Some changes aren't updating in the prototype view

Has anyone had the problem lately of making design changes, but they aren’t updating in the prototype view? This doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does I need to refresh the prototype tab for the changes to appear. For example I just added a banner to one of my frames and the banner didn’t show up in my prototype until I refreshed the tab. I’ve also noticed it with smaller changes such as adding borders to elements, and the borders don’t appear.

If this is a bug it could be affecting viewers of my prototypes too, who won’t always be seeing the latest version and won’t know it. Or there will be missing elements and the prototype will look broken to them. I use the desktop app so haven’t confirmed if this is a problem in the browser as well.


Happens to me all the time too!
In both desktop (Mac) and Figma Mirror (Android)

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Same here :confused:

I have the same isssue :expressionless:

Happening to me also very often.

Right now, in the project I’m working on, the position of the text is updated in the prototype view when moving it around. But if I change the color, this is not updated. Earlier today in another project, the prototype didn’t update the position of an element. So it seems very random which elements aren’t updated. I have to close the prototype all the time and press ‘play’ again.

Very uncool, Figma… please fix now

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To add to this, in the last weeks prototypes are not updating after making changes to the design. This has been getting increasingly worse. The number of times I need to force a reload for changes to take effect is almost reaching 100% of changes I make. My teammembers are experiencing the same. This greatly disrupts the flow of creation, so hope this can be fixed!

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Same issue here. Even opening the link in browser or restarting the app does not seem to help.

I have an issue:
I have created a component and created multiple variants of this component where when you click the edit button on my design the button change to add. But this effect is not taking place in prototype but when I click this edit(add) button it does take me to the add flow. I have even tried clearing the cache.

What could be the issue.

Did anybody ever figure this out? I have tried everything from duplicating the file, completely deleting some elements and yet they come up in preview like my grandma’s ghost.

So my team had the same issue, I noticed everyone was mentioning components. I detached every instance in a component so not just the high level components but the items in it as well (like in a mui drop down detach the drop down itself and then detach the list items as well) and it fixed this issue. Hope that works for you!

This problem may be related to the component naming.

I had this exact problem in my prototyping now, and I had two components in my frame named “Download/upload button”, which I just needed to change between the default download design or the default upload display. In the preview, when I would click on any of them, the design should change to a post-interaction design specific to each button type.

When both components had the same name, only the upload button would update when clicking on it, and the other would not change. Using different names for each, then it finally worked. :pray:

Hope it helps for you


Thank you @Alexandre_Batistella_Bellas! I had a similar problem and your suggestion fixed it.

Still having the same problem
What can I do\

When i click to particular link its show and then previous text issue in Figma prototype how to solve issue.

Text not updated on prototype. what to do let me know ?

When i click to particular link its show and then previous text issue in Figma prototype how to solve issue.

Text not updated on prototype. what to do let me know ?

Is there a way to force the prototype update?

If an object with a changed color doesn’t update, I’ve found dragging it around forces the color to update, which is a workaround… but not a very helpful one.

If this bug were a kid it would already be old enough to walk.