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10 Tips For Securely Managing Collaborators in Figma

One of Figma’s greatest strengths is the ability to collaborate in real-time with other designers, product owners and developers.

Anyone with edit privileges — whether it’s a fellow team member, freelancer, client or stakeholder—can go into a Figma file and change anything.

Of course, collaboration assumes all participants act honestly and openly … but in rare instances, that’s not the case.

Fortunately, a few key features in Figma and some best practices can ensure that if collaboration ever goes sideways, you can take steps to protect your design team’s work from bad actors. While most of these tips assume/require a paid account, a few apply to free users as well.

  1. Invest in a professional account: This lets you manage a team and member access to specific files and projects. A professional account gives you full version history, which helps you track who makes changes to a file, and if necessary, gives you the ability to roll back unwanted changes at any point in time.

You can also search Figma’s help page to get the official word on how to manage file sharing and access.

Fellow Figma users, any tips I missed or need correction? I’d be happy to update my list. Just leave a comment below.

Principal Designer at Lextech. Focus. Boost signal, kill noise. Solve the first problem. Embrace uncertainty.

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