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Starting fresh with the all-new InVision V7

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This article provides answers for InVision V7. Not sure which version you're using? Find out.

Updating to InVision V7 lets you experience the completely new InVision—built to keep you and any teammates or clients organized. By creating a new team on InVision V7, you get access to more documents and features—completely free.

This guide provides key details about to expect in InVision V7:

  • What’s new in InVision V7 (and what you’ll still enjoy from InVision V6)
  • Re-uploading existing projects & other things to know before updating
  • Account access, sharing rights, and document visibility
  • Additional InVision V7 resources

We’re continually evaluating how to improve our InVision V7 experience, so if you have any feedback about your experience or this guide, send the InVision V7 Product team a note at [email protected].

What's new in InVision V7

Here are a handful of incredibly useful new features that other InVision V7 users are loving:

  • Spaces: Spaces make it possible to organize all of your project-related documents (prototypes, boards, and freehands) into one space. Spaces are public to all team members by default, but the owner of a given space can set it to invite-only access.
  • Newly redesigned home screen: See all of your spaces in the new home screen sidebar, making it easier to find past and current projects.
  • Sets: Organize your prototype screens into different sets, especially helpful for creating distinct flows or grouping by platform.
  • Highlighted comments: If you can't be there to review a prototype with viewers, don't sweat it! No you can use highlighted comments as visual comment markers that grab viewers' attention and provide necessary context.
  • Spec documents: Available only in InVision V7, Specs are a new type of InVision document tailored for one job only—design to development collaboration.
  • User roles: New user roles let you provide the right level of visibility to the right people. In InVision V7, we’re introducing two new roles: team members and external guests.
  • Document permissions: New document permissions let you control who can access your documents. Within the share dialogue, you’ll notice a settings screen for each document. Here you determine who can open the document and which actions they can take.

You’ll also still enjoy many of the core capabilities in the current version of InVision (V6), including these InVision staples:

  • Craft Sync for sending Sketch and Photoshop designs into InVision instantly
  • Prototypes for transforming static designs into clickable prototypes
  • Freehand for capturing feedback throughout the product design process
  • Boards for telling stories and sharing files
  • Inspect for turning prototypes into design specs
  • Public share links for making documents viewable to anyone that needs them

This release represents an initial set of capabilities that we’ll be constantly adding to, so please let us know what works well, what doesn’t, and any ideas you may have on how to improve the overall experience.

Preparing for your fresh start with InVision V7

It's important that you're fully aware of some things before deciding to embrace InVision V7, including a few prerequisites for accepting updating from V6 to V7 as well as the differences in available features.

InVision V7 prerequisites

Please read the following prerequisites and considerations:

  • Initial refresh: As part of your update to InVision V7, your work will not be automatically moved over for you. That means you'll need to re-upload your existing projects—prototypes, freehands, and boards—from the legacy version of InVision (V6) to your new team on V7. This should only take a couple minutes. Your work will always be available in V6.
  • Data created in InVision V7 is not backward compatible: After the transition, all of your InVision V6 projects will be accessible on the new InVision V7 platform. If necessary, we are able to move your team back to InVision V6, but please note that any new work created in InVision V7 cannot be moved back to InVision V6.
  • Updated Craft: For the best experience, please update to the latest version of Craft prior to the transition.

InVision V7 feature availability

Some InVision V6 features are not currently supported in InVision V7 due to low usage:

  • Tour Points within comments
    Now called highlighted comments, this feature has been modified for additional flexibility in V7. You can use highlighted comments as tour guides, plus you can now select colors to establish comment categories that streamline communication.
  • Workflow
    You can now achieve similar results with screen labels in V7.
  • Prototype Assets tab
    You can achieve similar functionality by using Craft to export assets from Sketch so they appear in the Inspect Assets tab.
  • Last Seen column on People page* (individuals' most-recent sign in)
  • Duplicate boards and freehands
  • Favorite projects
  • Activity tab (global and project-level)
  • Custom branding for Enterprise teams
  • Enterprise dashboard

*Planned in an upcoming release

With InVision V7, you can export your prototype as a fully functioning offline prototype, ZIP file, or PDF—though it's not possible to include comments, use landscape orientation, or use password protection when exporting to PDF.

Browser requirements for InVision V7

InVision V7 supports the latest 2 versions of the following browsers:

Currently, Internet Explorer 11 users may experience degraded performance in InVision V7.

Reporting issues

If you’d like to share any feedback or report any issues with InVision V7, please email our product team directly at [email protected]. Our team will work directly with you to ensure you have a smooth experience going forward, and your feedback will help us shape the future of the new InVision V7 platform.

Switching back from InVision V7 to InVision V6

Your work will remain available in your InVision V6 account.

To access your V6 work, you'll need to switch from your InVision V7 team to your V6 account:

  1. In the lower-left corner of the home screen, click the [Your Team Name] dropdown.
  2. Click Switch teams, and then select your V6 account.
    If you didn't belong to a team in InVision V6, your V6 account will be labeled Personal and will have the projects.invisionapp.com domain.
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To switch back to your InVision V7 team:

  1. Near the top of the screen, click the My Projects dropdown.
  2. Under the Teams in the new InVision heading, click View your teams.
  3. Select your InVision V7 team.
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Guided tour & additional resources

This guide provides instructions for a few common getting-started tasks and questions our Customer Success Managers often hear from people who have recently updated from InVision V6 to InVision V7. First, however, we recommend starting with a guided video tour of the new InVision, led by one of our experienced product experts:

Signing in

Once you’ve created a new InVision team, you and your team members can access your new InVision V7 team account through the following steps.

To sign in to InVision V7:

  1. Click login.invisionapp.com.
  2. Enter the email address and password for your team or personal account.
    These should be the same account credentials you used for InVision V6.
  3. Next to the team you want to use, click Select.
    You can also select your Personal account instead.
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You also have the option to sign in to your team by navigating directly to your unique InVision team domain: your-team-name.invisionapp.com.

Document visibility

Create spaces to organize documents and provide easy document discovery and access to users in the space. As a best practice, we recommend creating spaces for each team or squad using InVision V7:

The more you know

We’re here for you every step of the way! In addition to the rest of this Getting Started Guide, lean on these resources to level up your InVision V7 know-how.


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