Getting started with flowcharts

Here's a quick start guide to help you get the most out of Whimsical flowcharts.

Making a flowchart

First, create a new board, then there are a few ways to add your first diagram shape:

  • Click the "Diagram shapes" icon from the toolbar
  • Use the keyboard shortcut S

Tip: Check out this template to learn about some of the uses for different flowchart shapes.

Fun flowchart features

There are many ways to style your diagram shapes, which you'll find in the toolbar including:

  • Changing the colour and the shape of an element
  • Changing outlines
  • Adding transparency

It's easy to edit the text as well:

  • Increase and decrease font size
  • Change the text position
  • Apply bold or italic styles

Use the quick connectors to build a flowchart fast, or try Option (or Alt) + Arrow keys to supercharge the process.

Tip: Want to make a flowchart but don't want to start from zero? Try our AI-assisted diagraming for a quick head start!

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