States for symbols

Would be great to have the ability to create states for symbols, things like hover, active, etc. Would add some nice polish to interactive prototypes and help when developing a system.

Thanks @mste for the suggestion! We’re keeping an eye on this. If others have anything to add or want to vote, please do so; this helps for future planning.

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I´m missing a feature to be able to animate buttons on the same artboard. Like hover and active as an example.

Lets say I have a symbol named checkbox / selected and checkbox / default. I would like to animate between theese two states and in my prototype where there are checkboxes a user can press and toggle each of theese checkboxes.

Done & merged the topic @Martin. Your vote has been added automatically. Feel free to expand upon this topic. Thanks!

On desktop projects I often miss the “hover” interaction.
Showing the Hover style of a button or a tooltip of an element, etc.

Invision had a very simple solution for that, (selecting if triggers an overlay by hover or click) i’d happy to see that features in Sketch.

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@Beegee added your topic here as well!

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This should have been part of Sketch out of the box. Every other tool has this. For someone coming from Figma and XD, this is a major deal breaker preventing me from getting the subscription. Honestly, I’m not willing to pay for an add-on like Anima just to get a hover state in Sketch, that’s silly.

Hi again,

Today I experimented with symbol states and while it’s not possible to create a hover effect, it’s possible to create symbol states, per se, like in this demo:

Note that this is not on separate pages. It’s done using overlays. If there hasn’t been a guide written, I can prepare one.

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Hey Patrik,

That’s an intriguing solution. Thanks for sharing. There’s no guide yet so feel free to share it with the community!

:wave: I will, just recovering from a tough cold, so I’ll make sure this is posted in a few days.