How do I configure developers to only use Dev Mode without file editing capabilities?

As the title, how can I help developers to only use the development mode rather than including file editing? Currently, when I approve someone’s request for dev mode, they are counted as a Design Seat. Then, in addition to using Dev Mode, they can also edit files.

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Hi there,

Thanks for the post! If your account is on an Organization/Enterprise plan, you have the option to adjust the Design seat permissions from “Full” to “Viewer-restricted” for developers. You can find more information on how to do this here:

If you are Professional plan, unfortunately, there is no option to choose Dev Mode only access:

I hope this clears up your questions, but don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any further queries!


This is just chaos!
Is there a mode that’s only Dev Mode, not Full Design seat yet for Professional? I don’t need/want to upgrade to Oganization/Enterprise plan just to have this single and obvious feature…
It’s so basic not to give design seat to developers especially to prevent unintentional design overrides and changes… It’s called DEV mode for some reason right?


Thanks for your feedback and we keep sharing voices with our internal team!

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