Set a Custom File Thumbnail

Who can use this feature?

✅Users in any Figma Plan
✅Anyone with Editor access can set a custom File thumbnail

Every File will have a thumbnail which shows a preview of the File's contents. We show the thumbnail whenever we reference the File in the File Browser.

You can customize this for each File. This is a great way to set expectations and communicate the File's contents.

You can create a File thumbnail out of any Frame within a Page of your File. We will scale the selected Frame so that it fills the thumbnail.

Set a File's Thumbnail

  1. Open the File in the Editor
  2. Find the Frame you would like to use as the thumbnail. We scale the selected Frame so that it fills the File Thumbnail.
  3. Right-click on the Frame in the canvas to open the Context Menu.
  4. Select Set as Thumbnail from the options:

  5. We will update your File's thumbnail. We will also display a custom thumbnail icon next to the Frame.

Want to remove the Frame from the thumbnail? Right-click on the Frame in the canvas and select Restore Default Thumbnail. We'll use the contents of the first page in your File as the default thumbnail.

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