Export for Viewers

  1. My design team works on apps and digital system/components. We gave viewer access to developers so they can start building the experiences. They love the idea of inspect mode - without us providing anything the can just get the sizes. However where it is gets challenging is the export of assets. We would like developers to export/download assets themselves - so we don’t have to waste time as designers.

We don’t want to grant edit access to all developers, since we want prevent from developers editing the designs / moving elements unintentionally.

  1. Is there any way how you can add export options for viewers?

Thank you


Actually, this is the default behavior. But on paid teams you can disable exporting and other similar actions to viewers via this setting: https://help.figma.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040045574-Restrict-who-can-copy-and-share-files

So to let developers export assets, simply add the checkmark to Allow viewers to copy, share, and export from this file in the Share menu.

P.S. Moving this topic to #product-questions as this already exists. Not sure how you even got 5 votes on this. :open_mouth:

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Oh dear, didn’t know it is there. Probably I missed it when we upgraded to paid figma. Thank you!

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Is there any other way around this? We have the same problem but we don’t want to allow the view user to only be able to export and not share or copy.

There is no way, but you can vote for this suggestion: Allow viewers to only export, but not copy

Hi, does the viewer have to have a figma account to do that? It seems that if I just create a link with viewing capabilities + exporting / sharing setting and open it in incognito mode in the browser (to test) I am not able to do anything (i.e. export / measure etc.) but am being prompted to ‘log-in’. Is it possible to share with export capabilities without having the other party to create an account / login?

Not possible.

I am having the same issue. I am sharing a file with a developer. I am on a pro plan, but when I go into inspect mode, export assets is not available. I checked the ‘guide’ https://help.figma.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040028114-Guide-to-exports-in-Figma, but the ‘settings’ icon does not appear in my share modal at all, so I can’t disable the restrict export default behaviour. How do I do this?

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