Collaboration on same document (real-time OR check-in / check-out model)
I would love to be able to work with my design team at the same time on the same file on different computers and instantly see changes made by someone else in realtime.
Currently, we use Google Drawings to create wireframes because it allows us all to work in the same file at the same time and to instantly see changes made.
We’ve been sharing our progress on social media, but I’m pleased to announce that we’re knee-deep in development of this feature! Due to the complex nature of this feature, this is going to take a while, but we’ve demo’d a VERY early build of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJcUF-5DeNI (around minute 51:30).
Sine Theilgaard commented
How is it going with the update on Live Collaboration. It would be super nice to have something just like Figma in the near future? Also a great need would be to be able to create pages with possibility to have different designs splitted up into sections.
Matt Cranston commented
Over the past few years, I have worked at some of the biggest agencies in the US on some of the most well known clients. Going from Photoshop/Sketch/XD to a collaborative tool like figma was an absolute GAME CHANGER. I dont use that term loosely. It sped up our workflow in ways I cant even describe. Things that took weeks to get done only took days or hours because of the collaborative nature. When you have multiple stakeholders who have to see the most recent file, (designers, copywriters, strategy, directors, account etc) It makes the most sense to use something like Figma in an agency environment. Im a HUGE Adobe fan and user, but XD has consistently fell short and my teams keep going back to Sketch or figma. Collaboration on the same document / Multiplayer or whatever you want to call it, IS the future of web-based design. It SHOULD be #1 on Adobe XD's list of features or they will continue to be years behind other programs like Figma, Sketch and Invision Studio.
How is this a "VERY early build" of this feature when you guys said this was a feature back in 2016?!?
Gabriel Naranjo commented
I was willing to work around the many Adobe XD inconsistencies and limitations if I had a way to design with my coworkers at the same time, in the same manner that Keynote already does brilliantly.
This feature has been promised for a long time and should be the core of the product.
Any updates on this?
With Figma, you can design stuff together. Would be cool if you could add it here too.
Really cool if you have apprentices etc.
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Dominic Barnard commented
Would very much like to see real-time collaboration, version control and as a document owner to define edit permissions for those I share any document with. My team of designers are co-located and managing a single design system is not bullet-proof right now.
Marcelo Nogueira commented
I know the Figma is doing this. They call it "Multiplayer editing" - (Edit alongside your coworkers and see exactly what they are doing inside the file. Access controls let you decide when to enable multiplayer and when to fly solo) See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1ZN1mI2rZg. It is amazing. Please, start this feature soon. Real-time collaboration is very important for every tasks for teams.
Eriol Fox commented
I would find this really useful. Not even as detailed as what elements/components people are moving around real time but even what canvas board they have selected or a list of who's in the file at any given time.
Federico Romano commented
Since Adobe won't give us any update on this, I started a conversation in Twitter with some of the people who appeared in showcases presenting this particullar feature. You can read the whole conversation here: https://twitter.com/federomanoarg/status/1011321341855887360 and get an idea of the feature's status.
Can we get an update on this? It's been showcased a few different times so we know it's in progress at least :/
I'm using Figma presently even though I also have XD. Figma seems to have much tighter interaction with its user community and a more alive feel. Seems nobody from Adobe is interacting with the messages here. If you need a consultant to design this feature? Email me. I'm available and have experience in this field.
I heard they demoed this a few weeks ago and expect it only to see at the end of this year...
I've both read articles and seen videos where Adobe is talking warmly about the value of team collaboration with XD, think I first heard Adobe mention this three years ago in terms of XD, but still we are not able to really collaborate on anything as that is down right risky business cause you risk loosing all your work! There are no synchronized collaboration support like you have in for instance Figma. Whenever two people are working on a shared XD files at the same time one of the files open are going to be overwritten by the edits made by the other designer AND one of the designers is going to get his or her contribution deleted! I've experienced this over and over again until I asked everyone in my team to stop using XD for any collaboration as we are loosing data. It is just way too risky. The point in live collaboration is that you can be safe with the individual contributions and that it doesn't get overwritten by another contributor working at the same document at the same time! Hello Adobe? What are you think? Why do you release such an unfinished feature when you KNOW that people collaborating live is going to get data loss?! You must remove that until its safe to use with full support for live collaboration.
ZZZ its 2019 and still no collaboration? We are moving to Figma 😤
Bert de Weerd commented
Can we please get some status update of this feature? A lot of features are implemented since, all nice, but still useless if you can't work together as a team... The concept as shown in 2016 looks promessing, I would love to use that functionality with my team, but it's been silent for 3 years now...
Any update about the multiple users working in the same file?
Users collaborative design tool whereby multiple users can work simultaneously on a project
I don't get this. We are well into 2019 and shared collaboration in CC is a mess. I only sparely receive a prompt within XD asking me to accept the changes made by the collaborator that I invited. But collaboration ends when the document is closed, then I need to repeat the invitation process. It's messy. And why do I have to re-save via file-save as in order to continuous CC saving? It's already saved to files in CC! And why does XD add "Copy of" infront of the same file when I re-save it? I have already saved the file to the cloud service, and I have already preformed the invitation routine AND that has been accepted by the collaborator.
If the sharing concept doesn't support LIVE collaboration then what is the criteria for me or the invited collaborator receiving changes to the shared file? Does it happen only for the owner of the collaboration? Does it only happen each time I re-open the document? Do I have to close and re-open repeatedly in order to receive the changes made by the collaborator? I don't get it. And why doesn't XD keep the collaboration when the file is closed? The invited person is gone from the list of collaborators and only me (owner) is left. This is extremely frustrating. To put it short: What are you trying to achieve here?! I don't get it.