How To Hyperlink In Figma

Figma is a widely-used design software that enables designers to create engaging and highly interactive prototypes. One of the features of Figma that boosts its functionality and interactivity is the ability to create hyperlinks. This feature is extremely useful especially when designing website layouts or interactive prototypes.

Despite its importance, many users are not familiar with how to use it. In this blog post, we will guide you on how to create hyperlinks in Figma. Let’s dive in!

Creating a Hyperlink in Figma

While Figma currently doesn’t have a built-in feature to create typical text hyperlinks like in word processors, it allows you to create a similar effect using interactive components. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Create a Text Element

First, you need to create a text element which will act as the hyperlink. You can do this by selecting the text tool from the toolbar and typing your text.

Step 2: Convert the Text Element into a Component

Once you have your text, you need to convert it into a component. This is accomplished by right-clicking the text element and selecting Create Component from the dropdown menu.

Right-click --> Create Component

Step 3: Create an Interaction

With the text component created, it’s time to add an interaction. Go to the Prototype tab, select your text component, and click on the + button next to Interactions.

Prototype tab --> Select text component --> Interactions --> "+"

Step 4: Configure the Interaction

After clicking on the + button, a new panel will pop up. In the Trigger field, select On Click. In the Action field, select Open URL. A new field, URL, will appear where you can insert the hyperlink.

Trigger --> On Click
Action --> Open URL
URL --> Insert hyperlink

Step 5: Test the Hyperlink

After configuring the interaction, you can test it by pressing the Play button at the top right corner of the screen. If everything is set up correctly, your hyperlink should work perfectly.


Even though Figma does not offer a traditional way of hyperlinking text, this workaround allows you to achieve the same result. It may be a bit more complex, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a powerful tool that can greatly enhance your designs and prototypes. Happy designing!