Work visually. Diagramming made simple.
Create professional diagrams
Easily and intuitively draw flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more with Visio. Use modern shapes and templates with the familiar Office experience.
Work better together
Collaborate on Visio flowcharts to include insights from all stakeholders. With Microsoft 365*, your team can work on a diagram at the same time.
Gain real-world insights
Connect your flowcharts and diagrams to real-time data. Use applied shape formatting to automatically update flowcharts when the underlying data changes, either in Visio or through Microsoft 365*.
Visio for the web
Work together on diagrams from a web browser, almost anywhere. Draw a flowchart, map an IT network, build an organizational chart, or document a business process.
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Microsoft Visio system requirements:
- Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, Microsoft SharePoint Online, or Microsoft OneDrive for Business is required for coauthoring.
Visio Plan 1, which includes Visio Online and 2 GB of cloud storage on OneDrive, enables users to create and share simple diagrams in their favorite browser. It’s best for basic diagramming needs.
Visio 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 Plan 1 with 2 GB of cloud storage on OneDrive is also included.
For information on how to license Visio, please visit our licensing page.
Yes! Most Microsoft 365 customers can view their Visio diagrams in Teams. Those with a Visio Online plan subscription can also edit diagrams directly in Teams. Learn more about Visio in Teams. Please note, Teams is sold separately from Visio.
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 multifactor 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. Earlier 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.