Sharing a Figma File. Help Please!

I’m trying to understand the process of sharing a Figma project file with another agency that I’m collaborating with.

I’m a sole designer, working on my own professional plan. I don’t want to incur additional editing fees for someone needing to edit or work on my file. So, I want to understand how I can allow someone else the ability to edit or utilize my design without incurring additional costs to me personally.

Is there no ability for someone outside of my plan who has a paid subscription of their own the ability to edit or use my project file without adding them to my account?

How does someone go about sharing a project file without incurring costs personally?

Hey @Mike_Clark, thanks for reaching out!

You can invite guest editors to collaborate on your files, but even if they have a plan of their own, it does not transfer their editor role in their plan to another’s plan.

If you still want this external collaborator to edit your file, they will be billed as such to your plan. However, two weeks before the end of your quarter, we will send you an email asking you to confirm any new editors. This will give you the opportunity to determine who you want to include in your billing. You can then downgrade or remove them as an editor before confirming and being billed for the quarter.

This is a dishonest money-making scheme and I’m shocked Figma do this.

We have 100+ clients, once we’ve added a client (who already has their own paid Figma plan) to a document, we are lumped with paying monthly for them to have editor access. We can’t retrospectively restrict their access to viewing only as it makes us look unprofessional.

Maybe it’s time to look at another product, I hear Lunacy is great at importing Figma files!


I need to understand how to share my final Figma design file with my client, without being charged by Figma.

I have a subscription. My client already has a subscription. I do not want to add them to my account. How do I do this?

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