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Venn diagram maker features

Canva’s Venn diagram maker is the easiest way to make a Venn diagram online. Start by choosing a template – we’ve got hundreds of Venn diagram examples to choose from. With a suite of easy to use design tools, you have complete control over the way it looks. Plus, being fully online, Canva makes it easy for you to collaborate and work on the design with your team.

  • More than 20 professional types of graphs to choose from
  • Professionally designed templates to fast-track your workflow
  • Data visualization made easy – no complicated software to learn
  • Publish, share or download your high-resolution graph
  • Embed your Venn diagram in presentations, reports and more with no fuss
  • Easy drag-and-drop tools, made with the non-designer in mind

How to make a Venn diagram

  1. Choose a Venn diagram template.
  2. Click to change the labels and drag to move the circles.
  3. Customize details like colors and fonts.
  4. Choose from our stunning range of graph elements, like frames, shapes and lines.
  5. Save and share.

What is a Venn diagram?

A Venn diagram consists of two or more overlapping circles. They are used to show relationships – mainly similarities and differences – and visually organize information. A Venn diagram isn’t just made up of the circles, but also the area around the circles, which encapsulates the data that doesn’t fall into those categories. Each of the circles represents a different category of data. The overlapping parts of the circles show where those categories of data have something in common. The overlapping area is called the “intersection”. When you have multiple sets of data to represent, you can create a three circle, four circle or even five circle Venn diagram.

In the example on the right, one circle represents what a person believes. The other circle represents what is true. The area where they intersect – where what someone believes is also true – represents knowledge.


The history of Venn diagrams

The use of circular diagrams has been traced back to as early as the 13th century. Venn diagrams were popularized by the English logician John Venn in 1880 and may also be referred to as a primary diagram, logic diagram or set diagram.

John Venn was inspired by the 18th-century Swiss mathematician and logician Leonhard Euler, who had used a similar approach to organizing data with circles – although his circles did not overlap. Euler’s invention is sometimes referred to as Euler diagrams, and Venn called his own invention as “Eulerian circles”. Around 30 years later, the name Venn diagram was coined.

Venn diagrams were invented for use in a branch of mathematics called set theory. Set theory deals with well-defined categories of objects, including but not limited to numbers.


Components of Venn diagrams



The overlapping section.



All of the circles combined.


Symmetric difference

The parts of the circles that do not intersect – that is, the parts that are more different than they are alike.


Relative complement

The overlapping section of an individual circle that doesn’t fall into the intersection.


Absolute complement

Any area that doesn’t include that set, including the area around the circles.


Universal set

The area around the circles. This is the larger category of information in which the sets exist.

Canva’s Venn diagram tools

Customize your Venn diagram’s fonts and colors

Color code your circles to correspond to your data sets. No matter how many circles you’re using, you can set them apart by varying their colors. With Canva’s color selection tool, you can choose any color you like. You can even explore designer-approved color combinations, right inside Canva’s editor.

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Collaborate on your Venn diagram with your class or team

Canva is made for collaboration. It’s fully online, so you don’t need to download any software. Share a link to your Venn diagram with your team, and you can all contribute to its creation. Add comments and save yourself from the back and forth over email. You can even control who can view and who can edit.

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Add images and icons to your diagrams

A picture is worth a thousand words. So why not add images to your Venn diagram? Search Canva’s media library containing more than 2 million stock graphics and images to find one that suits your needs. Then, just drag and drop it into the editor and resize or crop as needed.

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Embed in reports, presentations and more

When you’re all done, you can download your Venn diagram as a JPEG, PNG or PDF file, share it on your social media, or email it directly to someone. Your Venn diagram can also be used in all kinds of graphics and documents. We’ve got tens of thousands of templates to choose from, so you can keep a consistent, stylish look. Simply choose what you’d like to make – whether it’s a presentation, an infographic or something else – then select a template.

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Venn diagram templates

A Venn diagram template is the quickest way to create an eye-catching Venn diagram. Canva has countless templates to choose from. Start by choosing from one of the Venn diagram examples below.

  • “When it came to design reports, Canva had a wide variety of simple easy to use templates that allowed me to easily plug in my graphs and information, and helped me to focus on the actual content instead of spending hours and hours on design.”
    Advertising Specialist
  • “My favorite aspect of Canva definitely has to be the ability to create infographics using Canva. I have used this feature many times throughout the past year to create different kinds of charts and graphs and they always turn out amazing!
  • “The ability to quickly develop graphics or graphs using stock materials or import our own reduces stress while increasing productivity. “
  • “Canva helps even the least experienced designer (me) make simple and professional-looking social media posts, and diagrams for my clients.”
    Marketing Manager
  • “Create great graphs and diagrams even as a non-designer.”
    Content Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I change the colors of my Venn diagram circles?
It’s easy to change the colors used in any Canva design. Simply click on the element that you’d like to change, then click the color tile in the toolbar. Select the color you’d like.
How do I add text to my Venn diagram?
You can add text by clicking on the Text tab in the Canva editor’s side bar. You can choose from more than 500 fonts! Simply type to add your own message and labels. If you want to change pre-existing text in the template, simply click the text then type.
Can I create a Venn diagram with more than two circles?
Yes! In fact, Canva has Venn diagram templates designed for this very purpose. Choose a three, four or even five-circle Venn diagram template to get started.
Is Canva’s Venn diagram maker free?
Yes! Signing up for Canva is completely free, and it’s free to use. Most of Canva’s pre-designed templates and images are free as well. Canva’s premium templates, images or illustrations and purchase come at an extremely affordable price. If you don’t want to pay, you can simply remove the premium elements from your design.
Can I collaborate on my Venn diagram design?
Yes. Canva is designed to make teamwork easy. You can add you whole team, and control who can edit your design. You can also add comments – no more back and forth over email!
How to create a Venn diagram in Word or Google Docs?
You can use your Canva design in a Word document or in any Google Doc. Simply create your Venn diagram, then download it as a PNG or JPEG file. Then add it to your document.

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