Figma design and FigJam files are designed for sharing and collaboration. You can invite up to 500 collaborators to your files (of which 200 can be editors), so you can work and play with hundreds of your closest cursors at the same time.
Collaborating with large groups makes Figma and FigJam perfect for large design critiques, workshops, and using Figma in the classroom. When you work with large groups in Figma and FigJam, there are some behavior changes and limitations you may encounter.
Editors and viewers
Before we jump into these limitations, we want to clarify what we mean when we say editor and viewer.
A viewer is someone who can only view or comment on a file or prototype. Viewers can explore files and pages, select layers and inspect properties, view prototypes, follow other collaborators, and add comments, emotes, or cursor chats.
An editor is someone who can edit or modify files and their contents. They can do everything that viewers can do, as well as make changes to any layers or objects and their properties and position.
You can join a file as an editor if:
- Link sharing is set to
- You have
can editaccess to the team or project where the file lives
- You were invited to the file with
- You have an editor role on Figma design or FigJam (Professional and Organization only)
There are three multiplayer limits when working in files. When the file reaches any of those limits, Figma will adjust the multiplayer experience to improve performance and maintain collaboration. The current multiplayer limits are:
Note: We're actively working on increasing these limits! If you reach these limits, we would love to hear from you. You can reach the Figma Support team using the menu. Please include any context for your use case, and the impact the limits had on your work.
To improve performance, Figma and FigJam will only show up to 200 multiplayer cursors to other users in a file at any one time (you'll always be able to see your own cursor). We will prioritize the cursors of any editors over viewers.
Figma and FigJam will always show the cursors of anyone being followed by other participants. These cursors won’t contribute to the 200 cursor limit.
If you join any time after this limit is reached, we will notify you that your cursor is hidden to other participants. You’ll still be able to see your own cursor in the file.
Tip! If people follow you in a file, your cursor will be shown to everyone whether you're a viewer or editor.
Anyone that joins a file as an editor is included in the editor count. Once the editor limit is reached in a file, anyone who joins the file will be given view-only access.
If you join after this limit is reached, Figma will show an alert to confirm you’ve been converted to view-only access. Click Done to dismiss the window.
If you have edit access to the file, this limitation only applies to the current multiplayer session. You'll be able to edit again once existing editors leave the file.
Viewers can still take the following actions:
- Follow someone in a file
- Play or preview prototypes
- Add or reply to comments on files or prototypes
- Add emotes to the board in FigJam files
- Use cursor chat in FigJam files
Once the file reaches 500 participants, anyone that joins the file will only see a static version of the file. It won't be possible to view any multiplayer actions, including other participants' cursors or any changes being made to the file.
If you join the file after this limit is reached, Figma will let you know that you have view-only access and any multiplayer cursors are hidden. Click Open view-only to open the view-only version of the file.
When participants start leaving the file, you can try refreshing the page to get access to it.