With the Figma Sync feature, you can export your Figma designs with one-click to the Zeplin project or styleguide they were previously exported to.
When you are publishing your designs from Figma for the first time, the plugin will show a regular export button
Once you click the “Export” button and select the project or styleguide, the plugin will remember this. When you publish again from the same design file, the plugin will show a “Sync selected” button and automatically publish your designs to the same project or styleguide.
You can click on the “Sync selected” button to export the frames/components to the project or styleguide you exported to before. Below the button, you will see the name of the projects and the styleguides you previously exported your designs to in the plugin.
☝️ It's not possible to sync local colors and text styles. To publish them, you need to disable the sync feature first and export any frame or component in your design file.
Disabling the sync feature on Figma Plugin
To select another project or styleguide, you can easily disable the sync feature by turning off the switch at the bottom of the plugin:
If you turn on the sync feature again, the plugin will allow you to keep sync your frames and components by remembering previous exports.
☝️ Turning off the sync feature doesn’t affect already exported frames and components. Zeplin will keep them in your projects/styleguides.
Clearing Sync History on Figma Plugin
If you want a fresh start and don’t want to keep syncing your designs anymore, choose the frames and components you want to clear, click on the “…” button and select the “Clear” button from the menu.