How To Save Figma

Figma is a design tool that operates in the cloud, allowing you to visualize and work together on design projects. The feature that sets Figma apart is its automatic saving function, which ensures that your work is continuously saved as you make updates. Nevertheless, there may be times when you would like to manually save your Figma projects, and this blog post provides a step-by-step guide on how to do so.

Automatic Saving

One of the primary benefits of using Figma as your go-to design tool is its automatic saving feature. This means that as you work on your project, Figma auto-saves your progress and changes to the cloud. You don’t have to worry about your computer crashing or forgetting to hit `Save` because Figma has got you covered!

Manual Saving

Though Figma auto-saves your work, there are instances when you may want to manually save your file. This could be in situations when you want to create a duplicate of the file or when you want to work offline. Here’s how you can manually save files in Figma:

1. Duplicating a File

If you wish to create a duplicate of a file to preserve the current state of your design, here’s how you can do it:

1. Open the file you wish to duplicate.
2. Click on the 'File' option in the top left corner.
3. Select 'Duplicate' from the dropdown menu.
4. A duplicate of your file will be created and saved automatically in your draft folder or the original file's location.

Note: This process creates a new file altogether. Your original file remains untouched and can be accessed separately.

2. Saving For Offline Use

Figma allows you to save your design files for offline use. Here’s how:

1. Open the Figma file you wish to save for offline use.
2. Click on the 'File' option in the top left corner.
3. Select 'Save to device' from the dropdown menu.
4. Your file will be downloaded onto your device as a .fig file, which can be accessed offline.

Note: The downloaded .fig file can only be opened using Figma Desktop app.

Final Words

With automatic save and easy manual save options, Figma ensures that your design work is always safe and accessible. Whether you’re working on a complex project or a simple design, you can trust Figma to keep your work secure and readily available for future use.