Explore the newest updates, design enhancements, and bug resolutions in Floik's latest release

What's new in Floik

8 May 2024
New feature

Download interactive demos as MP4

Now, you can export your interactive demos in the MP4 format. Choose to download the demo with subtitles. You can also export a demo in the Swift Play mode, which will play automatically all the slides.

24 April 2024
New feature

Add interactive images to your product demos and videos

You can add images or GIFs to your showcases and make these images interactive. You can add a timestamp to decide exactly where to place an image.

You can also:

  • Resize the image
  • Rotate the image
  • Choose its placement
  • Add a CTA button
  • Decide the CTA position
17 April 2024
New feature

Add CTA to images in your demos and videos

Now, you can upload an image anywhere in your product demos and videos with an interactive CTA.

You can create a Smart CTA with multiple options to let viewers go to the next step (and continue watching the video or demo), redirect people to an external URL, or show them a different Flo.

The best part? You can add a CTA at any of 9 provided positions.

10 April 2024
New feature

Blur screenshots in step-by-step guides post capture

Now, you can blur any screenshots captured in step-by-step guide even after the recording is done. You can blur a specific part of the screenshot and adjust the blurred part with different settings.

25 March 2024
New feature

Create an image gallery to choose screenshots for your guides

Add images to a gallery and new images/screenshots to your step-by-step guides. You can choose from existing images in the gallery or upload new ones. Then, add mouse clicks and position them anywhere in the screenshot. You can also disable click marks to simply display the image or GIF.

19 March 2024
New feature

Download guides in the HTML and Markdown formats

download guide as HTML

Now, you can export your step-by-step guides as an HTML file or in the Markdown format. Share the code with your team or embed them anywhere.

These downloaded guides will have rich-text formatting and all screenshots will be zoomed in images for better visibility. These screenshots will also have the mouse click annotations.

16 March 2024
New feature

Download videos as GIFs

convert video to GIF

Now, you can convert your videos into 5-second GIFs and download them in a new format. You can choose the resolution quality and define the start time for downloading GIFs.

12 March 2024
Feature enhancement

Redact sensitive information with customizable blur

Now, you can blur any part of your showcase even after the capture is complete. Fully customize how and where you want to apply the blur effect within your showcase and define the exact timestamps.

8 March 2024
Feature enhancement

Download videos with subtitles and more elements

Now, you can download videos with AI voiceover and choose to include or exclude subtitles. Your videos will include all images and GIFs manually upload post-recording.

20 February 2024
Feature enhancement

Introducing the all-new hotspot editor

Customizing hotspots in interactive demos just become a whole lot easier! Now you can specify the exact timestamp for a hotspot. Then, add the title and description using the rich text editor.

You can also determine the hostpot placement and bubble position. And enable the zoom effect with a toggle switch.

You can drag and drop the hotspots to rearrange the positions too.

15 February 2024
New feature

Download your interactive how-to guides as PDF files

Now, you can download your step-by-step guides as a PDF file for distributing anywhere. While you have the option to share guides with a link or embed them anywhere, you can also export them as PDFs to share on different channels.

10 February 2024
Feature enhancement

Apply the pan-and-zoom effect in a click

Now you can enable the pan-and-zoom effect for any hotspot with a single click. Simply toggle the "Enable Zoom" button to zoom into your screen and highlight crucial elements in your walkthrough.

07 February 2024
New feature

Add images and GIFs to your showcases

You can manually upload images and GIFs to your showcases after completing capture. You can:

→ Add a cover image to your showcases

→ Upload latest screenshots when your product UI changes

→ Get creative and add visual elements to make your showcases stand out

25 January 2024
Feature enhancement

Get granular data to see who's interacting with your Flos

You can deep dive into every Flo's performance with advanced insights. Learn how your prospects and customers are interacting to find which showcases resonate the most with them.

19 January 2024
Feature enhancement

Add rich text to your hotspots

You can create hotspots with rich text, including bulleted and numbered lists + links. Add emojis to make your hotspot text more engaging. Plus, make the text easily scannable with visual formatting.

15 January 2024
New feature

Track your usage directly on dashboard

If you're on the Starter plan, you can track the number of Flos you've created. Since the plan allows you to make a maximum of 10 Flos, you'll know how many more showcases you can create for free and get an option to upgrade.

8 January 2024
New feature

Share demos in Swift Play mode

Swift Play is a screenshot-only walkthrough of your demo. This mode doesn't play the video in your demo recording. It only shows the screenshots with hotspots. Check out this video showing how demos play in the Swift Play mode — neat!

3 January 2024
New feature

Trim and split your videos or demos

You can trim any part of your videos and demos to remove unnecessary details. Add multiple trimmed sections to cut out different parts of your video/demo and polish up your showcases.

20 December 2023
Feature enhancement

Check out what's new and visit Floik Academy from the app

Floik academy

Now you can stay on top of all new updates in Floik and access support resources any time by clicking on your profile in the bottom-left part of your dashboard. Visit the Floik Academy to troubleshoot issues or learn more about specific functions. Or visit our Changelog to see what's new in Floik.

14 December 2023
Feature enhancement

Crop your screen with multiple options

Clean up your screen recordings with the latest free crop function. You can crop your screen for a video or demo with a free crop selection tool. Use this to hide any part you don't want to show end viewers and polish your showcase.

27 November 2023
New feature

Let users choose their own adventure with Interaction Cues

Instead of a linear, one-size-fits-all demo, you can nest multiple videos, demos, and guides in a single product showcase. Create different branches within your showcase to let users explore what resonates most with them.

