Drag & Drop roadmap
Welcome to our product roadmap for the Drag & Drop editor. This timeline gives you an overview of the features we're developing over the months to come.
Please be aware that these are estimations and that they're subject to change. Also, keep in mind that not all of these features will be available for every license.
Keep up with the latest updates on our Product Updates page.
Last updated on 10 December 2018.
A brand new dashboard
We’re working hard on completely redesigning the dashboard. Expect loads of new handy features, an improved overview of your projects, and easier access to your various assets.
A new way of managing users
As part of the new dashboard, we’re also developing new tools for managing users. Expect new ways of grouping users and assigning privileges.
All-new Chart builder
We’re developing an all-new Chart element to help you create data visualizations in your Instant Magazines.
The template builder
One of our most requested features is coming soon! The template builder will allow you to create and reuse templates for Publications, Pages, Blocks, and Overlays across your Instant Magazine account.
Allow visitors of your publication to search through its content.
Insert pages and overlays from another publication
By popular demand, we're making it possible to copy over individual pages and overlays from one publication to another.
Overlay management: Part 2
Create, edit, duplicate, and delete overlays all from one centralized location.
We've introduced new functionality for uploading SSL certificates so you can securely host publications on your own domain. Access it via the Publishing Settings. Find out how it works here: Setting up SSL for a custom domain.
30+ new page templates
Our designers have been busy. 30+ new Page Templates are available! We've improved and categorized them to save you even more time.
We're integrating with Zapier to connect Instant Magazine to 1,000+ apps. This integration makes the process of managing and following up on leads even easier as you can automatically push lead information to your CRM and other platforms.
Status: closed beta
Style buttons and quotes from the theme
You can now style your buttons and quotes from one central location via the Theme panel.
Improvements to the cookie consent feature
If you've added remarketing pixels to your publication, or are using other types of content that insert cookies (e.g. (background) videos via YouTube or Vimeo), you can now let visitors decide if they accept those cookies.
Enhanced parallax scroll options
We're changing the way fixed images work by giving you more control over the scroll speed of Blocks.
Drag & Drop reports
We're introducing a brand new dashboard for Drag & Drop publications that highlights the most important statistics. Read more about how it works in our blog: Product Update: Improve Performance with Our New Reporting Dashboard.
Add quotes to your page to make it even more lively.
80+ new block templates
We're introducing a wealth of new block templates to help you build pages more quickly. With over eighty new layouts to choose from, you'll spend less time designing and more time making an impact. Read more about how it works in our blog post: Product Update: Cut Your Design Time in Half with 80+ New Content Blocks.
Instead of being able to only link to an overlay once, you'll be able to link to the same overlay multiple times.
Lead generation (social login)
We're enriching the lead generation feature with social login, allowing you to collect rich data from your readers via Facebook or LinkedIn. Read more about how it works in our blog post: Product Update: Generate Better Leads with Instant Magazine.
Overlay management: Part 1
Managing overlays is about to become easier. You'll have a centralized location where you can see and rename existing overlays.
Enriched content animations
Make your publication even more lively with brand new animations and improved versions of existing ones.
We're expanding the functionality of our Media Library by including the possibility to upload files like PDFs.
Rounded corners for images and text elements
You'll have more creative freedom by being able to make the corners of images and text elements rounded.
Enhanced visibility settings
We're enhancing features for hiding content across devices. On top of being able to prevent content from display on tablet or mobile, you'll also be able to only hide content on desktop for instance.
Upload your own images to use as hotspots instead of only our predefined styles.
Insert your own hosted videos into your publication, even if they are not on YouTube or Vimeo.
Style your copy to perfection by adjusting the spacing around Titles and Paragraphs.
Bulk upload images
You'll be able to upload multiple images into our Media Library at the same time, instead of one at a time.
Default link style
At Theme, you’ll be able to set a standard color for all of your text links.
Rearranging columns responsively
Rearrange the order of columns on desktop, tablet and mobile individually.
Compress to ZIP
Download your publication as a ZIP file so you can host it yourself.
Deleting form submissions (GDPR)
The GDPR empowers individuals to exercise their right to be forgotten, meaning that you’ll need to delete their data without undue delay if they ask you to do so. If you collect personal data using Instant Magazine (e.g. through a form), this new feature allows you to delete form submissions and all the included data from your account (and our servers) completely.
