Create a LinkedIn (or Instagram) Slider and export to PDF with Figma

Export Figma graphics for LinkedIn slider

We use Figma daily. A Figma file is part of every project we work on.

From creating pitch decks to sliders for social media – we all do it in Figma.

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Step 1: Build your slider

You don’t say? 🙂

You can build your graphics in Figma or start by using a template.

I recommend to not start from scratch. Luckily, a Figma template is available for your use.

There is also one for Instagram available.

Step 2: Frame the graphic/each slide

Each graphic should be one frame. Select one image (one slide) and right click > Frame Selection

In case you use the template linked above you do not need to do that.

Step 3: Export to PDF

LinkedIn does not allow to upload individual graphic files like Instagram. You need to provide a PDF.

In Figma, you need to do the following:

Copy all the graphics (frames) to a new page. Why? Because on PDF export in Figma has no option to select “only export selected frames”. That is the reason you need to create a new page and copy all images there.

Make sure the frames are ordered how you want them to post on LinkedIn.

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Step 4: Post on LinkedIn

When logged into your profile, click on Start a post.

You will see a plus sign at the bottom of the compose screen. Click it.

Next, click the document icon.

Select your exported PDF.

After the upload is done, you can do a final preview before clicking publish.

If anything does not look okay, go back to Figma and modify your sliders content.

Use the PDF Export feature for anything

We have used the PDF Export feature to create pitch decks, export wireframes, storyboards, …

Really anything that you can do in Figma, can be exported to PDF, if you need it.

Figma is just a super versatile tool for any type of digital creator, not just designers.

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