AMA: Figma 2.0

over 2 years ago from Dylan Field, CEO at Figma

  • Andrew Richardson, over 2 years ago

    Are there plans for an offline mode? I love Figma and using it connected is fantastic but if I want to get some work done while at an airport with poor wifi or on a road trip is basically out of the question, I'd have to rely on Sketch. A offline mode where I can make changes and publish them when I get connected would be great.

    10 points
    • Johnny RodriguezJohnny Rodriguez, over 2 years ago

      Agree with this! My first 2 days using Figma happened to be traveling to and from two airports and that was my immediate concern. Would love to see something like this.

      1 point
    • Thomas Lowry, over 2 years ago

      I used Figma on a trip and started working on wifi...got on the plane where I did not, and the software seemed to keep working and sync fine when I had wifi again. Did I discover some black magic? Probably only worked because I already had the file loaded. Interested in Dylan's answer as well!

      0 points
      • Andrew Richardson, over 2 years ago

        I haven't actually tested it extensively. Does it work if you start it up without connection?

        0 points
        • Dylan FieldDylan Field, over 2 years ago

          Nope, that doesn't work yet — and is what I'd consider a true offline mode. Right now if you go offline while using Figma you should be able to do work but the file won't be saving. When you reconnect, we attempt to save the file. However, just because it should work this way doesn't mean it's something we've spent a lot of time supporting, so I don't recommend it because it's possible to lose work.

          1 point
    • Dylan Field, over 2 years ago

      Hey Andrew, we definitely can and want to do offline mode someday. We're a small startup, so we have to pick our battles and this isn't something we are currently working on. As the only tool that works online, we've chosen to invest in making that area of Figma better.

      9 points