This button is a huge issue for:
- Creators who shared their files publicly (not on Community)
- Figma Organization admins
To try to improve this, I added the following notice to all my public files which were receiving “Edit request from …” notifications. If you are struggling with this problem too, here is the file: https://figma.fun/wTMEvf — but don’t you dare click “ask to edit” in it!!!
Now they look like this:
However, in my user testing with @Mr.Biscuit, we found that people would click this button no matter what, just because it’s the only CTA on the page and it really stands out in the middle of the screen. The results are not great: even with this notice added to all files, the files’ sharing screens still look like this:
My suggestion is to make this action less prominent, maybe hide it somewhere together with the duplicate action. Or maybe you could bring the duplicate action forward along with the duplicate. Add something like “Edit” button and then a popup asking you how you want to edit: either ask to edit the original file or duplicate to edit your own copy.
Or allow the file owner to disable this action completely. And unsubscribe from all these annoying email notifications.