Visio Online Service Description

With Visio Online, 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 Online users can view and collaborate by sharing diagrams and inserting comments in files uploaded to SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business Online.

For more information and to get started, see Visio Online.

For help when using Visio Online, see Visio Online help.

Feature availability and comparison

The following table compares Visio Online feature capabilities to the feature-rich Visio desktop apps. Use the table to discover which features are available in Visio Online and then click on the feature name to read a brief description about how that feature works. You might discover that some people in your organization need the advanced capabilities of the Visio desktop app while others only need to view and lightly edit Visio diagrams with Visio Online.

Application features
Visio Online
Visio desktop app
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
No
Yes
Save As or Download a copy
Yes
Yes
Share a diagram2
Yes
Yes
SmartArt
No
Yes
Tell Me
No
Yes
Undo and redo
No
Yes
View and add comments
Yes5
Yes
View shape data
Yes3
Yes
View Visio files in the browser
Yes
Yes
Zoom
Yes6
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 Online Editor.
4 Not available in Visio Online Viewer.
5 Not available in Visio Online Editor, but you can switch to View mode and view comments.
6 Available in Visio Online Editor.

Supported file types in Visio Online

Visio diagrams created in Visio 2010 or later
View mode
Edit mode
Open XML (.vsdx)
Yes
No
Binary (.vsd)
Yes
No
Macro (.vsdm)
Yes
No