How To Use Figma Without Internet

Figma is an amazing tool for web designers and developers, but what if you are unable to connect to the internet? It may seem like continuing your design work is impossible without internet access, but there is a solution for this. In this blog post, we will demonstrate how you can use Figma without an internet connection.

Desktop Application

The first thing you need to know is that Figma’s web version does not support offline mode. To use Figma offline, you need to download Figma’s Desktop App. This version of Figma is available for both macOS and Windows operating systems. The desktop app allows you to edit files offline, and all changes will be synced to the cloud once you’re back online.

How to Use Figma Desktop App Offline

Step 1: Firstly, download the Figma Desktop App from the official Figma website. After the download is complete, install the application.

Opening Files Offline

With the Figma Desktop Application open, it will automatically cache recent files you’ve been working on. This means that these files will be accessible even when you’re offline. Before going offline, make sure that the respective files you want to work on have fully loaded in the app. This way, the application can cache the files properly.

Working on Files

Once you’re offline, you can access your recent files from the ‘Recents’ tab on the Figma Desktop App. Open the file you wish to work on and make your edits as usual. Keep in mind that you cannot create new files while offline.

If you attempt to access files that weren’t fully loaded before going offline, or any online resources, you’ll encounter a Network Error message.

Saving and Syncing Changes

When you’re offline, your changes will be saved locally on your computer’s hard drive. As soon as you’re back online, the app will automatically sync your edits and updates to the cloud. It’s important to note that you should not clear your cache while offline, as this will result in losing all unsaved changes.


Although Figma’s offline mode is indeed handy, it’s important to remember it comes with some limitations. For instance, you can’t create new files or access online resources. Also, collaborative work is not possible unless you are connected to the internet.

In conclusion, Figma’s Desktop App provides a workaround for those moments when you need to work offline. Keep in mind the limitations and remember to fully load your files before going offline. Happy designing!