How Do You Duplicate Objects in Figma?

Using the Figma design platform, you can duplicate objects quickly and easily. In this article, we’ll explain how to duplicate objects in Figma, and what considerations you should take when duplicating objects.

To duplicate objects in Figma, you first select the object you want to duplicate using the Selection Tool.

The Selection Tool is located on the left-hand side of the interface. Once selected, click on the Duplicate button located in the menu bar at the top of the interface. This will create a copy of your object in its existing location.

Alternatively, you can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly and easily duplicate an object. For example, if you are using a Mac computer, press ⌘+D to quickly duplicate an object. On a Windows computer, press Ctrl+D to do so.

Considerations When Duplicating Objects:

When duplicating objects in Figma, there are a few things that you should keep in mind:

  • Naming: When creating multiple copies of an object, it’s helpful to give each one a unique name so that it’s easier to tell them apart.
  • Positioning: When duplicating an object in Figma, it will be placed at exactly the same position as its original. If you want to move it elsewhere on your canvas, make sure to reposition it after duplication.
  • Linked Styles: When duplicating an object with linked styles applied (e.g., color or font changes), these styles will carry over into all subsequent copies.

Duplicating objects is a great way to quickly create multiple versions of an existing design without having to start from scratch each time. With just a few clicks or keystrokes, you can easily make copies of any object in Figma and start experimenting with different variations.


In conclusion, duplicating objects in Figma is easy and straightforward. All you need is the Selection Tool or keyboard shortcuts along with some knowledge about considerations such as naming and positioning for successful duplication.

With this information under your belt, go forth and start experimenting with new designs!