As designers, we need open, collaborative workspaces and the freedom to iterate without disturbing existing work. Now, with branching in Figma, you can have both. Branches are exploratory spaces that enable designers to safely try new ideas while preserving the main, or existing, file. Rather than auto-saving to the main file, changes from branches are merged into the main file when you’re ready.
This guide will cover some useful tips and highlight considerations for when branching may (or may not!) be appropriate in your individual or team workflow.