Microsoft Power BI will get responsive visualizations. Power BI responsive visualizations change dynamically to display the maximum amount of data and insight, no matter the screen size.

As a visualization changes its size, Power BI prioritizes the data view, for example removing padding and legend tweaks such as moving the legend to the top of the visualization – automatically, so the visualization remains informative and beautiful even as it gets smaller.

Responsive visualization across layouts

You really see the magic of responsive visualizations when creating phone reports and mobile dashboards.

When a visualization is responsive, you can use it full size in a report for web and desktop views, and also small size for phone reports on mobile dashboards, with the same stunning visual experience on both devices.

A responsive visualization optimizes across Power BI platforms, whether you use it in a report, a dashboard, a phone report, a mobile dashboard, or even in embedded Power BI visuals that use the Power BI API.

Enabling responsive visualization

The responsive setting is per visual. To make a visualization responsive, select it in Power BI Desktop. In the formatting pane, under General, set Responsive to On.

Backwards compatibility

To ensure no disruption in your existing Power BI reports and dashboards, responsiveness is off by default on all existing reports. When responsive visualizations become generally available, all visualizations added to new reports will be set to responsive by default. To enable it for any visualization, simply switch Responsive to On.

Note: Pinned visuals need to be re-pinned for responsiveness to work in a dashboard. Turn the responsive setting to On, and then re-pin the visual.

Responsive warnings and indications

When responsive optimizations are made, the axis, legend, and other elements might be impacted. When this happens, an indicator will appear in the formatting pane next to the element impacted. This points out the responsiveness changed to the report author.