Using Plugins

Who can use plugins?

  • Anyone can install plugins. You will need Can Edit access to a File to run a plugin.
  • Starter, Student, Professional or Figma Organization Figma Plans.

Plugins are third-party scripts or applications that extend the functionality of another application. 

In Figma, plugins allow you to perform tasks within a File. Plugins can view and interpret layers and objects, manipulate them, or create new ones.

For example: The Stark plugin checks the contrast of a selected layer against WCAG 2.1 guidelines.

You can use plugins to customize your experience, or create more efficient workflows.

  • You can only run plugins in the Editor.
  • You need to run a plugin manually.
  • You can only run one plugin at a time.
  • Plugins can't run in the background.

I want to:

Interested in making a plugin for Figma? Get started with the Figma Plugin API. Check out our Making Plugins article for more information. Want to talk with other developers? Join the Slack Community: https://figmapluginsbeta.slack.com/


Find and Browse Plugins

You can access all Figma Plugins by visiting https://www.figma.com/plugins

Or, by selecting the Plugins Page in the File Browser:

We divide the Plugins Page into sections:

Featured

A list of featured plugins that Figma curates. 

Installed

A list of plugins that you currently have installed. You can remove plugins from this section using the minus icon [-].

 Plugin developers will also have sections for Published plugins and plugins in Development. Learn more in our Making Plugins article.

Popular

A list of the most popular plugins. We base this on the total number of active installs.

Organization*

If you're part of a Figma Organization, you will also have a section for Organization plugins. This includes any plugins that have been created by and for members of your Organization.

You can then browse plugins, view listings, or see all Organization plugins.

I want to:

You can still browse plugins when you aren't logged into your Figma account at https://www.figma.com/plugins. To install a plugin, you'll need to log in to your Figma account, or sign up for free.

Browse Plugins

From the Plugin Page, click Browse all plugins: 

The Browse Plugins page allows you to see a list of all available plugins. You can scroll through the list, or use the Search field to find a specific plugin:

You can view some basic information about each plugin:

  • Plugin Name: Click on this to view more information about the plugin.
  • Publisher: An individual developer or an Organization. Click on the publisher to view all plugins they have created.
  • The total number of active installs.
  • Installed: Whether you've installed the plugin. This will either show up as an Install button or an Installed badge.
  • Access: Within an Organization, you can see a plugin's Access. This can be Public or Organization only (Private).

View a Plugin Listing

Click on the plugin's name to view the Plugin Listing:

This contains the following information:

  • Plugin Name.
  • Publisher: This could be an Organization or an Individual.

    Tip! You can click on the Publisher's name to view all plugins created by that publisher.

  • Installs: How many people currently have the plugin installed. You can click the Install button to add the plugin to your account.
  • Plugin Art: An image that shows more information about the plugin.
  • Description: A description of what the plugin does and how you can use it.
  • Version History: A detailed history of any updates the publisher has made to the plugin, with a summary of any changes.
  • Support Contact: How you can contact the plugin publisher directly. You will need to contact the publisher to resolve any issues with using the plugin.
  • Share: You can use these links to share the plugin with someone else. You can copy a link to the plugin listing, or click on the Twitter or Facebook links to share the plugin on social media.

See All Organization Plugins

If you are part of an Organization, you can view your Organization's plugins.

From the Plugins Page, click the See all link in the Organization section: 

This includes:

  • Plugins created by Organization members. You'll see the name of the specific publisher on the plugin's listing.
  • Plugins that are private to your Organization.
  • Plugins your Organization has whitelisted. Learn more about Managing Plugins in an Organization.
  • Plugins created by your Organization that published publicly.

You can Browse, Find and Install Plugins via your Organization Space, or your Personal Space.

You can move between your Organization and Personal Space. Use the switcher in the top-left corner of your account:

  • Any plugins you install in your Personal Space will be available in your Organization space. And vice versa.
  • You can use any Organization plugins you install in your personal space.

🔎Learn more about Plugins in an Organization in our Managing Plugins in an Organization article.


Install a Plugin

We link Plugins to your account. When you install a plugin, you will be able to access it across any browser and device. You can also install plugins from the Plugin page on mobile!

You can install a plugin from a few places:

Browse Plugins Page

The Browse Plugins page gives you a list of all available plugins. You can see some basic information about each plugin here.

Tip! If you want to install many plugins at once, this is the best place to do that!

