Plugin for viewers

+1 for this feature! I understand that it’s not easy, as some plugins / plugin actions make changes. But hopefully there’s a way of flagging an entire plugin (or an individual plugin action) as something that makes changes (and therefore requires “edit” access to use) vs plugins / plugin actions that don’t make modifications (and can therefore safely be used with just “view” access).

We’re using the Token Studio plugin and it’d be great if our developers could launch the plugin and simply view the design tokens used.

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yes! just let us choose to make it open to viewers or not - problem solved!

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Yes, please! We’d love to make use of a localization plugin. It’d be easiest if the devs can push the strings themselves directly from Figma, so it’s one workflow for one person and not multiple flows for multiple people.

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:+1: This would be awesome

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give it to us

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We need this, please!

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Annotation intentionally for viewers to add notes. Really need this, please!

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We have a plugin that helps developers convert Figma to code more easily. The developers usually only have view access, so they cannot use the plugin. This is a really big pain point for us.

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this would be very useful I want to use a export presets plugin but I am a developer not designer

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+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 please

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Plugins made for DevMode can now be run by viewers!

Plugin in Dev Mode can access the current page, listen to events, and make network requests, but crucially they cannot modify the document, with the exception of writing certain metadata like pluginData and relaunchData. So, any method or operation in the plugin API that creates new nodes, deletes existing nodes, or modifies an existing node isn’t available in Dev Mode.

Read more: Key differences between plugins in Dev Mode and other plugins

We really need this update.
Some widgets are useless if they can’t be used by viewers. For example Navigate and Walkthrough

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Agreed! Allow viewers to use plug-ins please!!

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having viewer run plugins is great but i think it’s going to be better if it’s add this to Figma API by adding the permission to User Object so we can show/hide information, actions, and views based on it

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I agree, please allow this!

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+1! Please allow viewer to perform actions with widgets, we need engs to do some readonly actions from widgets.

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As plugins for viewers are paywalled behind Dev Mode, I don’t think Figma team is going to answer this call with most upvotes in the community.

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Just following this thread. We really need to give our stakeholders more options without allowing them to edit. It’s incredibly frustrating that they can’t interact and do simple things like this: polls, colour coding or assigning statuses to comments.

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