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.
We are working as a team and have files in our local machine and generate prototype links for dev team.. When the owner of the file is absent. we make the updates in the same XD file but from a different system. Is there a way we can use the same published link to share with the developers? So that the developer can keep using the same link.
Hi everyone, just this week, the owner of the file was not available and we needed to quickly create a link of the prototype to add to a final deck for the client. I had to open a new version of the file so I could have access and create a temporary Share link. Ideally, for us at least, if we are coediting and working off that file, we all should have access to creating a Share link. Since there is a backlog of all links created, it seems like it wouldn't be an issue if someone else besides the owner create a new link. It sure felt like a limitation this week to have only the owner the access to create new Share links. Thank you much for all your attention! <3
Elaine / Jacob Goldstein,
- this feature;
- component links is not extended when used in different screens. It's usefull for toolbars, menus, etc; I use to copy from screen to another one in "prototype" mode, but if the link changes, I have to change in all of screens!!! That's nonsense! Components should be usefull to work less, not more!
- iframe with URL navigation, to show to clients when using webviews;
- bigger "destionation link pages" (wtf is too small to search there - and with search option)
Mike M commented
I think this has enough backing to get the feature out of backlog and into development. I think multiple people should be able to manage links and push to shared links across users.
Ideas: Create User Groups "Team":
- Owner/Admin ability to add Adobe Users to "Team", grant them access / permission to shared links and other possible member management
- Team member with permission allowed to update/revise links across "Team"
- Owner/Admin ability to Manage users in that "Team"
- Ability to comment as "Team" or individual user on prototypes
Jodi Bennett commented
Agreeing with everyone here! I've just had to go away on holiday and while my team were able to update the file, they couldn't update the link to share the updates with the stakeholders because I'm the owner! Very frustrating! We can't keep changing the link because the Dev team will get confused and be working from the wrong link (already happened once).
P. Feng commented
Adding my voice to this request please! It really does defeat the purpose of collaboration! Thank you!
Michal Ondrus commented
updating of shared link is available only for an owner. However some working situations require other designers to do the update themselves. Would be useful having an ability for owner to grant other participants permission to do so.
Dan Rademacher commented
+100 on this. Almost defeats collaborative editing when only one person can publish, especially for remote teams across multiple timezones who need to update links for client presentations (for example)
Cesar Caminero commented
I agree with Edward, in the previous comment. This feature needs to be added ASAP! This is critical, and it's been backlogged for way too long.
Hi Guys, please can this feature be moved up in priority as this is causing a lot of problems with our teams!
And this has been a request form 2017 already!
This feature is crucial to collaborative working. When will it be implemented?
When will this be delivered? We are attempting to work as a team and I'm dumbfounded that Adobe doesn't offer this capability.
Should rather be "In Progress" than just "Feature in the Backlog" (!).
This feature is essential!
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.