🛠️ 32 Little Big Updates

When you’re living and breathing Figma and FigJam, little quality improvements can have a big impact. We launched 32 features and fixes to boost your productivity and workflow. Check out the Community File to see them in action.

  1. We now support HEIC uploads in Figma and FigJam.
  2. We’ve made fixes so that text editing is up to 10x faster in Figma and FigJam.
  3. We now support the macOS accent menu in Figma and FigJam. To activate, just long press the letter you want to accent and select.
  4. List bullets will remain consistent, even if you use mixed text styles in Figma and FigJam.
  5. Use Home and End keys in Figma and FigJam to quickly travel to the beginning and end of a text area.
  6. We have removed interstitials for external links in Figma and FigJam so you can stay in the flow.
  7. Now you can select different colors to fill vector network regions.
  8. In the Figma desktop app, ⌘L (Ctrl+L for Windows) will copy links to file as well as selected frames.
  9. Rename elements using ⌘R (Ctrl+R for Windows) while UI is hidden.
  10. Coming soon: pasting retina screenshots in Chrome should now use correct dimensions.
  11. You can press ⌘ (Ctrl on Windows) and click to select top-level frames. Previously the only way to select a non-empty top-level frame from the canvas was to click on its name.
  12. Insert components (Shift+I) and swap instances using added search functionality to quickly find what you need in your design system.
  13. Publish any component just using right-click.
  14. When you’re publishing, you can also search through components.
  15. Skip the trouble of going into files and scrolling through libraries—published files have a separate, identifiable icon.
  16. Navigate to invalid components from the publishing modal.
  17. In the publishing modal, you can also select what components to hide or show in the asset list.
  18. Publish new changes from the design panel.
  19. You will be able to click “Return to instance” when selecting a main component.
  20. Link directly to libraries from org subscription settings.
  21. Exporting of SVG strokes on parent object now works.
  22. FigJam shapes have more resizing options.
  23. Select any element on FigJam and right-click to copy a direct link to it.
  24. You can drag FigJam stamps from the wheel.
  25. The FigJam red shape color is less orange and more, well, red.
  26. Text highlights on blue backgrounds are now more visible in FigJam.
  27. Quick actions or ⌘+/ (Ctrl+/ for Windows) now has option to “Show or hide the FigJam UI.”
  28. You can also use the quick actions shortcut (⌘+/ or Ctrl+/ for Windows) to search the option to “Unlock all objects.”
  29. Hover over the in-line FigJam toolbar to surface additional keyboard shortcuts.
  30. Create a new line in connector text just by pressing Return or Enter (before it was Shift+Return/Enter).
  31. Objects will continue snapping to grid as you drag.
  32. You can add team libraries to your FigJam file and those libraries will be prioritized in the modal for quicker access.

View the Twitter thread here.


Which one’s your favorite?

The update saying “Coming soon:”
If it’s not published, it’s not an update :wink:

No. 7. Finally being able to choose color fills makes it more useful for creating icons.

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Great! Now please fix the history link bug where history links are not working if they are opened from a Figma file.

Was hoping to find spellcheck on this list :cry: