How Do I Open SVG Files in Figma?

SVG files are becoming increasingly popular for design purposes due to their ability to be easily scaled, edited and manipulated. While they are primarily used for logos and icons, SVG files can also be used for web graphics, illustrations and more. If you’re a designer, it’s important that you know how to open SVG files in Figma in order to make the most of this powerful vector format.

To open an SVG file in Figma, first launch the program and create a new document. You can then go to “File” > “Import” > “Choose File” and select your SVG file from your computer or cloud storage. Once imported, your SVG file will appear as an individual layer on your canvas.

Once imported, there are a few ways you can customize your SVG file in Figma. To start editing the individual shapes within the file, simply select the layer containing your SVG and click on the “Edit Shapes” button at the top of the canvas. This will open up a new window where you can make modifications to each shape within the file.

If you want to make more advanced adjustments to your SVG file such as changing colors or adding effects like shadows or gradients, you can do so by selecting the layer containing your SVG and going to “Objects” > “Styles” > “Fill & Stroke Style”. Here you will find a range of options that allow you to customize things like colors, gradients and effects.


Figma is an excellent choice for working with SVG files due its intuitive user interface and powerful features. With its ability to import, edit shapes within a file as well as customize colors and effects, it is easy to see why designers have come to rely on Figma when working with vector formats like SVGs.