Version History allows you to view earlier versions of a file and restore or duplicate any version.
Versions are automatically saved when there have been no changes to the file for 30 minutes.
For example: Yuhki works in his file continuously for 3 hours, and then stops editing. After 30 minutes of inactivity (after stopping his work or closing the file) a single version will be created. Yuhki's changes are automatically saved. If he closes his tab, the version will still be saved.
To view a file’s Version History:
- Click a blank area of the canvas to deselect everything and show the file name in the toolbar
- Select the drop down icon to the right of the file name
- Choose Show Version History
Version History will replace the Properties Panel on the right side of the Canvas. You can see when the file was edited and who made the changes.
You can close the Version History view and return to the Properties Panel by pressing the blue Back to Editing button in the upper left corner of the toolbar.
Selecting a specific version will show that design and reveal who made the changes. You can also click on the menu icon to: name, restore, or duplicate the version.
Naming or adding a version
You can name an existing version by viewing it and then selecting Name This Version from the menu dropdown.
You can also manually create a new version anytime by using the keyboard shortcuts:
- macOS: ⌘ Command + ⌥ Option + S
- Windows: Ctrl + Alt + S
or by selecting Save to Version History from the File Menu.
When you name or save a version, you’ll be able to add a title and short description. You can add details to describe the changes you’ve made in this design iteration, or any other details that may be relevant, such as a milestone.
Duplicating a version creates a new file which is an exact copy of the version without any of the version history, comments, or sharing permissions.
Restoring a version
You can restore a Figma file to a previous version by selecting Restore This Version from the menu next to the version. This will restore the file to that specific version and create a new auto-save version in your history.