In an interview with Bloomberg, Adobe Chief Product Officer Scott Belsky has reassured worried Figma users that the online collaborative design platform’s acquisition will not change its pricing model and ease of use. If you recall, Adobe revealed in the middle of September that it would be buying Figma for about $20 billion in cash and stock. Users understandably raised concerns about the merger, seeing as Adobe’s programs are quite expensive.

Belsky claimed in the interview that Figma will remain a “freemium” product with a base tier that’s available at no cost. Dylan Field, co-founder of Figma, added that there won’t be any price increases from Adobe and that the platform will continue to be free for educational purposes. Of course, Adobe does have changes in store for the platform, including the incorporation of tools from its suite of applications as well as its font and stock image libraries.

According to Belsky, though, any update Adobe rolls out won’t be obstructive and won’t make it difficult to navigate the platform’s interface. Perhaps most importantly for those who use Figma for collaborations, it will continue allowing file sharing without additional fees — users won’t have to get a Creative Cloud subscription to work on the same document.

Adobe’s suite of programs will undergo changes due to the acquisition, as well. The corporation wants to adopt Figma’s collaborative features and may construct multi-user online platforms for its programs. Adobe Express and Acrobat might also get their own versions of Figma’s whiteboard and presentation functions. The only thing we would want to do, according to Belsky, is to “amplify, maintain, and learn from the things that Figma has done to become a viral product in the enterprise and throughout the world.”


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