When creating a complex user flow, researchers might end up with various sections within the diagram that serve as a modular component. You can now create groups within user flow diagrams and even collapse them as you work on other parts of the user flow diagram.

Creating a group

First, select the relevant nodes, either by shift-selecting the nodes or by shift-dragging on canvas. Then press Ctrl + g or click on the group button on the user flow toolbar.

Creating groups in user flow diagrams on UserBit
Creating groups in user flow diagrams

Just like nodes and edges, you can change the group label by clicking on the group and editing the label on the side panel.

Collapse/expand group

Groups can be collapsed for increased readability so that you can focus on the rest of the flow. To collapse or expand a group, click on the collapse/expand button on the right edge of the group. Alternatively, you can also double click the group to do the same.

Collapse / expand groups in user-flow diagram
Collapse / expand groups in user-flow diagram

Adding/Removing nodes in a group

To add nodes into a group after the group has been created, simply drag the node into the group.

Adding node to a group in user-flow diagram
To add node to a group, just drag it into an empty space within the group

Similarly, to remove nodes just drag them out of the group.

Removing a node from a group in user-flow diagram on UserBit
To remove a node from a group, just drag it out.

Ungrouping

To ungroup nodes in the flow map. Select the group, then press Ctrl + Shift + g or click on the ungroup button on the toolbar.

Ungrouping a set of nodes in user-flow diagram
Ungrouping a set of nodes in user-flow diagram

Grouping feature helps simplify complex user flows and helps communicate your overall architecture more effectively. Get started with user flows on UserBit today!