📚 Read more about this capability

All blurs will reset for your next recording

If you blur any part of your screen while recording a Flo, these blurs will be automatically reset the next time you record the same page. So, whenever you record this page again, you won’t see the same sections blurred by default.

14 November 2023
New feature
Feature enhancement

More updates to custom branding 

Now you’ll see a different interface with custom branding. By default, the uploaded logo will be displayed on the header's top-left part in the end-user view. Viewers will also see this logo as a watermark in the same position.

The "Try Floik" option will be hidden by default in all paid plans.

Mute audio before starting a recording

You can mute the background noise before you start recording a Flo. This is great if you don’t want to record your original voice and want to add an AI voiceover later.

Introducing Floik for Teams

Now you can create showcases yourself or collaborate with your entire team with a dedicated space for your team. 

You can invite new members to your team or remove anyone. Keep private Flos in My Space and make Flos visible to other members in your team using Team Space

You can also do a lot more to seamlessly organize your Flos, such as:

  • Create, rename, or delete folders
  • Publish folders and copy link for sharing
  • Move Flos between different folders and spaces
  • See all recently created Flos in the My Space dashboard

Within the Team Space, you can add Flos in the “view only” mode to avoid others making any changes to your work. 

Improvements 

When you generate AI voiceover, a separate script will be created and stored for each language. You can switch between these scripts based on the AI voice avatar selected.

11 October 2023
New feature
Feature enhancement

Revamp of My Space with a new folder structure

Until now, you could see a list of folders on the left panel of your dashboard. With the all-new My Space, you can organize your Flos into different folders and see all folders clearly.

Manually add new steps to step-by-step guides 

Add more relevant information to your guides or include details you missed while recording your screen by manually adding a new step. 

To add manual steps in a guide, you can now include the option to upload images for each step. You can add two main types of steps: Title Only and Title + Image.

Once you’ve added a step, you can add the title and description alongside uploading a new image. 

Apply pan-and-zoom effect

You can zoom into any hotspot with a click. Spotlight any part of your screen and focus viewers’ attention on the most relevant detail with the zoom effect. 

Click on the Zoom button next to each hotspot to enable it. You can also move your hotspot to change the position of the zoom effect.

 

Here's an interactive demo showing the pan-and-zoom effect in action

Generate AI voiceover in 20+ languages 

Now you can add an AI-generated voice in your showcases in over 20 languages. When you record your own voice and generate an AI voiceover, Floik automatically generates a script and creates an AI voice. 

You can choose from multiple languages to meet your users where they are.

✅ Learn more about this capability

Loading processed videos by default

After recording, users will observe an initial loader on the right side signifying video processing. On the left, they can watch the video. Once processing concludes, the "Edit" tab and the option to generate secondary Flos will become accessible.

loading speed

Improvements 

  • The "Settings" section has been transitioned from an accordion format to a subsection with revised font styles.
  • All configurable options are now shown as checkboxes, allowing users to conveniently enable or disable them.
  • Similar alterations have been implemented in the "Embed Code" section to maintain uniformity.

Customize the position and style of hotspots

You can now change the position and style of your hotspots. Choose from different types of hotspots:

  • Click only
  • Title only
  • Title + description

Decide how the hotspot box should be placed next to the click with multiple alignment options. 

Floik hotspot

Improvements 

See the upload speed while your recording is being processed and saved. You can track the progress in real time.

loading speed

Create and share mobile-responsive interactive demos

All product demos are now automatically responsive on smaller screen sizes. You can share them via a link or embed them anywhere for a seamless watcher experience. 

 

Improvement

While sharing any Flo, you can choose if you want to show the author name or not. You can also decide whether you want to display the table of contents or note.

16 August 2023
New feature

Let prospects choose their own adventure with smart branching

We designed Interaction Cues to help GTM and sales teams emulate a human discussion in a discovery call, right on your website. You can now identify every prospect’s persona, company size, challenges, use case, and more. Then, you can deliver respective interactive demos tailor-made for their needs and goals.

Besides giving end-users a delightful experience, these demos will also help your GTM and sales team collect relevant data points.

Interaction Cues will become better and smarter with a CRM integration. Soon, you’ll be able to integrate Floik with HubSpot to stay on top of your leads and get deeper visibility into the buyer journey.

14 August 2023
Feature enhancement

Choose from advanced embed controls

You can customize the embed code to change the end-user view of your embedded Flos. You can choose to show or not show the Flo author. It's also possible to show or not show the table of contents for your step-by-step guides specifically.

Reposition mouse clicks effortlessly 

Whether you’re making a how-to guide, a video, or an interactive demo, now you can change the position of your mouse clicks. This is perfect for rectifying any incorrect clicks and pointing viewers to the right direction. Just drag and drop the mouse click anywhere you want. 

Check out this short demo to see how it's done:

Improvements

Fixed the initial delay in loading the extension pop-up and other extension-related concerns. 

An all-new Floik browser extension

The new extension pop-up gives you more controls to customize your recording, including:

  • Resize your screen: Users can resize the browser window into standard sizes like 16:9 or 4:3 by clicking on any option. This will automatically change your window's size to your chosen ratio.
  • Add blurs: You can also add blurs and see the number of blurs you've added.
  • Pause recording: When you click on the Floik extension during recording, your capture will automatically pause.
  • Track number of clicks: You can see the number of clicks captured during recording if you pause it.

Resources available in the main dashboard

As soon as you sign up on Floik, the home dashboard will show you how Floik works with the most commonly asked questions answered in the resources section. You can quickly learn how to navigate the tool and create, edit, share your first Flo. 

Improvements

Support keyboard shortcuts for the rich text editor, like CTRL + B, CMD + I, etc.