How Do I Create a Drop Down Menu in Figma?

Drop down menus are an important tool for designers when creating user interfaces and user experience designs. They allow users to quickly and easily select from a list of options.

In Figma, creating a drop down menu is easy and can be done in just a few steps.

Step One: Create the Frame

The first step is to create the frame that will contain the drop down menu and the options that will appear within it. This frame can be any size, but should be large enough to fit all of your options. When creating this frame, it is important to make sure that the frame has no background color or borders, as these will interfere with styling later on.

Step Two: Add Drop Down Menu Options

Once you have created the frame, you will need to add your drop down menu options. To do this, select the “Text” tool from the toolbar on the left side of the Figma window and click inside of your frame.

This will create a text box where you can type in each of your options one at a time. When you are finished adding all of your options, select “Done” from the toolbar.

Step Three: Style Your Drop Down Menu

Now that you have added all of your drop down menu options, it is time to style them. To style your drop down menu, select each option in turn and use the styling tools located in the toolbar on the right side of Figma window to customize it according to your needs. You can change colors, font styles, font sizes, border styles and more.

Step Four: Create an Interaction

The final step is to create an interaction for when a user selects an option from your drop down menu. To do this, click on “Interaction” in the toolbar on the right side of Figma window and then select “On Select” from the list of available interactions. This will open up a new window where you can customize what happens when an option is selected from your drop down menu.


Creating a drop down menu in Figma is easy and straightforward once you know how. By following these four simple steps – creating a frame, adding drop down menu options, styling those options and creating an interaction – any designer can quickly create beautiful and functional drop down menus for their UI/UX designs.