How To Save Your Work In Figma

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Figma is a revolutionary tool in the world of digital design. Its powerful collaborative features enable multiple designers to work on a project simultaneously in real-time. However, for new users, saving their work in Figma may seem like a daunting task. But fear not, as this blog post provides a step-by-step guide on how to save your work in Figma.

Understanding Figma’s Auto-Save Feature

Before we dive into the steps, it’s important to note that Figma is a cloud-based tool. Hence, it doesn’t have a traditional ‘Save’ or ‘Save As’ feature, like most locally installed applications. But, here’s the magical part – Figma automatically saves your work as you design. With every change you make, Figma instantly saves it to the cloud. This means you don’t have to worry about losing your hard work.

How To Save Your Figma Design Locally

However, there might be instances when you want to save your work locally, either for backup purposes or to work offline. In such cases, you can export your Figma design as a .fig file. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the File Browser.
  2. Right-click the file you want to save locally.
  3. Select ‘Download .fig’ from the context menu.
  4. Choose a location on your device, rename the file if needed, and click ‘Save’.

Your Figma file is now saved on your local device!

How to Save Figma Frames as PDF, SVG, or Other Formats

Besides the .fig file, Figma also lets you export frames in various formats including PDF, SVG, JPG, PNG, etc.

  1. Select the frame or layers you want to export.
  2. In the right-side panel, click on the ‘export’ button.
  3. Choose the format you want to export your file to.
  4. Click on the ‘Export’ button.

And that’s it! You have successfully exported your Figma frame in the desired format.


While Figma’s auto-save feature is indeed a blessing, knowing how to save your work locally gives you more control over your designs and allows for more flexibility. Remember, the key to mastering Figma lies in constant learning and practice. So, keep exploring!