How To Put Video In Figma

Figma is a commonly used design tool that operates on the cloud and is utilized for user interface and user experience design, among other purposes. Despite its versatility, some users may be unsure of how to incorporate videos into their designs on Figma. Unfortunately, Figma does not offer direct video embedding. However, there is a solution to this. In this article, we will provide you with a detailed tutorial on how to insert a video in Figma.

Step 1: Create a GIF

The first thing you need to do is to convert your video into a GIF file. There are numerous tools available online for this purpose like EZGIF. Simply upload your video and convert it into a GIF file. Make sure to keep the file size manageable, otherwise, it may cause issues when uploading to Figma.

Step 2: Import the GIF into Figma

After converting your video to a GIF, the next step is to import this GIF file into Figma. Here’s how to do that:

  • Open your Figma file
  • Go to the top menu, click on ‘File’ then ‘Place Image.’
  • Choose your GIF file and click ‘Open.’

Voila! You’ve successfully added a video (as a GIF) to your Figma design.

Using Figma Plugins to Embed Video

Another way to embed a video into your Figma design is by using a Figma plugin called Figmotion. Figmotion is an animation tool built directly in Figma, allowing to animate and even embed videos in your design.

  • First, install the Figmotion plugin from the Figma Community.
  • Once installed, open your design and select the plugin from the ‘Plugins’ menu.
  • Within the plugin, you’ll find an option to ‘Import Video.’
  • Browse and select your video file. This will convert your video into a frame by frame animation, which can be played within Figma.

And that’s it! Now you know how to put video in Figma, either by converting the video into a GIF or using the Figmotion plugin. Keep in mind that while these methods are effective, they aren’t perfect. We hope Figma will support native video embedding in the future. But until then, these solutions should do the trick!