Lead generation (form login)
We’re improving our lead generation feature. Instead of only being able to gate your publication before it loads, it will also be possible to display the lead gen form after a number of pages. Initially, your readers will be able to access your publication (or the rest of it) by filling out a form.
Enhanced text styling
Add background colors to Titles and Paragraphs to make your text stand out more.
Background image focus
Lock the position of background images to ensure a certain area of the image is visible across devices.
Export to printable PDF
Export your publications as printable PDFs.
You’ll be able to display the navigation bar at the top or bottom.
Instead of only being able to align the content of Columns, you'll also be able to set the alignment for Elements individually.
IP address anonymization (GDPR)
Under the GDPR, an IP address is considered personal data because it can be used to identify a person. If you’ve connected your publication(s) to Google Analytics, you may want to anonymize IP addresses so they will not be recorded in Analytics. This new feature allows you to do so.
Cookie consent (GDPR)
We’re introducing a brand new Cookie Consent feature. This feature allows you to obtain cookie consent from those who visit your publication. We’re leaving the cookie wall feature in the original editor as is.
We're introducing a brand new navigation type that contains links to individual pages.
Background video sound controls
Add mute/unmute controls to your background videos.
Easily rearrange columns within the same block.
Easily crop or resize images right in your Media Library.
Save time with the ability to quickly duplicate Elements like paragraphs, titles, images and videos.
On top of adding videos through YouTube, you'll also be able to add Vimeo videos to your publication.
We’re completely revamping our form builder. You’ll build and style forms in no time. Each form will be saved to your account so you can use it anywhere. Plus, you’ll have multiple success options for when a form is successfully submitted (redirect to a thank you page, show a thank you message and more).
Navigation bar styling
Style the navigation bar of your publications to your liking. Easily set colors to match your corporate identity.
Connect Instant Magazine to your Bynder account to access to all your Bynder assets right inside our Media Library.
With access control, you can secure your publication with either a username & password or by whitelisting certain IP addresses.
Social share element
Use the social share element to add social sharing buttons to your page. You have full control over the connected platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google + and others.
Media library improvements
The media library will get a big make-over that’s mainly focussed on improving the user experience. This update will include a lot of design tweaks, filtering & sorting options (alphabetically, on date, media type etc.) and search capabilities.
Overlays are pop-ups that display on top of your content. Just like on pages, you can add content like text blocks, embedded forms or framed videos (i.e. Vimeo or YouTube) to your overlays. Plus, you can choose from a wide variety of overlay presets.
Editor view modes
You’ll find a new dropdown in the menu of the Drag & Drop editor with options to switch between views on different device types (desktop, tablet or mobile), and also with new settings for the editor itself. For instance, you’ll be able to hide margins & padding to help you focus when you’re writing content or making other changes.
Next to blocks & elements, we’re also adding page presets to help you create publications quickly. These are combinations of multiple blocks and elements.
Manage your publication settings easily. This includes marketing settings, domain settings and more.
More block presets
We’re adding a number of new blocks to the collection of prefilled blocks already available. This allows you to build pages in no time.
Display all the editions in your publication group in the navigation bar of your Drag & Drop publications.
Alternative mobile background images
Sometimes a background image looks perfect on desktop but is just no good on smaller screens (like mobile). We’re adding a feature that allows you to select a background image specifically for mobile devices.
Support for Internet Explorer 11
Drag & Drop publications will render perfectly in Internet Explorer 11 and up.
On top of the extensive list of Google Fonts already available, you’ll be able to upload your own custom fonts (in .woff format). If you’re uploading multiple font types of the same font family, they will be automatically grouped for your convenience.
Let’s say you've built an awesome block and you want to use it again on the same page. With the new 'copy a block' button, you can duplicate blocks easily. Woohoo!
Social media pages
Link the social media icons in the navigation bar to your social media pages (e.g. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram).
On-page scroll buttons
Add a scroll button to (full-height) blocks to give readers a visual cue that there’s more content underneath it.
Fixed background images
Fancify your background images by making them fixed. With this enabled, a background image will stay in place while scrolling. This subtle effect gives readers a feeling of depth and makes your page more immersive.
The embed element allows you to add iframes to your page. This gives you unlimited options when it comes to embedding external content. Any website, video player or other web-based application can be embedded (if they support iframing).
Easily add hyperlinks to your text.
Publish your awesome Drag & Drop creations for the world to see!