How Do I Add a Layer to a Component Figma?

Adding a layer to a component in Figma is a great way to quickly add functionality to your designs. With the ability to add multiple layers and components, you can create powerful and dynamic designs in no time. It’s easy to get started, and here’s everything you need to know about adding a layer to your component in Figma.

Step 1: Open up the “Layers” panel by clicking on the “Layers” icon in the top right corner of the interface. This will open up all of the layers that are currently part of your design, including any components that you may have added.

Step 2: Select the component that you want to add a layer to by clicking on it in the list. You can also select multiple components if needed.

Once you have selected your component(s), click on the “+” icon at the top of the panel, which will open up a menu of available layers for you to choose from.

Step 3: Select which layer type you want to add from the list. This could be any type from rectangles and circles, to text or even images. Once you have chosen your layer type, click “Add Layer” and it will appear as part of your component.

Step 4: To style your new layer, click on it in the Layers panel and then use either the Properties panel or Inspector panel (depending on what type of layer it is) to customize its color, size and other properties.


Adding a layer to a component in Figma is an easy way to quickly add functionality or style elements within your design. Follow these steps for success: Open up the Layers panel, select your component(s), choose which type of layer you would like to add from the list, then customize its properties as desired. With these steps completed, adding layers becomes easy!