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Create new layer above currently selected layer in hierarchy

I will frequently be working in a frame that is nested several levels deep inside my hierarchy. I create a new layer. But that layer gets put all the way at the top of the hierarchy. To stay organized, I have to scroll up in the hierarchy, grab the new layer, scroll back down in the hierarchy to where I was working, and drop it in the appropriate place. This is tedious and breaks the creative flow.

Sketch solves this nicely by simply having any new layer get created in above, and in the same group as, whatever the currently selected layer is.

It’d be great if Figma could do this too.