Guru users with the appropriate access can always edit Cards they've published, or that others wrote, to ensure knowledge is always up to date.


You must be an Author or Collection Owner in the Collection that the Card lives in to edit the Card.

How to save edits to a Guru Card

To edit an existing Card, search for the Card in Guru and click the pencil icon at the top right corner of the Card to open up the Card editor.

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Learn more about formatting Card content here.

If your Card has Card Followers, you will see a check box Notify # Card Followers to alert those followers of the change.

  • Clicking on # Card Followers will show you who is currently following the Card.

  • If there is no check box, it means that there are no Card Followers.

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This box defaults to being checked, so unselect the box if you made a small change and don't want to alert followers.

When you are finished editing your Card, you have the option to either Publish the Card or (if you are a Verifier) Publish and Verify your Card.

  • After editing a verified Card, you can maintain the verification interval to its existing cycle by selecting Publish. You can reset the interval cycle by selecting Publish and Verify.

  • After editing an unverified Card, selecting Publish will make changes to the Card without verifying it so it remains unverified. If you select Publish and Verify, the Card's changes will be saved and the Card will be verified.

Frequently Asked Questions about editing Cards

Help! I exited out of my unsaved Card...can I still recover it?

If you exit the Card creation process at any time before clicking Save, you can still access a recovered version from when it last autosaved as a draft Card. Learn more about recovering your work.

Can I create new Cards or add to existing Guru Cards in Slack?

Yes! After you have installed the integration for Slack, learn how to create new Cards and add to existing Cards in Slack.

Can I edit Cards on the web app of my mobile device?

Currently, our editor has some sporadic difficulty with editing Guru Cards on a mobile device, specifically with the backspace function. This is on our radar for future improvements!

In the meantime, we recommend authoring all content on a computer instead of on a mobile device like an iPhone or Android.

How do I archive a Card? How do I delete a Card?

You can either archive a Card so that you can restore it in the future, or, permanently delete it. Learn how to archive and delete Cards.

Why do I not see the option to create or edit a Card?

If you don't see the option to create or edit a Card it means that you have Read Only access in that Collection, or that the Card is synced from another application. If you think you need Author access to the Card, reach out to your team Admins. Read Only users can always comment on a Card to request edits or ask questions.

Why won't my Card edits save?

Your Card might error during saving if the Card content contains HTML or an embedded script. Guru has a fairly broad approach to security in order to avoid the possibility of someone creating a Card with malicious intent.

As an alternative, we recommend using Markdown. After entering the HTML into the Markdown block and styling it to your liking, click "Preview" at the top-right of the Markdown block to toggle the view so that you can see what the viewer of the Card will see.

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