Visio Online Frequently Asked Questions

Visio Online is a new way to view and share Visio drawings on the web. You first upload a .vsdx file to the cloud on either OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online. Then people can view the file in a web browser, even if they don’t have Visio installed. Visio Online is currently in preview release so that customers can get an idea of what it’s like. Wondering what you can do with Visio Online Preview? See Basic tasks.

Starting in August 2016, Visio Online Preview will be available to Office 365 First Release customers

Once you have access to Visio Online Preview, you can upload a .vsdx file to either OneDrive for Business or to a library on SharePoint Online. Then, when you click the name of the file, it will open in a new browser tab.

No, Visio Online Preview does not currently allow you to edit drawings. But you can edit drawings in the Visio 2013 or Visio 2016 desktop applications. With the file open in the browser, click Open Diagram > Edit in Visio. Make your changes in the desktop application, and then save. Once you save, the file is updated online and other people will see your changes.

Visio Online Preview works with the current versions of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Currently, the viewing capability of Visio Online is in a preview release. We expect Visio Online to be generally available by the end of 2016.

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