How To Go Back On Figma

Revised: Figma has rapidly become a popular choice for UI/UX design with its collaborative features and user-friendly design tools, making it a top pick among creative experts. However, as with any tool, it may occasionally pose complexities. A common inquiry we receive is, “How can I undo in Figma?” Today, we will address this question and offer a detailed instruction guide for your convenience.

Understanding the Figma Interface

The first step to going back or undoing a step in Figma is understanding the interface. Like most design tools, Figma is equipped with a toolbar, a design area (canvas), and layers and assets panels. The option to go back or undo a step is located in the toolbar.

Going Back Using the Menu

You can undo a step in Figma using the dropdown menu. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the menu bar at the top of your screen.
  2. Click on ‘Edit’.
  3. From the dropdown list that appears, select ‘Undo’.
    Edit -> Undo

Using Keyboard Shortcuts

You can also use keyboard shortcuts to go back on Figma. The keys are different depending on whether you’re using a Mac or a Windows computer:

  • On Windows: Press Ctrl + Z
  • On Mac: Press Command + Z

Using these keyboard shortcuts will undo your most recent action.

Redoing Actions

If you’ve undone an action but decide you want it back, you can use the ‘Redo’ command. Go back to the ‘Edit’ menu and select ‘Redo’ or use the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • On Windows: Press Ctrl + Shift + Z
  • On Mac: Press Command + Shift + Z

Figma also maintains a version history of your file, allowing you to revert to a previous version if needed.


Learning to navigate Figma’s interface and understanding how to undo and redo actions are critical components of effectively using the tool. As you become more comfortable with Figma, these steps will become second nature, allowing you to focus on designing great products.