How Do You Replace an Image Within a Component in Figma?

Replacing an image within a component in Figma is a fast and simple process. Components are great for reusing elements, so when you need to replace an image in one, it’s important to know how to do it quickly and easily.

The first step is to locate the component containing the image that you need to replace. To do this, you can use the search function or click on the components tab in the left-hand menu. Once you’ve located the component, select it by clicking on its name.

Once the component is selected, you’ll see a preview of the image on the right side of your screen.

To replace this image, simply click on it and select ‘Replace Image’ from the menu that appears. You’ll then be prompted to choose an image from your computer or another source such as Dropbox, Google Drive or Figma’s library of stock images.

Once you’ve chosen an image, Figma will ask you if you want to keep or discard any existing changes made to the original image. Selecting ‘Keep Changes’ will keep any changes made while selecting ‘Discard Changes’ will remove all changes made to the original image and replace it with your new selection.

Once you have selected your new image and chosen whether or not to keep any existing changes, simply click ‘Replace Image’ and Figma will update your component with your new selection.


Replacing an image within a component in Figma is a quick and easy process that requires no additional coding or design knowledge. All it takes is selecting the component containing the existing image, selecting ‘Replace Image’, choosing a new source for your desired replacement, deciding whether or not to keep any existing changes made and then clicking ‘Replace Image’. In just a few clicks of a mouse button, you can have an updated component with a brand-new look.