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)
This feature is really important for collaboration.
I set up the file for me team to have an overview, but I don't want to have to share the links with clients myself every time there is an update.
It's a very necessary feature for teams to be able to transfer ownership (or have multiple owners) of XD files, libraries and design system
DAVID ULLOA commented
it is like the file owners at Adobe never took a break from work to handoff files. they didn’t see the need to include this important feature i guess lol.
We need this feature! How do you think a workflow in a big design agency works? The owner of the document want to have some time off from work... in this time we need to create new version to make someone else owner to be able to share links with our clients. This is not the idea with the collaborative process and the single source of truth document.
Anatoli Riznaoki commented
I am a UX Designer.
I faced a big problem when working with projects that have a large number of links to different flows in one file.
The problem is that when I create a file and all links inside this file, then I cannot transfer the rights to work with this file to another designer. Another designer has to create new links within the file.
And every time you transfer a working file to another designer, you will need to create new links.
This is very disappointing.
Could you tell me when you plan to add the ability to transfer the owner's editing rights to a completely different user so that you do not have to create new links?
Mike M commented
Please get this into development. Or at least allow co-editors of the same cloud document to publish links and not just the owner.
PLEASE, give us a feedback and info for this important feature! So much comments of users but no comment of yours... It's so important for our project and coworking!
This would be extremely beneficial at my workplace. We share files all the time, but it's really a pain to go back to the originator of the file just to republish a link. If there was a way to share ownership, or to give it to another user, it would be a huge help.
Matt Burwood commented
Just adding another voice that the company I work with has tried XD, but essentially this issue along with the lack of ability to centrally manage cloud files has lead them to switch across to Figma.
Andrew Cassidy commented
Can you at least acknowledge the situation Adobe or give an update. This is a major flaw to what could be a really good product
Diego Bogotá commented
Please work on this, I know you have the devs and the technology to do it!
Add a tag into the editor name, or add a switch to enable the link attributes panel
Multiple designers are working on cloud XD file. The file was created by a owner. Adobe XD allows only owner to update the prototype link. If owner is on leave, then it makes it difficult for other designers who worked on the cloud XD file to update the prototype link
Currently at least more than 2 members are working on the same file and it is kind of annoying when one of team members want to update and only the host can update the prototype link. I wish all the members can update or at least let the push the changes and host to accept the changes.
I thought Adobe WANTED us to collaborate with our team members. Never have I seen a more anti-collaborative defect. I still can't believe this hasn't been fixed.
Kathrin Koehler commented
I was sick and laying in bed, while a colleague of mine had to call me and beg me to update the prototype link in order to share the changes with the client. Such an elementary feature that definitely should not be missed!
Absolute must have. I'm really surprised that a fundamental feature request has been ignored for 4 years. Listen to your users Adobe.
Design team is complaining and mentioning Figma as an alternative.
it seems that it would be faster to move all designs to Figma than to wait for this feature.
Adobe, you're loosing your users.
Henry Busch commented
Oof. Big miss by XD once again.
Please prioritize this for the next release. Just had this conversation for the third time with our design team.
We can all co-edit but only one account can update/share the prototype? Duplicating the document is not a longterm solution for this. Options for document permissions would be ideal.
Thanks for listening.