settings
The settings page has been redesigned to help you gain better control over your network. From user management to permissions or managing the modules— we've brought it all together in a fresh and intuitive UI.Learn more
Keeping track of the changes made in your network is now easier than ever. Use Audit logs to view a chronological sequence of actions performed by users and changes made in the network.Learn more
Starting a chat/video conference from a post
An all-new centralized communicator to start a group chat or video conference with the participants in a post.Learn more
Receive alerts on chat
Receive alerts from your Connect Network on your chat by subscribing to the Notifications Bot.Learn more
Embed images to your Forums and Articles
Easily provide more context to your Forum posts and Articles by adding images using the Image Embed option.
Convert Checklist Items into Tasks
Do you have checklist items that need additional importance? You can now easily turn them into separate tasks by using the Convert into Task option.Learn more
Use the import option to add events from other calendar services you use.Learn more
@mention in Forums
You can now @mention a person or a group in your Forum post.
Improved Custom Apps powered by Creator 5
The Custom Apps module has been given a facelift. With better app settings, this update has been crafted to improve your app-building experience
Save posts to your Read Later list
Save posts, forum discussions, Articles, and Town Hall questions to your Read Later list. Set a reminder and get notified to read posts from your saved list.Learn more
Replacing Guests with External Users
External Users is an upgraded version of Guests in internal networks. External Users can access Files, Custom Apps, and Surveys, in addition to the other features the Guests had access to.Learn more
Attach folders from WorkDrive
Add multiple files in one go by attaching your WorkDrive folders to your posts, tasks, and articles.
Scheduling Email Digest Notifications
With the new schedule option for your email digest notifications, you can now select when you would like to receive the mail digest.Learn more
Add hashtags to your Articles
Hashtags can now be added to the Articles to categorize and group articles from different manuals, and also, to help you search for related articles.Learn more
RSVP to Events from your inbox
Respond to event invites from your network, directly from the notification email in your inbox.
Sort posts in My Feed, Network Wall, and Groups
Select how posts are displayed in your My Feed, Network Wall, and Group Wall. You can either keep the default listing or sort them based on recent activity.
Turn off email notifications for the Network
Admins can now turn off email notifications for the entire network, preventing any member to receive emails regarding activities within the Zoho Connect network.Learn more
Display Name Preferences
Admins can now control how a person's name can be displayed within Zoho Connect. They can choose between displaying a person's first name or last name at the beginning.Learn more
Checklists done right
Get an overall view of all the checklist items assigned to you by accessing the My Checklists page.Learn more
The Manual activity section has been given a facelift to give you a consolidated view of all the activities within a Manual—that includes members added, articles published, comments added to articles, and more.
Recover deleted items
The Trash in Zoho Connect collects your deleted Groups, Manuals, Town Halls, and Tasks. If you ever delete them by accident or would like to restore them to their former place, contact the admin to restore Groups, Manuals, Town Halls, and Tasks that were removed. Items in the Trash will be permanently deleted after 90 days.
Admins can decide if they would like to display the day of the week, along with their preferred date format.
Check-in and Check-out using Zoho Connect
Using the Zoho People integration, check-in to your work remotely and check-out, without leaving Zoho Connect. The option is found in the menu that appears once you click the profile picture in the top-right part of your Connect screen.Learn more
Integrating Zoho People and Connect
The Zoho People integration helps keep the users in People and Connect in sync. Configure dynamic group membership based on departments and designations in People, apply for leave, and access the organization chart without leaving Zoho Connect.Learn more
Share Manuals with anyone outside of your network by using a public URL. You can also password-protect your Manual for secure access.Learn more
Microsoft Outlook Calendar
Keep the events in your Microsoft Outlook and Zoho Connect in sync by using the Microsoft plugin.Learn more
Duplicate Board Sections
If you think a Section is relevant to other Boards in your Network, you can simply duplicate the Section instead of recreating it from scratch.Learn more
Unpublish Manuals and Articles
Be it restructuring your Manual, or making major changes to your Articles, make them temporarily unavailable by unpublishing the Manual or specific Articles.Learn more
Code Editor for Manuals and Forums
Share code snippets in a more readable manner using the built-in code editors in Manuals and Forums.Learn more
Know what's happening within your Board by following tasks that are not created by or assigned to you.Learn more
Mark Notifications as read/unread
Keep a better track of notifications in your network by marking specific ones as read or unread and deleting the least important ones.
Mention a Board
@mention the Board name to get its members' attention in any task comment within the specific Board. This, however, will not be applicable to tasks within a Private Section.
Add a due date to checklist items
Break down work items and track their progress better by adding a due date to each of the Checklist items in a Task.Learn more
Customizing the task complete permission.
Control who among your Board members can mark Tasks as complete.Learn more
Gantt view for Tasks
Keeping track of your team’s progress is easier than ever. Switch to Gantt View to get a visual timeline of Tasks within a Board.Learn more
The My Schedule gives you a consolidated view of Tasks to be completed, Events, and Town Halls for the day. You also have the option to receive alerts regarding your schedule by email or as push notifications.Learn more
Customizing the options in task status and priority
Add more options to the task status and priority, and customize the names of existing options to suit your team's work.Learn more
Create and customize event types
Whether it is a regular team meeting or your annual conference, create event categories based on your organization's needs. Members will be allowed to create events based on the types.Learn more
Integrating Notebook and Zoho Connect
Take notes on posts, forums, manuals, tasks, events, and town hall questions, and automatically sync them with your Notebook account using this integration.Learn more
Sorting tasks within a board
Order the tasks in your board by status, priority or due date to get a better picture of your work plan.
Attach files in style
The File Picker in Zoho Connect has been given a facelift. Attach files from your desktop, Zoho WorkDrive as well as the Files module within Zoho Connect. You can continue to attach files from other cloud services you use. Besides this, you can also get a preview of PDF files and documents attached.
Bring context to the picture
Easily provide more context or information to your image attachments by using our in-built image annotator.
Welcome to the whiteboard
The whiteboard lets you create visual representations of information such as a basic flow diagram, from scratch.
Introducing web tabs for your network
Bring all the websites and web applications you use inside your Zoho Connect network through web tabs. It's a simple way to centralize, save time, and boost productivity. You can create as many web tabs as you want within your network.Learn more
Create surveys within your network
Getting feedback from your employees is easier than ever. Powered by Zoho Survey, you can now build your own survey within your network, collect and view responses from members, and generate reports based on them. You also have a wide range of templates to choose from.Learn more
Private sections within your board
For tasks that are confidential or relevant only to specific board members, simply mark a section as private in a few easy steps. Once private, only members added to the section can add, view, and assign tasks in them.Learn more
View Zoho Mail tasks within Zoho Connect
Through the Zoho Mail tasks integration, view all the tasks in your Zoho Mail as a board in Zoho Connect. Tasks from your mail groups will be listed as separate boards.Learn more
Assign members to a checklist item
Easily assign the items on your checklist to other members. You can add any number of assignees to your checklist items.Learn more
Moderation in Town Hall
Manage your town hall sessions better by enabling moderation. Once enabled, all questions/answers/comments posted in the session will appear after it gets approved by the organizer.Learn more
Notification preferences for activities in the network
Network admins can now set the notification preference, both email and push notifications for activities in the network. This will be applied to all members of the network.Learn more
Section Actions - Move task to another board
Section actions help you automate recurring steps for the tasks within your board. You can now configure a section action that automatically moves tasks added to a specific section to another board.Learn more
Add custom fields to the tasks in your board
Enhance the tasks in your boards by adding additional fields. Based on what's required for your project, you can add the following fields: Text, Number, Dropdown, Multi-select dropdown, Date & Time, Date, and FileLearn more
Add tags as a section action in your board
Automatically add relevant tags to the tasks in your section by configuring this as a section action.Learn more
Mark alerts as read/unread
Keep better track of notifications in your network by marking specific ones as read or unread.Learn more
Add a checklist as a section action
Do you have the same list of items to be completed for your tasks? You can now easily track them by configuring a section action to automatically add a checklist to the tasks in the section.Learn more
Set the start day of the calendar in Zoho Connect
Admins can now modify the start day of the week in Zoho Connect's calendar to suit their organization.Learn more
Zoho Meeting integration
With the Zoho Meeting integration, users can now conduct screen-sharing sessions and make audio/video calls to other team members.Learn more
Move section across boards
You can easily move your sections from one board to another.Learn More About Moving A Section
Zoho Sprints Integration
Zoho Sprints is an online tool to help you plan and track your agile projects. With this integration, you can now view all your work items from Zoho Sprints as a board in Zoho Connect.Learn more about the integration
Town Hall in Zoho Connect is an easy, yet, effective way to conduct a Q&A or an AMA (Ask me anything) session, or an all-hands meeting within your network. Using town halls, you can provide a platform that allows members to get their questions directly answered by the topic experts, and also, build an archive of sessions that can be used later as reference.Learn more about town halls
Get a consolidated view of all the activities within a board—that includes task created, task completed, comments added to tasks, tasks assigned and moved, and more.Know more about board activity
You can easily refer to each section in your board through a unique URL.Section URL
View tasks across boards
Get the list of tasks across all boards that you are a member of by going to the All Tasks tab. You can also filter them based on specific boards, assignees, task status and priority.Viewing all tasks in Zoho Connect
If you think a manual is relevant to other groups or any of your other Zoho Connect networks, you can simply duplicate the manual instead of recreating it from scratch.Learn more
Copy/paste multiple tasks
Create multiple tasks or checklist items simply by copy-pasting text. Each line in your text can be created as a separate task or checklist item.
Define your event audience clearly by using our invite options: everyone in the network, a specific group, a set of groups and people, and personal appointments.
RSVP for company events
Get members to RSVP for network-level events, so you can plan them better.
Export poll results
Get the results of your poll as a .csv file, and use the data in other places like generating charts and tables in a spreadsheet.
Posts that have a Zoho Docs link will now have a rich preview card with the title and thumbnail.
Our new product tour gives you a brief overview of the different modules in your network and their benefits.
Sharing task and board templates
Admins can now share the task and board templates they create with other network members.Learn more
Members can follow boards they are part of to get email notifications and push notifications every time a new task is added, and when existing tasks are completed or reopened.Learn more
You can now share specific articles with network members who do not have access to your manual. Members you share the article with can either be given read-only permission, or you can allow them to edit the article.Learn more
Export your Manual as a .zip file, containing PDF copies of all the articles in them.
The people directory has a new look and can be accessed easily from the menu in the right. Admins can multi-select users and add them to groups or boards in one go. Admins can also export the list of people based on certain filters as a .csv file.
Place the apps in the left pane in an order that suits your convenience. You can also change the order of the modules in your mobile app, right from the web version.Learn more
Event assistants are members who do not directly participate in an event but are assigned to observe and report about the event. You can now add members in your network as assistants. An event can have any number of assistants.Learn more