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Can You Change the Cursor in Figma Prototype?

Last updated on December 7, 2022 @ 7:16 am

Figma is a great tool for creating prototypes and has many built-in features to make the process easy. One thing you might want to do is change the cursor for your prototype.

This can be useful if you want to create a more immersive experience or make it clear that certain elements are clickable. Unfortunately, Figma does not currently offer the cursor change option in Prototype. However, an alternative that you can do is to make the elements interactive while your cursor hovers over them. It serves the same purpose of making it look clickable!

PRO TIP: This article is about making obvious clickable buttons in Figma Prototypes. Please be aware that this may not be possible in all prototypes, and that it may cause unexpected results.

First, open your Figma file and select the frame that you want to edit.

From there, create a copy of the frame by selecting it and clicking on the “Copy” and “Paste here” options after a right-click.

The next step is to change the color of the button that you want to appear clickable by going to the “Fill” option in the “Design” tab.

Now go to the “Prototype” tab, then connect the button in “Frame 1” to “Frame 2”. This can be done by clicking on the “+” sign and dragging it until it connects to the second frame.


In the “Interaction details” window, select the “While hovering” option.

Once done, go to the “Present” button in the upper-right corner of the screen and click on it. This will lead you to another window where you can check if your Prototype works as expected.

That’s all there is to it! You can now test your prototype and see if your button changes in color while your cursor hovers over it.

As you can see, it’s easy to make a button look clickable in the Figma Prototype. This can be a great way to improve the user experience of your prototype and make it more interactive. So give it a try next time you’re working on a project!

Morgan Bash

Morgan Bash

Technology enthusiast and Co-Founder of Women Coders SF.