Allow multiple people to share a link to the same published URL (multiple owners of a Prototype or Design Spec)
Collaborative work: Updating 'share link' of an .xd file not possible on another machine
System: macOS Sierra 10.12.6
XD-Version: 0.8.22.17 Beta
We are working with different people on the same .xd file. Updating the prototype link is only possible on the machine with wich the .xd file was created. The other people can only create new links.
- Create an .xd file
- Publish prototype
- Save the .xd file
- Open the same .xd file on another machine
- Updating the published prototype link not possible (only creation of new link)
I’m marking this as feature in the backlog, as this is something we intend to do in the future.
Good to hear that it is now included in the backlog at least.
I can only agree with everyone else, this feature is crucial. This tool becomes almost impossible to use on bigger projects in a team if the ownership of a file isn't shared. We have a enterprise account and I would even go as far as saying that the organisations should own the file, not a single individual.
As people have previously pointed out, what happens if that person disappears because of what ever reason (hit by bus, goes on holiday, quits in rage or whatever)...
This feature is so important!! I'm owner of the document but going away for 3 weeks and now there is no way the other designer can update the design links...
This is too important not to be in the next release. It's crucial for our team to be able to publish design updates even if they did not originally create the file. XD is meant for teams right?
i'd like to be able to give permission to another team member to update de link.
Fernando Nonaka commented
almost 3 years and it wasn't done yet... how many developers Adobe has it, working on Adobe XD, to improve the suggestions? Adobe, please hire more developers urgent!!! Because without this funcionallity, the "share document on the cloud", or even if I send by email or a Git repository the same XD file to my partner - it's useless for teamwork! Everybody could update the link, not only the creator! What if the creator is in a vacation or get sick?
This is definitely a necessary feature. In tech, we call this the "bus factor"; how many people would have to be hit by a bus to cause major problems in development? In this case, you've designed XD prototype updating to have a bus factor of 1, which is very, very bad.
Please enable multiple owners for the same file.
@Paul I never said it was flawless ;) But it's easier to change the links in the shortener rather than explaining everytime that the link as changed...
Paul Weiss commented
@Vnz - That’s a great idea, but I don’t think you solved Christopher’s problem. Even with a URL shortened, you still have to have the single owner of the design file to be the one that updates the links that you put into the shortened.
@Christopher : I solved the problem by running an url shortener on our servers. This way, I can change the link and it is transparent for clients and dev teams
I'm not the owner of the document, but I'm a coeditor who does most of the design work on the document. After completing the design, you need to ask the owner to update the link, which I think is a very inconvenient process. Please allow non-owner coeditors to create links that can be shared.
Our workflow is delayed by a full day because Adobe doesn't have this capability. When XD file owner is on holiday our publishing can be delayed an entire week! When we terminate an employee we have to save all our files locally, upload them to another user's profile, and inform all our developers that the URLs have changed.
Ole Fredrik Lie commented
Currently the only person who can update the link for a shared prototype, is the document owner. In our organisation, this creates a lot of friction in our design process, because the document owner might be busy with other things at the time the design specs link needs to update.
Please consider allowing document owners to give team members access to update links.
Agree. This is essential along with the ability to add multiple owners for when owners are away or team members leave etc.
Phil Bowell commented
Now that we have coediting available this needs doing asap!
It's frustrating that I have to ask my colleague to update a link just because I made a small change and need to show a PO the update but can't because he created the document!
It's an essential feature because the team can't be stopped when the creator is missing !!!
Adam Meek commented
This is a mission-critical feature whose absence is breaking workflows worldwide. As stated by others, implementing collaborative features and then making them irrelevant in the same breath is awkward at best - and and worst threatens the XD Product Team's streak of recent wins.
Extending the functionality, consider a "Don't allow link publishing" for those cases in which one genuinely doesn't want such functionality - such a use case certainly exists.
Thanks Adobe, I still love you!
I would also like this feature in an XD update.
Can this also allow collaborators to invite new collaborators? I allowed co-editing to my CTO, but he's unable to invite a new dev to the document, only I can as the file owner. As a contractor, this obviously slows down their flow.
Or is there an easy way to transfer ownership to the CTO so that he can add and remove collaborators as needed, as long as I can still update the designs?
Remy Versaille commented
I will not switch my team to the premium plan without this feature. It's an ESSENTIAL feature !!
Chris Hertz commented
This is insane to me that you are allowing cloud sharing of a project but not allowing a basic function to be shared with the ability to allow multiple users to push an updated link. Makes sharing cloud documents kind of pointless.