Mural plugin for Figma user guide
Easily export your Figma frames to your Mural canvas.
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Written by Jen Butler
Updated over a week ago

With the Mural plugin for Figma, you can export frames from Figma to a new or existing mural as images. You can use the plugin in your workflow for things like gathering feedback on your prototypes in Mural with our prototype iteration template.

This article walks you through how to use the Mural plugin for Figma. If you’re an admin and would like to enable this integration, check out our Mural plugin for Figma admin guide.


Use the Mural plugin for Figma

The first time you move through the steps of using this plugin, Figma will prompt you to connect your Mural account and grant access between Figma and Mural. Any time you use the Mural plugin for Figma thereafter, those steps won’t apply.

To use the Mural plugin for Figma:

  1. Open the Figma file that you want to export to Mural.

  2. Click to select the frame you want to export to your mural’s canvas. Or, hold Shift and click (or drag) to select multiple frames in your Figma file.

    Note: If you want to export all frames, you can skip this step.

  3. Click the Resources icon in the top menu bar.

  4. Click Plugins to open the plugins section.

  5. Type Mural in the search field.

  6. Hover over the Mural plugin and click Run.

  7. (Your first time using the plugin) Sign in with your Mural account and authorize the integration.

  8. Select whether you want to export Selected frames or All frames.

  9. Select the mural you want to export the selected frames to.

    Note: If you select a room in your workspace, you’ll see a + (plus) button. This lets you create and export to a new mural.

  10. Click Export to Mural.

You’ll see a confirmation modal when your Figma frames are successfully exported. Click Open mural to see your exported images in Mural. Or, click Start a new export to export more frames to your mural.

FAQs (frequently asked questions)

  • What file type do the frames get exported as?

    The exported images in Mural are PNG. Exporting as different file types is coming soon.

  • Will the images on the canvas link back to Figma?

    No. They will be stand-alone PNG images on your canvas. You can, of course, add a hyperlink to the image if you want. But, by default, there’s no link back to Figma from the exported images.

  • If I export to Mural but then make changes in Figma and re-export the frames, will the previously-exported images update on my Mural canvas?

    No. This functionality is coming soon. The export will work much like it did the first time, bringing over all of the images. So, you’ll have to delete the old images and replace them with the new ones.

  • Where on the canvas do images get exported?

    If exported to a mural with existing content, images are exported to the right of the right-most content on the canvas.

  • Can I edit parts of my exported frame in Mural?

    In Figma, your frame may have multiple components. Once exported to Mural, a frame and its components create a singular image with no editable parts. If you must edit your frame, do so in Figma and export the updated version to your canvas.

  • In what order will my selected frames export to Mural?

    The images will show up in the same order and layout as they were in the Figma file at the time of export.

  • I didn’t export all of my Figma frames, so the images in Mural have blank spots between. How can I reorganize the images on the canvas?

    The exported images match the layout from the Figma file. So, if you select only certain frames to export from your Figma file, the images may show up on your canvas with blank space in between them. This is an easy fix: just hold Shift + click + drag to select the exported images. Then, use Mural’s arrange function to better organize the images.

  • After exporting my frames to a mural, the images on my mural aren’t loading or have the wrong proportions. Why is this happening?

    Depending on the number and size of images exported to your mural, it can take between a few seconds and a few minutes for them to appear. During this time, your mural is being optimized for the best performance and images may temporarily appear disproportioned.

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