Another great service is fading into oblivion - InVision is shutting down

Another great service is fading into oblivion - InVision is shutting down

InVision, a service designers used for various purposes before Figma arrived is shutting down in December 2024. 

InVision was (and still is, at least for less than a year), a versatile platform that empowers you to craft exceptional product designs. Whether you're beginning with a fresh concept or building upon existing templates, InVision was definitely one of the tools you need to bring your vision to life. It provides a blank canvas for your ideas, enabling you to transform them into a cohesive platform. The outcome? A distinctive product that resonates with the market and captivates your users!

Or at least, it was like that for many years... Now, we bring the bad news - InVision will shut down on December 31, this year. 

Here is what else you should know about this. 

InVision customers have received an email telling them that the service won’t be available from 2025, which is important for everyone who wants to export the design. 

We realized that many don’t know how to do it on their own, therefore, we will try to explain it in detail, yet in a simple manner. 

How do I export the design?

Exporting your content is mandatory if you want to save everything you have worked on. The most important thing to consider, before even starting, is that you have to export every single document on its own - individually. 

Many have already asked InVision’s support team if they could export documents on their behalf, but that is not an option.

How to start exporting your content?

The best advice would be to first sort everything out. For example, you can sort the files by the last created ones, viewed, or updated. This will bring you an easier start and cut down the stress.


How do I export my documents?

Because you probably have different types of documents from InVision, we have tried to create a concise yet understandable guide that will help you export, save, and keep your documents. 

For prototypes, follow these steps:

Open the prototype you want to export.

Navigate to the "Share" button, usually located at the top right corner of the screen.

Choose the "Export" option from the dropdown menu.

Select the format you want to export your prototype to, such as PDF or ZIP.

For freehands:

Open the Freehand document you wish to export.

Click on the "More options" menu (often represented by three dots) located at the top right corner.

Select "Export" and choose the desired format, such as PNG or PDF.

Boards & Specs (V7):

The first task you must start with is to convert these documents to Freehand. Open the board or spec document.

Use the "Convert to Freehand" option available in the menu.

Once converted, open the Freehand document and follow the steps for exporting Freehands (as described above).

Export the Freehand document as a PNG image.

Boards (V6):

Open the V6 board you need to export.

Click on the "Export" button, which is typically found in the options menu.

Select the desired export format and follow the prompts to save your board.

Assets (V6):

Access the V6 assets you want to export.

Use the "Export" option found in the asset’s menu.

Choose the format and complete the export process as directed by the prompts.

DSM Libraries:

DSM content cannot be fully exported from your published library.

We recommend backing up the local Sketch source file used to create your library.

If you need to download icons only, access the specific icons in your DSM library.

Use the export feature in the DSM to save the icons locally.

Goodbye InVision, we hope that at least something better is coming our way instead of you…