The latest features and improvements to beam

November 17, 2023

Custom Tools

Introducing Custom Tools

Creating your own GPT Tools is now as simple as typing in the name and purpose of the tool. Our intelligent AI takes over from there, crafting a tool that aligns with your specified goals. Here's what to expect:

  • The tool autonomously generates clarifying questions. Users can interact with these questions to refine their inputs, guiding the tool towards the desired output with ease.
  • All the beloved functionalities of Beam's Tools are still there. You can edit outputs, copy them to the clipboard, or export them directly to a Word document, all within the same intuitive interface.
  • Your creations are not just functional; they are also visible. Custom tools appear in the dedicated custom section of the Tools page, allowing easy access and management.
  • These custom tools are fully integrated into other features of Beam platform. This means you can use the tool with other agents you have created.
November 7, 2023

Powered with a K-Bar

We're excited to announce that Beam's waitlist has ended, making Generative AI agents universally accessible to everyone.

A Personalized Homepage

Personalized homepage powered with the K-Bar providing an better experience with relevant suggestions, templates, and integrations based on user interests or field of work.

We've also made a bunch of improvements to the K-Bar ensuring that you can essentially explore the entire platform with only your keyboard.

November 2, 2023

User Experience and ML Improvements

We've been monitoring your feedback and we've been working on implementing quality of life enhancements aimed at making your interaction with Beam smoother, faster, and more intuitive. This update also harnesses the power of machine learning (ML) to refine and accelerate the platform experience through a bunch of back-end refactoring.

  • We've enhanced the interface for answering clarifying questions, now featuring AI-powered clarifications and auto-answers.
  • Improved website performance with compressed images for faster loading speeds.
  • Optimized Beam for all devices with various responsiveness improvements.
  • Significant bug fixes for a smoother user experience.
  • Enhanced chat text box, now accommodating longer messages.
  • Addressed and resolved inconsistencies in the right sidebar based on user feedback.
  • Improved PDF upload functionality, ensuring seamless document handling.
  • Upgrades to the task planner including fixes for task deletion, renaming, and replanning, enhancing overall user experience.
  • Significant app performance improvements through code refactoring, resulting in faster speed and better efficiency.
October 30, 2023

Better Workspaces

Streamlined Workspaces

The process for creating or joining workspaces has been streamlined for simplicity. Users can now easily access invite requests, making workspace management more user-friendly and less time-consuming.

October 24, 2023

Advanced Tool Search Capabilities

  • Enhanced tool search capabilities, especially for GPT Tools, with a robust algorithm capable of handling edge cases, abstract queries, or conversational prompts.
  • Advanced efforts in eliminating hallucinations and refining the tool search algorithm for more accurate and relevant results.
October 21, 2023

Tasks Get It Done with AI

Enhanced Task Planning Experience

  • We're introducing a dedicated sidebar to improve the user experience in task management and sub-task navigation.
  • Integration of a more intelligent machine learning algorithm, combined with updated API integration, to ensure efficient goal completion.
  • Tailoring sub-task prompts for each agent, based on their names or primary goals, replacing generic Beam AI prompts for a more personalized experience.
  • Fixed a bug where an invited guest remained labeled as "Invited Guest" post-signup, ensuring accurate user status representation.
October 18, 2023

Seamless Switching and Agent Module Updates

  • Enhanced user experience with an effortless switch between Beam AI’s Planner and GPT chat mode, streamlining interactions.
  • Improved context, database, and agent creation processes within the agent module for a more intuitive and efficient workflow.
  • Clear notifications for completed tasks, ensuring better visibility and management of tasks.
  • Addition of clear status tags to tasks for improved tracking and organization.
October 16, 2023

Databases and K-Bar Enhancements

Database Enhancement‍

Access and manage your files with ease on the Beam platform, thanks to our universal database, facilitating file retrieval and use across different agents and tasks.

Enhanced K-Bar

‍Experience improved navigation on our platform with the new K-Bar, featuring an advanced search function for tools, integrations, templates, and agents.

Agent Improvements

Our agents now greet you by name. Hey there, {insert your name here}! Now you can finally delete extra agents and make your workspace fresh again.


October 9, 2023

Meet Beam AI, your AI-first task planner

We're excited to launch our next big beta update, introducing: Beam AI, our core product designed to revolutionize task management and user interaction on our platform. Discover Beam AI's capabilities.

Beam AI

Meet your new autonomous task planner and conversational chatbot, designed to answer queries and streamline interactions.

