Create View Only or Private Projects with Advanced Project Permissions

Who can use this feature?

✅Users in Professional or Figma Organization Plans
✅You can only create Projects in Teams
Editors, Admins or Team Owners can create Private Projects
❌You can't use Advanced Permissions in a Starter Team

If you are a member of a Professional Team, then you also have access to  Advanced Project Permissions.

Understand Advanced Project Permissions

Advanced Project permissions allow you to create the following Projects within a Team:

👀View Only Projects

By default, only the Project Owner will be able to Edit a View Only Project.

Team Members can only View that Project and any Files within it. Even if they have Can Edit access to the rest of your Team Projects.

The Project Owner can still invite others to Edit the Project. They can do this by inviting a collaborator to the Project as an Editor.

🔒Private Projects

Private Projects are Projects that are NOT available to all Team Members. You can only access a Private Project if someone has invited you to it.

This is perfect for Projects which need a smaller group of collaborators, or one containing Files for a new secret product or feature. A great example of this is when you are building and maintaining a design system within a Team.

Tip! You can still publish Components from Private Projects to your Team Library. Only people with explicit access to that File or Project will be able to use those Components.

Create a View Only Project

  1. Go to the Team page in the File Browser.
  2. Click New Project button in the top-right corner: 
  3. Enter a Project name in the field provided.
  4. Click on the arrow next to the "Everyone at Team Name can Edit" setting.
  5. Select Everyone at Team Name can View to create a View Only Project.
  6. Click Create Project to finish.

Once you have created the Project, you can invite specific Team members to Edit it. Click the Share button on the Project Page, you can find this in the toolbar:

Create a Private Project

  1. Go to the Team page in the File Browser.
  2. Click New Project button in the top-right corner: 
  3. Enter a Project name in the field provided.
  4. Click on the arrow next to the "Everyone at Team Name can Edit" setting.
  5. Select "Invite only — let me choose who has access" to create a Private Project.
  6. Click Create Project.
  7. Once you have created the Project, you can invite specific Team members to Edit it. Click the Share button on the Project Page: 
  8. In the Invite someone field, enter the collaborator's name and email address.
  9. Click Send Invite to generate an invitation.
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