Unable to open ArcGIS Desktop Layers in ArcGIS Online

Discussion created by salmanseahmed on Jan 8, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 21, 2015 by jonjab
Branched from an earlier discussion

I have a very similar question- Can maps/layers created in ArcGIS desktop be opened in the online Version? I uploaded one of my ArcGIS desktop layers online. It was successfully uploaded but I see only one option to open it 'Open with ArcGIS desktop'. Can't I open it with online map viewer? Or is this too great a Task for the fragile online platform? lol