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!
Please let us know when this functionality will be available.
Right now working as a team is a huge huge mess:
- I've had collaborators leaving with ownership of files that required a lot of manual work to avoid losing material
- we routinely have problems just publishing and sharing design because the only way to preserve the links is to have the owner available to do it.
So please give us a date to look forward to, because the problems are real and will likely push us to hard decisions if we don't know when they will be fixed.
Is it known when this is gonna be available? Not being able to have multiple owner is a lack of good cooperation within a team.
Pedro Salas commented
Another lacking feature causing problems in my team. We should be able to collaborate. With the actual setup, the hole team depends on a member availability to update a simple link... It's a shame Adobe.
Marcel van Ginkel commented
how hard can it be to implement this? c'mon adobe...
Anandhan Chandru commented
I see this feature request has been posted on 2017 and surprised to see Adobe still working on it or defending their ideas which is a bottleneck to many companies like us. Even if it's the expected behavior, why not give an option to the owner to add another co-owner? Not all the time can we depend on one person to do the job.
Ira Petris commented
Hello, My coworkers and I are having issues sharing documents with developers. Only the document owner can share a mockup link. Can you let owners switch, or even better, can all editors share links? If my coworker is on PTO or sick leave, I must duplicate and share files. So we have a lot of files. :( Also, I have to call my coworker to update a mockup link for every change. It makes our job very difficult. Some developers even complained and insisted that we switch to another program because of that. Because developers get a new link if I duplicate a file to become the owner and share a link. :( Please help us. Best regards, Ira
This feature is much needed in our department. We are a large team and not having this feature is a bottleneck for us. We need to be able to have non-owners be able to publish the link, as multiple users work on the same project file and need to be able to refresh the prototype link for review.
I'll add my voice to the others. Normally I use Sketch or Figma. I'm consulting with a team that is using XD. In less than a week this has already caused a bottleneck, as primary user was out of the office for a few days. This should be fixed asap.
Allow other users that are added to the cloud file to share and update existing links.
@Elaine (Adobe) - Not sure what this CC Spaces is, but it already sounds overly-complicated for what should be a simple fix. Just allow anyone who's been invited to edit an XD document the ability to update a published link. If the owner or anyone else does not want the other collaborators to update the link, that's up to them to communicate that. There's no need to babysit designers and make it impossible to perform the simplest of functions. Again, not sure what CC Spaces is, but if collaborators cannot update links in a co-edited document, the XD team is doing something wrong.
Create or update preview links in case you 're not the owner of the document, to avoid multiple docs and preview links on the cloud.
At least a feature of share permissions would be wise.
Lauren Steer commented
Hi there, I see people have been complaining for over 2 years now and after spending a significant amount of money with an agency, we have now discovered the shareable links can only be created by one person?!?!?! When will this be updated? What does the timeline look like?
Uwe Betzin commented
@Elaine (Adobe): Your announcement is now 6 months past. The issue is seriously impacting our work. Is there any news?
If you could enable a simple solution soon, it would help us more than having to wait for the CC Spaces to come. Every day counts.
Madalayne Rockarts commented
I think this feature would be extremely helpful. I work on a team of 3, and only the owner of an XD cloud file is able to update the share link, despite us having equal ability to change the document. It would be really useful to have the ability to allow other collaborators to update the share link. Currently, we have to save a file as a local document, then save it as a cloud document, and then create a new link - which causes endless issues with file consistency and versioning.
Small things like this make it hard to work as a team. It doesn’t make sense that this wasn’t made a standard team feature/toggle. You are going to continue to lose to competing platforms (i.e. Figma) until things like this are added.
We also need this feature badly. Any news?
So... where is this feature? It's ridiculous that each team member needs to save the file (AGAIN) then share links. This needs to be done.... Figma is so much better when it comes to these things, I would think Adobe cared that teams need to have more control over company files.
Impossible to be a dynamic team if I delegate the ownership to my teammate, then I can't publish anything until they're back (unless I recopy the file into my CC or we work locally....not allowing co-editing.. and regenerate a new link again). Any serious ETA on this feature and not just radio silence?
Craig Allen commented
We are working in multiple timezones and multiple contributors, having to save as and edit the file is version control headache. Please rollout the feature sooner rather than later.
We've started to use figma, but seems a waste to duplicate costs.
This feature was announced in Oct 21, after 6 months this basic feature is still missing. Every time I need to open a file to update links after my team updates an Artboard... this is crazy, see you on Figma.