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Infographics > Timeline

Make professional timelines in minutes.

Create Your Timeline It’s free and easy to use.
Time line maker
  • Easy-to-customize professional timeline maker.
  • Tons of infographic templates to choose from.
  • Change icons, fonts and backgrounds easily.

Chosen by brands large and small

Our timeline maker is used by over 8,153,301 marketers, communicators, executives and educators from over 120 countries that include:

HOW IT WORKS

How to Make Timelines in 5 Steps

Use the timeline maker to create a visual story of your company or your business journey. Choose from one of many easy-to-customize templates.

Change the icons, colors, backgrounds, and fonts to match your theme. Make the template longer or shorter at any time. Add animations and easily embed on your site, share as a link or download as an image or PDF to insert anywhere or share on social media.

  • Create a new project or select a template.
  • On the left panel, click Data and select the Diagram icon.
  • Drag and drop smart shapes or lines. You can also drag lines to attach to shapes.
  • Save time by using pre-made blocks from the left panel.
  • Edit the placeholder text with your own content and customize your timeline design.

Timeline Maker Features

Check out Visme's full suite of intuitive and easy-to-use features, helping you create stunning timelines and flowcharts in minutes.

Beautiful timeline templates

Log into your Visme Dashboard and click the Infographics tab. Once inside, click on #timeline in the small directory next to the search box. Browse through all the available templates in the timeline maker.

Build your timeline

Once inside the timeline maker, change the icons and graphics with the options on the left-hand panel, or upload your own. Add photos from your computer, or find some in the Graphics tab. Quickly create your timeline with the built-in expansion tools.

Create your timeline

More great timeline features

  • Easy-to-customize templates to choose from and design
  • Hundreds of thousands of icons and photos to add to your timelines
  • Mix and match fonts and colors to make it your own
  • Easy drag-and-drop design tools, made with the non-designer in mind
  • Create a one-sided or two-sided timeline, or a vertical or horizontal timeline
  • Quickly and easily download and print your new timelines

Share Your Timeline

Use the timeline creator to generate animated infographics and embed them in a blog post or your site. 
Download your infographic from the timeline maker as an image or PDF to handout and print as a poster. Cite your sources at the bottom of the graphic and include your website URL and logo.

LEARN ABOUT TIMELINES

What is a Timeline?

Use the timeline maker to create a visual story of your company or your business journey. Choose from one of many easy-to-customize templates.

Change the icons, colors, backgrounds, and fonts to match your theme. Make the template longer or shorter at any time. Add animations and easily embed on your site, share as a link or download as an image or PDF to insert anywhere or share on social media.

Create your timeline

Use the timeline maker to create a linear representation of important events

Choose one of the many templates in the timeline maker. Change the icons, colors, and backgrounds to fit your brand or story. Add your own images or use the ones provided in the left-hand Graphics panel.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED + MORE

More than a Timeline Maker

Visme gives you over 40 charts, graphs and data widgets to visualize your data, and transform stats and figures to a beautiful timeline and other visuals in your documents

MAKE IT ENGAGING
Interactivity

Create interactive timelines with popup and rollover effects that allow your viewer to interact with your design to learn more information.

VISUALIZE NUMBERS WITH A CLICK
Charts & Graphs

Visualize information beautifully with charts, graphs, flowchart elements, data widgets and other customizable design assets.

BEAUTIFY YOUR CONTENT
Images and Graphics

Choose from over a million stock photos, icons, illustrations, animated graphics and more to create a completely unique timeline design.

EASY TO EDIT

Timeline Templates

Our easy to use timeline templates give you a quick and easy starting point to create your timeline. Visme timeline templates are your fast track to stunning-looking visuals – simply choose a style from the timeline examples below, and click to start editing.

QUICK TIPS

How to Use the Timeline Maker

  • Organize your timeline as a rough draft on a piece of paper. Have an idea of different sections in the timeline and a vision of the story you want to tell.
  • Enter the Visme Timeline Maker by logging in to Visme and starting a new project.
  • Click on the Infographics tab and choose #timeline from the directory next to the search bar. Otherwise, write “timeline” into the bar.
  • Browse through the collection of timeline templates inside the timeline creator until you find one that best fits your vision. Click on the blue Use This button to see it in the editor.
  • Change the icons, colors, and backgrounds in the template to match your theme. You can use the theme colors tab on the left-hand panel in the timeline creator or use your own color palette.
  • Add your own photos or use some from the left-hand Graphics panel in the timeline maker. There are also plenty of graphics and icons to choose from.
  • Customize the shapes to create a balanced design in the timeline maker. Choose your fonts and change their color and size to fit the composition.
  • Download your infographic from the timeline maker as a PDF with bleed marks and print it as a poster to hang on your wall.
  • Use the animation tools in the top right menu to create an interactive timeline. Simply add a movement to selected sections.
  • Download the infographic from the timeline creator as an image and insert into an email or a blog post. Share it on social media, specially Pinterest which is great for vertical graphics.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do you create a Visme account?

Simply type www.visme.co in your address bar and create a free account with just your name and email.

Are the timeline templates completely customizable?

Yes. The timeline generator lets you customize every single section of the template. You can change the icons, the graphics, the colors, the backgrounds, and fonts easily.

Can I create an interactive timeline?

Yes. You can add animation to any section of your timeline infographic. The timeline maker will let you animate anything in the design. Remember to keep it balanced.

How much does it cost to make a timeline infographic with the timeline maker?

Making a timeline with Visme is totally free. You can download or embed the finished graphic and use it however you want. If you would like to download it as a PDF with bleed marks, or an .html file, then you will need a Visme Standard Plan.

Can I change the length of the timeline template easily?

Yes. There is a draggable button which lets you make the timeline longer or shorter. You can add content blocks to add more content to your timeline.

Can I use my Brand Kit when creating a timeline?

Yes, of course! All your Brand Kit assets are available in the timeline maker. You can apply your color palette, fonts and logo easily.