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Can You Run a Figma Prototype Offline?

Last updated on September 29, 2022 @ 9:27 am

If you’re a designer, chances are you’ve used Figma. It’s a great tool for managing design projects and collaborating with teams.

But what if you’re working on a project by yourself and you need to view your Figma prototype offline? Is it possible?

The answer is yes! You can run a Figma prototype offline by using the following methods:

1. Use the Figma Desktop app

If you have the Figma Desktop app installed, you can open your project and view your prototype offline. To do this, simply click on the ‘File’ menu and select ‘Open Offline’.

2. Use the Figma web app

If you don’t have the Desktop app installed, you can still view your prototype offline using the web app. To do this, go to the ‘File’ menu and select ‘Make Available Offline’. Your project will then be downloaded as an HTML file which you can view in your browser.

PRO TIP: If you are planning to run a Figma prototype offline, be aware that there are some risks involved. First, your device may not be able to connect to the internet, which means your prototype will not be able to load. Second, if your device is not connected to the internet, you will not be able to receive updates or feedback from other users. Finally, if you are working on a team project, be aware that team members will not be able to see or interact with your prototype unless they are also offline.

3. Use an exported video

Another way to view your prototype offline is to export it as a video. To do this, go to the ‘File’ menu and select ‘Export’, then choose ‘Video’. Your video will be exported as an MP4 file which you can then view on your computer or mobile device.


So there you have it! You can view your Figma prototypes offline using either the Desktop app, the web app, or by exporting them as videos.

Kathy McFarland

Kathy McFarland

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