How Do You Make a State in Figma?

Creating a state in Figma is an easy and straightforward process. Figma is a popular design platform used by many in the design community and it has a comprehensive set of tools to help you create, edit, and share designs with others.

One of its core functions is allowing you to create states for elements, which are essentially different versions of the same element that can be used for different purposes.

For example, if you’re designing a mobile app, you can create multiple states for each button that represents its different functions when tapped. This means that when someone taps on the button, they will see a different version of it depending on what they’ve selected or tapped on.

When creating a state in Figma, the first step is to select the element you want to make changes to. Once this is done, click on the “States” tab located within the properties panel at the right side of your work space. This will open up the States window which allows you to add and edit states.

You can add new states by clicking on the “+” sign located at the top left corner of the States window. This will open up a menu where you can select from existing states or create your own from scratch. When creating your own state, you can change any of its properties such as fill color, opacity, size and more.

Once all your desired changes have been made to your state, click “Save State” which will save all changes made to your current state and add it as an option in the States window. You can also duplicate or delete existing states or rename them as needed.


Figma makes it easy for designers to create states for their elements quickly and efficiently. All it takes is selecting an element then navigating to the States tab in order to add new ones or edit existing ones. With just a few clicks of a button, designers can customize their designs with different versions of their elements using Figma’s powerful state functionality.