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Switching to New Samepage

August 25, 2016

Switching to New Samepage

If you're thinking of making the switch to the new Samepage with Teams and Team Pages, you're well on your way to collaboration zen!

We've put together a few tips to help you transition from Legacy Samepage to the new Teams and Team Pages. We've also included links to relevant help articles to guide you through the process. Since we use Samepage to run Samepage, we have first-hand experience on making the switch. It's painless, we assure you. :)

Get to Know Teams

The new Samepage is all about the team - the people who make great ideas happen. So it's only natural that the Team is the center of all the action and the basis for collaborating in Samepage. We recommend you get to know the Team and the different things you can do, like:

  • Create pages within your team

  • Chat or video call your entire team

So, go ahead - create a team and poke around. You don't have to add any team members. Plus, you can always delete this team later.

Draw a Line in the Sand

Now that you've explored the Team a bit, you're ready to draw a line in the sand: set a day to stop creating pages in Legacy Samepage and start collaborating exclusively in Teams and Team Pages. You can do this with a small group of pioneers or make it a company-wide effort. If you go with a small group, make sure to select people you work closely with to make the most out of the team environment.

We recommend the company-wide approach since it makes the transition much more quick and simple. It's also what we did here at Samepage - an announcement to go forward using Teams and Team Pages was all we needed to make the switch.

Any time we needed to refer to an "old" page in the legacy version, we used @page mention to provide a link to that page. We recommend you also use @page mention in chat or on a Team Page, if you need to refer to a legacy page. Bonus - you can also use @page mention on a legacy page to link to a Team Page!

Start Living in the New Samepage

Once you make the switch to Teams and Team Pages, you'll find many of the same features you already know and love, plus a whole lot more! Just to illustrate some of the similarities:

  • A Team Page functions the same way as a legacy page – it’s a space for you to create and add content like tasks, files, images, videos, and more.

  • Instead of a Comment Panel, there's Page Chat – it's also located to the right of a page, and where you message your team to let them know you made updates to the page.

The main difference between a legacy page and a Team Page is that the latter is live and dynamic, so teams work in a completely transparent and real-time environment. Plus, a Team Page is flexible, enabling you to add and organize content without having to create a component first.

We'll continue supporting Legacy Samepage and will provide a means to help you migrate from old to new pages in the future. In the meantime, we recommend you create pages and collaborate on Teams and Team Pages. We're very excited for this new approach to collaboration and are developing even more features to make teamwork easier. For more information on upcoming features, check out the Product Roadmap.

Let's all start living in the new Samepage and work together better!