How To Figma Offline

When it comes to creating beautiful user interfaces, Figma is a popular choice for numerous designers. Figma is a web-based tool for designing interfaces which enables you to create, test, and gather input in a single platform. Yet, a frequently asked question among Figma users is, “Is it possible to use Figma without an internet connection?”.

The answer is: Yes, Figma allows you to use its desktop app offline with some limitations. This blog post will guide you through the process of using Figma offline.

Understanding Figma’s Offline Mode

Figma works in “offline mode” when you’re not connected to the internet. This mode only applies to the Figma Desktop app and not the browser. In offline mode, you can:

  • View any files you already have open
  • Make changes or edits to these files
  • Save these changes locally

How to Use Figma in Offline Mode:

Here are the steps to use Figma in offline mode:

  1. Download Figma Desktop App: If you haven’t done so already, download and install the Figma desktop app. You can download it from the official Figma website.
  2. Open Files While Online: Before you go offline, open any Figma files you want to work on. This is important because you can only access the files that were open in your Figma app before you went offline.
  3. Go Offline: Now, turn off your internet connection or switch to offline mode. You can still view and make changes to your open files.
  4. Save Changes: Any changes that you make while offline will be saved locally on your machine. Figma will sync these changes with the online version of your file once you’re back online.

Limitations of Figma’s Offline Mode

While Figma’s offline mode can be a lifesaver in situations with no internet, there are some limitations:

  • You can’t create new files while offline.
  • You can’t access files that weren’t already opened in your Figma Desktop app before you went offline.
  • Collaboration with team members is not possible offline. Once you go back online, Figma will sync your offline changes, and your collaborators will be able to see them.

In conclusion, Figma’s offline mode can be very helpful for those times when you don’t have internet access but still need to get work done. Just remember to open any files you may need to work on before going offline!

Happy designing!