Possible to relink Figma variable

Let’s say I…

  1. Create a variable for a background color
  2. Apply it to element
  3. Delete the variable
  4. Recreate the same variable with different background color

The element now has a broken variable link, though it retains the original variable name. Is there a way to relink it to the new variable since the name is identical?

I’d like to do this across a file without having to manually relink every variable and none of these options seems to do what I want.


Cool idea.

Adding on this I would love an option to link all uses of X style/variable name to X variable name. Would make adoption of variables so much faster.

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upvote for this, please.