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Thursday, June 17, 2021

🛠️ Editor Quality Updates

We know subtle changes can have a big impact on your flow. Here’s 30 features, improvements, and fixes we launched to the editor. Check out the Community file to see them in action.

  • We redesigned the stroke panel for easier customization of vector objects

  • You can now use math operations to adjust properties with a mixed value

  • Copy as PNG is now available in the browser (it was previously only available in the desktop app)

  • You can now hold ⌘/Ctrl while resizing an image to crop it immediately

  • We’ve made some improvements to text exporting: 

  • We’ve added an “include bounding box” export setting in the Editor, and corresponding use_absolute_bounds setting in the Plugin API

  • “Contents only” export is now called “Ignore overlapping layers”

  • You can now select stroke properties before using the pencil tool

  • The pen and pencil tools remember stroke settings for future use

  • We’ve redesigned the hand tool to be less intrusive

  • Preferences are now automatically synced across all tabs you have opened

  • A second fill added to an object is now a solid fill color, rather than a gradient

  • You no longer need to click on adjustment sliders to start using them

  • You can now close the “Move to project” dialog box by clicking outside of it or pressing Esc

  • Copying and pasting text with a missing font now activates the global A? missing font icon

  • When you copy stickies from FigJam to other places as text, the text copied is sorted to match the layout in FigJam

  • The missing font dialog now shows affected layers

  • We increased the hit target size for the top menu entry point

  • You can now open selected links using middle-click

  • Our repositioning buttons (like Align To Top) are now active even when you edit text

  • You can now pan over links without being interrupted when you encounter link pop-ups

  • We’ve adjusted the size of the selected text background when renaming a file

  • Figma no longer ignores when you paste an image while text editing. Now, it exits text editing and pastes it

  • Icons in the Layers panel now reflect what objects they represent faster

  • We added the “+” option for text nodes with mixed styles, allowing you to override them with a new style or color easily

  • When a user zooms using “Z”, we no longer show the selection rectangle to other people in the file

  • Scrubbing fields by holding ⌥ and moving your mouse now works in Safari

  • We added a hover state for frame presets

  • We fixed how drag handles display on grid property rows

  • Right click menu doesn’t dismiss so eagerly on Safari

  • When you create a new ruler, it will now be automatically selected, so you can nudge it with your keyboard or delete it

  • We resolved an issue with opening the toolbar dropdown in View Only mode

  • We’ve made the layers panel scroll to find the selected layer when using selection keyboard shortcuts

Thursday, June 10, 2021

⏰ Introducing a timer to FigJam

Set a shared timer in FigJam to keep brainstorms, retros, and workshops on track

  • Anyone in a file can start, stop, or pause the timer
  • The timer always starts, stops, and pauses for everyone in the file 
  • Learn more here


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

🔤 Update to font fallback in FigJam and Figma

  • We've improved font fallback in Figma and FigJam to prevent missing characters when using scripts like Traditional & Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Monday, May 24, 2021

🍎 Desktop App for Apple Silicon (M1)

  • Figma is now optimized for M1 Macs. Download the desktop app here.
  • Learn more about how to download the desktop app in our help article here.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

⭐️ Introducing FigJam

  • FigJam is an online whiteboard for teams to ideate and brainstorm together. Learn more here or in our help center.
  • For questions and feedback visit our FigJam beta category on the Support Forum. 

✨ Announced at Config: Figma features and updates

We made some exciting announcements at our user conference, Config. Check out what's new.

    • Branching
      • Get inspired and branch a file. Merge changes when you’re ready. Branching is available in beta to Org accounts. Sign up here.
    • Mobile app
      • View and share files and prototypes - from anywhere, with anyone. Coming soon to iOS and Android. Learn More.
    • Audio
      • Explain an idea, get on the same page, and find that next breakthrough, together. Audio coming to Pro and Org accounts. Notify me.
    • 500+ users
      • Present, jam, or share with up to 500 concurrent users in Figma (and coming soon to FigJam). Learn More.
    • Publish to Community

Friday, April 2, 2021

📝 Clearer documentation with bulleted and numbered lists

  • Use bullets and numbers to organize information, emphasize important details, or outline next steps. Learn more here.