Zeplin has several options that allow you to use layer names as you wish in Zeplin. You can turn on and off these options from the “Zeplin > Sketch Integrations” menu up top:

Keep grouped layer or symbols names

When you include a / in an asset name, Sketch uses anything you write before it as a folder name and anything after as a file name within that folder.

Zeplin also applies this behavior. By default, it keeps grouped layer names for assets. This way, you can see the entire name of your asset on the right panel and you can download them into folders automatically.

You can disable this option from the “Zeplin > Sketch Integrations” menu. When you do this, after re-exporting your file, Zeplin will use the part after / as the asset name.

Use symbol instance names

In Sketch, you can use different names for your master symbol and symbol instances. By default, Zeplin uses the master symbol name when you export your designs. If you want to use the symbol instance name, you need to enable the “Use Symbol Instance Names” before you export.

☝️ Since Zeplin generates all resources while exporting the file, you need to re-export your file if you make any changes to these settings.

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