Allow file owner to restrict viewers from downloading or copying files

It will be great if the file owner can set viewer rights when we share file with others.

The viewer rights can include:

  • Restrict file downloading on demand
  • Restrict copy on demand
  • Restrict share on demand
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I want to give my clients access to download assets like images from my Figma documents and at the same time restrict them from duplicating my original Figma file as this will give them access to privileged knowledge, something that took me years to have. Why not have checkboxes on the “Allow viewers to” panel with the:

  1. Copy
  2. Share
  3. Export
    so that I can choose what the client can have access to.
    Currently, once I check that option, it’s like the client has bought a Coke and they are also given the secret recipe as well, which isn’t fair/doesn’t protect me as a designer.
    I would like to keep my original work / keep my rights to my work while giving them access to the files they need to develop their product.

Hi Inno! Thanks for your feedback on viewer right settings. I merged your topic with a similar so we can gauge the overall interest in the same place.
We’ll pass it along to our team for consideration. :slightly_smiling_face:

Can’t agree with you anymore. I had experience where I shared my Figma document with the viewer and they ended up downloading my entire file, this really creates concerns for me… good to know someone else is sharing the same feeling!


If Figma respected designer rights they would never allow a viewer to download the file. How is this not front of mind for Figma? We need to protect our files. While working with a client they get the final files once they are all paid up. This allows them just to take them throughout the process. We don’t have a way to protect ourselves. Please tell me there is a workaround for this. This shouldn’t be something that needs to be upvoted in order to do the right thing.