How To Work On Figma Offline

As designers, it is common to encounter situations where implementing revisions to our designs is necessary, but we lack an internet connection. Fortunately, Figma, a well-known design software, has addressed this issue by providing a solution. Despite being a web-based tool, it enables users to work on their designs offline. Let’s explore the steps to utilizing Figma without an internet connection.

Figma Desktop App

The first thing you need to know is that the offline feature is only available on the Figma desktop app. So, if you have been using Figma via your web browser and want to use it offline, you will need to download and install the desktop app.

Accessing Your Files Offline

Once you have the desktop app installed, log in with your account. Any files you have recently opened while online will be available in the ‘Recent’ tab. These files are automatically available for offline use. However, if you want to be sure that a specific file is available offline, open the file while you’re online. This way, the file will be saved locally and can be accessed even when you’re offline.

Working on Your Files

When you’re offline, any changes you make in the Figma desktop app will be saved locally. Once you are back online, Figma will automatically sync your offline changes with the cloud. If you’re collaborating with a team, they will be able to see your changes once your device is back online. This feature allows you to continue working on your designs without any interruptions, even without an internet connection.

A Few Things to Remember

While the Figma offline feature is a lifesaver, there are a few limitations to be aware of. For instance, you cannot create new files or access files you have not previously opened while you’re offline. Also, the offline mode does not allow you to share your files or invite others to collaborate on your designs.

Finally, it’s important to note that Figma only supports offline mode on its desktop app. The web and mobile versions of Figma do not have this feature.

Despite these limitations, the ability to work offline on Figma is a game-changer, allowing designers to work on the go and without worrying about internet connectivity. So, make sure to take advantage of this feature!