FigJam files are a specific type of file in Figma. You can access them alongside your regular design files in your team projects, and drafts.
The editor looks very different in Figma design files and FigJam files. These environments are tailored to support the kind of work you're doing in each product.
Figma design files are powerful, collaborative environments where you turn your ideas into responsive and interactive designs. They're useful for creating and maintaining artifacts and assets, where detail and precision are of the utmost importance.
Design files are tailored to the needs of designers, UX writers, and developers. You have complete control over layers, and access to all the tools, features, and functionality you need to create and design digital experiences.
Create multiple pages within a Figma design file, each with its own canvas.
- Access tools from the toolbar
- Add shapes, images, text, and other layers to the canvas
- Select layers and assets from the left sidebar
- View or adjust properties in the right sidebar
- Toggle rulers, guides, and the pixel grid for pixel-perfect precision
FigJam files are online whiteboards, approachable spaces where anyone can take part. They tap into the spontaneous, joyful nature of working together.
FigJam files have curated tools for exploration and discovery. They're great for meetings, brainstorms, diagrams, and research.
- Find settings and perform actions from the menu
- Select collaborative tools in the navigation bar
- Use the creation tools in the toolbar
- Connect in the moment with emotes, stamps, and spontaneous cursor chats
Tools and features
If you've worked in Figma, you may recognize some tools and features in FigJam. While some of these features work the same, others have functionality that's curated to that product.
Use the table below to see at a glance which tools, features, or functions are supported. If they work differently between Figma design and FigJam, we've included links to the relevant documentation.
|Feature||Design files||FigJam files|
|Move/Select tool V||✓||✓ Select tool in FigJam|
|Hand tool H||✓||✓ Hand tool in FigJam|
|Text tool T||Customizable text|
Pencil tool with custom strokes
|Pen (vector networks)||Pen tool and vector networks||✕|
|Shapes||Custom shape tools|
|Images||✓||✓ Images in FigJam|
Paste from FigJam only
|Comments||✓ Comments in Figma design|
|Align and distribute||✓||✓|
Tidy up and reorder
Add, reorder, edit text only
|Group and ungroup||✓||✓|
|Lock and unlock||✓||✓|
|Copy and paste||✓||✓|
|Components||Create and use|
|Libraries||Publish and manage|
|Publish to Community||✓||✓|