How Do I Change an Instance of a Figma?

If you’re a designer, you know that Figma is one of the most popular design tools used in the industry today. It has a wide range of features that make it easy to create, collaborate, and share designs. But sometimes you may need to make changes to an existing instance of a Figma file. This could be due to changes in the design, or if you want to update an existing design with new features or content. Fortunately, making changes to an instance of a Figma file is relatively straightforward.

The first step when changing an instance of a Figma file is to open the file itself. You can do this by clicking on the ‘Open’ button at the top right corner of the page.

Once you’ve opened the file, you will see all of the frames and objects associated with that particular instance.

The next step is to select which elements you want to change. This can be done by either selecting individual elements or dragging your mouse over multiple items at once. When selecting items, be sure to pay attention to what type of object each one is (e.g., text box, image, shape) as this will determine how it should be modified.

Once you’ve selected your desired elements, it’s time to start making changes! Depending on what type of element it is, there are different ways in which you can modify it. For example, if it’s a text box then you can edit its font and size; for images or shapes, however, you might need to use the ‘Inspector’ panel at the right side of your screen in order to make more advanced adjustments.

Finally, when all your changes have been made and saved (by clicking on ‘File > Save’), then your new version of the Figma file should now be available for everyone who has access to view or edit it!


Making changes to an instance of a Figma file is easy and straightforward once you know how! Simply open up your desired file and select the elements that need altering; then use tools like ‘Inspector’ or other features depending on what type of element it is in order to make modifications before finally saving them so they are available for all who have access.