Visio service description

With the Visio desktop and web applications, you can view, edit, and share Visio diagrams on the web. Start with a basic diagram to express common ideas, such as depicting a plan, making a proposal, or describing a sequence of steps in a process. It's simple and easy to create first-class diagrams with commonly used diagram types and rich shape sets. Visio desktop users can view and collaborate by sharing diagrams and inserting comments in files uploaded to SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business Online.

For help when using Visio, see Visio help & learning.

Available plans

For more information and to get started, see Compare Visio Options.

For detailed plan information on subscriptions that enable users for Visio, see the Microsoft 365 business plan comparison and Microsoft 365 Enterprise plan comparison.

For detailed plan information on subscriptions that enable users for Visio and are currently available in European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland see the Microsoft 365 business plan comparison for EEA and Microsoft 365 Enterprise plan comparison for EEA.

Feature availability

The following table lists the major Visio features available across web and desktop apps. Certain caveats apply. See the footnotes for further information. This table may change without notice. For the most up-to-date, complete list of Visio features across plans, see Compare Visio Options.

Application feature Visio for the web Visio desktop application
Apply rich formatting to text and shapes Yes Yes
Arrange objects Yes Yes
Build mashup solutions Yes Yes
Create diagrams Yes Yes
Cut, copy, and paste Yes Yes
Edit diagrams Yes Yes
Embed diagram in a SharePoint, web, or blog page Yes No
Find Yes Yes
Font formatting Yes Yes
Hyperlinks1 Yes3 Yes
Navigation Yes Yes
Office Add-ins No Yes
Offline viewing No Yes
Print to PDF Yes4 Yes
Proofing tools No Yes
Real-time co-authoring Yes No
Save As or Download a copy Yes Yes
Share a diagram2 Yes Yes
Tell Me No Yes
Undo and redo Yes Yes
View and add comments Yes Yes
View shape data Yes3 Yes
View Visio files in the browser Yes Yes
Zoom Yes5 Yes

1 Follow hyperlinks (cannot insert or edit them).
2 Share via SharePoint or One Drive for Business and share with users who do not have SharePoint or OneDrive.
3 Not available in Visio for the web Editor.
4 Not available in Visio for the web Viewer.
5 Available in Visio for the web Editor.

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Supported file types in Visio for the web

Visio diagram created in Visio 2010 or later View mode Edit mode
Open XML (.vsdx)
Binary (.vsd)
Macro (.vsdm)

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Licensing terms

For licensing terms and conditions for products and services purchased through Microsoft Commercial Volume Licensing Programs, see the Product Terms site.


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