How Do You Use Variants in Figma?

Variants are a powerful tool in Figma that allow you to quickly switch between different versions of a design. Using Variants, you can quickly create multiple versions of an interface with different colors, text sizes, and other properties. This makes it easy to experiment with different design ideas and quickly find the best option for your project.

To use Variants in Figma, first select the layer you want to modify. Then open the “Variants” panel in the right sidebar.

You can add new variants by clicking on the “+” icon at the top right of the panel. This opens a window where you can enter your desired properties for each variant. You can also click on any existing variants to edit them.

Once you’ve added all of your variants, you can easily switch between them by selecting one from the dropdown menu at the top of the panel. This will instantly change all of the associated properties for that variant. You can also preview each variant by clicking on its thumbnail in the Variants panel.

You can save time by creating “master” variants which contain all of your desired properties for a particular design element. This means you don’t have to enter these properties every time you create a new variant – they are already set up and ready to go!

You can also use Variants to quickly switch between different versions of a design element or interface. For example, if you have two versions of an icon – one with light colors and one with dark colors – then you could create two variants and switch between them without having to manually change each property.


Using Variants in Figma is an efficient way to quickly switch between different versions of a design or interface without having to manually adjust each property. By creating master variants and previewing them before committing changes, it is easy to find the perfect look for any project.