How do I add an anchor point to an existing vector shape in Figma? Is this possible, like in sketch? Is there a keyboard shortcut?


Of course thats possible:

  1. Make sure you have nothing selected on the canvas and the selected tool is the Move-tool (Shortcut: V).

  2. Make a double click on the existing vector shape to get into the vector editor mode.

  3. Select the Pen-tool from the toolbar (Shortcut: P).

  4. Hover over the path of the vector shape where you want to add the anchor point, until a little + sign appears next to the cursor.

  5. Then click on the path to add the new anchor point.

  6. Press ESC to abort the drawing of a line from the newly added anchor point.

  7. You can now switch back to the Move-tool (V) to select and transform the anchor point.

For better understanding I made a short screencast of the actions:

Screencast of how to add an anchor point to a vector shape in figma

  • My question was how to add a node to an existing shape not make a new one – Redline Aug 3 '18 at 20:15
  • Agree with the OP. Didn't answer the question. How do you add an anchor point in the middle of a pre-existing line? – CorayThan Aug 29 '18 at 2:05
  • Ok, yes I agree that the video is misleading because it shows mostly how to append a path to an existing shape. However the right information is in the last frame of the video, when the mouse hovers above the bottom path with a little + sign on it. Will update the answer to make it clearer. – ofhouse Sep 1 '18 at 16:57
  • Ok, I updated the answer, please review if it answers your question now. – ofhouse Sep 1 '18 at 17:30

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