Getting Started in Lucidchart: Sharing and Collaboration
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Posted by: Angie Mecham
Whether you work on a team of one or many, there are likely times that you need to share your work with others. Maybe you need to communicate a complex process to a client or collaborate on a new project that requires insights and information from others.
Lucidchart offers sharing options that make it easy to:
- Collaborate in real time
- Gather feedback from others directly in Lucidchart
- Change permission levels as the project evolves
The best part? Because Lucidchart is cloud-based and available on all devices and browsers, there’s no barrier to working with others. Lucidchart is always up to date, and nobody has to install expensive software on their computer.
Take a look at the following video tutorials to learn how to share your Lucidchart documents, collaborate with others, add comments, and embed your diagrams on another website.
Start by learning how to share your Lucidchart document with others directly or via a shareable link. You’ll also see how to set specific permission levels for each collaborator.
Real-time collaboration and version tracking
Lucidchart was built for better collaboration from the beginning. If you’ve given others edit access to your diagram, you can work together in real time.
The user tiles that appear in the top-right corner of the editor will show you who is actively working in a diagram, and you can also track changes over time using the revision history feature.
Take one minute to learn more about version control and tracking changes in the next video.
Use comments to ask questions, assign tasks, or address concerns directly from your diagram. Watch the video to learn how to add comments to shapes, @mention specific people, and use the pin icon.
Advanced sharing options
Need to change permissions or remove contributors from your project? Want to share your diagram with someone who doesn’t have a Lucidchart license? Or maybe you want to embed your project on another website or company intranet?
It’s all possible through Lucidchart’s advanced sharing features. Learn more in this Help Center article or check out the following videos.
Share outside of Lucidchart
Once you’ve mastered sharing and collaboration in Lucidchart, take your skills to the next level. In our final Getting Started post, we’ll show you how to export your diagrams as PDFs or images and how to add your diagrams to Microsoft Word, Google Slides, Slack, Confluence, and other leading applications.
About the author
Angie Mecham has spent a lot of time studying diagrams since joining Lucidchart as a product education manager in 2017. When she’s not training Lucidchart users, she enjoys hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, drinking too much coffee, and writing fantasy novels.
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