This year’s Config conference had a lot of fascinating developments. If, like last year, you’re wondering about how they’ll affect your favorite design tool and, ultimately, your entire workflow, grab a mug of your favorite coffee and read the description in only 3 minutes!

Figjam updates

New Jira widgets – You may import issues as stickers or convert stickers to tickets. That’s insane, Jira sync and administration in Figjam!
More widgets –Asana and Github widgets are now available in Figma’s collab tool, comparable to Jira.
Widget Code Generator – A Figma plugin that allows you to make a Figjam widget. It seems impressive. I’m interested to see how it works in practice.

Figma updates

Figma dark mode – the most noticeable change You may now customize the look of your favorite design tool!
New Auto Layout UI – With the new Auto Layout, you can see and manage spacing manually (it even works for padding! ), reverse the sequence of items, and so forth.
Absolute positioning (Auto Layout) – In Autolayout, you no longer need to generate additional frames to arrange items over other elements.
Negative spacing between items (Auto Layout) – There is no need to devise workarounds. Very straightforward and effective.
Variable font support in Figma – Use changeable fonts to their maximum capacity in the design tool. Weight, breadth, and optical size may all be controlled (or set it automatically).
Improved outline mode – You have the ability to grasp things in the backdrop. Toggle outline mode easily using the CMD+Y shortcut.
Individual strokes – Simply give each edge a stroke independently! A fantastic approach to create tabs, choices, and so on.
Spring animations –
Smart animate prototypes now have a new option for making the design feel more alive.
Component props for variants –
Within a component, you may construct variations. There is no need to design more variations. Within variations, you can set attributes like nested components and visibility without having to create an entire grid of components.
Spotlight –
In Figma, there is an easier method to be followed by other people.

More Figma upgrades have recently been released

Figma had a lot of excellent enhancements before config. Make sure to look at them as well!

Icons in tabs like in a browser – In the Figma tab bar, you may see thumbnail icons near the document title, much like in a browser. Figma files and Figjam documents may be distinguished using the default version. Emojis may, however, be used to help identify individual files in your company or project. Simply start your document’s name with an emoji.

icons in tabs

Pin tabs – Right-click on a commonly used document to show a menu that includes a pin option. Your document will now be attached to the right side of the tabs and will always be accessible.

pin tabs

Recently closed documents – Do you ever had the need to reopen a document that you unintentionally closed? There is now an easy technique to accomplish this. To see a list of recently closed files, simply click the three dots menu in the upper right corner. It’s that easy.

recents tab

Summing up

Figma is continually improving its tools with significant enhancements. They’re still basic and easy to use, but they’re getting more powerful all the time to let us develop all kinds of digital things.