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Allow Figma link sharer to specify part of file to be "highlighted"

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I’m a product manager and frequently send Figma links to the engineering team to specify a piece of UI that I’d like them to look at. When the recipient of the link opens the Figma, the piece of UI that I had selected is in view, but it’s not immediately clear what piece of UI I wanted to direct their eyes to.

It would be great if, as the sharer of the link, I could somehow specify the part of the doc I wanted to “highlight”. The highlighting could be embedded in the link such that the recipient, upon opening the link, would be able to see exactly what UI I wanted to direct their attention to.

It should also be easy for the link recipient to dismiss the highlighting and view the file without it.

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Yes +1! I would love something like this, too.

I wasn’t thinking about specifically “highlighting” that area - but I thought it would be nice if—after opening the link—the screen would be zoomed to that linked area / actual frame, so that it is contained in the screen.

I wasn’t thinking about specifically “highlighting” that area - but I thought it would be nice if—after opening the link—the screen would be zoomed to that linked area / actual frame, so that it is contained in the screen.

I think that’s already how it works today. The issue is that it can still be unclear exactly what the link sender wanted the link recipient to be looking at. Highlighting can help with that. :slight_smile:

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