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Animation mode exiting when i try to select another element


#1

Hi,

I am trying to make an animation with a trigger on a div inside a symbol.
When i try to select another element webflow exits the animation mode.

Here is a video of the issue: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V1WGp6WshAXv5_odDHjlOcLEXMUHqIWV/view?usp=sharing


#2

found out that we cannot add animations to symbols, but making symbols of elements having animations is allowed.
any idea when this will be resolved?
something like a menu item which is a symbol used across the website will need this.


#3

Hi @rvairamohan1,

Thank you so much for getting in touch about adding interactions to a Symbol, and I’m happy to help.

Yes, you’re correct - exiting a Symbol to select an element outside of it will automatically “close” the Symbol.

This is because we would be creating a new Symbol with new interactions.

However, a workaround is to unlink the Symbol, add the interaction, and then create a second symbol to be used in those instances.