What Platforms, Devices and Browsers are Supported?

Figma is predominantly browser-based software, which means it can be run on all full desktop operating systems (MacOS, Windows, Linux, etc), as well as Chrome OS .

Figma also has desktop applications available for both MacOS and Windows. Learn more about the requirements of using Figma's Desktop Apps.

For live device previewing, you can also download the Figma Mirror app, which is available on both iOS and Android devices.

In this article, we'll cover: 

  1. Minimum Browser Requirements.
  2. Supported Graphics Cards.
  3. Using Figma on a mobile device.

Minimum Browser Requirements

Figma uses WebGL (Web Graphics Library) to handle rendering. This has very low graphical requirements which means it runs well on most browsers.

Having trouble? Try updating to the latest version of your browser - we recommend enabling automatic updates to keep things up-to-date!

The minimum browser requirements are:
  • Chrome 49+
  • Firefox 51+
  • Safari 10.1+ (Apple - macOS)
  • Edge 14+ (Windows) 

Tip! You can find out what browser and operating system version you're using via What's my Browser.

Supported Graphics Cards

On Windows and Linux, OS and device driver updates are often required to keep performance optimal.

On MacOS (Apple), any OS releases will update Safari and provide any bug fixes related to WebGL.

Any graphics cards from  IntelNvidia and AMD should be from 2012, or later. While earlier graphics cards may work, we can't guarantee performance or ensure the drivers are up-to-date or supported. 

The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Intel HD Graphics 4000 (or later).
  • Nvidia 330m (or later).
  • ATI Radeon HD 4850 (or later).

While Figma doesn’t restrict graphics cards, some browsers will blacklist certain versions. To work around this, please read our Configuring your browser guide.

Dedicated Versus Integrated Graphics Cards

Some newer laptops will have both a dedicated card (e.g. Nvidia or AMD) and an integrated graphical processor (e.g. Intel or AMD). 

Enabling the dedicated graphics card with Figma can result in improved performance ( up to 8 times faster). This will affect battery consumption, so we recommend switching back to the integrated card when extending battery life is more important.

If you have a dual-GPU laptop, you can choose to use the dedicated GPU over the integrated GPU:

  1. macOS > gfxcardstatus app - allows you to switch the graphics card, https://gfx.io/
  2. Windows > Nvidia control panel (Windows) - set chrome.exe to use discrete graphics card.
  3. Windows > AMD control panel (Windows) - set chrome.exe to use discrete graphics card.

Using Figma on Mobile Devices

Figma relies on web technologies that aren't fully supported on mobile operating systems. We recommend using Figma on devices that offer a full desktop operating system. This includes MacOS, Windows and ChromeOS.

If you are using a mobile device, then you can access a View Only version of your Figma Files. This applies to iPads, tablets or mobile devices running mobile operating systems e.g. iOS

Tablets that run a full desktop OS, like the Microsoft Surface, don't have the same limitations.

You will also be able to view Prototypes on a mobile browser. To do so, you can open a Prototyping link on your mobile device.  Keep in mind that the browser address bar may obstruct or prevent some actions.

The minimum requirements to view Figma Files on mobile browsers are:

  • Safari on iOS 10, 11, 12
  • Chrome on Android 7.0 - 9.0

For live device previewing, we recommend downloading the Figma Mirror app. The Figma Mirror app is available on both iOS and Android devices. Learn more about the Figma Mirror app.

If you don’t want to download the Figma Mirror app, then you can still view a live device preview. Head to figma.com/mobile-app in your mobile browser.

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