Beam AI now offers context-aware planning through a preliminary question round. It leverages a contextual database for tailored suggestions, creating comprehensive, customizable task lists for various use-cases.

September 30, 2023

Enhanced Workspace Management, Streamlined Support, and Advanced Functionalities

Workspace Management Enhancements

  • Introduction of tabs for 'Existing Workspaces' and 'Invite Requests', offering a more organized approach to managing and joining workspaces.
  • Friendly messages for users not part of any workspaces, enhancing the user experience and providing clear guidance.
  • Workspace joining is now exclusive to invited members, ensuring privacy and security regardless of organizational affiliation.
September 25, 2023

Enhancements in K-bar Search, Document Creation, and Task Management

  • Implementation of one-time use magic login links, significantly enhancing account protection.
  • Advanced development in K-bar search functionality and document creation within the Knowledge Agent, enhancing efficiency and productivity.
  • Easy removal of completed tasks from the global page with a single-click feature, streamlining task management.
  • Improved PDF parsing, better understanding of document tables, and expanded file support for .csv, .xls, .xlsx uploads, enriching the database utility.
  • These updates collectively contribute to a more secure, efficient, and user-friendly Beam experience.
September 20, 2023

Bug Fixes and Improvements

This update we've been focusing on improving threads we opened last update, including a lot of refactoring for the application to make it faster and free from bugs.

  • Integration verification now required for exporting documents to Google Docs or Email, enhancing user experience via existing APIs.
  • Unified landing page for new and existing users, improving navigation and user experience.
  • Daily usage limits introduced to prevent abuse, with modal notifications for limit exceedance to maintain service availability.
  • Specialized GPT Tools for Finance, Accounting, Insurance, and Engineering launched, offering advanced capabilities in these sectors.
  • Integrations with Notion, Gmail, and Hubspot are now ready to use, allowing seamless workflow across preferred tools.
  • Expanded application integration options via API keys through OAuth and SimpleAuth framework.
  • Enhanced backend task execution and modification for a more efficient user experience.

September 15, 2023

Quality of life updates

  • A simplified interface for creating/joining workspaces. You can find invite requests too!
  • Let’s get unstuck! User friendly messages now guide you when you aren’t in any workspaces.
  • Do you notice that? We’ve compressed images to improve loading speeds!
  • New Tools for the pros: Operations & Supply Chain, Legal, and Customer Service.
  • Experience Beam seamlessly on any device with a bunch of responsiveness fixes.
  • URLs were previously causing issues when it comes to workspace redirection, we’ve fixed those for a smoother experience.
September 12, 2023

Beam as a PWA

Install Beam as a PWA

Introducing our PWA version – install Beam as a web app on any platform supporting PWA. This is another step towards our compliance with latest technologies and interoperability regardless of operating system or platform.

August 28, 2023

Improved Integrations

Introducing major improvements to integrations. You can now connect/disconnect integrations with ease and see which ones are 'Coming Soon'. We've also introduced a bunch of new integrations to complement Product Management tools, such as Linear.

August 17, 2023

Your feedback takes a leap with Gleap

  • Report bugs, request features, and view release notes, right within our platform through the Gleap integration. Find the Chat and Support button on the bottom-left of the screen, offering immediate access to support.
  • Explore a wide new range of tools that are ready to use.
  • Issues with Gmail integration has been looked into and resolved, send your emails with ease.
  • Solved bugs related to URL links.
  • A bunch of under-the-hood fixes to keep your experience smooth.


August 8, 2023

Refreshed Look and UI Polishing Updates

  • A brand new homepage that introduces Beam's core magic to new users.
  • New card variants have been deployed all over the platform. These cards are smaller and reduce user cognitive load by only displaying the most pertinent information.
  • Updated button colors for all states to match overall platform theme.
  • Fixes to the top and right bar structure, and general UI bug fixes.
  • Under the hood updates and regular squashing of bugs to keep your experience smooth.


August 7, 2023

Tools in the Beam toolbox!

Introducing Tools!

Your one-click solution for specific tasks.Β 

Tools are designed to maximize efficiency and minimize effort. Whether you're integrating them into your agents or using them individually, these tools are your shortcut to productivity. This major feature is set to redefine the way you interact with Beam, making complex tasks simpler and more accessible than ever.

You can use them in agents or just run them individually. We're introducing a number of new tools in fields of Product, Engineering and Customer Services, with more tools added soon.