Copy text from Prototype

Hi there!
On a daily basis, I make presentations and share them with the clients via the Figma prototype. It is really handy, cause you don’t need to resend numerous pdf files if something needs to be changed. Despite the convenience, it is one thing that bothers me — it is not possible to copy text from the prototype. I know that I can share the Figma file and the client can copy from there, but that is not so convenient cause usually, I don’t want to give access to the file itself.

I think it would be a great update to the Figma prototype if you could copy text from there.

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yep, totally agree with this

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Yes, please. I’m making a portfolio on Figma and will share the prototype link to the company when I apply. It’d be nice if they can copy my contact info right from the prototype itself.

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Yes! I made a prototype for my company to maintain our brand standards/logo usage and it would be cool to be able to copy text (specifically hex codes) out of it.

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Also need the ability to copy text from an exported PDF.

I’m maintaining a company’s brand and it would be useful if people could copy the hex codes in the prototype. Being able to copy text out of a prototype would be really nice please.

Same, I am working on a large scale project where I have multiple developers and I have a very complex interactive prototype with so many conditional forms where I have many Components + Variants to create and show the conditional logic. Most of the backend developers don’t want to learn Figma in order to interact with Variants and copy the text from each Variant.

Really need the ability to copy text from prototype/presentation mode. I have added the example prototype with few interactive components which I have used in a section of a page of a page.

Example Prototype: https://www.figma.com/proto/miXOvCvTggjuHtJDvoRl01/Example-Wireframe?page-id=0%3A1&node-id=1%3A2&viewport=967%2C586%2C0.56&scaling=min-zoom&hide-ui=1

Figma should improve the experience by introducing this feature like UXPin.

There must be some options within Prototype(preview) mode where developer can select and copy the content. Not in Inspect because if we are using conditional interaction then developer have to go each variant to copy conditional content.

Same here. I am a user researcher, I run user tests with prototypes where I show participants a design variation in presentation mode and ask them to apply changes in the prototype, so they need to copy content from the prototype. I definitely don’t want to show participants the Figma file - it’s not convenient and in fact might be even confusing for them to play around with Figma files.

How come is it still not possible to do this?!?

This is a serious need. Its really hard to extract text and share it with the team. There is so much time being wasted doing this every time. Please make this possible. it’s so annoying.