24 February 23: AI-powered search, share & permissions, and more

A new search feature powered by AI and a number of quality-of-life improvements on GitBook

We’ve been working hard creating some new features and streamlining workflows within GitBook. This time, we’re leveraging the power of AI in search and adding a new modal to show all your permissions and sharing options inside a space. Plus, we have a number of quality-of-life improvements across the app — whether you’re working in the editor, sharing content or using our API, we’re bringing you more functionality, and squashing some pesky bugs in the process.

✨ New

AI has been the talk of the town for the past few months, and we want to leverage that power in your documentation. So we’re introducing a new, smarter search option that’s powered by GitBook AI, to help users get answers to their questions based on your documentation content. You can see it in action right now in the GitBook docs. Read more on this release and how to join the alpha test in our community.

  • Introduced advanced search using AI to answer questions asked in the published content search.

New share & permissions modal

Collaborating in a space with others and publishing it to the world is a key part of many workflows in GitBook. And now, we’ve added a modal that gives you all the sharing controls you need in one place. This also give you a quick glance at who in your team has access to a space and what their role is inside that space. It’s a great way to audit your spaces and check current permissions.

  • Added a new modal for sharing and permissions in a space.

  • Added publishing options in the new sharing modal.

  • Added an overview of the publishing state in the Who can access tab of the share dialog.

➕ Improved

We've also made improvements to the following:

  • Added API to list all users who can access a space.

  • Added API to list all users who can access a collection.

  • We now display users’ email address in the autocomplete drop-down when inviting to a space.

  • We also display users’ email address in the popover to select team members.

  • Added a new Share and Permissions… menu entry in a space’s menu.

  • Added a Copy link menu entry in a space’s menu.

  • Added Submit dialogs when you try to create or rename team by pressing Enter.

  • The mention shortcut @ will no longer show content results (only users). To access content, you can type #.

  • The mention menu now shows eight results instead of four, and includes the user’s email.

🔧 Fixed

Below is a list of bug fixes we’ve also included in this release:

  • Fixed “Main revision not found” error when using a template on a space.

  • Fixed an issue where imports were unsuccessful.

  • Fixed TOC to show correct modification state when moving a page in a change request.

  • Fixed styling for OpenGraph custom logos.

  • Fixed an issue where the block comment button would flash as the mouse moved over it.

  • Fixed and issue where the expandable block title overflowed its limits.

We’re constantly working on improving the way you and your team work in GitBook, and we really value your input on features, bugs, and more. Make sure you head to our official GitBook Community to join the discussion.

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