Snap to grid

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Just for starters, I’m a bit maniac and I like things to be aligned and even.

I mostly use Miro to create game design systems (UX flow, tech trees, level layouts...). Those can be pretty complex with hundreds of items but the ease of use, the simple shortcuts and the minimalistic UI of MIRO allow me to seamlessly materialize my ideas without friction.

Yet, something bothers me a lot, I can’t snap objects to the grid which means that in order to keep my stuff nice and clear to present to my colleagues I have to manually create a grid with boxes.

This process is tedious and suboptimal and I’d really love an option to snap objects to grid (whether it is their corners or their center I don’t really care).

Thanks for making my life easier with a great tool!

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How is this not an option?

I want to edit the canvas grid to an 8px grid with 24px sub grid and then have all my objects snap to this grid. Why is this not an option? Mind Boggler.

I wanted to move my team over from another app to Miro but this is a complete dealbreaker.

If we make flow charts with out the snapping they will look ugly and misaligned. Then, if Miro somehow wakes up to the fact that every other app has this and it is because users want it, then I’ll have to go through all my files again and snap all the objects to the new grid. NO THANK YOU

And the Snap Objects has nothing really to do with this because I want to snap objects TO GRID as well as each other. They are 2 separate functions. We need both. (on a positive note, thank you for adding the feature of remembering what my last linking arrowhead was - both arrowheads or one)

Please +1 this so they implement it.


Deal breaker for me moving over to Miro TBH.

Not sure why the concept is so foreign to this software.

Canvas has a grid > Right Click choose Grid Options > Make grid whatever size, amount you want > Snap Objects to grid > DONE

Not being able to snap to grid is frustrating. I can see the grid and I can kinda use it to align things, but attempting to create any cohesive layouts becomes an infuriating task because you never get it just right and things start to distract you more than they should.

This is a basic feature in most other comparable services and applications.

SAKES….. ^^^^ THIS!

For the OCD among us, and for the jillion “design matters” people everywhere JUST DO IT!

And wonderful product that you have created that has made all these passionate people plead with you to add this important and necessary feature.

Thank you!

Dear Miro team. 👉 SNAP. TO. GRID. 👈

The lack of this feature is one of the main points that still makes me long for Whimsical. People like me have been tweaking their way around this for ages now. Especially, when working on extensive Story or Journey Maps, a little alignment helps a lot to keep things tidy and organized. Just do it! Please!😘

+1, can't understand how such a full featured app doesn't have this basic/core feature. beats Miro in this regard.

I second that!


Snap to grid is a so essential and basic function that I could not believe that anybody would implement a canvas-type tool without it…





+1 for universal grid-snapping! Makes Miro much less useful to my team of engineers!

This is a table stakes feature where others, even Visio and Lucid is much better. 

Yes please.

We’re tempted to use this for our business “design/brainstorming” sessions, but having the lack of any kind of snapping to grid (especially when trying to create UI’s) is kinda frustrating.


Yes, “Snap to grid” is a must have for an app like this.

It’s really a pain for an OCD like me. Please let us know roughly it will be implemented. Thanks.


Yes! Definitely something that consumes more time than necessary for me!

I’m surprised this wasn’t one of the first features that would have been implemented. Snapping to a grid and being able to modify the resolution of the grid is a fairly common feature in applications like this and is very useful when creating proportionate objects.

Please implement!

It is really amazing the lack of response from the Miro team for the most requested features.

Snap to Grid, Layers, Interactivity….these topics come up weekly on these forums and actually prevents teams from adopting Miro wholesale.

+1 I feel terrible when I cannot align things too 

Mirro cannot snap objects to a grid and objects cannot have multiple magnet points  - this make Miro completely unsable for me


Big +1. Would make diagrams so much more organized!

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How is this not the first thing you implement? Come on.

Yes I too would really value snap to grid! Thanks :) 

Snap to grid, yes please ! 

Any chance to see it implemented anytime soon? It would be a really great feature that allows to keep diagrams tidy and clean.

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I am for a proper snap to grid functionality with the option to customise the size of the grid too.

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.