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Create one prototype across the pages in a file

I would love to be able to create one prototype across the pages in a file that resembles an actual website. This would be ideal for bigger projects and would be easier to maintain as well. We can connect the component libraries across all the pages anyways. A way to connect the prototype would be great in my opinion and that will give Figma a big leg up on other platforms.

What do you guys think?

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I’ve thought about this as well, but not sure how it could be implemented elegantly. For now I just make pages for each version of a component or screen, the combine all needed components into a single page for the working prototype. When you think about it you’ve have to keep each pages prototype setting consistent for this to work and it would be a nightmare.

I would be fine with root level special folders. The key problem here is that the tree is too hard to navigate.

I sometimes wonder why isn’t it available yet? Sketch had this feature for as long as I can remember and it really helped with being organized, when it came to the point where one file (feature) was divided into multiple separate flows, each flow/page contained 20-40 app screens. Prototyping via pages worked seamlessly.

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Just wanted to write this in Product ideas, but wanted to check if already exists. :wink: It would be a great feature to have.

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When creating a high quality prototype I felt it was necessary to link interaction with other pages. I have a page only of components of a project and I created a multi select component with dropdown interaction, among others, I simply wanted to import only the first multi select asset to a different page and it will be already linked with the interactions made on the component page . Do it for us Figma s2

I have many flows that are also prototyped but in creating a usability test I often have to create a new page and duplicate/move multiple pages flows into one page and try and hook them all up for the test. This means I’m left with duplicate UI everywhere.

It would be great to simply get to the end of one flow, then add an in interaction to On-click, Navigate to then select a page which would load to the Playhead for the next prototype.

A bit like ‘object-oriented’ prototyping. Anyone else would like to do this?
I wouldn’t even be worried about the lag between the jump from one pages prototype to the next.

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Will definitely love this feature!

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Same here.

Lots of times there is a feature I want to leave on a separate page till Dev have the time to work on it, so I can avoid distractions on the original page (where the current state of the app is shown). This requires me to do lots of duplicates if I want to provide a working prototype on the alternative page. That sucks.

Also, sometimes the project gets so large that I consider splitting features into pages. Without this ability to prototype using multiple pages that make no sense as I would have to duplicate a lot of pages and keeping control of the “current one” would be a nightmare.

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Hey,
I would like to have this feature too. Especially in bigger projects I use pages as sections of an application. But I can’t create a prototype which links between sections of the app. I always have to create duplicates who sit on one page, just to be able to create a full prototype. Please add prototype links across pages. It could even have a different color, so you know it’s linking to another page.

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Badly need this feature! My projects are usually huge and having them all on one page is a total mess (especially for Development)

Right now i use the “Link to” feature with the other pages prototype link but it always opens in a new tab (confusing Testers). If we could at least have it in the same tab/prototype view when linking via URL, that would already help. But linking between pages natively would be super helpful!