AMA: Figma 2.0

6 years ago from Dylan Field, CEO at Figma

  • Johan Ronsse, 6 years ago

    First of all, love Figma, wonder why not more teams are using it.

    I have 2 questions,

    1, is there some plan for a lockdown mode where the document gets locked to a certain state? Realtime collaboration is nice, but sometimes I feel a bit limited in my creativity when I see that 4 people from the client team have my file open (for example for dev or product management reference).

    2, what I worry about is the longevity of my files. Can I still open my Figma files in 2022? What if I don't pay for Figma anymore and I want to open a design file from 2018? With the software constantly changing there is an inherent risk my old files won't open anymore. The PSD format has been stable for years and I have a lot of faith in being able to open PSD files. How does the Figma team handle this?

    (P.S. I don't really mind paying for a product. I've spent over €15k+ on software the last few years. I need this software to do business. It's the file format longevity I care about)

    1 point
    • Dylan FieldDylan Field, 6 years ago

      Glad to hear you love Figma, Johan!

      1. If you make a file in your drafts folder, no one will see it. Also, you can make your files view only and turn off multiplayer cursors. (Uncheck the "Show Cursors from Other Users" setting.)

      2. Figma will never automatically delete your data unless you specifically request deletion — even if you stop paying. That said, I can totally respect this concern, and to help alleviate it we are working on some ways (ex: an API) to get your data out of Figma.

      2 points