Figma’s Jambot, the AI ​​Assistant to Increase Productivity

Recently, Figma introduced a new AI-based widget called 'Jambot' that helps users come up with ideas quickly, create visual mind maps and change content through its various functions. Jambot is part of FigJam and employs generative AI technology to support users in thinking up new concepts, expanding them, and arranging these thoughts together with their team members.

Jambot; Source: Figma

Jambot allows you to build visual mind maps using AI, think about problems in a multi-threaded way for brainstorming, and come up with new ideas together with your team members and ChatGPT in the same workspace.

Figma says that users can use FigJam files like online whiteboards for teams to work together on making ideas and then make them come true.

With Jambot, users can use it to:

  • Create visual mind maps.
  • Brainstorm to jumpstart team meetings.
  • Generate codes from text prompts.
  • Learn new things by asking the widget a question.
  • Reframe the tone or format of a text.
  • Summarize notes on your board.

What is Jambot?

Jambot is a tool made by Figma for Figjam. It works with Open AI's technology, like what you see in ChatGPT, to increase how much designers can do on Figjam. Jambot has 11 different functions that help users to come up with ideas, pose questions, get responses, condense details and do additional things. 

Figma’s Jambot; Source: UX Planet

You can find Jambot as a widget in open-beta version of FigJam, which is a whiteboard program by Figma. It's very good for sessions where you need to think of new concepts, change written material, collect data and perform various imaginative activities. Jambot has a useful function during user interviews, as it can create numerous questions quickly and make preparing for the interview faster.

What is it used for?

AI technology is used everywhere now, and Figjam has also started using it with Jambot. Jambot has a feature similar to a mind map. When we are in meetings with colleagues or reflecting on our own, this helps us arrange different thoughts and continuously come up with new ones.

People who have attempted this kind of brainstorming understand that it often takes a lot of time and can make one feel exhausted. But, Jambot employs artificial intelligence to assist in this method. Jambot functions as a widget within Figjam.

Uses of Jambot; Source: LinkedIn

Figma has just started the open beta for Jambot, calling it a "fresh method to visually engage with ChatGPT inside FigJam." As a result, the widget shows its various uses through what you can do with Jambot's features.

Ideate!: Create and develop ideas based on text input.

Teach me about this: JamBot describes what's in the sticky.

Quick question: The quick question feature lets users inquire about something in a sticky note text.

Summarize: converts selected stickies into bullet points or consolidated summary.

Rabbit hole: allows users to dig deeper into a topic.

Provide me with examples, insights, ideas, and information about the text on a note.

Similar stuff displays connected subjects for users to expand their knowledge into new fields of interest.

Code this up: provides a code that should be used when describing what is in a sticky.

Rewrite this: reframes a text in a different style or tone.

Rewrite this into ……: transforms a certain text into a song, poem or joke.

Custom: enables users to write their own prompt.

Features of Jambot

Jambot’s features; Source: Medium

AI-Powered Ideation and Customization

Jambot’s “AI Idea Engine” and “Custom AI” features show its adaptability. The “AI Idea Engine” helps you create creative ideas from your prompts; meanwhile, “Custom AI” enables designers to design how their AI actions. Whether you want to come up with a clever joke, create your elevator pitch, or streamline certain design chores through automation; Jambot’s AI functions are ready for use.

AI Code Generation

Jambot has an inventive answer for those who are less used to coding. Using the “teach me about this” feature, Jambot brings simplicity to complex code snippets. The real treasure in Jambot's set of tools is the "code this up" function, which allows designers to turn their design concepts into working code. Jambot transforms your design ideas into working code, like HTML and CSS or different programming languages. It becomes a very useful tool for designers who wish to learn how to code.

AI-Powered Q&A with Jambot

Jambot is more than a regular design software; it's a smart assistant that listens and reacts to what you ask for. Picture yourself creating an app for delivering food, and you want details about the best 10 eating places in India. Using Jambot, if you tell it to "name them," it quickly creates the list. Also, Jambot gives an understanding about different functions and what it can do. If you want to know how to program a certain feature, like making a button get bigger when the mouse is over it, Jambot has this function where it can create the code for you.

AI-Powered Learning

The "Rabbit Hole" function of Jambot is more than just for questions and answers or making code; it serves as an active center of information. Beginning with an easy subject, like "UX principles," Jambot goes into more detail and brings up a number of connected ideas to look into. This function acts as a continuous wellspring of knowledge and creativity, leading designers on a journey of finding out new things.

How to use Jambot

How to use Jambot; Source: UX Planet

1. First, you need to sign up for Figma. Sign up for

2. At the top right, there is a purple button called Figjam Board. Just press it and enter.

3. A whiteboard-like screen will appear as shown below. For operating Jambot, please press the red circle that is shown down there. These toolbar instruments are available for your use later on. (sticky notepad, arrows, etc.)

4. A pop-up screen will appear. When you input "Jambot" into the search field, it will show up in Widget for you. click or drag Jambot onto your board.

Once Jambot is installed on the board, you can begin to operate it by choosing the functions that are necessary for you. You have a choice among 11 different features which can be tailored according to your requirements afterwards.

Brainstorm Ideas

You might request Jambot to suggest brainstorming ideas. Simply attach sticky notes and link with the Jambot AI feature. After that, you could say "Please provide suggestions for new content on Figma tips and techniques."

After we are done with providing the prompt, our next step is to click on the 'Ideate' button so Jambot can suggest some ideas. It continues beyond this point; you are able to link thoughts that were introduced to Jambot Widget for further action, like requesting Jambot to produce an output that is alike or restating with a unique tone and manner.

Quick Summaries

To summarize a brainstorming or meeting can take much time, but using Jambot AI allows you to ask for a summary quickly with only some clicks. As follows:

Block all the sticky notes first and then choose the summarize option. Jambot AI will quickly give us a summary of what we have written on those stickies.

Rewrite Texts

JamBot AI is capable of assisting in the crafting of an article or rephrasing a sentence with only a small number of mouse clicks.

All preparations are complete. Now, you can try asking questions and ideas yourself. And this is the most important point. It's still free to use.


Figma is familiar with the concept of adding AI to its functions. The company had already made plans for it, and introducing Jambot marks a significant step in this process. Noah Levin, who is Vice President at Figma, views artificial intelligence as a crucial instrument to help teams work together and make daily jobs more productive. Furthermore, Figma keeps busy with different tasks too, like buying big companies in the market. For instance, they just bought Clover Notes not long ago.

Figma has started using Jambot, and this is an important move for including AI in design software. The company really wants to discover what can be done with technology, so people who use it should look forward to new things coming. With Jambot, Figma is making its place stronger as a top design platform and also demonstrating that AI can be very helpful for being creative and getting more work done. This new progress will surely draw interest from designers and people who like technology all over the globe.

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