Visio

Work visually. Diagramming made simple.

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Create professional diagrams

Visio makes it easy and intuitive to create flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more, using modern shapes and templates with the familiar Office experience.

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Work better together

Work together on Visio flowcharts to include insights from all stakeholders. And with Office 365*, multiple team members can work on diagrams at the same time.

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Gain real world insights

Connect your flowcharts and diagrams to real-time data. Applied shape formatting automatically updates your flowcharts to reflect changes in the underlying data, either in Visio or through Office 365*.

Visio flowchart showing detailed transportation logistics related to a trucking company

Visio Online

Visio Online helps you work together on diagrams from a web browser, from almost anywhere. Draw a flowchart, map an IT network, build an organizational chart, or document a business process.

Visio online flowchart showing detailed logistics process

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FAQ

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Microsoft Visio system requirements:


Component Minimum Requirement
Processor 1 GHz processor with SSE2 support
Memory 2 GB RAM
Hard disk 3 GB available disk space
Display 1280 x 800 screen resolution
Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 10, 32-bit or 64-bit OS only
Other
Internet access. Fees may apply.

Microsoft account

Some features may require additional hardware or services, for example:
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, Microsoft SharePoint Online, or Microsoft OneDrive for Business is required for coauthoring.
  • Skype for Business or Lync is required for presence notification.

Visio Online Plan 1, which includes Visio Online and 2GB of OneDrive storage, enables users to create and share simple diagrams in their favorite browser. It’s best for basic diagramming needs.


Visio Online Plan 2 includes Visio desktop, Visio Online, and 2GB of OneDrive storage, making it our most powerful diagramming suite. It’s best for professional diagramming needs. Visio desktop comes with a robust library of built-in and third-party templates and shapes, as well as integrated collaboration tools. It also receives all latest feature releases and enables you to connect diagrams to live data. Plus, you can store and share your diagrams online, then use your favorite browser to view and edit them through Visio Online. Both Visio and Visio Online offer collaboration through in-app comments.

For more details on how to buy a Visio Online subscription, visit our plans and pricing page.

Visio Online Plan 2, available as a subscription, includes the all same capabilities as Visio Professional 2016, as well as cloud-only features like Visio Visual in Power BI, Data Visualizer through Excel, and Database Reverse Engineering (DBRE). Enhanced support for AutoCAD drawings and more templates, stencils, and shapes are also only available in Plan 2. Plus, Plan 2 allows each user to install Visio on up to five PCs running Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7. It automatically installs the latest security updates and receives all feature releases for the duration of the subscription. Visio Online Plan 1 with 2GB OneDrive storage is also included.

For information on how to license Visio, please visit our licensing page.

Yes! Most Office 365 customers can view their Visio diagrams in Teams. Those with a Visio Online plan subscription can also edit diagrams directly in Teams. You can learn more about Visio in Teams here. Please note, Teams is sold separately from Visio.

Power BI users can download the Visio Visual here. All users can view a Visio Visual report in Power BI and embed file links, but only those with a Visio Online license can edit the visual. Read our Tech Community blog post to learn more about Visio Visual for Power BI.

Visio currently supports multiple data sources, including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Excel Services, Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Azure, and Microsoft SharePoint Lists and Business Connectivity Services.


Data-linking is only available through Visio, although you can view data-linked diagrams using Visio Online.

Visio shares many of the same security features as Microsoft Office apps. These include Information Rights Management (IRM) to set file access permissions and built-in data loss prevention (DLP) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) to help prevent data leaks. Likewise, Visio Online inherits all enterprise-grade security, privacy, and compliance features available through the Microsoft Cloud.

Yes. Any Visio Online diagram can be accessed, created, edited, and shared using your preferred mobile browser. There is also a native Visio Viewer app for iOS devices. You can only view diagrams using the app; editing capabilities are not available.

There is no Visio client version for Mac. Instead, you can use Visio Online to diagram in your browser.

Visio Professional 2016, Visio Standard 2016, and Visio Online keep the same XML-based file format introduced in 2013. Early versions of Visio may not recognize this format. You can save files that were created in Visio 2016 or Visio Online in the Visio 2003–2010 Drawing (VSD) format, which earlier versions of Visio can open. To do this, go to the File menu and choose Save As. Once a location has been selected, change the Save as type to Visio 2003–2010 Drawing.

Some features from earlier versions of Visio have been disabled for compatibility in Visio 2016. Converting the old file to the new file format will enable all features. To convert a Visio 2003–2010 drawing, go to the File menu, select Info, then Convert.

To ask questions, please connect with us on the Visio Answers or the Visio MSDN forums. You can also email us at tellvisio@microsoft.com and send feedback through UserVoice.

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* Requires Office 365 license, sold separately

Visio Online Plan 1 and Plan 2 subscriptions always include the latest versions of Visio Online and Visio. Visio Standard 2019 and Visio Professional 2019 are the latest perpetual versions of Visio. Each is a one-time purchase that does not receive updates. Previous perpetual versions include Visio 2016, Visio 2013, and Visio 2010. Visio 2019 is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7.