How To Transfer Figma Ownership

If you are departing from a project or transitioning your role within a team, there may come a time where you must transfer ownership of a Figma project. In this tutorial, we will outline the step-by-step procedure for easily transferring ownership of a Figma project to another member of your team.

Understanding Figma Ownership

Before we dive into the process, it’s worth understanding what Figma ownership really means. The owner of a Figma file or project is the person who has full control over it. This includes the ability to edit, delete, duplicate, and share the file with others. They can also determine the access rights of other members in the team.

Who Can Transfer Ownership?

It’s important to note that only the current owner of a Figma file or project can initiate the ownership transfer. If you are an editor or viewer, you won’t have the necessary permissions to transfer ownership.

How to Transfer Ownership

The process of transferring ownership in Figma is straightforward and quick. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Open the Figma file you wish to transfer.
  2. Click on the Share button located at the top right corner of the interface.
  3. In the sharing modal, find the person you want to transfer ownership to. They must already have access to the file. If they don’t, you’ll need to invite them first.
  4. Click on the dropdown next to their name and select Owner from the list of roles.
  5. A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm the transfer. Click Transfer Ownership.

And that’s it! You’ve successfully transferred ownership of your Figma file or project. The new owner will receive a notification informing them of their new role.

Important Considerations

While transferring ownership in Figma is simple, there are a few important considerations to keep in mind:

  • Once ownership is transferred, the action cannot be undone. The new owner will need to transfer ownership back to you if you wish to regain ownership.
  • Ensure the new owner is aware of their responsibilities and has the knowledge and skills to manage the file or project effectively.
  • Owners have the ability to remove team members from the file or project, so make sure the new owner is someone you trust.


Transferring ownership of a Figma file or project is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few steps. By following this guide, you’ll be able to smoothly transition the management of your Figma file or project to a new owner, ensuring continued productivity and collaboration within your team.