February Kintone product updates will take effect on February 12, 2023. 


Feature Improvements

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Available Update Options

Feature Improvements
App Settings Facelift

The Kintone development team is revamping the front-end architecture that has long been used to develop Kintone's UI. The front-end architecture revamp involves the facelift of the design and layout of the app setting pages.

Transition to Current Design
The appearance of the app settings has been transitioned to the current design. The transition aims to help users learn and understand the app settings more easily. 



Transition Target Pages:

General Settings:

Customization and Integration:

Advanced Settings:




Color Theme

JavaScript and CSS Customization


Process Management

API Toke

Title Field



Misc Settings

General Notifications

Slack Integration


Per Record Notifications



Reminder Notifications







*The view and graph add and edit pages are not included but will be supported in the future.

Standardizing the Page Layout
The layout of each part of the settings page has been standardized. Previously, the "Save" button was in the upper left corner of some settings pages while in the lower right corner of others. Now, the button's standard position is in the lower right corner. Other parts, such as breadcrumbs and the settings sections, have also been standardized.

Example of standardized layout:

1: Breadcrumbs, heading, and a summary description
2: Settings section
3: Save and Cancel buttons

Standardization of Parts
Some parts had distinct differences in appearance or operation between the old and current design. For example, for the "user selection" tool, two designs with significant differences in appearance and operation co-existed. This required users to familiarize themselves with two different controls. Standardizing the parts intends to reduce these situations and lower the hurdle for new users to learn the app settings. 
User Selection Tool:


Harder to Miss the "Create" Button
The "Create" button (sometimes the "New" button) on the settings page has been moved closer to the setting items, making them harder to miss and easier to understand. Previously, on some settings pages, the buttons were located above the headings at the top, far from the settings section, making it very difficult for users unfamiliar with Kintone to understand how to use the buttons.
Example of Action Settings Page:


Changes to the Process of Applying Access Permission Settings 
Revised the process of updating apps with record or field access permission changes. The process of applying the updated access permission settings and other app updates to records will be split into multiple steps. Furthermore, applying access permission settings to records will be divided into multiple steps. The multi-step approach will help resolve the high load problem on Kintone when updating apps.


With the new approach, the message displayed on the settings page will also change while applying the updated access permissions settings to records.
The banner displayed while applying the updated access permissions settings to records:


Help Us Improve Kintone
These updates were provided as "New Features in Development" under "Update Options" starting in August 2022 so that users could try them out in advance. We have received a lot of feedback from our users, and based on that feedback, we have made improvements and released the February version.
We will continue to refine and update, so please feel free to send us your feedback to improve Kintone. You can send us your feedback anytime from the menu in the header.


Wording Change in the Filter Selection

The filter selection wording for Text and Link fields has been updated from "includes any of" to "equals to any of."

Available Update Options 

Update Options is a tool that allows administrators to control how Kintone updates are applied. Using the options, administrators can choose when to roll out updates to their team. 

To access Update Options, click the gear wheel to the left of the search bar and select "Kintone Administration." Select "Update Options" under "Other.

Three options are available: 

In February Updates, the following features can be applied to the Update Options:


Available Feature


❶ Disable New Features














App Settings Facelift

The features can be disabled until the May update is released.


(For plug-in developers) App Settings Facelift

Changes in the Process of Applying Setting Changes to an App

 ❷Preview New Features


 ❸New Features in Development





Improved Error Messaging When Failing to Import a File

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