Figma localization plugin

Translate your designs into any number of languages right in Figma while keeping up with any source changes. Edit or assign translations in Smartcat when needed.

How does the integration work?

The integration acts as a plugin for Figma and grabs your current design and machine-translates it behind the scenes in Smartcat. By setting up the integration, you’ll be able to use all of Smartcat’s features to effectively manage your localization project, including the ability to translate content in a specific editor, assign translators, and handle workflows.

Any changes made in Figma will automatically sync with Smartcat, and vice-versa.

How do I use the integration?

1. Install the Smartcat Translator plugin for Figma.

2. Connect the plugin to Smartcat with a passcode.

3. In Figma, add any languages you want to translate into.

Whenever you add a language, the plugin will automatically translate your design into that language. If the design changes, the plugin will update all translations. You can also edit translations manually if you want to.

For an advanced workflow, you can continue working with your translations in Smartcat. Upon configuring the integration, you’ll have access to all of Smartcat’s features for managing your localization project, including the ability to translate content using a specialized editor, assign translators, and oversee workflows.

For a detailed step-by-step guide, check out this help article.

How do I benefit from the integration?

Once the integration is set up, you can localize your designs to any number of languages right in Figma while maintaining full control of the process on the backend in Smartcat.

In particular:

  • You can see what your designs will look like in any language right after you create them. This is especially helpful when words or sentences are typically longer in certain languages.

  • You can invite employees in your locations to work on localized designs without the need to duplicate the original designs.

  • You can use Smartcat’s machine translation technology to get a quick translation of your designs or to configure hybrid machine-human translation workflows.

  • Whenever the source content for your designs changes, the translations will be automatically updated in all languages using machine translation. You can also assign tasks to translators directly in Figma or in Smartcat.