Before you start
Who can use this feature
Available on any team or plan.
Only people with
can edit access to the file can interact with widgets, including visitors in open sessions. This is because it's possible for widgets to edit or interact with other layers and objects in the file.
If you are in an organization, you can run widgets approved by your organization.
Widgets are custom objects that you can add to the Figma editor or FigJam board. They allow you to level up your sessions with different tools, data from external applications, or new ways to play.
Unlike plugins which are only visible to individuals, widgets are objects that everyone in the file can see. You'll need to have
can edit access to a file to add or use a widget. You can add as many widgets as you want and reposition them like any other object.
Find widgets and other resources on the Figma Community.
Note: You can save frequently used widgets so that you can more easily access them when moving between files. Figma links any widgets you save to your Figma account. If you’ve added profile connections, saving a widget also saves the widget on your connected accounts. Learn more about saving widgets →
You can add a widget from the Community or directly from a file in Figma or FigJam. You need to have
can edit access to the file where you want to add a widget.
Note: Licensing terms for Community files vary depending on if the widget is free or paid. Learn more about Figma's copyright and licensing
Add widgets from the Figma Community
- From the widget's Community page, click Try it out. If the widget is a paid widget, it is badged with “in-app purchases” and includes a time or usage-based free trial.
- If the widget can be run in both Figma and FigJam, select which product you’d like to run it in.
Note: If the widget's creator included a playground file in the widget's listing, the option to select a product does not display.
- If prompted, select where you’d like to open the widget.
You will be redirected to a draft Figma or FigJam file where you can try out the widget. To use the widget in a different file:
- Figma design: Click Resources in the toolbar, navigate to the Widgets tab, and select the widget under Recents.
- FigJam: Click More in the pile of recently used icons in the toolbar, navigate to the Widgets tab, and select the widget under Recents.
Add widgets from Figma design
- Click Resources in the toolbar.
- From the Widgets tab, select from your recently used or saved widgets or search for a widget from the Community.
- Click on a widget to view its details.
- Click Add to add the widget to the current file.
Add widgets from FigJam
- Hover over the pile of recently used icons in the toolbar.
- Click More.
- From the Widgets tab, select from your recently used widgets or click Browse more in Community to be redirected to the Community.
- Click on a widget to view its details.
- Click Add to add the widget to the current board.
To remove all widgets from a file:
- Right-click the board or canvas, or open the file menu.
- Hover over Widgets.
- Click Select all widgets.
- Press Delete (Mac) or Backspace (Windows).
When a widget’s creator publishes a new version, the widget’s Community page is updated to that version. Widgets that have been added to files are not automatically updated to protect any information stored in the widgets.
To check and see if a widget has an available update:
- Right-click on the widget.
- Hover over Widgets at the bottom of the menu.
- If there is an update available, select Update to latest version.
Figma will replace the widget with the latest version and copy over any information from the previous version.
If this breaks your widget or deletes any data, you can undo the update using the shortcut:
- Mac: ⌘ Command Z
- Windows: Ctrl Z
View the version history of a widget
Widget developers can add a description of their changes when they publish updates. You can use this information to decide if you want to update the widget.
To view any widget updates:
- Right-click on the widget.
- Select View widget details.
- Click See more details in Community to open the widget's Community page.
- Scroll down to view any Version history.
If you have any questions for the developer, you can leave a comment using the Add a comment field.
Widget security and performance
Widgets run third-party code and can open iFrames—inline windows that allow widgets to run HTML and JS code, or access external APIs, websites, and resources.
Figma will let you know when you’re interacting with a widget:
- View a widget’s name when you select it on the board
- View a widget’s name and icon at the top of any iFrames
Widgets can also access information about the file and any users in that file:
- All layers and objects that are in the file
- The username, ID, and avatar of any users in the file
- Current cursor position of file participants
- Current viewport—the area of the canvas or board that is visible on screen
- The ID of selected layers or objects
Data security best practices
Widget developers can voluntarily complete the Figma security self-assessment for their widget. When the security self-assessment is reviewed and accepted by Figma, the Follows data security best practices label appears in the Community entry for the widget. Click the label to review the answers that the developer provided for the self-assessment.
Widget developers can voluntarily specify the domains that their widgets access. A widget’s Community page includes the scope of network access for that widget. By default, a widget can access any domain.
The network access scope is indicated by one of the following labels.
Unknown network access: Network access isn’t defined in the widget's manifest.json. The widget can access any domain.
Unrestricted network access: The widget can access any domain. A reasoning is provided by the developer.
Restricted network access: The widget can access only a specific set of domains.
No access to network: The widget cannot access any domains. Optionally, a developer may provide a reasoning.
When network access is unrestricted, click Unrestricted network access to see the developer’s reasoning.
When network access is restricted, click Restricted network access to see a list of the domains that the widget is permitted to access. If the developer specified a reasoning, the reasoning is also included. This is useful for users who want to understand a widget’s access scope before approving that widget for use.
The enforcement of network access is limited only to requests made by the widget, such as requests to a public API. In a situation such as a widget rendering a website in a frame, network access limits only apply to the website's domain. Network access limits don’t affect the website’s resources.
For example, suppose a widget is restricted to only
figma.com and shows that page in Figma. The widget would be prevented from loading other sites,
figma.com itself would still be able to load external resources needed to effectively run their website, such as scripts for Google Analytics.
Approve organization widgets
If you are in an organization, you can restrict widget use to approved widgets only. When enabled, members can only install and run widgets that organization admins approve. Approve organization widgets →
Get help with widgets
Figma does not provide support for third-party applications, including widgets.
If you have questions about a widget or need help with an issue, we recommend reaching out to the developer. You can find the contact information on the widget’s Community page.
Use widgets in files shortcuts
Use the table below to see the keyboard shortcuts and quick actions available for using widgets in files.
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