How Do You Copy and Drag in Figma?

Copying and dragging in Figma is a simple process that allows users to quickly replicate elements, change their position, or share them with their team. This feature can be used in a variety of ways, from copying and pasting components between projects to sharing design elements with collaborators. Figma’s drag and drop feature makes it easy to create, copy, move, and delete elements quickly.

Copying elements in Figma is done by selecting the element you want to copy and pressing the ‘Command + C’ keys on Mac or the ‘Control +C’ keys on Windows. This will copy the selected item into your clipboard. To paste the element into your project, simply press ‘Command + V’ on Mac or ‘Control + V’ on Windows.

To select multiple elements at once, hold down the Shift key while clicking each item you want to copy or move.

Dragging elements in Figma is usually done via the mouse or trackpad. To drag an element, click and hold down your mouse button while moving the element around with your cursor. You can also hold down the Alt key while dragging an item to copy it instead of moving it. Similarly, you can use this method to move multiple items at once by holding down both Alt and Shift while dragging them around.

Figma also offers additional features for copying and dragging elements:

  • Duplicate: This feature allows you to quickly duplicate a single element or multiple selected items by pressing Command+D (Mac) or Control+D (Windows). Duplicating items will create exact copies of them.
  • Group Select: Group select allows you to select multiple elements at once without having to individually click each one. This is especially useful for large projects where there are many layers that need manipulating.
  • Distribute: The distribute command allows you to quickly space out multiple selected items evenly between each other.

Figma’s drag-and-drop functionality makes it easy for users to move around design elements quickly and efficiently. With its intuitive user interface, designers can easily copy and drag elements across projects with ease.


Copying and dragging in Figma can be done easily with just a few clicks of a mouse or keyboard shortcuts such as Command+C/V (Mac) or Control+C/V (Windows). Additionally, Figma provides additional features such as Duplicate, Group Select, and Distribute which allow designers more flexibility when manipulating design elements within their projects.