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)
Agnieszka Kostrzewa commented
We run to this problem as well. Only document owner can update links. Not very useful if the collaborator has to ask the owner for making the updates every time.
It seems this was requested in 2017, and it is now 2021. If we're going to use co-edit effectively, this is really important. Is this on the roadmap at all?
Vlad Iepure commented
Please, mighty Adobe overlord, make this feature available to us mere mortals.
Running into this problem nearly daily at the moment – cause we handle with several people different products and projects at the same time. So not always the Person who created the file is working on the project every day and others need to update it therefore. Or sometimes if a person is on holiday – we always have to transfer everything to a new document, which is so time consuming and creates to many copies of the same files, where it is to easy to lose focus. Just makes the work less efficient and makes us as designers spend to much time with unnecessary tasks.
Kim Busch commented
This is a critical feature! Please move this up the priority list. Without this feature, cloud documents provide little or no value to design teams.
Nora Gasparik commented
I just moved to XD after working on design systems in Figma for years. This feature is a must for every organisation that has separate design teams for features and a design systems team. Or even more than just one designer collaborating. I'd love it if this feature would be released soon.
Please Adobe! This is the most basic requirement to enable collaboration across a design team. Otherwise cloud docs become a hinderance rather than a helping feature.
This is such an obvious flaw it's inconceivable that someone thought it was a good idea to constrain sharing to just the file owner. Is it possible that you don't use your own product?
Ed Aranda commented
Adding my vote for this. I run an enterprise design team and like many others have stated, we often have multiple designers collaborating on a single XD file. The person who starts a project isn't always the same person who finishes the project. Additionally, the ability for multiple designers to iterate on each other's work over time is absolutely crucial to our workflow. What's the point of having great features like co-editing and cloud libraries if in the end, only one person on the team can publish share links? Semi-related, we need a shared folder structure for cloud documents. Each person having their own sandboxed folder structure that's only visible to them is ridiculous.
I'm in total agreement. This is killing productivity. I'm also wondering if anyone at Adobe even reads these comments. Show us a sign. Any sign will do!
Jim Barrett commented
I would like to add my voice to this. Please prioritize.
This is getting ridiculous... Bet there is an adobe tech architect that regrets a choice taken back pre 2017...
Huib Heeringa commented
Can't co-sign this enough. This is an absolute must-have for working in a collaborative file!
"F1 shared this idea · Aug 25, 2017" .....
Come on guys
Stig Kristensen commented
If my colleagues were computers - always online, always available to push the link - then I wouldn't care about this feature.
But they are not. They work part time, take holidays are in meetings etc. all while we need to update the link from the file they are the "owner" of, and I don't want to be creating a "new link" from a "new document" as the clients who have the link are too likely to get confused and look at the wrong link.
Federica Filippi commented
Currently only the board owner can update the prototype link, which is very frustrating for design teams as it limits the collaboration.
I would like to have the option to give access to others to update the link as well. It can optional too so you can give the access only if you want to...
Adobe XD is going to lose every share of market if it doesn't implement a multiple owner system!! every big agency using XD is strugling with this problem!! why don't you do anything? it doesn't seem that complicated to ad a co-owner that can share to!!!!
Joseph Johnston commented
I'm coming back here every day until this is implemented.
This is by far the most frustrating issue in our team's current workflow.
Charles Plummer commented
It's been over four years. This needs to happen now. InvisionAPP is looking better and better.
Jeremy C commented
This feature is absolutely essential for those of us working in a team.