Every Figma design and FigJam file has a unique URL. When you click a file link, Figma opens the file in the browser by default. Once a file is open in the browser, you can choose to open it in the desktop app instead. You can also update your preferences to always open links in the desktop app by default.
Note: Prototyping links can only be opened in the browser.
Open the current file in the desktop app
If you have a file open in the browser, you can choose to open it in the desktop app. You must have the desktop app installed and be logged in using the same account you’re using in the browser.
- Click Main menu.
- Select Open in desktop app from the dropdown.
Important: If you see the Get desktop app setting instead of Open in desktop app, make sure the desktop app is installed and that you’re logged in to the same account you’re using in the browser. If you're logged in to different accounts, the Open in desktop app setting will not display.
Open links in the desktop app by default
You can update your preferences to open file links in the desktop app by default.
Important: This setting can only be enabled in the browser. It does not appear in the desktop app. You must have the desktop app installed for this setting to display.
- Using Figma in the browser, navigate to Main menu > Preferences.
- Select Open links in desktop app.
A checkmark appears to show the setting is enabled. To disable the setting, click it again.