Observable was created to help everyone make sense of the world with data, together. People are drawn to Observable because of its thriving community: a generous, creative, diverse group working with data through visualization. The community is learning from, building upon, and inspired by each other.

The Observable community was loud and clear in requests for more collaboration. That’s why we recently launched Free Teams. Everyone can collaborate with their data people, openly and easily in public, for free.

The Observable Pro Individual Offering

Today, we’re announcing more changes to Observable with the introduction of our Pro Individual offering. This offering supports those who want to use Observable with data that requires privacy and security. You will only pay for Observable when you want to work in private.


Pro Individual costs $12/month with an annual plan. With this change, Observable has three paid offerings for those who need to do their data work in private: Pro Individual, Pro Team and Enterprise. Anyone can change their plan type or migrate between plans as their needs change. To see full plan details, please visit our Pricing Page.

Free and Pro accounts.

Free Trial, for you to kick the tires

As of today, everyone who had a Free Individual account was automatically upgraded to the Pro Individual plan until December 1, 2022. After the trial, you can decide to keep your Pro Individual plan, or you can switch to the free, public one. If you decide to switch, your private notebooks will remain private, but will become read-only. You can then choose to make them public in order to edit and share with the community.To read more about the changes to free accounts, check out this FAQ.

Share your feedback

We are committed to fulfilling our mission of helping everyone make sense of the world with data, together. These changes will help ensure that we support the diverse needs of the Observable community, collaborating in community and then working in private for data work. In addition, we’ll keep listening and use your feedback to make Observable better for everyone.