Learn how to create and animate Interactive Components in Figma

Figma regularly introduces features that are extremely useful, amaze designers, and even boost their creativity.

It started with Variants. The feature helps to organize Components in a more efficient way. Finding components with Variants is much quicker. Modifying their appearance in a way similar to real solutions behavior is a real pleasure. When I work in Figma now, I cannot imagine my workflow without them.

This time I will show you how to get started with Interactive Components — revolutionary feature for prototyping. I will also share some additional tips for more advanced purposes.

Grab the mug of your favorite coffee ☕️, and let’s dive into Figma Interactive Components!

What are Interactive Components in Figma?

Interactive Components are features that allow you to create a prototype with UI elements that reacts to specific interactions.

It is worth mentioning that you may prepare interaction not only for “on click” action but also “on drag,” “while pressing,” “while hovering,” “keyboard clicks,” and things triggered automatically thanks to the “delay” feature. This gives you the ability to prepare a prototype that successfully imitates a real solution.

Practical Tips

Creating Interactive Component is fast and easy. However, if you want to make more professional Interactive Components, here are some additional practical tips for more advanced purposes:

  • Use for more interactions than “on click”
  • Use Smart Animate
  • Use Custom Easing


Practical Tips for Figma Interactive Components
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