Performance of elevated temperature grain refinement and texture analysis are investigated in the temperature range of 500 °C, 600 °C, 700 °C and 800 °C in this study. Electron Back Scattered Diffraction (EBSD) was used for observation of grain distribution of Inconel 718. Tensile test was performed for all the heat treated samples and the fractrographic was examined using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). In addition, the texture of Inconel 718 was examined using crystallographic textures and Orientation Distribution Function (ODF) plots. The results indicate that Inconel 718 heat treated with 800 °C shows better grain refinement and provide optimum texture. Furthermore, it also indicated that decreased grain size contributed to the decreased cleavage size that leads to increased ductility. © 2021 Elsevier B.V.