Figma is predominantly browser-based software, which means it can be run on all full desktop operating systems (such as macOS, Windows, or Linux), as well as Chrome OS .
Figma also has desktop applications available for both macOS and Windows. Learn more about the requirements of using Figma's Desktop Apps.
For live device previewing, you can also download the Figma mobile app, which is available on both iOS and Android devices.
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Browsers and operating systems
Figma uses WebGL (Web Graphics Library) to handle rendering. This has very low graphical requirements which means it runs well on most browsers.
- Chrome 84 or later
- Firefox 79 or later
- Safari 15 or later
- Microsoft Edge 84 or later
Note: To use Figma on Microsoft Edge, you'll need to make sure the Strict mode privacy setting is disabled for
Figma.com. Visit Microsoft's help center for information.
The minimum operating system (OS) requirements are:
- Windows 8.1 or later
- Apple macOS 11 or later
- Any Linux OS that supports the browsers mentioned above
- Any Chrome OS that supports the browsers mentioned above
Tip: You can find out what browser and operating system version you're using via What's my Browser.
On Windows and Linux, OS and device driver updates are often required to keep performance optimal. On macOS, any OS releases will update Safari and provide any bug fixes related to WebGL.
While Figma doesn’t restrict the use of specific graphics cards, individual browser support may prevent you from using Figma on a specific browser. We recommend using the minimum operating system requirements as a guide instead.
Integrated and dedicated graphics cards
Some newer laptops will have both a dedicated card (Nvidia or AMD) and an integrated graphical processor (Intel or AMD).
If you have a dual-GPU laptop, you can choose to use the dedicated GPU over the integrated GPU. This will result in improved performance in Figma, but will increase your battery consumption.
Figma is unable to provide support or troubleshooting around dedicated graphics cards. For help with using a dedicated GPU, we recommend the following resources:
macOS: Apple provides the following information around using a dedicated GPU:
- Find out which graphics processor is in use on your MacBook Pro
- Set graphics performance on MacBook Pro (Disable Automatic switching)
- Other Figma users have had success with gfxcardstatus app, which allows you to switch between dedicated and integrated GPU. gfxCardStatus card is not endorsed by Figma.
Windows (Nvidia): In the Nvidia control panel set
chrome.exeto use discrete graphics card.
Windows (AMD): In the AMD control panel set
chrome.exeto use discrete graphics card.
Unsupported graphics cards
The following GPUs have known bugs and may cause rendering glitches when using Figma. Behavior with these GPUs may vary from browser to browser:
- Intel HD Graphics 3000
Figma relies on web technologies that aren't fully supported on mobile operating systems. We recommend using Figma on devices that offer a full desktop operating system. This includes macOS, Windows, and ChromeOS.
If you are using a device that runs a mobile operating system, you can only access a View Only version of Figma files.
Tablets that run a full desktop OS, like the Microsoft Surface, don't have the same limitations.
You can also view prototypes on a mobile browser. To do so, open a prototyping link on your mobile device. Keep in mind that the browser address bar may obstruct or prevent some actions.
The minimum requirements to view Figma files on mobile browsers are:
- iOS: Safari on devices with iOS 11.4 or later
- Android: Chrome on devices with Android 7 or later
Note: The file browser is no longer supported on mobile phone web browsers (such as Chrome or Safari). If you are viewing Figma files on a mobile phone, we recommend using the Figma mobile app. You can still access the file browser using web browsers on a tablet.