How To Link In Figma

Whether you’re a professional UX/UI designer or just starting out, utilizing Figma for your design projects is a game-changer. One key feature that enhances Figma’s functionality is the ability to create links within your prototypes. In this blog post, we’ll be going over the steps on how to properly link in Figma.

Why Use Links in Figma?

Links in Figma offer a way to create interactive, clickable prototypes that mimic the flow and functionality of the intended final product. This makes it an invaluable tool for presenting your design ideas and getting user feedback. It allows clients, stakeholders, or even your design team to experience and navigate your design as if it was a functional app or website.

How to Add Links in Figma

Adding links in Figma is relatively straightforward. Below is a step-by-step guide to help you connect various frames in your prototype using links.

  • Step 1: Open your Figma project and select the ‘Prototype’ tab located in the right-hand panel.
  • Step 2: Select the object you would like to turn into a link. This can be a text box, icon, image, or any other element in your frame.
  • Step 3: With the object selected, click on the small circle (known as the ‘noodle’) that appears next to it. Drag the noodle to the frame you want to link to.
  • Step 4: Choose the type of interaction you want to create from the interaction details panel. Options include ‘On Click’, ‘While Hovering’, ‘While Pressing’, and others.
  • Step 5: Finally, select the animation you want to use when navigating to the next frame. Figma offers several options such as Instant, Dissolve, Slide, Push, and more.

And voila! You’ve successfully created a link in Figma. Your prototype is now one step closer to providing a realistic user experience.


Learning how to link in Figma is fundamental in creating interactive and engaging prototypes. It allows designers to showcase their work, gather user feedback, and iterate their designs effectively. So go ahead, start linking your frames and bring your prototypes to life!