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Launching (fun) lists in Figma

Emily Lin, Product Manager, Figma

As part of April Fool’s Day, we opted for “fun” instead of “fools” (just like last year!) by shipping themed lists in Figma. While the randomly-generated emoji themes only lasted for 24 hours, lists—a top feature request—are here to stay. Starting today, you can create bulleted and numbered lists, allowing you to more easily take notes, provide context, and outline next steps in Figma.

Yesterday was April Fool’s Fun Day, and knowing that support for bulleted and numbered lists has long been a top feature request, we wanted to have some fun with it. We assigned every list in Figma a random theme—from fruit 🍎 to pastries 🥐 to planets 🌎 and smiles 🙂 —complete with corresponding emoji bullets.

This effort was inspired by our love for—and liberal use of—emojis at Figma. They bring us a ton of joy, so we thought they’d do the same for the community.

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Figmates often us emojis to brighten up daily Slack stand-ups

In true maker spirit, we sourced ideas for fun bullet points from Figmates. The only requirement we had for our makers was that the emoji bullets had to be round objects without any holes (no donuts!). We placed plain, circular bullet points under each themed one to hide them and make sure that they'd easily revert to regular lists after April Fool's Day. It was important that the themed bullet points didn't expose the regular bullet points and give away that we were launching this feature.

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Figmate submissions for round bullet points

Here is what some of those bullet points looked like in action:

While April fun lists were only live for 24 hours, you can now create numbered and bulleted lists in Figma. As one of our top requests—along with features like account switcher—we’re excited that lists will help users organize their work, share instructions, and emphasize the most important details by making content easy to scan.

Try creating a list in Figma, and duplicate this Figma Community file to see all the fun bullet points we made. Plus, check out everything else we launched in our week of small updates.

And keep submitting feature requests—whether it’s through support, our forum, or on social media, we’re always listening.

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