When we launched Coda 2.0 in 2019, we did so with a tagline of, “A new doc for teams.” Since then, we’ve seen over 25,000 teams adopt Coda—with many more on the way! While we’re hard at work on a host of improvements to some of Coda’s core features, we made some refinements along the way to make collaborating in Coda even easier.
Whether you’re drafting OKRs, running effective meetings, drafting product requirements documents, or building out marketing briefs—odds are you’ve run into a time when it seems like every one of your teammates has their cursor in your doc. Sometimes that’s exciting, but in especially large meetings or on tight timelines, it can also be distracting.
Now, when you’re working in the same doc as your colleagues and need a little bit of extra focus, you can hide the cursors of the rest of your team. When others are in your doc, simply hover over the ellipsis next to everyone’s avatars and select “Hide collaborator’s activity.” Once you’ve toggled the setting on, you won’t see any collaborative cursors bouncing around the page or highlighting content. You can toggle the setting off in the same location, or simply refresh the page.
Locking that works with you [Team & Enterprise Plans]
Since we launched locking in Coda, the default behavior for an unlocked doc was to lock as soon as you changed pages. We’ve heard your feedback that this interrupts your processes when you check another page for information or to grab a link, value, or table view, so now we’ll keep your doc unlocked for you as you navigate between pages until you lock it again—or until 10 minutes of inactivity, whichever comes first. Learn more about doc locking.
Link to comments from any part of the conversation
Previously, if you wanted to share a link to a comment thread in Coda, you had to access the option from the first message in the thread. Now, you can click the 3-dot ‘kebab’ menu in any message in a comment thread to access and share the link.
We hope these improvements make it even easier to collaborate effectively in Coda!