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)
We announced CC Spaces in XD today at Adobe MAX! In a space, all members will be able to publish a link. More details to come!
Leonardo Serravalle commented
I am here to add my vote to shared co-creation to updating the prototype link.
João Marcos commented
This NEEDS to be solved URGENTLY. It's a terrible failure!! Why have a collaborative tool if it isn't collaborative at all?
James Walsh commented
This needs to be an ASAP priority or you're going to lose any one who's running a team to Figma.
I've recently switched my design team over from sketch to XD and we love how fast XD is. BUT - this issue and other strange cloud document problems, like teams not sharing the same document structure and a single source of truth has me looking at moving our whole team to Figma within just 3 months of moving to XD.
How adobe ever thought this was the right move for teams is beyond me.
Furthermore, it's frustrating to come here and see that this issue is 4 years old and with relative silence from the devs.
An aside - even if we can have multiple owners per document, that still requires my team to add everyone to every document they start. Ideally I need to be able to set (in the admin console) which team members have access to cloud documents my team create by default.
Please fix this messy, un-scalable nonsense that causes bottlenecks constantly.
We have come across this problem ever since collaboration was introduced in XD. Every time a team member goes on holiday, we have to work across time zones, or work is temporarily handed on in the team, we need to create a new document with a new owner. I have been following this feature for quite a while and was hoping it would finally be announced at the next Adobe Max, so I am really sad to see it has been moving in and out of the backlog for 4 years. Can someone from Adobe maybe post an update to what's happened since February? Thank you!
Scott Ladzinski commented
PLEASE allow multiple owners in files. We have a team of three, all equal members of the design team and we work in different timezones. The whole idea of XD's cloud files is that multiple people can work in the same file at the same time, but how does it help when whomever created the original file has to get a message at 9:00 at night to update the prototype link because the other two team members don't have the "permissions".
Not allowing multiple owners in a file is antiquated and backwards thinking, especially when Adobe understands that for a year and a half many design teams are working from home and spread out all over the country.
This needs to become a priority fix.
This is not only a huge bottleneck for teamwork, but it also causes misunderstanding and confusion (people looking at the same prototype under different links). Please fix it ASAP!!
Please solve this. It is a big problem and an obstacle to teamwork.
Andres Medina commented
XD needs to solve this asap and agree with all the comments below! This is a bottleneck! Fix asap
Brandon W. commented
It's the end of 2021. Is this really still a problem? Need help with this asap.
Matthew McLaughlin commented
END THE BOTTLENECK! How can teams get work done if we're waiting for Tom to get back from Cancun to update the links?
I'm getting pinged 5 times a day to update links on files I no longer work in. I never thought my design tool of choice would end up as a daily distraction.
Nik Yabo commented
The ability to authorize ownership of the project, so more than one person can update the publish of the proejct.
XD sharing is too centralized right now. If there are multiple designers collaborating on a document it would be nice if there can be more than one who can update the link. It's a little bit of a hassle to always contact the owner of the doc just to update the link because despite how small the change is.
Christian Grill commented
It definitely makes our lives easier when more than one person can be the owner of the document! Please implement Adobe, thank you!
Dimitry X commented
I wonder what it takes for Adobe to decide to make a change to their software. Is there a line which we, as desperate XD users, haven't crossed yet? Do we need to continue commenting and thus up voting this topic? My next stop is Twitter.
P.S. I can't make review links because Vince is not at work yet.
prateeksha narayanan commented
While working on co-editing files.. multiple designers are required to create and update links on the same file. Currently only owner is able to create and update the link and everytime I make changes, the owner is required to help with link creation. While adding members to the file, the owner must be able to give more permissions like: Edit & manage link | view only | edit only
Dimitry X commented
I am here to add my vote to co-ownership of an XD account. I am right now working on an update and can't send it out for review because my colleague isn't in the office. Come on Adobe, we know you can do it. It's probably JUST a little bit of code. Please? Please, help a brother out.
Valeria Barile commented
It's absolutely necessary to allow multiple owners on a project, considering how switching accounts is anything but straightforward
this is a must have. Above all other improvements. Come on Adobe, make it happen.
This would be great! Thanks
Can't wait for this to be true