|July 25, 2023
We’re thrilled to share some exciting changes regarding how you build, share, and interact with dashboards in Explore.
As of today, 61% of dashboards are created using the beta dashboard builder, and many of you have shared your appreciation for how the new experience has made creating and managing dashboards easier.
We’re now focusing on closing feature gaps in the beta experience over the coming months. We want to ensure the transition away from the classic builder is as seamless as possible for you.
While we’re still defining the date for the general availability (GA) release of the beta dashboard builder, we want to share the steps we’ll be taking to gradually introduce the beta builder and deprecate the classic one.
The chart below summarizes the dashboard transition plan:
The detailed transition plan is as follows:
Phase 1: Beta dashboard builder GA release (4 months): The GA release of our new dashboard builder will include a host of exciting features like tabs, exports, schedules, and the ability to link filters across different datasets.
During this phase, you’ll still have the option to continue creating dashboards with the classic dashboard builder. However, there will be some downsides to continuing to use the classic builder:
- Only highly impactful bugs will be fixed in the classic builder
- No enhancements will be made to the classic builder
Phase 2: Transitionary period (4 months): Following the GA release of the new dashboard builder, there will be a transitionary period of approximately four months.
During this time, you’ll still be able to edit your dashboards using the classic builder, but you won’t be able to create brand-new dashboards with it. This transitionary period will enable you to gradually adapt to the new interface and take advantage of its enhanced capabilities at your own pace.
At this stage, you’ll also know how your shared dashboards are being used and will be able to identify the relevant dashboards you want to rebuild using the new dashboard builder.
Phase 3: View-only access to classic dashboards (4 months): After the transitionary period concludes, dashboards built with the classic builder will remain accessible to all users who have access, but the capabilities will be limited to view-only mode as edit access to the classic builder will be removed. View-only mode for dashboards built in the classic builder will remain in place for a further 4 months.
- Phase 4: Retirement of the classic view-only experience: In order to be transparent about our future plans, we want to inform you that 4 months after the “View-only access to classic dashboards” phase, we’ll fully retire the classic dashboard.
At the time of this announcement, you'll have more than a year to transition to the new dashboard-building experience. We know that over 70% of dashboard views happen within the first year of the creation of the dashboard. This data suggests that many of the dashboards built with the classic builder might be no longer used—and will therefore not need to be recreated—by the time we fully retire the classic experience.
We understand that change can be challenging, but we’re confident that the new dashboard builder will empower you to create even more insightful and visually stunning dashboards you will be proud to share.
We appreciate your ongoing support and want to assure you that our team will be available to assist you throughout the transition period. We recommend following this article to stay up to date on this plan.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to comment on this post.