Show the layer legend


Standard users can perform all functions of this workflow; you do not need to sign in to an ArcGIS account.

You can show the layer legend on an ArcGIS for Microsoft 365 map.

See Layers to learn more about layers.

To display the legend for a specific layer, complete the following steps:

  1. From the map tools, click the Layers button Layers.

    The Layers list appears on the map. All layers are collapsed by default, hiding the legends.

  2. In the Layers list, click the Expand button Expand on the layer you want to view.

    The layer legend appears, showing the styling applied to the selected layer. If the features in the layer are styled by group or category, the legend shows the styling of each one.

  3. Click the Expand button again to hide the legend.

    If a layer is styled by color or size, you can click a category in the legend to show only that category's symbology on the map. Click the category again to show all symbols on the map.