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5 April 23: GitBook AI & Lens, preview your change requests and more

In February we opened up GitBook Lens for testing for selected users. This month we are ready to roll it out to all users at no additional cost while in open alpha. A big change in change requests comes in the form of previews, where you can see how your content will look when it's published. As usual, this update comes with a number of bug fixes and improvements to the overall stability of GitBook.

✨ New

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GitBook Lens

Lens is available now for all everyone to use! AI will scan your documentation and give you a simple semantic answer with clickable references. You can head to our Lens page to find out more about the new tool, and learn how to enable it in your public or private documentation by reading our docs. ​
Lens will be available for all users while in Alpha testing. In the future, this feature will be limited to our Pro and Enterprise plans.
  • Enable GitBook AI Lens for all users

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Preview your change request before merging

When you are creating content, it's hard to get a sense of how it'll fit and appear to other users when it gets published. Now GitBook allows you to create a preview of your changes before they are merged. This allows you to have a quick glance at your content in published format, and make that last-minute adjustment to look just right.
This is available inside change requests as you are editing them.
  • Add a preview link for a change request
  • Add a success modal when publishing content.

➕ Improved

We've also made improvements to the following:
  • Improve the GitSync commit message for change requests with no subject.
  • If the description is empty we show the title in OpenAPI response schema.
  • Show delete modal when the page is being deleted.
  • Redesign in-app search.
  • Add API endpoint to list space permissions of a user in an organization.

🔧 Fixed

Below is a list of bug fixes also included in this release:
  • Fix an issue where deleted pages were still appearing in the ToC.
  • Fix an issue where the option to publish a space is disabled when previously the space was published under a collection.
  • Fix Git Sync export issue where non-updated page content can be reverted to the previous version.
  • Fix highlighted blocks not being interactive during a merge conflict.
  • Fix an issue when setting up a custom domain that shows an SSL error outcome.
  • Fix redirects not happening for spaces in a collection for published content.
  • Fix an issue where using the mouse to scroll in the Editor could cause bouncing.
  • Add delete command for block selection.
We're constantly working on improving the way you and your team work in GitBook, and value your input on features, bugs, and more. Make sure you head to our official GitBook Community to join the discussion.