Components not updating correctly!

Another day, another bug in Figma! 20 billion well spent adobe…Now my component’s which are in linked library’s are not updating correctly. I literally have to go into each component, make a edit by selecting another component state, and then Figma will pop up saying theres an update for this component - i select update ALL as i usually do, but its only updating the selected instance of the component. all other versions of the same component in the same page are not being update until I select them and do the same thing! what is this? what am i paying for? Frustration? a 2gb limit which make creating even a simple flow almost impossible? the limits of this thing are becoming as increasingly problematic as the bugs. Please fix it, also stop double charging for edits, when they are different teams, one person can only make one set of edits at one given time! criminal


Hi @Jamie_Wooster sorry to hear this is happening!

It looks like we need to investigate this further can you please reach out to the support team directly via this form for help:

Be sure to use your Figma account email, share a short video showing the issue you are seeing, include the links to your file and the library file, and share it with so they can take a closer look.

It’s becoming a big mess on large-scale projects where it’s impossible to dive into each component separately. Please fix it!!

I totally agree with this.
I work on big projects only.
All made up as follows:

  • Libraries
    • Visual assets: icons, pictos, illustrations
    • UI kit: foundation, components and sections
  • Project file per year: all user flows, sprints, etc.

I go back and forth between them all the time.
I’m constantly publishing, so I’m constantly updating.

I must be confident with the tool on which my work is based!
It’s complex enough as it is to manage dozens of large design systems with unfinished variables capabilities. It’s not possible to check that components are correctly updated.

@Shriya1 @Fred_Tinsel Please reach out to the support team directly via this form for help: and share your with so they can take a closer look.

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It’s been at least 2 weeks now and there isn’t an update on this issue. Yet the forum is filled with variations of the same issue spanning at least 8 months.

This is such a horrible user experience that words fail to convey how frustrating and painful it is to use Figma.

For the love of all that is holy: FOCUS ON FIXING KEY FEATURES INSTEAD OF LAUNCHING NEW FEATURES that aren’t critical.

The ability to propagate changes to child instances is so much more critical than any of the new features/changes announced during Config 2023.

I promise you NO ONE CARES ABOUT AI integration (except your devs and product managers) - actual working designers just want to be able to make changes without tearing our hair out.


Hey, we hear you and understand your frustration! We’re currently investigating individual cases, that’s why we are asking the users to file a support ticket. Apologies for the inconvenience! I can see your case is being investigated by our technical quality team.

Hey Figma!
I have the same issue at the moment. Its a pain to not have updates within the components. It costs us more hours to update our design system at the moment. Is there any progress on this topic? Do you need more input?

Same issue here! please fix the components not updating properly! its taking so much time manually checking updates. Please!

Hey @Benjamin_Lenz and @Roland_Andrei_Cristi , apologies for the issues!

Please reach out directly to the support team by filling this form here: 1. Our technical quality team can take a look at this issue. So we can be sure we’re checking the steps needed to repro this correctly, I’d appreciate if you can make me a short video showing what you’re seeing. In the video it’s helpful for us to see the whole window, with the Properties and Layers Panel in view.

Please also provide a direct link to the file, and invite with “can edit” permission so they can look into this further. Note that users with emails on your team do not count towards your billing.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can help with.

Thanks in advance!