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Email Subscription - Screenshot incredibly small to read.

Well this issue has been raised before but hasn't got enough attention so I'd post again here...

 

I started to try out the Email Subscription but realizes that it is absolutely unusable now - the dashboard/report that is attached in the email (as a screenshot) is too small. 

 

Using default visualization styles, I would have to zoom in to 200% to read the texts.

 

I've tried multiple email services (Outlook, Outlook Web, gmail) and tried Outlook Mobile to see if this thing only works on Mobile. It does not.

 

Now, Tableau has this functionality and works perfectly. I get a snapshot that I can read in the email and quickly get the insights. With Power BI now, I would either 1) open the .png attachment to see the visuals, or 2) zoom in in the email client (assuming that I can, in that case Outlook) to 200%, or 3) go to the link below to view this in Power BI website.

 

All these options are incredibly burdensome especially for executive level people - they just want to take a quick look and get the insights. With this, it is very hard to push for Power BI in the corporation against Tableau.

 

I see this as a perfect functionality but 99% done. The thing is, without the extra 1%, this is absolutely unusable. 

 

Please fix this...

 

(previous posts are below:

 

https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/34744249-email-subscription-snaps...

 

https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/34319482-subscription-emails-high...

 

https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/34338262-configurable-display-siz...

 

https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/35364883-pbi-reports-by-subscript...

 

https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/35203573-email-subscriptions-very...

 

https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/35810980-native-resolution-of-rep...

 

https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/34485784-email-format-improvement...

)

 

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Occasional Visitor

To add a bit more contexts...

 

I've tried to use different Report Sizes (4:3, 16:9, etc) and tried to use different dashbaord layouts (2x4, etc) but none of them work. It doesn't work well in the Mobile either.

Moderator

Hi @arthas1208,

 

Thank you for your feedback. Smiley Happy

 

I already reported this issue internally, will keep you update once I get information. 

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu 

Occasional Visitor

Thanks Qiuyun : )

 

Would appreciate it if we test it on both Android/iOS clients (at least Outlook perhaps?) as well - would be very neat to be able to take a glance and get the insight on email.

 

Xie xie : )

Moderator

Hi @arthas1208,

 

Thanks for your additional suggestion. I'm still waiting for the response internally, will keep you update once I get information. 

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu 

Moderator

Hi @arthas1208,

 

I got information internally below:

 

I understood customer’s concern however, the feature design is in such a way that we try to load the entire dashboard in a headless browser. If the dashboard is too large, browser has to be zoomed out to fit the entire dashboard in the browser to take a screenshot, hence the images and text might appear small. Currently, we don’t have a feature in pipeline to change how the screenshot is taken.

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu