ArcGIS StoryMaps

What’s New in the ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings App (December 2023)

Elevate your presentations to new heights with briefings (beta), a new output of ArcGIS StoryMaps. Create slide-based presentations that resonate with the meaningful context of your real-time data and dynamic maps. Seamlessly share on the go and access your briefings offline with the complementary briefings app.

What’s New in the Briefings App

In September 2023, we introduced the beta version of the briefings app. Since then, we have been continually updating the app to help you improve how you access and share briefings offline. This month, we are excited to announce that the briefings app is now available for Windows computers and tablets in addition to Android and iOS tablets. We invite you to explore our latest enhancements and features across all three platforms.

Bring briefings to your Windows device

We are pleased to announce that the ArcGIS StoryMaps briefings app (beta) is now available in the Microsoft Store for computers and tablets using the Windows operating system! Access the briefings app for your Windows device here.


Smarter sorting

On the gallery page of the briefings app, you can now sort briefings by the date modified or title.


Identify features

You can now see the descriptive information about the imagery and features in web maps or express maps you’ve added to swipe blocks in your briefing. When you select a feature in the map, the pop-up you configured in ArcGIS StoryMaps or Map Viewer will display to give your audience more context.


We’ve also added this functionality to web scenes so your audience can get more information about the scene directly in your briefing when they select a feature.

Better briefings

You’ll also notice improvements to the table of contents in your briefings. The slide titles now wrap instead of truncating, and it’s clearer which slide you are on.

Stay tuned for more

We regularly release additional features and bug fixes to enhance your experience with the briefings app. To learn more about briefings and access the latest on the app, please review the following resources:

We encourage you to take briefings for a test drive and let us know your thoughts. If you have issues or suggestions, please share your feedback through the in-app feedback form or in Esri Community. 

You can access the ArcGIS StoryMaps briefings app in beta for Android, iOS and Windows.

Please note that the minimum system requirements are Android 8.0 (API level 26), iOS 14 version and Windows 10.0.17763.0.

Download the briefings tablet app on the Apple App Store
Download the Briefings app on your iPad
Download the briefings tablet app on the Google Play Store
Download the Briefings app on your Android tablet
Download the briefings tablet app on the Microsoft Store
Download the Briefings app on your Windows tablet or computer

About the authors

Aditya is a Product Engineer on ArcGIS AppStudio team and currently working on the new ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings Tablet App at Esri in Redlands, CA. She is a proactive GIS enthusiast and is passionate about learning technology that encourages productive collaboration and knowledge sharing.


Leah is a Product Marketing Manager for ArcGIS Online, Esri's primary software as a service for mapping and analysis. She loves connecting customers with innovative workflows and is passionate about technology that encourages productive collaboration and information sharing.

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