Can't unpublish a library

Hello folks,

I need help unpublishing a library. I followed all the steps listed on the help page, yet I can still see that file with the gray icon instead of blue (meaning it’s still a library), and when I hit on “Libraries” in any file, I can still see it there and enable it.

I think it’s a bug because I follow the steps and things works as supposed, but once unpublished nothing changes in the UI (not even quitting and re-opening Figma again):

  • I open the file that was published as a library
  • I click on “Assets” and on the “Library” icon (book)
  • I click on the current file
  • I click on “Unpublish”
  • It throws a double confirmation modal where I click on “Remove”
  • I get a “Successfuly unpublished library”
  • Nothing changed :man_shrugging:

It still appears in the Libraries modal in any other file and is still available for enabling it. Plus, as I said earlier, the file icon won’t revert to blue instead of gray.

Is anybody else having the same issue? (BTW: Using Figma’s MacOS app)


Hey Pablo, sorry to hear this is happening!

This definitely seems odd and looks like a bug that our engineering team is currently investigating.

If this is still happening, please reach out to the support team directly via this form for help:
Be sure to use your Figma account email, share a video recording of the issue, include the links to the file, and share it with so they can take a closer look. Thank you!

Hello, same thing here. This is annoying…

I have the same issue

Hi all, thanks for flagging this and sorry to hear you’re having trouble with the library.
Can you please check my previous reply, and reach out directly to the support if you are still experiencing the issue? This will help our technical team to collect additional information, replicate and investigate it further. Thank you!

Same issue :v:

I seem to have a variation of this problem. I have successfully unpublished a library design file. The icon no longer shows as a black (library) icon on the file itself however when I open the file, then select the drop down for the file name in the top middle, I still see the ‘Library analytics’ and ‘Published and up to date’ menu items.

And when I create any new design file, this particular library always shows up in the list of libraries. In addition, we have the Organization version of Figma and I have full admin rights to the Org and this library file is NOT listed under the Resources>Libraries tab of the Admin Settings screen.

Same here!
I unpublish a library, and most of it is gone, only some components remain, and I cannot figure out why

Hey @Victor_Janin1, sorry for the issues! I am not sure if this is related to a previous bug we had but it’s best to investigate here on your file.

Please reach out to our support team via this form ( with a file link, and invite with “can edit” permission so we they look into this further? Note that users with emails on your team do not count towards your billing.

Also, let me know if you have any further questions.