How Do You Insert a Textbox in Figma?

In Figma, text boxes are a great way to add text to your designs. They can be used for anything from labels to descriptions and even titles.

They are also an easy way to add some extra flair and style to your designs. But how do you insert a text box in Figma?

The first step is to select the “Text” tool in the toolbar. This will open up a new window with options for formatting your text box.

You can adjust the font, size, color, alignment, and more. Once you have adjusted the settings to your liking, click “Add Text” at the bottom of the window to insert a new text box into your design.

Once you have added a text box, you can edit it further by selecting it and then making changes in the Properties panel on the right side of the screen. Here you will find options for adjusting the font family, size, color, alignment, letter spacing, line height and more. You can also add additional styling such as drop shadows or background colors.

If you want to get really creative with your text boxes in Figma, you can also use HTML tags like for bolding words or for underlining words within your text box. To do this simply select “HTML” from within the Properties panel and then type out your desired HTML tags within the Text field.

In addition to adding style with HTML tags, if you want to make adjustments to specific parts of a word or phrase within a single textbox then you can use Object Styles which is located in the same menu as HTML tags in the Properties panel. Here you can adjust everything from font weights (e.g., bold) and font sizes (e., larger) on different words or phrases within one single textbox without having to create multiple separate ones.


Inserting and styling a textbox in Figma is an easy process that can be done with just a few clicks of your mouse! All that is needed is selecting “Text” from the toolbar followed by adjusting settings in both “Properties” panel as well as “HTML” tag options if desired before hitting “Add Text” at which point a new stylish text box will appear ready for use.