Collaborate visually with Lucidchart and Microsoft Teams

Published 09-30-2019 02:07 PM 12.3K Views

Lucidchart app now supports messaging extensions, link unfurling, and collaborator permissions in Microsoft Teams.  


In today’s workplace, there are numerous applications and digital tools to share, collaborate, and innovate. While these tools are meant to help teams solve complex problems and convey information quickly in a way that comes naturally, they can sometimes create their own barriers. Switching between numerous tabs and continuously logging in to all of your accounts quickly becomes monotonous and time-consuming. 


This is where Lucidchart’s enhancements to its Microsoft Teams app with new platform capabilities can help. Last year, Lucidchart launched an app that made it possible to edit and share documents without ever leaving Teams, making it easy to convey complex ideas and collaborate all in one location.


The latest enhanced capabilities from Lucidchart break down these barriers even further making it easy to grant access and edit documents in Teams. Lucidchart is a visual workspace that combines diagramming, data visualization, and collaboration to accelerate understanding and drive innovation. Users can easily create and collaborate on flowcharts, ERDs, BPMN diagrams, wireframes, mockups, network diagrams, org charts, etc. in real-time.


With these new capabilities, you can easily reference specific documents, preview documents you share and grant appropriate editing access to documents. Check out how each new integration makes innovation effortless with Teams and Lucidchart.


Use Messaging Extension for sharing

The new Messaging Extension makes it possible to reference, edit, and share documents in Teams. If you are discussing changes to a diagram, you can now share it within the chat conversation and make real-time edits to keep everyone on the same page. Improve clarity across your organization when everyone can see and track changes visually.


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Preview documents with link unfurling 

Now it’s possible to see and preview the document you share in Teams with the new link unfurling integration. When a Lucidchart link is pasted in Microsoft Teams, it unfurls automatically giving you and the person you are collaborating with a preview of the document. Never accidentally share the wrong document again. You now have clarity, knowing you are sharing the right information, and your team members know what they are opening up before clicking the link. 


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Manage collaborator permissions  

Using this new feature in the tab integration allows you to give the right permissions to the right people. Set collaborator permissions for different documents determining whether channel members can view only, comment, or edit the documents. Maintain consistency and clarity by managing individuals' access.


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How to get started

If you haven’t already, install Lucidchart from Microsoft AppSource and connect your Lucidchart account to start diagramming as a team. 


Don’t forget—Lucidchart integrates with popular Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Make your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations more clear and engaging with visuals.


Begin communicating visually with Lucidchart.

Install the Lucidchart app for Microsoft Teams today.


Nice.  Is this better than Visio? ;)

Occasional Visitor

it's 1000% better than Visio because Visio doesn't exist in Teams.


Lucid (and any other workflow app in MS Teams) has a major problem:

the diagrams are located in the Lucid app.


We write our requirements, user stories, user guides in the Wiki app that is integrated with Teams.

We all want to be able to add/modify a process flow, diagram etc directly in the Wiki page. It is is critical that these diagrams are contextual (visible in the Wiki page where they belong too). we first add cross reference in the Wiki  (e.g. "Go to process flow A1") to ask user to go to the Lucid app and find the aformenetioned process flow. It is very cumbersome.

another option was to create a screenshot of the Lucid chart and paste it in the right place in the Wiki as a picture. Expectidely, this was a disaster as the pictures were never in sync.

At the end, the lack of visual and authoring integration between Lucid and Wiki was a dealbreaker.

Lucid needs to support integration with Wiki and a check in/out mecanism

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