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Objects are what bring your ideas to life in Mural. Whether you’re writing on a sticky note or adding a table to organize your thoughts, objects are there to help you convey what you’re thinking with your colleagues.

Here’s an introduction of the different types of objects in Mural as well as how to add and delete them.

For a deeper dive into the many ways to use objects, check out our Objects in Mural article.


Types of objects

There are eight different types of objects in Mural, all designed to help you share your ideas on the canvas. Here’s a breakdown of each type as well as links to support documents for each object.

Sticky notes

Quickly add and organize your thoughts by creating, adding tags to, and even drawing on sticky notes.

For more details, see our sticky notes article.

Headings and paragraphs

Create organization in longer sections of text with headings and paragraphs.

For more information, see our Add text to your canvas article.


Link together brilliant ideas and concepts and easily create flowcharts, mind maps, org charts, and more with connectors.

To learn more, see our connectors article.


Add life and movement to your murals by making flowcharts and diagrams with shapes.

For more details, see our shapes article.


With icons, add personality with cute illustrated images that can help audiences better follow your presentation flow.

To learn more, see our icons article.


Images can boost audience engagement by adding visual content in the form of stock photos and GIFs.

For more, see our images article.


With frameworks, you can get started and organize your thoughts more quickly. Frameworks are pre-set methods and activities that you can plug into your murals.

To learn more, see our frameworks article.


Create custom table designs by adding, merging, and removing columns and rows as well as selecting your own formatting. Then, you can add content like sticky notes, links, images, and more to your custom table.

For a deep dive, see our tables article.

Add an object

Objects live in the left sidebar of your canvas, and clicking on an object type opens more options for it:

To add an object to the canvas:

  1. Click the object type you want to add in the left sidebar.

  2. Select the specific object. For example, find an icon you want in the icons window or a framework in the frameworks window.

  3. Drag and drop the object onto the canvas.

Once you’ve added an object to your canvas, you can move it around by clicking and dragging it wherever you want! Plus, if you want to customize the object, you can format it by clicking on it and using the formatting bar that appears. This bar varies depending on the object type, but here’s a preview of how it looks for a sticky note:

Delete an object

Masterpieces aren’t made without a few edits here and there. So, if you decide you no longer need an object, you can delete it from your canvas.

To delete an object:

  1. Click the object to select it.

  2. Press Delete on your keyboard.


  1. Right-click on the object.

  2. Select Delete from the list of options.

For more details on using and formatting objects, check out our Objects in Mural article.

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