Visio Online: Frequently Asked Questions

Important    This topic applies to Visio Online viewer and Visio Online editor preview, unless otherwise noted.

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about Visio Online. If you are looking to get started, see View, create, and edit a diagram in Visio Online.

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Is Visio Online available with my Office 365 subscription?

Important    This section only applies to Visio Online viewer. Visio Online editor preview is currently limited to private preview, but will be available in public preview soon.

Visio Online viewing is currently available to the following Office 365 subscriptions:

  • Office 365 Enterprise E1, Office 365 Enterprise E3, Office 365 Enterprise E5, Office 365 Enterprise K1

  • Office 365 ProPlus

  • Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business Premium

  • Office 365 Government E1, Office 365 Government E3, Office 365 Government E5, Office 365 Government K1

  • Office 365 Education, Office 365 Education E5

  • SharePoint Online Plan 1, SharePoint Online Plan 2

  • OneDrive for Business Plan 1, OneDrive for Business Plan 2

In general, Visio Online viewing is available to all O365 commercial subscription plans, which include Office Online. Administrators and users can check which license they are a part of by following the steps in What Office 365 business product or license do I have?

Note    Visio Online is not supported in SharePoint Server.

Can I embed a Visio diagram in a SharePoint page?

Yes, you can. There are two ways to embed a diagram:

Visio Online viewer and Visio Online editor

  1. Create a new SharePoint page where you wish to embed the Visio diagram.

    Note: This capability is available in the Modern team site pages. Learn more.

  2. Click on the + sign, and then choose Document.

    Embed a Visio diagram in a SharePoint page command

  3. Browse to a Visio file that you wish to embed, and then choose Add Document.

Visio Online editor only

  1. Open the Visio diagram, select Open Diagram, and then select Edit in Browser.

  2. Select File > Share > Embed.

  3. In the Embed dialog box, copy the Embed code.

  4. On a SharePoint page, add the Embed Code Web Part, and then add the embed code to it. For more information, see Use the Embed web part on a modern page.

Can I build mashup solutions using Visio Online?

Yes, Visio JavaScript APIs enable programmatic access to Visio Online diagrams in a SharePoint page. Use the APIs to first embed a Visio diagram in an HTML <Iframe> element, and then interact with the diagram elements using a script editor web part. You can find more information in and this reference page that introduces key concepts and code examples to get you started.

How does Visio Online impact Visio Web Access (also called Visio Services)?

Visio Online does not impact the Visio Web Access (VWA) Web Part. If you have SharePoint pages in which the VWA Web Part has an embedded Visio diagram, they continue to work. For more information, see Use the Visio Web Access Web Part to add diagrams to SharePoint pages.

However, Visio Online improves the experience of viewing your .vsdx and .vsdm files through reliability and performance improvements, a modern UI, and richer capabilities like higher zoom support, Find, Pan & Zoom window, accessibility, and more. Additionally, Visio Online enables the viewing of .vsd files in the browser, embedding a Visio diagram in Modern team site pages, and building mashup solutions using Visio JavaScript APIs

What if something doesn’t work in Visio Online that used to work in Visio Web Access?

Visio Online continues to improve its reliability, performance, and rich capabilities. Going forward, however, the following will not be supported:

  • Hyperlinks to network paths. As a workaround, you can copy the hyperlink path from Shape Info Pane and paste in a Run (Windows+R) window.

  • The experience for Azerbaijani, Bosnian Latin, Dari, Hindi, Irish Gaelic, Kazakh, Macedonian, Malay, and Welsh languages. These languages will default to English.

  • Refreshing data-connected Visio diagrams linked to SharePoint External Lists as a data source.

If you need to open your diagram in the previous version of the Visio web app, click Open Diagram, and then select View in legacy Visio service.

Open Diagram, View in legacy Visio service command

Can I edit hyperlinks in Visio Online?

You can’t edit hyperlinks in Visio Online editor. If a shape has a hyperlink that was added in Visio, you can follow the hyperlink by clicking on the shape. Hyperlinks are also available in the Shape Info pane. For more information, see View shape data in Visio Online.

Which web browsers does Visio Online work with?

Important    This section only applies to Visio Online viewer.

See the "Desktop and laptop computers" section in Office Online browser support for a full list of browser support options.

In which languages is Visio Online currently available?

Important    This section only applies to Visio Online viewer.

  • Arabic

  • Estonian

  • Korean

  • Slovak

  • Basque (Basque)

  • Finnish

  • Latvian

  • Slovenian

  • Bulgarian

  • French

  • Lithuanian

  • Spanish

  • Catalan

  • Galician

  • Norwegian (Bokmål)

  • Swedish

  • Chinese (Simplified)

  • German

  • Polish

  • Thai

  • Chinese (Traditional)

  • Greek

  • Portuguese (Brazil)

  • Turkish

  • Croatian

  • Hebrew

  • Portuguese (Portugal)

  • Ukrainian

  • Czech

  • Hungarian

  • Romanian

  • Vietnamese

  • Danish

  • Indonesian

  • Russian

  • Dutch

  • Italian

  • Serbian (Cyrillic)

  • English

  • Japanese

  • Serbian (Latin)

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