How Do You Make a Pointer in Figma?

Designers today have an array of tools at their disposal for creating beautiful visuals. One of the most popular tools is Figma, which is a powerful and user-friendly design platform. With Figma, designers can create high-quality designs quickly and easily, and with its powerful features, they can even customize how their designs look. One of the key features of Figma is the ability to make pointers. Pointers are useful when it comes to creating interactive elements in your design, such as buttons or links. But how exactly do you make a pointer in Figma?

Making a pointer in Figma is easy and straightforward. First, select the element that you want to link out from by clicking on it. This could be an image, text, or any other element on your canvas. Once selected, click on the “Link” icon from the top toolbar in Figma. In the “Link Properties” window that appears next, you’ll find an option for “Link To” with a dropdown menu containing several options such as “Link URL” and “Pointer”. Select “Pointer” from this menu to create a pointer for your element.

Once you select “Pointer” from this dropdown menu, you’ll be able to enter the path that your element should point to. This path should include both the file name and any subdirectories within that file so that your element points to the correct place within Figma’s file structure.

For example, if you were linking to an image located in a folder called “Images”, your path would be “/Images/image_name”. After entering this path into the field for “Path”, click “Done” and your pointer will be created.


Making a pointer in Figma is simple and straightforward once you know what steps to take. First, select the element that you want to link out from by clicking on it followed by selecting “Pointer” from the dropdown menu under “Link To”.

Then enter the full path into the “Path” field before clicking “Done”. With these steps completed correctly, your pointer will now be created in no time at all!