This article covers our Prototyping Actions in more detail.
The Action defines the type of progression is occurring in the Prototype. For example, the Action could be to Navigate to another Frame, or open an external URL. Prototyping Glossary
Check out our Build Prototypes with Interactions and Animations article for more information.
This is a simple action which takes you from one Frame in a Prototype to another. This is the most common type of Action to use when moving between entire screens.
This opens the Destination Frame above the current Frame. This can be used to display a modal, tooltip or alert, from a button or other object in the design.
Swap With allows you to replace one Frame with another. This will behave similarly to the Navigate option, when triggered from a hotspot in a regular frame.
If you apply Swap to hotspot in an Overlay, it will replace (or swap) the current overlay with the new Destination frame. The new overlay will retain the same overlay settings as the original.
Note: Using Swap With won't add that Frame to the Prototype's History. If you’d like a user to be able to use the “Back” action to move between Overlays, we recommend using the Navigate option instead.
This allows you to navigate back to the previous screen. This is perfect for simulating the Back button in your Prototypes.
This Action allows you to close or dismiss any overlays that have appeared over the original frame. You can use this to replicate an on-screen prompt or alert being accepted or dismissed.
This allows you to direct the user to a URL outside of the Prototype. This is great for external links, or additional resources that aren't available in the main navigation.
Enter your URL in the field provided, once you select this option.
Tip! When you click on an Open URL Hotspot, the URL will be opened in a new tab. If this is a link to an external website, the user will be notified that they are leaving Figma. You can use the checkbox provided to skip this jump page in the future. This setting will only be saved on the current device.