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My new thumbnail didn't refresh even after waiting 8h how to force refresh?

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Is there a way to force refresh ?

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It’s a known issue, unfortunately, there’s no reliable fix.
What I do:

  1. Right click on a frame defined as a thumbnail and use Restore default thumbnail
  2. After while click on the proper cover frame, right-click & and use Set as thumbnail option.

Sometimes it works, sometimes I have to create a brand new frame for a thumbnail. Definitely, Figma ‘likes’ to remember what was once set and keep it for God-knows-how-long. You might want to go to the Dashboard view and see if resetting to default actually took place.


OK thanks at least I’m not alone in the dark :slight_smile:

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  1. Describe the problem your experiencing and how your idea helps solve this
    After choosing another frame as thumbnail (icon shows it’s selected as thumbnail) old still there in dashboard

  2. Add as much context as possible (screenshots, Figma files, mockups, etc.)
    it’s now 8h ago, I can see no way to refresh

  3. Ask questions to bring the community into the conversation
    (e.g. Does anyone else experience this? Is anyone using a plugin or workaround to help solve this?, etc.
    I ask in help why did my question disappear by the way ?

I solved this by reopening the Figma app, and the thumbnail will be updated to the newly appointed one!

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