How Do I Install New Plugins in Figma?

Installing a new plugin in Figma can be a great way to add extra features and capabilities to your design workflow. Plugins allow you to integrate existing tools, create custom tools, and extend the native Figma tools. In this article, we’ll walk you through how to install and activate plugins in Figma.

Step 1: Find the Plugin
The first step is to find the plugin you want to install. You can either search for it using the Figma Plugin Library or browse through the categories. Once you find the plugin you want, click on the “Install” button.

Step 2: Activate the Plugin
Next, you need to activate the plugin. To do this, head over to your “Plugin” menu in Figma and select “Manage Plugins”.

You should see a list of all of your installed plugins. Click on “Activate” next to the name of your plugin and it will be activated immediately.

Step 3: Use Your New Plugin
Once your plugin is activated, it will be available in your “File” menu or in a separate tab depending on which type of plugin you installed. If it’s a tool or script-based plugin, click on it in the File menu or open up its own tab to start using it right away.

Step 4:Update Your Plugins Regularly

It is important to keep all of your plugins up-to-date for maximum performance and security reasons. To do this, head back over to your “Manage Plugins” page and select “Update All” from the top-right corner of your screen. This will ensure that all of your plugins are running with their most recent versions.

Installing new plugins in Figma is easy and straightforward! All you need to do is search for them in the Plugin Library, activate them from within Figma, then use them right away! Don’t forget to update all of your plugins regularly for best performance.