Also, the scale property should be able to be set as a variable. It would be great for making logos smaller on mobile.
Anyone know if this is coming as an update soon?
Any news on when the new variable features will be available?
Just wanted to add … We need this
can’t wait for it!
+1 I’m also eagerly awaiting V2 w/ image and typography support for variables. Going to be a real enabling feature for our design system!
I can’t wait, it will help a lot.
Yes please add this. Wanted to restructure a lot of components. But I’m stuck. It would be such a big help.
Any update here? We are actively holding off from making styles in a few very large projects because we’re assuming variable support in type sizing is going to land any moment now. Can you give us a hint?
October 23 checking in.
this feature would really be helpful, since it would make the use of a large token-system complete to use for different devices, for now it’s almost useless…
Same here, we are not using variables in our projects because of this.
Our design systems are languishing in half states of variable conversion. This is literally the only reason many of our simpler components still have variants.
Come on Figma - go!
I think that the designer would still need to create text styles and they should be able to call upon those styles in local variables. For example, you may need the same size font, but a different weight, or maybe your mobile view uses a different font but the same size, or if the line height is different, etc. If variables could call on styles, then we could hit multiple points at once for several different use cases.
I think we’d want it the other way around, where Styles can call on Variables. The “style” should be the collection of variables in use.
But either way would be great! Maybe both directions?
I’m afraid that we won’t be getting an update this year. What a disappointment
I thought soon would really mean soon …
Looking forward to v2
This is also a huge need for me. As much as variables are a step in the right direction, the fact that they can’t be used for all properties of the same type, means that they can’t be used for everything. This can get extremely confusing, because some aspects of a design system are governed by variables, whereas some are controlled by instance swaps, text styles, etc.
Don’t worry, it’s coming soon …
They call it “typography mode”. The first months in beta mode are free for everyone.
BUT after that you will still be able to set the basic typography settings.