We’re excited to announce our release of advanced roles in Shibumi!

This release will support creation of custom roles, assigning access rights, filling roles from lists and views, and more… This release sets us up to greatly streamline how you invite team members in, set their access and visibility rights and capture which role they fill!

But, we’ve worked really hard making this transition seamless. You don’t have to make any major changes right away. You can determine the timeline around how you incorporate this new functionality into your templates. Having said that, there are some immediate changes you’ll see in Shibumi.

Changes you’ll see right away

Follower role is changing to Viewer: Followers will now be called Viewer.

No more Shared With: Shared With was a rarely used feature that allowed an item to be shared with someone, while not giving that person a specific role.

Changes to discussions: Going forward, if you can see an item in Shibumi, you can see its discussions. There is no longer a need to have a formal role on an item to view discussions. 2 points of detail: notifications of discussions will only be sent to people with a formal role and discussion roll-ups will only be visible to people with a formal role.

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Next Steps

We recommend connecting with your account manager to discuss how to best leverage our new roles functionality and plan out how you’ll incorporate it.