How To Add Icons To Figma

Figma is an ingenious cloud-based design tool that provides a collaborative environment for teams to work together on projects. It stands out due to its simple user interface and vast range of features. One integral feature that designers love is the ability to use icons within their designs. This blog post will guide you through the detailed steps on how to add icons to Figma.

Step 1: Choose an Icon Library

There are several icon libraries such as Google Material Icons, Font Awesome, or Feather Icons, where you can choose from a variety of icons that suit your project’s needs.

Step 2: Importing Icons into Figma

Once you have selected an icon, there are two main methods to add it to your project in Figma.

Method 1: Drag and Drop

Download the icon file (most likely in SVG format) from the library, and simply drag and drop it into your Figma canvas.

Method 2: Copy and Paste

If the icon library provides a copy SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) option, you can use this feature to copy the icon. Switch to your Figma window and paste it directly onto your canvas.

Step 3: Customize the Icon

Once you have your icon in Figma, you can customize it to fit with the rest of your design. You can easily adjust its properties such as size, color, rotation, etc. from the right-hand properties panel.

Step 4: Create a Component

If you’re planning to use the same icon multiple times in your design, it’s a good idea to make it a component. This way, any change you make to the master component will automatically update all its instances.

To create a component in Figma, simply select the icon and click on the “Create component” button in the toolbar or use the shortcut Ctrl + Alt + K on Windows or Command + Option + K on Mac.

And there you have it! Adding icons to your Figma projects can significantly enhance your designs and help you communicate ideas more effectively. Happy designing!