Communicate your ideas visually with Visio

Subscription plans One-time purchase

Only includes web app

Visio Plan 1

Visio Plan 1 $5.00
user/month

(Annual or monthly commitment)

Work virtually anywhere, anytime with the web version of Visio (desktop version not included). Includes 2 GB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage.​

Visio Plan 2

Visio Plan 2 $15.00
user/month

(Annual or monthly commitment)

Enjoy all the features of Visio Plan 1, plus additional integrations with Microsoft 365. Collaborate on diagrams with your choice of the web version of Visio or the always up-to-date Visio desktop app. Includes 2 GB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage.​

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Feature name Visio Plan 1 Visio Plan 2

Collaboration and sharing

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Save diagrams to OneDrive for Business and view diagrams from virtually anywhere online​

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Co-author, edit, and comment on diagrams in real time within the Visio web app

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See where co-authors are working in the canvas with a simple presence indicator​

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Create, view, edit, and collaborate on diagrams within Microsoft Teams¹​

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View and share diagrams connected to real-time data

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Embed Visio diagrams into Power BI dashboards and connect those diagrams to Power BI data²​

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Intelligent diagramming

This feature is partially included

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Use almost any browser to create, edit, and share diagrams​

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Start with a simple Getting Started experience and powerful search​

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Choose from a variety of starter diagrams and get up to speed quickly with contextual tips and tricks​

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Add flyout shapes, insert and delete shapes with connection healing, and change shapes while preserving diagram layout and shape metadata

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Enjoy familiar layout features, such as auto align and distribute, and Smart Guides​

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Get support for ruler, layers, and grids on canvas​

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Leverage the power of ShapeSheet to describe visual relationships between elements in your diagram​

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Validate your structured diagrams against pre-defined rules and fix the issues identified​

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Create a report of shape data that lists the text or data that is associated with your shapes​

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Use Document Stencil to create a collection of shapes and quickly use them in your document​

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Use Drawing Explorer to view and alter objects and elements in your drawing

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User experience and features

This feature is partially included

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AutoSave your work—enabled by default for Visio for the web diagrams​

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Use touch to work more naturally on a touch-enabled device​

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View shapes in full fidelity online with intuitive pan and zoom functionality​

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Save diagrams locally in PNG or JPEG format with customization options for resolution, background color, transparency, and size​

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Add hyperlinks to shapes that redirect to external sites, email addresses, files stored online, or pages within the same file​

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Edit shapes using Control Points, and easily apply themes to create modern diagrams

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Export diagrams in SVG format with an option to include or exclude their Visio data​

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Navigate through commands with Tell Me integration

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Use your finger or pen to draw and annotate on a touch-enabled device​

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Apply shape effect options, like shadow, bevel, glow, and others

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Templates, stencils, and shapes

This feature is partially included

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Use templates for basic flowcharts, cross-functional flowcharts (or swim lane diagrams), and block diagrams ​to create impactful stories​

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Choose from dozens of built-in, versatile templates and stencils, including Matrix, Cycle, Pyramid, and Venn

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Sketch your Azure or Amazon Web Services architecture with access to hundreds of Azure and AWS shapes​

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Illustrate how devices and networks all work together with a variety of basic and detailed network templates, shapes, and connector tools

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Visualize your systems and software using a rich repository of IT content including Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD) and UML Diagrams

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Model the behavior of systems and functions of a process with Specification and Description Language (SDL)

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Annotate your shapes with informative text by attaching callouts to shapes

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Visualize your organizational structure using org chart templates and samples

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Brainstorm and organize your ideas visually using mind maps

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Represent business processes graphically with a rich set of Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) and Integration Definition for Process Modeling (IDEF0) content

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Quickly create high-fidelity mockups and prototypes of your websites with web and mobile wireframes

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Bring your architecture designs to life with a rich library of floor plan templates and samples

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Get an overhead view of your office space, residential area, or public transportation route with templates for office layouts and directional maps

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Access templates and sample diagrams that cover core education and extracurricular activities, including algebra, chemistry, physics, music, and sports

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Communicate project schedules, tasks, and progress with timeline diagrams, Gantt charts, and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) charts

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Create accurate, detailed business diagrams with templates for IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) diagrams, PivotDiagrams, Six Sigma, and value stream maps

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Create detailed engineering diagrams with templates for basic electrical and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)

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Develop clear and professional design plans with templates for HVAC plans and plant layout

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Simplify your system design process with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and rack diagrams

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Design a SharePoint workflow in Visio or import a workflow from SharePoint Designer for Visio to generate a diagram3

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Use containers to visually group your Visio shapes together and perform operations on the group

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Access more than 250,000 shapes through Visio’s online content ecosystem

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Access a rich repository of partner-created diagrams for a variety of industries

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Accessibility, security, and compliance
This feature is partially included
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Get accessibility support with Narrator, Accessibility Checker, and high-contrast support
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Help secure diagrams with Microsoft Information Rights Management (IRM)4
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Support compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
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View .vsd files created in Visio 2000 and later versions
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Edit .vsd files created in Visio 2000 and later versions
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Standards support
This feature is partially included
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Get support for UML 2.5 process standards
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Get extended support for various process standards in Visio desktop, including BPMN 2.0, and IEEE
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Validate diagrams using built-in and extendable business rules
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Import DWG files, including enhanced file format support
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Connecting diagrams to data
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Create diagrams from Excel data5
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Apply a rich set of data graphics, icons, and colors to visualize data
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Link diagram shapes to data from multiple sources, including Excel, SharePoint lists, and SQL Server6
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Generate org charts from data sources like Excel, Exchange, or Azure Active Directory6
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Integrations with Microsoft 365 apps
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Export parts of your diagram to PowerPoint for easy sharing and consumption5
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Automatically export Visio process diagrams, including shapes and their metadata, to Word5
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Export Visio workflows to Power Automate to quickly automate business processes7
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Desktop version of Visio app for PC
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Fully installed and always up-to-date version of Visio for Windows PC
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Each user can install the Visio desktop app on up to 5 PCs
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1 Requires a Microsoft 365 subscription to use Microsoft Teams

2 Requires a Power BI subscription for editing
3 Requires an Office 365 commercial or standalone subscription to SharePoint
4 Setting IRM permissions is only available in the Visio desktop app; however, those permissions are honored for Visio files stored online and accessed through the Visio web app
5 Requires a license for the desktop version of Office apps
6 Data connectivity to these sources requires an Office 365 subscription for Excel, Exchange, or SharePoint; Exchange and SharePoint can also be purchased as their own subscription; SQL Server and Azure Active Directory are sold separately, too
7 Requires a Power Automate subscription
8 Some features of Visio Plan 2 are only available in the Visio desktop app
9 Requires an Office 365 commercial or standalone subscription to OneDrive for Business or SharePoint
10 All editors must be using the Visio Professional desktop app and the file must be stored in OneDrive or SharePoint
 
* Subscription prices shown are per month. If you are a global or billing administrator, an annual commitment is required to purchase online. You can choose to pay monthly or annually. Within the Microsoft 365 admin center, global and billing administrators can choose either annual or monthly commitment plans. All others may purchase a monthly subscription online.