How Do You Replace a Component With Another One in Figma?

Replacing a component with another one in Figma is a simple and efficient way to quickly change multiple elements in a design. It’s a powerful feature of the design software that can save time and increase quality.

When you replace a component with another one, Figma will update the entire design to use the new component. This means that all instances of the old component will be replaced with the new one. Any changes made to the new component will also be applied to all instances of it throughout your design.

To replace a component in Figma, start by selecting the component you want to replace. Next, click on “Replace” from the toolbar or right-click menu. This will open up a dialog box where you can choose which component you want to replace it with.

Once you’ve selected your new component, click “Replace” and Figma will automatically update all instances of the old component with your new one. You can also select multiple components for replacement at once by holding down Shift or Command/Control while selecting them.

Additional Options

Figma also has some additional options when replacing components. You can choose if you want to “Keep Styles” or “Update Styles” when replacing components. Keeping styles means that any existing styles applied to elements within the old component will be preserved in their respective places when they are replaced by elements from the new component.

You can also choose if you want Figma to keep any existing constraints or layout properties (such as spacing between elements) when replacing components. Finally, you can choose how nested components are handled when replacing them.


Replacing components in Figma is an easy way to quickly update multiple elements in your design. With its additional options for keeping existing styles and layout properties, this powerful feature of Figma can save time and help ensure high-quality designs.