How To Use Figma Offline

Figma is a cloud-based design tool that’s widely popular among designers and teams due to its collaborative features. However, what if you’re somewhere without internet connection, or your connection isn’t stable? Is it possible to use Figma offline? This post will guide you through the process of how to use Figma in offline mode.

Does Figma Have an Offline Mode?

Officially, Figma doesn’t offer an offline mode. That’s because Figma is a web-based tool designed for real-time collaboration, which requires internet connection. However, there is a workaround that allows you to continue working on your Figma files while offline. Let me guide you through it.

Working on Figma While Offline

Figma’s cloud functionality allows you to continue working on the files you’ve already opened even if you lose your internet connection. This is because Figma keeps a local session stored on your computer. So, if you anticipate being without internet connection, you can prepare by following these steps:

  1. Make sure your device is connected to the internet.
  2. Open the Figma file(s) you want to work on.
  3. Leave the tab(s) open.

Now, even if you lose your internet connection, you can continue working on these files. Figma will save the changes locally and sync them back to the cloud once you’re online again. Just remember not to close the tab(s) or the Figma app, as this might result in losing your unsynced changes.

Checking Your Offline Status

If you’re unsure whether you’re working offline, you can check your status in Figma. Look at the bottom of the Figma interface. If you’re offline, you’ll see a notification that says “You’re offline”. Figma also shows the last time your work was synced. So, you can always be aware of the situation.

Leveraging Figma Mirror for Offline Use

Figma Mirror is a mobile app that lets you view your Figma designs on your mobile devices. It’s handy for testing your mobile designs. But did you know that you can also use it for offline viewing?

Here’s what you need to do: while you’re online, open the design you want to view in Figma Mirror. Then, even when you’re offline, you can still access and interact with this design.


While Figma is a powerful online design tool, it’s possible to work around its online requirements if you’re prepared. Remember, the best way to use Figma offline is to anticipate when you’ll be without internet connection and prepare your files in advance. Happy designing!