How To Open Figma Link In App

Are you a designer who’s always on the go? Then you’ve probably heard of Figma, a cloud-based design tool that allows you to create, prototype, and collaborate with your team in real time, no matter where you are. If you are a Figma user, and you want to know how to open a Figma link in the app, then you’re in the right place!

There are several ways you can open a Figma link in the app, but in this blog post, we will focus on the most straightforward method, which involves utilizing the desktop app’s protocol handling.

Opening a Figma Link in the Desktop App

With the Figma desktop app installed on your computer, you can directly open a Figma link in the desktop app instead of the web browser.

Now, let’s get started and see how to open a Figma link in the app:

1. Ensure your Figma desktop app is up-to-date

This method only works if your Figma desktop app is up-to-date. So, before you proceed, make sure you have the latest version of the app installed on your computer.

2. Copy the Figma Link

After ensuring the Figma desktop app is up-to-date, the next step is to copy the link of the Figma file you want to open in the app. This can be done by right-clicking on the link and selecting Copy link address.

3. Open the link in the Figma desktop app

Once you have copied the link, you can now open it in the Figma desktop app directly. This process differs slightly depending on your operating system.

For Windows Users:

On Windows, you can make use of the Run dialog box to open the Figma link. You can access this by pressing Windows key + R.

In the Run dialog box that pops up, paste the copied Figma link and press Enter.


Replace <your-copied-figma-link> with the actual link you just copied. The Figma file will then open directly in the Figma desktop app.

For Mac Users:

On Mac, the process is similar but you will use the Terminal application instead. You can access Terminal by navigating to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.

Once Terminal is open, paste the following command:

open "figma://open?url=<your-copied-figma-link>"

Just like in the Windows example, replace <your-copied-figma-link> with the actual link you just copied. Press Enter and the Figma link will open in the Figma desktop app.

And there you have it! By utilizing the steps mentioned above, you can easily open Figma links directly in the desktop app, saving time and improving your design workflow.