Add Icons, Images and Videos (Old Version)

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You can add icons, images and videos to your topics to mark special ideas or give your collaborators a better idea of your thoughts.

Icons | Images | Videos


You can use our original icons or the additional emoji library to mark your ideas or add a progress to a task.

Select a topic and use the Icons widget to add icons to your ideas.

The MindMeister system will automatically take note of your recently used icons, and conveniently displays them for faster, easier access in the future.


To remove an icon, select the topic, and press the delete button (1) in the Icons panel. 

You can access our Icon Library by clicking on the arrow (2) from the above screenshot.

You can browse through the MindMeister Icon Library to display all Icons and access the additional Emoji Library.


We also support icon groups which allow you to quickly cycle through similar icons (e.g. task or priority icons) by repeatedly clicking the assigned icon currently associated with the topic. 

Tip: You can add multiple icons to a topic.



A picture is worth a thousand words and we've got a number of options to help visually enhance your thoughts and ideas.

Select a topic and use the Images widget to add an inline image to your idea.

You can also drag and drop an image from your desktop directly to a topic.

You can access our WunderBild™ feature by clicking on the little magic wand icon in the screenshot above and it will find the best matching image for your selected idea based on Google™ Image search results.

Tip: You can use the WunderBild™ multiple times to find your perfect image.

Select the image and click on the Remove overlay to remove it from your topic.

Open the image menu by clicking "Add image..." to access all image selection options.

Click Upload a new image... to add your own images from your hard drive which will then be accessible in your My Images library.

Click Use web image... to use the Google™ Image / Icon Finder search or to enter a specific URL for your image.

Choose "Draw image..." to access the image doodle and draw your own sketch directly on the map. See example below. 

Click Browse image library... to access all predefined images and your already used images in your My Images library.


All images are automatically adjusted in size after insertion. Click on the image and drag it to the desired image size using the handle at the bottom right of the image.

Tip: Keep the original aspect ratio by pressing and holding the SHIFT key while resizing.


Adding videos to your mind map is very simple. Select the target topic and just paste the Youtube, Vimeo or Dailymotion URL. Within a few seconds, you should see the embedded video appear in the topic.

If you need more control or if you want to delete it, please navigate to the Video widget by clicking the small play icon. 

Here you can just click on Browse videos... to open the advanced dialog where you can search and select the desired clip. 


The default option here is Youtube search. You can enter any keyword in the search bar and you will find results directly from youtube. 

Feel free to select the other options by clicking on Youtube. You can enter an URL directly or search a video on Vimeo and Dailymotion. 

Tip: You can use the WunderVideo™. Every time you click that button, we'll try to find a suitable video for the topic you selected.