Snap to grid

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Yeah, I’m honestly quite confused about what the point of the grid is if you can’t snap to it. I can always get straight lines by clicking shift, I guess.

@Ouroboros Another workaround I found after reading your post is to use a one-row or one-column table grid, resizing it to for instance the borders of a frame, so you won’t have the “rulers” on your page. Neat: it’s easy to add a cell & resize to change the divisions or add a ruler (though I never find how to remove a cell?!). Not so neat: objects align to the center of the cell, not to its outlines ...

yes please ! 

I turn Snap off and everything still snaps to predetermined locations.  Is there a way to place items where I want them, instead of the software telling me where it “should” go? 


I want a section of a frame to be for stickies and another section for a narrative.  If one frame has fewer stickies the narrative doesn’t line up and it looks terrible.  

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Snap to grid!!! Please implement!!

The current “snap to grid” should be renamed “snap to object”

I also find the lack of snap to grid quite painful.  It’s a big gap, imo.  

Also confused by this - I have Snap Objects turned on, but nothing seems to snap to the grid. It would be very helpful to snap shapes to the grid so I can create orderly layouts.

Love the idea of creating your own snapping grid with mini-boxes above and to the left… going to use that in the meantime.

I’m also really interested in this question.

I just started experimenting with Miro and tried to make a simple canvas. I wanted to have tow rectangles share an edge, so tried to use ‘snap to grid’. It really didn’t work the way I expected it to. 



I’m a bit confused as to what the intention of this feature actually is. It seems to just lock objects in place and prevent them from being moved but still allows free resizing without snapping.

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I second this notion; please create snap to grid option. I’m a new user to this cloud app but not to design apps, and most have snap to grid.

Userlevel 6

Yes, I already use Snap Objects but it doesn’t snap to the grid, only to other objects on screen which doesn’t work in all cases.


What I do is that I create a fake grid with boxes so I can simulate grid snapping thanks to “snap objects”. This is suboptimal but it’s my workaround.



Hi @Ouroboros, thanks for sharing your use case!

I just wanted to make sure you already use the Snap objects feature. Right-click the canvas to open this menu on the board: