Add Connections Between Topics

This feature is available to all users

Add connections between topics to show relationships between different ideas, draw links and make your map more visual. 


Tutorial Video: Using Connections

Take a look at the following tutorial video to learn how to add connections to your mind map. Then read on for more details!

Add a Connection Between Two Topics

  1. Right-click the topic you'd like to add a connection to (or left-click the topic and click the ellipsis ...).
  2. Click the Actions icon.
  3. Click Connection.
  4. Click one of the green plus signs around your topic to choose a connection point.
  5. Drag your connection line to the topic you'd like to connect to (no need to hold the mouse button down).
  6. Click one of the four connection points on the connecting topic.
  7. To move a connecting line, click and drag its middle point.

Keyboard Shortcuts

To create a connection using keyboard shortcuts, select a topic and press ALT+C

Edit a Connection's Style

After drawing a connection, you can change the connection’s color, style, shape and start/end icons. To do this, click your connection, then choose an option from the menu which appears:


  1. Style: Change the color, shape and appearance of your connection line.
  2. Line start: Select a new icon for the beginning of your connection.
  3. Switch Direction: Switch the start and end icons of your connection.
  4. Line end: Select a new icon for the end of your connection.


Remove a Connection

To permanently delete a connection:


  1. Click your connection.
  2. In the menu which appears, click the ellipsis (...).
  3. Select Delete Connection from the drop-down menu.


Add a Label to a Connection

Add a label to a connection line to name the relationship between two connected topics.


  1. Click your connection to select it.
  2. In the menu which appears, select the ellipsis (...).
  3. Select Add Label from the drop-down menu.
  4. Enter your label and press ENTER. Use the colon (:) to add emojis.

Delete Labels

To delete a label, click the ellipsis and select Delete Label or simply delete the text in your label manually.

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