How To Make Figma File Private

When it comes to design tools, Figma is a leading contender among its rivals. With its comprehensive range of design, prototyping, and collaboration capabilities all in one platform, Figma has become a top choice for designers worldwide. One of Figma’s key features is its robust collaboration functionality, enabling multiple team members to access and revise the same design file simultaneously. However, there may be occasions when you want to keep your Figma file confidential. In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of making your Figma file private.

Understanding Figma File Permissions

Before we jump into the steps, it’s important to understand how file permissions work in Figma. There are four different types of access permissions:
Can View,
and Can Edit.
The “Can View” and “Can Edit” permissions are available when sharing with team members and essentially allow the file owner to control who can view or edit the file.

Steps to Make Your Figma File Private

Making a Figma file private is a straightforward process. Follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Figma file that you want to make private.
  2. Click on the Share button at the top right corner of the screen.
  3. In the pop-up window, under the Link Sharing section, click on the dropdown next to Anyone with the link.
  4. You will see three options: Can View, Can Edit, and Off. Select Off to make your Figma file private.
  5. Now, only the people you specifically invite can access your file. You can invite people by typing their email addresses in the Invite someone… section.

Final Thoughts

Making a Figma file private is a simple yet effective way to control who can access and edit your design files. Whether you’re working on sensitive client projects or simply don’t want your work to be seen by everyone in your team, the ability to make your files private gives you the flexibility and control you need. Just remember, collaboration is key in design, so make sure to share your work with your team when it’s ready.

Stay tuned for more helpful guides on leveraging Figma to the fullest!