How do I download fonts to Figma?

To use custom fonts in Figma, you'll need to download the actual TTF or OTF files of the fonts from the internet and install them on your operating system.

Once installed, Figma will automatically detect and add these fonts to the app. If you are using the web version of Figma, you will also need to install the Figma Font Installer, which can be found on their official website.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Download the Font Files: Open your web browser and search for the desired fonts. There are several websites where you can find free and paid fonts. Look for fonts in TTF or OTF formats, as Figma supports these file types.
  2. Install the Fonts on Your Operating System: Once you've downloaded the font files, locate them on your computer, and double-click on each file to open the font installer. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the fonts on your operating system. On Windows, you can usually right-click on the font file and select "Install," while on macOS, you can double-click on the font file to install it.
  3. Restart Figma: After installing the fonts on your operating system, close and reopen Figma. The app will automatically detect the newly installed fonts, and you can start using them in your Figma designs.
  4. Figma Web Version: If you are using the web version of Figma, you will need to install the Figma Font Installer provided by Figma. Visit the official Figma website and look for the Font Installer. Download and install the Font Installer on your computer.
  5. Restart Your Browser: After installing the Figma Font Installer, close and reopen your web browser to ensure the changes take effect.
  6. Access the Fonts in Figma: Once you've completed the steps above, you can access the downloaded fonts directly from the font menu in Figma. When selecting a text layer, you'll be able to see and use the installed fonts in the font dropdown menu.

Congratulations! You've now learned how to download and use custom fonts in Figma. Enjoy exploring various typography styles and enhance your design projects with unique fonts.

July 31, 2023

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