How To Edit A Component In Figma

In the design world, Figma has gained immense popularity due to its powerful features, collaborative interface, and user-friendly controls. One of these powerful features is the ability to create and edit components. Components in Figma are like building blocks to help you design more efficiently and consistently. In this blog post, we’ll walk through the process of editing a component in Figma.

What are Components in Figma?

Components in Figma are reusable elements that you can use across your design. This could be anything – a button, a form field, a specific typographic style, or even a complex layout. The beauty of components is that when you edit the main component, the changes automatically propagate to all instances of that component.

How to Edit a Component in Figma

Follow the steps below to edit a component in Figma:

Step 1: Open Your Figma File

First, you need to open your Figma file where the component you want to edit is located.

Step 2: Navigate to the Component

Navigate to the location of the main component you wish to edit. Remember, it’s the main component you need to edit if you want the changes to apply to all its instances.

Step 3: Enter the Isolation Mode

Double click on the component. This will take you into an isolation mode where you can edit your component.

Step 4: Edit Your Component

Now you can make changes to your component. This could be changing the color, size, shape, or any defining property. For instance, if you want to change the color, you can select the element and change its color from the property inspector.

Step 5: Save Changes

Once you have made the necessary edits, click outside the component or press ESC to exit the isolation mode. Your changes are saved automatically and propagated to all instances of the component.


Editing a component in Figma is a straightforward process. Remember to edit the main component if you want the changes to apply to all instances. This is a powerful feature that can save a lot of time and ensure consistency across your design.