How To Undo Component In Figma

When working with Figma, a powerful and versatile digital design tool, it is common to create components that can be reused across multiple designs. However, there may come a time when you need to undo a component, either because you made a mistake or because your design requirements have changed. This blog post will teach you how to undo components in Figma effortlessly.

Understanding Figma Components

Before we delve into undoing components, it’s crucial to understand what a component in Figma is. A component in Figma is a reusable element that you can use across your design files. They can be anything from buttons, icons to more complex design systems like navigation bars.

Undoing a Component in Figma

There are a few ways to undo a component in Figma depending on what you want to achieve. Let’s explore these possibilities:

1. Undo the Last Action

If you’ve just made the component and want to undo it immediately, you can use the universal undo command:

Ctrl + Z on Windows or Command + Z on Mac.

2. Detach Instance

If you have an instance of a component in your design, and you want to revert or undo it back to its basic element, you can use the ‘Detach Instance’ feature.

To do this:

  1. Select the component instance.
  2. Right-click on the instance.
  3. Choose Detach Instance from the context menu.

This will revert the component back into its basic layers, and any connections to the main component will be severed.

3. Delete Component

If you want to completely remove a component, then deleting is the best option. To do this:

  1. Select the component you want to delete.
  2. Press Delete on your keyboard or right-click and select Delete from the context menu.


Undoing components in Figma is as simple as that. Whether you’re looking to undo your last action, detach an instance or totally delete a component, Figma offers a straightforward approach to each. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t be afraid to experiment and explore different features as you continue to navigate your way around this powerful design tool.