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15 Hottest Salesforce Summer ’24 Features For Admins

By Christine Marshall

The Salesforce Summer ‘24 release is just around the corner and the release notes have arrived! 

You can find everything you need to know about how to prepare and when your instance will get upgraded here. For now, let’s dive into the hottest declarative features of the Salesforce Summer ‘24 release.

1. Automation Lightning App

A new Automation Lightning App acts as the home for all things automation-related. Users that have access to the app can see flows, errors, and other community-based links from within the main application – this is the first time we’ve seen something like this outside of the Setup menu.

2. Einstein for Flow

Einstein for Flow is a generative AI tool that allows users to create workflows based on a text prompt. Simply describe your automation using natural language and Einstein for Flow will generate a draft flow for you.

For example, you could type “I want to create a flow that sends a notification to sales representatives when a lead is converted to an opportunity.” Einstein for Flow would then generate the code for a workflow that does exactly that.

READ MORE: Einstein for Flow: Using Generative AI to Assist Your Flows

Need help figuring out where to start? No problem. Einstein for Flow comes complete with sample instructions to help (3). 

Once your draft flow is generated, be sure to check, debug, and test it! 

This feature is available in Lightning Experience for the following:

  • All Einstein 1 Editions.
  • Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, and Einstein 1 Editions with the Einstein for Sales, Einstein for Service, or Einstein for Platform add-on.
  • Einstein generative AI is available in Lightning Experience.

3. Einstein for Formulas

In addition to explaining formulas, Einstein for Formulas can now help you fix formula syntax errors!

Click Use Formula Assistant and you’ll see the suggested fix provided by Einstein for Formulas.

4. Add New Custom Fields to Dynamic Forms-Enabled Pages

You can now quickly and easily add new custom fields to Dynamic Forms! This has been a much-requested enhancement and is sure to help speed up the deployment of new fields to Dynamic Forms. 

Create your custom form as usual. Following the step to set field-level security there is a new step to select which Lightning record page/s to add the new field to.

If you don’t have any Dynamic Forms-enabled pages then this additional step will not appear. 

5. Use Blank Spaces to Align Fields on Dynamic Forms-Enabled Pages

Bringing yet more feature parity between standard page layouts and Dynamic Forms, you can now add blank spaces to Dynamic Forms-enabled pages. A small change but one that can significantly improve the appearance of a page!

The image on the right uses blank spaces to align the Website field with Parent Account. 

One thing to note is that a blank space is considered a field and counts against the limit of 200 fields per region. 

6. Set Conditional Visibility for Individual Tabs in Lightning App Builder

You can customize tab visibility, making individual tabs conditionally visible based on the criteria you set.  

This means that if certain users should only have access to certain tabs, then this can be applied using the Set Component Visibility settings just like any other component.

7. Create Rich Text Headings in Lightning App Builder

Rich text can be given new styling values such as Heading 1 and Heading 2 using the new dropdown menu in the Rich Text component Editor. 

8. See Fields in Compact Density When Configuring a Lightning Record Page

You can now preview your Dynamic Forms-enabled pages in the Compact density setting in the Lightning App Builder. Previously, Compact density was not respected when previewing a page in the Lightning App Builder. 

Salesforce offers two display densities that can improve navigation:

  • Comfy: A spacious view that takes up more space, with labels on the top of fields and increased space between page elements.
  • Compact: A denser view with labels to the left of the fields and less space between page elements.
READ MORE: 20 Salesforce UI Features to Implement in Every Org

9. Field History Tracking

You can now find a Field History Tracking page in Setup where you can control both the tracked objects as well as the fields. Additionally, you can easily see the number of tracked fields right from the get-go before starting to make any changes.

On this page, you can swiftly update the fields for multiple objects one after another, rather than navigating to each one separately in Object Manager. As you can see below, the list of fields opens in a side panel, where changes can also be saved, right before moving to the next object from the main list.

10. Organize and Find Records Easily with Personal Labels

Users may now create and apply their own labels to records to help organize and locate the records they need. Users maintain their own labels (no admin setup required!) and these labels can be added to:

  • Account
  • Cadence
  • Cadence Step Tracker
  • Call Script
  • Campaign
  • Contact
  • Case
  • Email Template
  • Lead
  • Opportunity
  • Orchestration Work Item
  • Task

Personal labels are different from Topics. Personal labels are private and cannot be seen by other users. 

11. Save Time with More Actions in the Intelligence Views

Intelligence Views will display standard and custom actions to boost user productivity when using these views.

READ MORE: Intelligence View for Salesforce Leads and Contacts

12. Get Better Performance for List Views

Speaking of the List View tab, you can now expect better performance from your list views due to several changes behind the scenes. 

List views for custom objects will now render with Lightning Web Components (LWC) instead of Aura which is much faster.

13. See What’s Enabled in Permission Sets and Permission Set Groups (Generally Available)

More easily understand what is included in a Permission Set or Permission Set Group with the new interface that displays all enabled object, user, field, and custom permissions on one page.

14. Get a Summary of a User’s Permissions and Access

Troubleshooting user permissions and access just got a little bit easier with the User Access Summary on a user record. The summary view will display various permissions and memberships in an easy-to-use view.

15. Automate and Migrate User Access with User Access Policies (Generally Available)

User access policies allow you to declaratively define access for groups of users in a single operation. For example, you could specify a group of users to grant or revoke access to permission set licenses, permission sets, and permission set groups, package licenses, queues, and groups.

User access policies are now generally available and you can now create 200 active policies (previously you could only create 20).

READ MORE: Salesforce Permissions & Profiles: The Latest Retirement Updates


That’s it for the lowdown of the hottest Salesforce Summer ‘24 release features. What other new features have you spotted? Let us know in the comments. Don’t forget to check out our dedicated release posts for developers, marketers, and Flow-natics!

The Author

Christine Marshall

Christine is the Courses Director at Salesforce Ben. She is an 11x certified Salesforce MVP and leads the Bristol Admin User Group.

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