How does Video Conference work?

Online collaboration is better when you can hear and see the other person - just like you are in the same room. With Limnu you can have a video conference call while you are on your whiteboard.

A board admin, or any team member on a TEAM plan, can start a video call. Once a call is started, anyone you invite to collaborate on your whiteboard can join the video conference call.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1

Select the Person icon at the bottom right-hand corner, or use hotkeys Shift-V on a desktop. This will launch the Video Panel.

Step 2

Select Enter Video Room and allow your microphone and camera.

Once you have started your meeting, anyone already on your whiteboard will see that the video has started and should follow STEP 1 and STEP 2.

Anyone who joins the board while a video call is in progress will only need to follow STEP 2.

Once you are in the conference call you can mute your microphone or turn on and off your camera. You can also change which camera, microphone or speaker you want to use by selecting the gear icon in the video window.

To exit your video conference call select Leave Room. This ends the call only for you. People will remain on the call until they select Leave Room.

How do I change a whiteboard's name?

You can change the name of the board when you first create it, or on the board after it is created.

When you create a new board you can change the board in the New Board window.

You can also change the board after it's been created.

  1. Select the menu on the bottom left of your board
  2. Type the new name
  3. Select the check to save

Can people easily follow me on a board?

Heck yeah! Take the bull by the horns and be a natural board Leader! When you turn leading on everyone on the board always sees what you see.

How to turn leading on

  1. Go to the person menu at the lower right hand corner of your board.
  2. Select the person icon at the top of the menu.
  3. Select Start Leading (for smaller screens it might just say Leading).

You can lead while the board is in Solo Draw mode (only the admin of the board can draw) or in Collaboration mode (anyone on the board can sketch) so that others can interact with content as you lead them around the board.

Only a board admin can lead. You can give anyone on your board admin access so they can start leading.

Can I export my whiteboard?

You can export pieces of your whiteboard that you can see in a viewport (similar to a screenshot). Move and zoom to the section you want to export and then tap the export button (it's under the notes drawer). 

You'll get a few export options. Try turning off Opaque Backgrounds to just get your strokes and lines.

Can I use a Wacom Tablet to draw on Limnu?

Yes you can! It works great. To get the most out of using a Wacom Tablet with a Limnu whiteboard make sure to check out our hotkeys.

What is the best thing to draw with?

You can use any device to draw on Limnu—a mouse, a stylus, or even just your fingers. Some things are going to be better than others but we make sure that Limnu works with many different setups. Here is our ranking of options:

  1. A touch screen with a dedicated stylus combo. This includes iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, Microsoft Surface and Pen, Wacom Cintiq and Pen, and so forth. These all provide the best Limnu experience, and they're what we use when we create our #MadeWithLimnu drawings.
  2. A touch screen with a generic capacitive (powered) stylus. If you can't afford the high-end, this is still a good solution. We have an ongoing Stylus Review series on our blog reviewing various styluses that you should check out.
  3. A tablet without a screen. This is like a mouse in that your hand is disconnected from the screen, but it's much better than a mouse because you're not drawing with a bar of soap. Wacom, Huion, VT, and Ugee all make some great and inexpensive tablets.
  4. A pen mouse! We just recently discovered these. Think of a Wacom tablet and pen... but without the tablet. The pen mouse has all the same internals as a mouse, but it's in the shape of a pen. It can take a little time to get used to, but once you catch on it can be a great tool. Grab one from Amazon.
  5. A touch screen with an unpowered stylus. We rank this below screenless tablets and pen mice because we've found it's actually harder to draw with those cheap styluses with soft rubber tips.
  6. A touch screen with a finger. You'd think pointing directly with your finger instead of a stylus would be better, but it turns out you have less control that way. And since your hand is closer to the screen, you can see less of what you're drawing.
  7. A mouse or a laptop trackpad. As we've mentioned before, drawing with a mouse is like drawing with a bar of soap. And a laptop trackpad is tiny, imprecise, and awkward. You're probably not going to be happy with your drawings when you use either of these. You can get great screenless tablets for under $20 nowadays, so there's really no reason to bother with a mouse or trackpad.

If you are using a desktop or tablet with a keyboard, you can use the keyboard shortcuts as well. See all shortcuts ›

How do I delete things on my board?

There are a few ways to get rid of stuff you don't need anymore.

 You can use the erase tool — this is great for taking out just a part of your drawing. 

You can also select strokes and then hit delete on your keyboard
by clicking the X in the top left.

Does Limnu have a mobile app?

Yes! We have an iOS app. You can also use Limnu on the browser of any device.

 Get Limnu for iOS in the App Store

Does Limnu have hotkeys?

We sure do! Hot keys, key commands, keyboard shortcuts—whatever you call them, get the most out of Limnu Whiteboards with these keyboard tricks.

For you super productivity pros we've set up:

Mobile / Tablet Hotkeys

2 Finger Scroll - Move and pan around your board.

2 Finger Pinch - Zoom around your board, giving you more flexibility than the pre-set zoom limits.

Desktop Hotkeys

D - Draw with marker

P - Draw with pen

E - Erase

S - Select mode


N - Create a note

Shift + L - Create a label


L - Draw lines

A - Draw arrows

B - Draw boxes

O - Draw ovals


J - Previous color

K - Next color

[ - Make tip smaller

] - Make tip larger


M - Move (pan) mode
You can also use the arrow keys to move around.

+ - Zoom in

- - Zoom out

X - Go to next pin.

Z - Go to previous pin

1 + Enter/Return - Go to first pin

0 + Enter/Return - Go to last pin


Holding down Shift after you begin drawing a shape, constrains rectangles to squares, ovals to circles, and arrows to have angles that are multiples of 90 degrees.

How do I change between a team and pro plan?

If you are a member of several plans — maybe you have your own Pro plan and you belong to a couple teams — you can change plans using the arrow next to your name.

Remember: Your boards belong to either your pro account or a team account — for security purposes you can't move boards between these plans.