Revised March 21, 2023.

The following represents Highcharts’ product development cycle and future direction. It is only intended for information purposes and should not be seen as a commitment on our part.

Highcharts JS v11 – Early Q2 2023

  • Visual design overhaul.
  • Remove support for IE 8.
  • Build for evergreen browsers by default, and provide a legacy path for older browsers. See details.
  • New sonification module with more features.
  • Rewrite the default CSS for styled mode. Use CSS variables instead of SASS. See details.

Highcharts JS, rolling implementations

  • Continued TypeScript migration and further modular architecture allowing better treeshaking. Expected release in Q2.
  • Interpolated colors for heatmap.
  • Customizable column/bar border radius.
  • New series type, pictorial, an infographic-style visualization of quantities using simplified shapes. See the preliminary study.
  • New series type, tree graph, for displaying hierarchical data in a tree view. See the pull request.
  • More data label options for dependency wheel, similar to pie series.
  • More templating control for tooltip, including logic and loops.

Highcharts Maps – Q1 2023

  • Support for tiled web map services.
  • Support for flow maps.
  • Support for geo heat maps.

Highcharts Dashboards – Q2 2023

  • New dashboard package which will administer the data layer and communication between multiple charts and other components.

Highcharts Python – Q2 2023

Highcharts Export Server – Q1 2023

  • Transition away from using PhantomJS to using Chrome Headless. Chrome Headless is in an online test phase now.

Highcharts Editor – 2023

  • Improvements to the Highcharts Editor are planned to start in 2023.