/Applicationsfor system wide installation. All users will have access to Figma.
~/Applicationsfor a single user installation.
If you install to
~/Applications, users should be able to auto-update to the Figma app without needing special permissions. If you install to
/Applications, users need to have write access to the Figma.app bundle directory for auto-updates.
We recommend creating a permission group containing all relevant users and then making app directory writable by that group.
For example: if you were to have a group called
figma_group, you could use:
chown -R :figma_group /Applications/Figma.app && chmod -R 755 /Applications/Figma.app
Deploy Figma app
You have two options for deployment:
- If you allow write access to the Figma.app bundle, you can use the universal stub installer.
- If you don't allow write access, you can download architecture specific builds.
Universal stub installer
The universal stub installer supports both Intel and Apple Silicon machines. Place the stub installer Figma.app in the Applications directory and it will automatically download and install the latest version of Figma on first launch.
Download here: https://desktop.figma.com/mac-installer/Figma.zip
Architecture specific builds
If you don't allow write access to the Figma.app bundle, or can't use the stub installer for any reason, you can fetch architecture-specific builds instead.
Here is the shell script to obtain the URLs:
latest_version=$(curl -fsSL "https://desktop.figma.com/mac/version.txt")
The Figma app will not try to auto-update if the app directory is unwritable by the user. In this case, please note that we support desktop app versions only for up to 2 months. You must make sure to manually deploy updates to users in a timely manner. You can check the latest available version of the desktop app from version.txt.
Currently, Figma only supports enterprise deployment for macOS machines. Support for Windows deployment and detailed instructions coming soon!
In the meantime, you could use the Windows installer. This installs the app into the
%APPDATA%/Figma and makes sure it updates automatically.
Download the Windows installer for 64-bit Intel/AMD systems:: https://desktop.figma.com/win/FigmaSetup.exe
Please contact us if you need 64-bit ARM builds.