How Do You Animate Icons in Figma?

Figma is an incredibly powerful design tool that makes it easy for designers to create and animate icons. By using Figma, designers can quickly create and animate icons in a variety of styles. One of the most popular ways to animate icons in Figma is to use the ‘Frame by Frame’ animation feature. This allows designers to create a series of frames that form an animation sequence.

To use this feature, first select the object or group of objects you want to animate and click ‘Animate’ in the top menu bar. Then, select ‘Frame by Frame’ from the animation menu. Now you can create frames by moving, resizing or changing the color of your object or objects. Each frame will be added to your animation sequence and can be played back at any time.

Designers can also use Figma’s keyframe animation feature to animate icons in a more traditional way. With this method, you set keyframes at various points in time and then assign attributes such as size, color or rotation to each keyframe. As you move through time, these attributes are automatically interpolated between each keyframe creating a smooth transition.

Finally, Figma also supports SVG animation which allows designers to export their icons as an animated SVG file. This file format is supported by all modern web browsers making it easy for users to view your animated icons online.


Figma gives designers incredible flexibility when creating and animating icons. By using its frame-by-frame, keyframe, or SVG animation features, designers can easily add life and motion to their designs with minimal effort.