  1. Go to Plugins > Browse All Plugins (or click this link: https://www.figma.com/c/plugins/all)
  2. Find the plugin(s) you would like to install. Click the Install button next to the plugin (in the Installed column):
  3. We will add the plugin to your account.

Plugin Listing

If you want to find out more about a specific plugin, you can view the plugin's listing.

This gives you more information about the plugin. That way you can see if the plugin solves a problem, or improves your workflow.

  1. To view a plugin's listing:
    1. Click on the plugin's name on the Plugins Page: 
    2. Or, when looking for plugins on the Browse Plugins page: 
  2. Click the Install button in the top-right corner of the listing: 

  3. We will add the plugin to your account. The listing will now show the plugin as Installed: 

In an Organization? If you are an Admin in a Figma Organization, you can also choose to install a plugin for the entire Organization.

  1. Find the plugin you'd like to install.
  2. Click the arrow next to the Install button. You'll see two options:
    • Install for you
    • Install for everyone at <Organization>
  3. Select Install for everyone at Organization.
  4. This will make the Plugin available to everyone in the Organization. If you have the Plugin Whitelist enabled, this will whitelist this specific plugin.

🔎Learn more about using Plugins in an Organization in our Managing Plugins in an Organization article.


Run a Plugin

Remember:

  • You can only run plugins in the Editor.
  • You need to run a plugin manually.
  • You can only run one plugin at a time.
  • Plugins can't perform actions in the background.

The specific instructions for running a plugin will vary. Some plugins will immediately run on the canvas. Others will have a UI that requires you to apply or adjust inputs or apply settings.

You may need to select Frames, objects, or layers before running the plugin.

You may need to test run the plugin - or check the plugin listing - to know what selections they support.

  1. You can run a plugin from a couple of places:
    • From the File Menu:
      1. Go to the File menu in the top-left corner of Figma (☰)
      2. Hover over the Plugins option.
      3. Select the plugin from the options: 
    • From the Right-click menu:
      1. Right-click anywhere on the canvas.
      2. Hover over Plugins in the menu.
      3. Select the plugin you want to run: 
  2. Depending on the plugin, you may need to interact with some UI to perform the user action. Complete any on-screen instructions to run the plugin.
  3. The plugin will apply the user action(s) to the currently selected layer/frame/object/file.

Tip! If you've used a plugin already, you can run it again using the Run last plugin function.

You can find this under the File menu > Plugins > Run Last plugin

Or, by using the shortcut:

  • Windows: Alt-Ctrl-P
  • Mac: Command-Option-P

Troubleshoot a Plugin

Problems running a plugin? Figma is not able to provide support around third-party applications. The Plugin publisher will provide support for third-party plugins.

Every plugin must provide a Support Contact. This can be an email address, a website, or a link to a help center. You can find the Support contact for a plugin on the Plugin's listing.

From the Editor:

  1. Go to the File menu in the top-left corner of Figma (☰).
  2. Hover over the Plugins option and select Manage Plugins

  3. This will take you to the Plugin Page where you can view your Installed plugins: 

  4. Click on the Plugin you want to learn more about: 

  5. Find the Support contact section: 

  6. You can then visit the website or help center, or send an email to the publisher.

Plugin(s) not showing up in the Editor? If you are a member of an Organization, Admins can restrict which public plugins you can install and use.

When an Organization enables the plugin whitelist, you won't be able to use non-whitelisted plugins. Any existing plugins will remain installed on your account. You can still use these in your Personal Space.

You may want to reach out to your Organization admin and request they add the plugin to the whitelist.


Uninstall a Plugin

If you no longer want to use a plugin, you can uninstall it.

When you uninstall a plugin, we will immediately remove it from your account. You can always install the plugin again, if you need to!

  1. You can view a list of your Installed plugins on the Plugins Page: https://www.figma.com/plugins

    💡 You can open the Plugins page from the Editor. Go to the File menu > Plugins and select Manage Plugins

  2. Click the minus icon [-] next to the plugin you want to remove: <Image: Hover over minus icon to remove plugin>

This will only show you the name of your Installed plugins.

You can also uninstall plugins from the Browser Plugins page and the Plugin listing.

Browse Plugins

Hover over the Installed button and click Uninstall: 

Plugin Listing

Hover over the Installed button and click Uninstall:

Something look a little off? You can report any plugins that are inappropriate, or look suspicious.

  1. Click the Flag as inappropriate link at the bottom of the plugin listing: 

  2. This will open a window where you can send us a message. Use the field provided to add any relevant details: 

  3. Click Send a message.This will send your message to our plugin review team (reviews@figma.com).
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