How Do I Run a Plugin in Figma?

Using plugins in Figma is a great way to extend the functionality of the program and make designing easier. Plugins are small programs that can be added to Figma to improve its features and capabilities.

They can range from simple tools to more advanced features and allow you to customize your workflow. But how do you run a plugin in Figma?

The first step is to install the plugin you want to use. This can be done through the Figma Plugins page, which can be accessed by going to File > Plugins in the top menu bar.

Here you will find a variety of plugins available, both free and paid, that you can install into your workspace. Once installed, they will appear in the right-hand panel under the “Plugins” tab.

To run a plugin, select it from the list and click on it. This will open up a window where you can configure any settings for the plugin or enter any information required for it to work properly.

After this is done, click “Run Plugin” and it will start running in Figma automatically. Depending on what type of plugin it is, it may take some time for it to finish running or show its results depending on how complex or large its task is.

It’s also worth noting that some plugins require permissions before they can be run successfully. If this is the case a message should appear when trying to run them asking for permission before they start running. Once granted, they should work as expected without any further problems.


To run a plugin in Figma, first install it from the Plugins page found under File > Plugins in the top menu bar – then select it from the list and configure any settings needed before clicking ‘Run Plugin’. Some plugins may require permissions before they can begin running so make sure these have been granted prior to running them.