Add auto layout to Sections

There are times when having sections free of constraints is nice… but my design team has become addicted to using auto layout with frames. In many cases when using sections, it would be amazing to perfectly space the inner sections out using auto layout.


definitely agree! It would also be amazing if the autolayout could inherit both the horizontal AND vertical spacing.

Autolayout is constraint to just horizontal or vertical spacing, and that make sense because it follows the css specs but the Sections feature could break this rule to make it easier to organize both rows and columns at once.


We really need this ASAP


Definitely worth! +1


I’d settle for a wrapping in auto layout — a feature that CSS definitely has.


I would love this, but what I might find even more interesting to explore is having auto-padding.

Let me explain
Sections are great to group categories together and freely moving artboards around within them allows me to make easy-to-navigate prototype flows. But I am constantly resizing the sections I create.

Putting them in auto-layout would mess up how I visualize prototype flows, so what could be a nice alternative is automatically resizing the artboard based on its contents and predefined padding. This would allow for messy flows while maintaining clean structures.


Agreed, that would be a fantastic addition to Sections!

I need this feature!


+1 on this! I would be very happy if this would be added.

+1, would be very helpful to keep everything nice and tidy! Currently I’m constantly shuffling and double clicking the border.

This feature would be critical to standardize the use of Sections.

Right now, resizing sections and organizing their internal frames adds too much manual work during the creative process of every screen that our team had to discard them until this feature is available.

Sections are a significant feature for prototype-building and organization of a page; they could also be of good use on UI/UX flows that are open to changes.


+1 I am also looking forward to this.

Please, please, please.

In addition to product design, we use Figma for a ton of clickthrough slide decks (brand guidelines, client presentations, etc).

Auto-layout makes slide management a breeze (because you can just drag to re-arrange frames).

Except for one big proble: putting a giant frame around your slide frames breaks the clickthrough.

So having auto-layout on Sections would instantly solve that.

Listen to me Figma. Sections + auto-layout instantly makes you the most desirable slide/deck/presentation tool on the market.


Honestly I don’t use sections in FigJam and this is the reason why. Give me autolayout and I’ll readily switch my top-level organizational frames to sections.

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Started using Sections in my new team, and we use a custom Title component inside them all. Just having the ability to apply constraints so they fill or are fixed would be a huge time saver!

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Thank you all for the feedback!

We’ll pass along your feedback and ensure the Auto Layout team is aware of this thread.


This would be a big time saver and allow us to fully adopt sections into our workflow.

+1 Would be super useful

This is a must-have! Please add this

Absolutely definitely 100% add this please!