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Better Together: Loom + Miro

In this series, we’re showcasing different ways you can use Loom video messaging with your favorite tools to bring your work to life. Here’s how you can use Loom and Miro together for dynamic collaboration and documentation.

A whiteboarding session is a go-to way to collaborate as a team — you gather in a conference room (in-person or virtually), exchange rapid-fire ideas, and document them all on a whiteboard, on a bunch of color-coded sticky notes, or in a doc.

But whiteboarding has its occasional hiccups. Sometimes you lose track of next steps, the whiteboard gets erased, sticky notes get lost, or something isn’t documented clearly. And if someone missed out on the live session, it can be hard to provide the context of everything that was said and shared.

So how do you capture all the brilliant thoughts and ideas in a way that lets them live on beyond your initial meeting? The answer: asynchronous collaboration. 

Loom and Miro make team collaboration simple, effective, and more streamlined even when you and your teammates aren’t in the same location — or even same timezone. 

6 ways to use Loom and Miro together

Here are some of our users’ favorite ways to combine Loom and Miro to better illuminate ideas, capture progress, and fuel creative collaboration during a whiteboarding session and beyond.

1. Capture a live whiteboarding session

When a whiteboarding session is over, the whiteboard itself is the main artifact of your time together. With Miro and Loom together, you can have all the relevant context, too — simply record the live whiteboard session and you’ll always have documentation of how ideas took shape and next steps were decided. You can share the loom with teammates who missed the session or new teammates who’ve just joined your company to get them up to speed.

2. Share your work with teammates and collaborators

Miro boards can serve as a project’s single source of truth, where you can collect any ideas, pertinent research, data, anecdotes, and more. And when you’re ready to share your board with someone else, it’s simple — just record a walkthrough of it with Loom (bonus: you can add a CTA button that links directly to it!) and drop the whole document in video form, packaged in an instantly shareable link in email, instant chat, or wherever else you do your work. 

And there you have it: you’ve shared an entire project with someone else — and all of the context that comes with it — without having to type a single word. 🤯

I sent this Loom to a colleague to ask about a sticky note on our Marketing 2021 planning Miro board.

3. Deliver and receive feedback asynchronously

We often default to scheduling or jumping into a meeting to fuel a feedback loop (which often prompts us to contemplate tweeting, “This meeting could have been a loom!”). But meeting isn’t always an option, especially if you’re working with a distributed team. Asynchronous communication, particularly through visual tools like Loom and Miro, can help you close feedback loops faster — no matter when you work.

Let’s say you have a project mapped out in Miro, with different team members assigned to different tasks. To keep each other informed, you can record Loom videos of your progress or provide any updates you’ve made to your Miro project on a regular cadence and share the links within the Miro board itself or elsewhere, like a relevant Slack channel. 

Having all of the information laid out on the board supplemented with someone’s face, voice, and expressions in a camera bubble, provides a human touch to your communication without having to take up time on anyone’s calendar. Your recipient can watch the video in their own time, leave inline comments and emoji reactions, and increase the playback speed as they watch.

Your video updates can remove bottlenecks or serve as a pre-meeting video so every minute of synchronous time can be used for more dynamic brainstorming and whiteboarding.

“We've been remote since the beginning of our company, and Loom and Miro have both quickly become essential to our process. We primarily use Miro to plan projects: creating user journey maps, doing prioritization and card sorting, and quick wireframes. Since we very rarely meet our clients face to face, we use Loom to present our Miro board to them in a 5-minute video that they can watch on their own time. We recently did this with a client in New Delhi and it allowed us to work with a team on the other side of the world from us without any interruptions. It's been fantastic.” — Justin Huskey, Head of Design at Infinite Red

4. Add more context to a project

Some ideas can be captured and perfectly understood in just a few words, while others require more context. For the more complex ideas on your Miro board, record a Loom and drop the link anywhere within a Miro project to provide nuanced, human context to your work. That way, your idea is still neatly packaged, organized, and recorded but nothing gets lost in translation.

Add a link to your Loom video anywhere on your Miro board to provide context and nuance to your ideas.

Moreover, you can supplement content you're presenting Loom video with details from a Miro board to better outline your thinking and perspective.

Himali Tadwalkar, Head of Partner Marketing at Miro, shares why and how she collected and organized data in Miro — along with a screenshot of her Miro board — for a partner enablement program presentation.

5. Discover new ways to work

Miro’s Miroverse is a user-generated template gallery that allows Miro users to share more tried and tested frameworks for brainstorming, strategy and planning, workflows, and team-building initiative and provide inspiration for others on how to use Miro for their specific needs. 

It’s standard for template creators to attach Loom videos to their submissions to walk through their designs and explain their thought processes in their own words. These Looms are win-win — the creators get to share their work with a wider audience, and the viewers have an interactive, digestible walkthrough of a particular template.

Andrej Ktitarev, Product Designer and Co-founder at Deep Work, walks through his Meeting Legos Miro template using Loom. Check it out in the Miroverse!

6. Illustrate your ideas

You have an idea for a project you’re itching to share, but you’re not quite sure how best to illustrate it. Organize your thoughts on a Miro board and record a Loom walking through it to quickly spark a conversation — and cut back on unnecessary back-and-forth.

Miro offers dozens of templates to help you get started. In this loom, I select a Brainwriting template to help me bring an idea to life.


How are you using Loom and Miro Together? Let us know on Twitter!

Loom + Miro = Better Together

With Loom and Miro, your whiteboarding sessions and collaborative projects will have a long-lasting impact no matter where or when they happen. 

Miro is an online collaborative whiteboard platform that enables distributed teams to work together effectively. Miro is perfect for team brainstorming and mindmapping, facilitating agile ceremonies, running design reviews and sprints, and creating a central visual hub for projects. 

Try Miro for free.

Loom is video messaging for the workplace. With Loom, you can record your screen, voice, and face to create an instantly shareable video. You can embed your loom in Notion, Gmail, and Slack, among other tools, to give your asynchronous communication a human touch. 


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  • Karina Parikh

    Hybrid Experience Manager