Anyone can sign up for a Figma account. Your account allows you access to everything in Figma, including your workspace, Figma design and FigJam files, and the Figma Community.
Teams give you access to a dedicated workspace where you can create files and projects. You can use teams to collaborate with others, or to structure and organize your own work. You can create or join multiple teams from a single Figma account.
Figma manages the subscriptions for each team separately. There are three different plans available: Starter, Professional, and Organization.
The best team for you will depend on your context, and what features or functionality you need. You can upgrade teams to access extra features.
Note: All invoices in Figma are in $USD. Invoices are currently only payable in $USD. References to totals and balances in the product and any documentation are in $USD.
When you first sign up for an account, Figma will create a free Starter team for you. This allows you to explore Figma's functionality and experience collaborative features.
We don't impose any limitations around the kind of work you can create on the Starter plan. You can use the Starter plan for personal or business purposes.
Create Starter teams to:
- Organize your files into projects
- Work on personal projects or share files with a small group of collaborators
- Get a feel for working and collaborating in Figma
We changed the Starter plan on April 21, 2021. If you already have Starter teams and want to see the impact of these changes, you can learn more about the changes → Figma won't remove editors from existing files in your draft space. Anyone who already had edit access before April 21, 2021 can continue to edit those files.
You can now invite unlimited viewers and editors to your Starter team files! 🎉
There are some limitations around how many resources you can create and what features you can access.
- Create one project per Starter team
- Create unlimited FigJam files
- Create up to three Figma designs (with a maximum of three pages each)
- Access only the last 30 days of a file's version history
- Publish styles to your team libraries, but not components
If you only have free Starter teams, it's not possible to invite editors to files in your drafts. To invite editors to a file in your drafts, you’ll need to move the file to a team space.
If you have at least one paid Professional team, the editor limit on drafts won't apply to you.
You can still create unlimited Figma design and FigJam files in your drafts and invitee as many viewers as you'd like.
Starter teams are free, so you won't need a subscription to create one. If you've reached the limits of a Starter plan, or want to access more Figma features, you can upgrade to a Professional team.
The Professional plan is great for:
- Creating and sharing style and component libraries within a team
- Teams with a handful of designers or contributors
- Teams looking to organize work in multiple projects
Professional teams remove the limitations of the Starter plan and give you access to more Figma features:
- Invite unlimited viewers to your team
- Create and manage unlimited projects
- Create as many files as you need within your team projects
- Access the full version history of your files
- Publish both styles and components to your team library to share them with your team
- Receive comment notifications in Slack with our Slack integration
- Create invite-only or view-only projects with advanced project permissions
Figma calculates subscriptions based on how many editors seats your team has on both Figma design and FigJam. Figma doesn't include anyone with a viewer or viewer-restricted role in your team's subscription.
Figma will bill the entire team together as a single payment. FigJam and Figma design have separate pricing, but you'll be billed for both on the same invoice.
Due to volume, we cannot process contracts, forms or purchase orders for Professional teams. You can only pay for your Figma subscription by credit card (via Stripe).
Caution: You'll only have access to paid features on teams you have upgraded to the Professional plan. If you are an editor on one Professional team, this doesn't give you access to paid features in your other teams.
When you upgrade to a Professional team, your subscription is tied to that specific team, not to your Figma account as a whole. This allows you to have other free and paid teams in your account.
Students and educators
Students and educators can get access all the functionality of a Professional team, for free. This allows students and educators in any structured learning environment to collaborate.
You need to verify your education status for a free Education team.
- Designed for anyone in a classroom or structured learning environment
- Both students and educators can apply
- Also applies to institutions dedicated to learning, skill-development, and/or research
Editors must verify their email address and education status before they can collaborate. It's not possible to have a mix of paid Professional and free Education members in a team.
Members of Education teams are also eligible to join Figma's Education Community groups. Visit figma.com/education to learn more.
The Organization plan is great for:
- Creating and sharing design systems across an organization
- Companies with multiple products or business lines
- Companies that need advanced administration and access controls
An organization goes beyond the team setup we described above. Instead of a single workspace for a team, you have a dedicated organization workspace. Everything in the organization workspace is owned by the organization, including member's drafts and any team files.
For most members, their Figma account will be linked to a company email address. External collaborators without company emails can still join specific resources in an organization as guests. Organization admins can view and manage what guests can access in the organization.
Members can create as many teams as they need, you can control access to the team using the organization access setting. Every organization team has access to Professional team features, as well as some extras—like shared fonts and library analytics.
As members can join many teams, organization subscriptions are billed as a whole. Anyone with an editor is included in the organization's billing.
In addition to the features available on the Professional plan, the Organization plan also has:
- Unlimited teams with different levels of access
- Protect company intellectual property (IP) through draft and file ownership
- Add all your members via domain capture or create separate Organizations for distributed teams
- Enforced company single sign-on (SSO)
- Member provisioning via OneLogin, Okta or Azure Active Directory
- View detailed member history with activity logs
- Share design systems with Organization-wide libraries
- Share fonts in teams and across the Organization
- Centralized Organization billing: pay for each member once
- Advanced privacy settings with roles and account types
- Advanced system controls and administration
- 24/7 prioritized email support
Unlike Professional teams, Figma bills the organization as a whole. This allows members and guests to contribute to more than one team, while making sure you only pay for each member once.
Organization plans are billed on an annual subscription. Figma bases the organization's annual subscription on the total number of members and guests with editors role on both the Figma design and FigJam products.
Organizations can purchase extra editor seats via the quarterly true-up process.
Note: Figma doesn't currently offer discounts for not-for-profit projects or organizations.
Definitions for the terminology we're using in this article:
Account: Your account is how you access Figma. You can register an account with an email address and password, or via one of our Single Sign On methods (SSO). You can manage any global settings in your account, as well as any teams you're a member of. An account can only be associated with one email at a time.
Team: Teams give you access to a dedicated workspace where you can create files and projects. You can use teams to collaborate with others, or to structure and organize your own work. There are three types of teams available in Figma.
Subscription: Your subscription is how you pay for Figma. You will only need a subscription if you are signed up for one of Figma's paid plans. You can choose between a monthly or annual subscription. Subscriptions auto-renew, but you can cancel at any time.
Plan: You will select a plan as part of your subscription. Your plan lets us know how much to charge you each month. Figma currently has three plans, only two of which are paid plans: Starter (free), Professional (paid), and Organization (paid).
Billing: There are a few ways we use the term billing:
- To explain the general process of collecting and managing payments for a subscription.
- To explain aspects of your subscription, like your billing details, billing date, or billing contact.
- Within Figma, we use the label Billing to identify areas of your account where you can view and manage your subscription, billing details, and invoices.