Plugins are third-party scripts or applications that extend the functionality of another application.
In Figma, plugins allow you to perform tasks within a File. Plugins can view and interpret layers and objects, manipulate them, or create new ones.
You can use plugins to customize your experience, or create more efficient workflows.
- You can only run plugins in the Editor.
- You need to run a plugin manually.
- You can only run one plugin at a time.
- Plugins can't run in the background.
- Plugins can leave information about the plugin to layers or objects for future reference. This lets you view details of the plugin and re-run it directly from the Properties Panel.
Access all Figma Plugins from the Plugins page in the File Browser or visiting figma.com/plugins .
Tip! You can still browse plugins when you aren't logged into your Figma account at figma.com/plugins.
To install a plugin, you'll need to log in to your Figma account, or sign up for free.
The Plugins Page is divided into sections:
- Featured Plugins: A list of featured plugins curated by Figma.
- Popular: A list of the most popular plugins. We base this on the total number of active installs.
- Installed: A list of plugins that you currently have installed. Remove plugins from this section using the minus icon .
Part of a Figma Organization? You will also have a section for Organization plugins. This includes any plugins that have been created by and for members of your Organization.
Plugin developers will also have sections for Published plugins and plugins in Development. Learn more in our Make Plugins for Figma article.
From the Plugin Page, click the Browse all plugins button.
The Browse Plugins page displays a list of all available plugins. You can scroll through the list, or use the Search field to find a specific plugin:
You can view some basic information about each plugin:
- Plugin Name: Click on this to view more information about the plugin.
- Publisher: An individual developer or an Organization. Click on the publisher to view all plugins they have created.
- The total number of active installs.
- Installed: Whether you've installed the plugin. This will either show up as an Install button or an Installed badge.
- Access: Within an Organization, you can see a plugin's Access. This can be Public or Organization only (Private).
View Plugin Listings
Click on the plugin's name to view the Plugin Listing. This contains the following information:
Publisher: This could be an Organization or an Individual.
Tip! You can click on the Publisher's name to view all plugins created by that publisher.
Installs: How many people currently have the plugin installed. You can click the Install button to add the plugin to your account.
Plugin Art: An image that shows more information about the plugin.
Description: A description of what the plugin does and how you can use it.
Version History: A detailed history of any updates the publisher has made to the plugin, with a summary of any changes.
Support Contact: How you can contact the plugin publisher directly. You will need to contact the publisher to resolve any issues with using the plugin.
Share: You can use these links to share the plugin with someone else. You can copy a link to the plugin listing, or click on the Twitter or Facebook links to share the plugin on social media.
View Organization Plugins
If you are part of an Organization, you can view your Organization's plugins. This includes:
- Plugins created by Organization members. You'll see the name of the specific publisher on the plugin's listing.
- Plugins that are private to your Organization.
- Plugins your Organization has approved. Learn more about Managing Plugins in an Organization.
- Plugins created by your Organization that published publicly.
From the Plugins Page, click the See all link in the Organization section:
You can browse, find and install Plugins in both your Organization Space, or your Personal Space.
- Any plugins you install in your Personal Space will be available in your Organization space. And vice versa.
- Use any Organization plugins you install in your Personal Space.
- Use any public plugins that your Organization hasn't approved in your Personal Space.
Learn more about switching between your Organization and Personal space.
Install a Plugin
We link Plugins to your account. When you install a plugin, you will be able to access it across any browser and device. You can also install plugins from the Plugin page on mobile.
You can install a plugin from a few places:
Browse Plugins Page
The Browse Plugins page gives you a list of all available plugins and some basic information about each plugin.
- Go to Plugins > Browse All Plugins.
- Find the plugin(s) you would like to install. Click the Install button next to the plugin.
- We will add the plugin to your account.
Tip! If you want to install many plugins at once, the Browse all plugins page is the best place to do that.
If you want to find out more about a specific plugin, you can view the plugin's listing.
This gives you more information about the plugin, including how it looks and works, who the creator is, and how you can use it. That way you can see if the plugin solves a problem, or improves your workflow.
You can view a plugin's listing from a couple of places:
- Click on the plugin name on the Plugins Page
- Click on the plugin name on the Browse Plugins page
- Open the URL for the Plugin listing
Click the Install button in the top-right corner of the listing. We will add the plugin to your account. The listing will now show the plugin as Installed.
Note: In an Organization? If you are an Admin in a Figma Organization, you can also choose to install a plugin for the entire Organization.
- Find the plugin you'd like to install.
- Click the arrow next to the Install button. You'll see two options:
- Install for you
- Install for everyone at <Organization>
- Select Install for everyone at Organization.
- This will make the Plugin available to everyone in the Organization. If you have the Plugin approve list enabled, this will allow this specific plugin to be used in your Organization.
Learn more about using Plugins in an Organization in our Managing Plugins in an Organization article.
Plugin section of the Properties Panel
Plugins developers can choose to attach information to the File, layer, or object for future reference. This details what user actions the plugin performed.
When you select that layer, you'll be able to view the details of the plugins in the Plugins section of the Properties Panel.
Click on the plugin name to run the plugin:
- Plugin installed: The plugin will run. Some plugins will launch a window to use them, like editing a map in Mapsicle or a note in Notepad. Others will re-run their task and display any results in the Properties Panel, like a plugin that checks color contrast.
- Plugin not installed: Figma will ask you if you want to install the plugin. Once installed, you can run the plugin from the Properties Panel by clicking the plugin name again.
Note: If the plugin is attached to the entire File, you'll see it in the Properties Panel when nothing is selected.
To clear selection, press the Esc key.