How to Undo a Component in Figma

How to Undo a Component in Figma. So, let’s assume you’re working on a design project and you have a component that you want to undo. in essence, you want to keep the asset, but you don’t want it to be a component anymore. How do you handle that? Well, there’s a few ways. But before I dive in on How to Undo a Component in Figma, let know what a component is in Figma.

What is a component?

How to Undo a Component in Figma

Components are elements you can reuse across your designs repeatedly. They help to create and manage consistent designs across design projects. You can create components from any layers or objects you’ve designed on Figma. These could be a whole range of things like tabs, frame, buttons, icons, layouts, and more.

Advantages of using components

  1. Saves time on changes
  2. Helps you maintain consistency throughout your design
  3. Helps you maintain the brand style guide
  4. Makes it easy to collaborate with the development team
  5. Better organization for your design system

There are different types of components in the Figma. Some of them are listed as follows: Menu and Sidebar Layouts, Figma Button Components, Footers and Headers, Icons, Images, Controls, Figma Input Fields

How to Undo a Component in Figma

The manual approach to undoing a component

The ideal way of removing a component according to Figma themselves is this:

  1. Select the main component (not an instance)
  2. Duplicate it by pressing (CTRL-D) to create an instance of that component
  3. Next step detach the instance of the component you just created. and finally
  4. Delete the original component.

The plugin approach

There’s actually a plugin that will help remove component.

It’s called Detach Component. You can install it here

You simply select the component, right click on it, go to plugins -> Detach Component. Now the component is detached and now a group.

That is all on How to Undo a Component in Figma, if you face any challenge don’t hesitate to reach out via the comment section below. If you also have any other question related to Figma components you can ask in the comment section below.

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