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#394 Parabol’s Latest Features

Friday Ship #394 | April 26th, 2024

New Parabol Features

This week we launched 8 new features!

We believe spring cleaning isn’t just for your home—it can also be the perfect season for teams to refine workflows and boost efficiencies. At Parabol, we’ve been busy developing new features and updates to enhance your meeting experience, and we’re excited to finally ship them all.

Let’s dive into what’s new and how these updates can improve your time with your team.

🆕 Our Latest Features

Check out the recent updates we’ve rolled out to make your meetings smoother:

  • Automated Recurring Retrospectives: Say goodbye to the hassle of scheduling repeat retrospectives. Set them up once, and we’ll take care of the rest.
  • Expanded Activity Library: We’ve finished releasing our new library to everyone, featuring new meeting types and hundreds of templates.
  • Google Calendar Integration: Easily sync your retros and meetings with your Google Calendar to improve planning and scheduling.

🎁 New Free Features

We want to make sure we’re adding as much value as possible to every user in Parabol, which is why we’ve made some of our most popular features Free for all users:

  • Unlimited Access to All Templates: By popular demand, all of our templates are now unlocked and free for every user.
  • MS Teams and Azure DevOps Integrations: Enhance your workflow with seamless integration into MS Teams and Azure DevOps, now available for free.

🎩 New Premium Features

For teams looking to take their productivity to the next level, check out our new paid features:

  • AI Generated Topics: Let AI help streamline your meeting by generating discussion topics during your retrospectives based on your reflections.
  • Org Administration & Team Management: Gain more control over your organization with advanced admin and team management tools. If you want to know how it works, we’ve prepared this demo for you.

🎉 The Newest Feature

We were so excited about launching our new features that we’ve already released another one since sharing them in our Announcement email earlier this week. Now, you can modify your Icebreaker with AI to make it funnier, more exciting, or more serious, depending on your team’s mood.

  1. Only the facilitator has the ability to modify an icebreaker with AI.
  2. The modified icebreaker is initially visible only to the facilitator.
  3. If the facilitator approves it, the icebreaker then becomes visible to everyone else in the meeting.

Let us know what’s your favorite new feature!


We continue to see growth in weekly meetings. After having some good weeks in the past three weeks, it’s nice to see the trend continuing upwards. Although there’s a small dip in web sessions, our signups keep growing, reaching the highest number in the past four weeks.

This week we…

held our Q1 2024 Board of Director’s meeting.

conducted a retro on our first Shape Up cycle.

shipped release v7.28.0.

Next week we’ll

…wrap up our “cool down” period before heading into our next shape up cycle.

…start outlining the agenda for our upcoming Product Team Retreat happening later in May.

Lorena Martínez

Lorena Martínez

Lorena is a product and lifecycle marketer at Parabol with a passion for data analysis and A/B testing. Besides working in marketing, she has spent her career advocating for gender and LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace. Lorena is from Colombia but lives around the world.

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