Salesforce Winter’21 Release

1. Flow Enhancements

Flow enhancements are the star of the show this year, starting with the new Autolayout mode. You will see it as an option when creating a new Flow, in addition to the Freeform option, which is the Flow Builder you’re used to.

2. Analyze Lightning Pages

Say goodbye to Lightning pages taking forever to load!

3. Fields Can Be Added Automatically To Custom Reports Types

Adding new custom fields to custom report types before Winter ’21 was a tedious manual process, although necessary if you wanted to keep your reports up-to-date. Thankfully, we now have the option to automatically add fields to custom report types.

4. Salesforce Anywhere (Beta)

Salesforce Anywhere is a new app that brings alerts, chats, comments, and video in a unified view as a way to improve collaboration within Salesforce, which is increasingly important amid COVID-19 and the move to remote work.

5. Debug Flow As a Specific User Within The Org

Now you’ll be able to debug a Flow as any specific user within your org, making the Flow testing process much faster and easier for everybody. To activate this function, ‘User Impersonation’ must be enabled in Process Automation Settings.

6. Improved Page Layouts With Dynamic Forms (Out of Beta!)

This is a feature that has been in the making for years. The main premise is to create intuitive page layouts that display the right information at the right time.

7. Create More Intuitive Pages With Dynamic Actions (Out of Beta!)

Previously a beta and now generally available, this feature enables admins to create pages that display actions your users need to see based on your criteria, which results in pages that are more responsive and uncluttered.

8. Easily Access Deleted Fields

There’s a new button that you can access from the Fields and Relationships option of an object called “Deleted Fields”. You’ll be able to see your deleted fields and find them by Label, API Name, or Type.

9. Unique Customer Journeys With Dynamic Survey Pages

Salesforce Surveys are getting more powerful! You can now define which survey page they skip to next based on Salesforce data.

10. Schedule Salesforce Optimizer

Salesforce Optimizer helps admins to keep org customizations clean and simple. It can now be set to run automatically every month to ensure minor changes are not having any negative impact, so you can act on them before things accumulate and generate a bigger mess later on.

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