Figma variables pushed to dev (Json, Storybook)


Couldn’t find anything specific to our situation. We currently use Sketch and Invision’s DSM (and they are ending their service), and I want to switch to Figma variables. We want to be able to update Variables and “push” those updates for our dev team to use the latest tokens. Is there a plugin or a way to allow for the designers to update the variable and push that update to developer’s Json or Storybook files?

Thanks in advance! This is the only Invision-specific service that I need to solve within Figma’s ecosystem.

Hey @GR-Tony, thank you for reaching out! Happy to hear you’re switching to Figma variables. Let me investigate internally if there is a best way to do this. I’ll get back to you asap.

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Thank you Gayani_S, please let me know anything you find, this will help greatly in my effort to switch from Invision to Figma!

Apologies for the delayed update! I’ve got the response that this is possible.
You can either:

  • Use/build a plugin via the plugin api

  • There are a couple plugins in community that help with importing/exporting variables

  • Use/build a sync engine with our REST API
    We published some examples of how to achieve this

Please let me know if this helps or if you have any further questions! Also you can always reach out to our support team via this form: