Rename, copy and move diagram files on Google Drive

You can rename, copy and move your diagram files that are stored in Google Drive using the the File menu in the diagrams.net editor.

Rename a diagram file

  1. Select File > Rename from the menu.
    Select File > Rename from the menu to rename a diagram file in Google Drive
  2. Edit the filename then click Rename.
    Edit the name of the file, then click Rename to rename a diagram file in Google Drive

Copy a diagram file to a new diagram

  1. Select File > Make a Copy from the menu.
    Select File > Rename from the menu to rename a diagram file in Google Drive
  2. Edit the Filename, then click on Google Drive. This will make a copy of your diagram in the same folder as the original diagram file.
    Edit the the filename, then click on Google Drive to save a copy in your current Google Drive folder.

Move a diagram file to another folder in Google Drive

  1. Select File > Move to Folder from the menu.
    Select File > Rename from the menu to rename a diagram file in Google Drive
  2. If you want to move your diagram file to the root folder in your Google Drive account, click Yes. Otherwise, click No, pick folder.
    Click on 'No, pick folder' to choose a different folder to move your diagram file to in Google Drive
  3. Navigate to and select the target folder in your Google Drive, then click Select to move your diagram file in Google Drive.
    Navigate to and select  different folder to move your diagram file to in Google Drive

Work with diagram files stored in Google Drive

Storing your files in Google Drive lets you and your teams collaborate easily. Your diagram files in Google Drive are versioned - you can see who makes changes and when, and roll back to an older version if someone has made a mistake. Publishing a diagram as a link from a diagram stored in Google Drive results in shorter, more readable links. You can import diagrams into Google Drive in a number of ways, both in and out of the diagrams.net editor.

To return to Google Drive from the diagrams.net editor, hover over the diagrams.net logo at the top left. It will change to the Google Drive logo and display a tooltip - click on it to automatically save your diagram and return to your Google Drive.

Click on the logo at the top left to return to Google Drive from the diagrams.net editor

Embed diagrams in Google Docs, Slides and Sheets

Using the diagrams.net apps for Google Workplace, you can add diagrams from Google Drive to Google Docs and other Google Workplace apps, without needing to create and embed a static image version of your diagram.

Embed a diagram in Google Docs

Embed diagrams from Google Drive in Atlassian Confluence and Jira

If you are using the draw.io apps for Atlassian Confluence or Atlassian Jira, use the Embed draw.io diagram macro to embed a diagram file that you have stored in Google Drive.

If you don’t see this option when using Confluence Server, your Confluence administrator will need to enable it in the draw.io configuration options.