Link to previous page
An option to link an element or page to the previous page.
For example a 'back' button should link to the last visited page.
Support for a “Previous Artboard” target will be in our July update for XD.
Rob F commented
I know this is old, but I had to google it because I couldn't find it in 'Destination', looking to see 'Previous Page' as a location option.
I understand it's 6 of one and a half-dozen of the other between locating this function under 'Action' or 'Destination', but I think the ability to have more control over the back transition is valuable. I have a elaborate transition, and I don't want it being that elaborate (either faster auto-animate or just a simpler transition) going backwards. Other software has an option of "go back" simply or "reverse transition" as options.
Mike Kay commented
Without a back button, Reader DC is just unusable. If you follow a hyperlink in a large document, you need to be able to go back to the source of the link. This has been a feature of links in documents for ever. I cannot fathom how you thought it would be OK to release an interface without a back button.
+1 for the back button feature...
This is now public. Go update your XD build to try it out and give us feedback!
Matt Melody commented
Looking forward to the update..
Daniel Blom commented
Add the possibility to navigate back to previous screen.
As of now you're only able to link to a certain artboard. Especially for Android it'd be useful to be able to link back to a previous screen as this is what the capacitive back button on an Android device is used for. Where as the "back arrow" should link back to the "parent"
Simon Pheasey commented
Add the ability to add button behaviour to accomplish common actions like 'back to previous' page, 'scroll to top of canvas' etc.
Stuart Armsworth commented
Transition that acts like a back button so it goes to the previous art board viewed
My Example XD with out capability
Today I can create a more complete and interactive protoype using Keynote or Powerpoint, than what I can do with the linear construct present in Prototype targeting.
If a target could allow for a simple paradigm like this, allowing User to go the "Next Slide" or to "Last Viewed", the flow can being non-linear, allowing for a much more natural interactive flow, should you need it.
Will the july update simply navigate back to the previous screen, or also to the exact location on the screen from where the user had entered? This will help maintain continuity during the testing.
It would be great to have a universal back button in the top left corner which would be linked to the previous page. Currently spend a good amount of time drawing shapes and linking just to go back in the prototype
This option is VERY IMPORTANT. And very URGENT. A special "Go back to the previous artboard" should be added to the actions list for the prototype. At least 50% of my prototype consist of clones of the same artboard just because this option is missing. And when I change the original, hours of works are wasted relinking and duplicating the new one.
Also the "Go back" action should be of two types:
- "preserve vertical scroll position"
- "go to top of the page"
Jen-Jwu Lay commented
It's a necessary and very important function to me,
Also affects the willingness to buy,
We really hope to have it as soon as possible :)
Yes, I often need the a top button to work for example. Basically in page (within the same art board) transitions to function just like anchor links in html.
John Brissette commented
Ability to link to an element (rather than a screen), and have the option to make that link reciprocal.
In example: Link a button to the "back" button of another screen, and have an option (simple checkbox?) to make the link reversible, meaning link back to the originating screen.
It's a very fundemental and essential Feature for Prototypes with a lot of screens and states. So I'm looking forward to the implementation. In my option it could be placed into the dropdown for the screenselection. Like it's currently in inVision.
If implemented this functionality much interaction would save work when riding a quick mockup
OMG!... It is that no one is creating user experience and are realizing the amount of work that would save 'history.back' action when riding interactions between screens ?
I'll second this feature request. And here's a user story that may help articulate the request.
As a UX Designer using XD, I want the ability to replay the user's selection history (in reverse order), so that I can simulate the interaction provided by the browser's back button.
As you add navigation interactivity to elements, it will be super useful to have an action that takes you back to the screen that you come from, there are plenty of screens that you arrive from a lot of different other screens, and it would be super useful to have a button that can be generic that functions like a "back" button and takes the user to whatever screen you where before landing on that screen.