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.
David Raynor commented
Hi, I have paid an app company to create a prototype for a couple of apps. I'm not going ahead with the development of the apps through this company and they originally told me that if I didn't want to continue then I could take the prototype with me. However all I am able to get is a link. There is no way of me transferring the prototype to my adobe account even though I own the IP. If I want another company to make some changes then they have to start from scratch because they can't make changes as it stands at the moment.
So really I'm not in control of my own IP.
I think that it is about time since multiple people are working with the same file
Frank Neulichedl commented
I think this needs really a bump to get into the next release. :)
It doesn't make sense to have co-editing and sharing if only one person can update the prototypes.
We often collaborate here in Schwarz IT on projects and continue work of others - and if we use the Adobe Cloud (instead of files on a server) to get all the benefits we actually hurt ourselves as we cannot update the prototypes or create new links.
Thx in advance
Paul Weiss commented
I re-read Jacob's original comment from Aug 2017...
"Only the user who created a prototype link is able to update that link. The thinking is that the owner for the link may not want others making changes."
I definitely understand that could be the thinking behind allowing only the owner to update the link to control content that is published for review/feedback. Can we bubble up the request for multiple owners of a document as a solution? Or is that a separate feature request?
This maintains the control and lets the original owner of a document go on vacation in peace while other designers are cranking away. The holiday's are upon us. People need vacation! :-D
Paul Weiss commented
There are lots of people that really want, I dare say need this feature! I see that it is in the backlog. Can it come out of the backlog and onto the next release????
What if I write a poem to entertain your developers and product owners? Will that help?...
There once was a designer designing
Her colleagues begged her from resigning
She said no way, I have to go
Sharing designs is way to slow
We need collaboration sharing badly
If you don't add the feature, I'll depart sadly
To the rescue the devs worked all night
To fill the request, it was a delight
They posted on uservoice late-a
Hey yall! Your feature's in beta!!!
Johan Wallberg commented
We really need this feature, come on!
Love this software but our team is expanding and using more outsourcing so this is becoming a bigger and bigger issue.
What's the point of cloud documents when I have to create a copy to update a new link? Going to end up just going back to invision for prototyping at this rate, clients are sick of preview links changing every 5 minutes.
Adam Stewart commented
For co-editing to truly work, you need to be able to update the share link across the team. Not just the original owner. Makes no sense.
Coediting makes no sense if I have to rely on the owner to update the online design specs/link. We need more flexibility as a team. This is an important feature that Figma also have.
Allow multiple owners please so that there isn't a dependency. You could also give owners the control to indicate whether others are only editors or co-owners.
Yes, this is critical. We had a team member leave, so they no longer had a company account with Adobe so every prototype link stopped working. We've had to generate new links for all the prototypes that were shared.
Phil Bowell commented
Yes! I frequently run into issues where I'm taking over a file my senior has started and shared with me that I can't then generate a link to share for review with other colleagues.
Patrick Dexel commented
Changing the owner or make multiple owners would be great. We have multiple team members working on projects and if the team owner is not available we still want to be able to update the review of dev links.
In a cloud-based, coediting enabled file only document owners can update Share links for review/development and this feels bad in a shared working experience. Need a permission (Can Share?) set for non-owners to update prototype/spec links, especially since we have document history now to rollback undesirable changes or bookmark document states before share links are changed.
Rob Lee commented
Co authoring is a great addition but there's one feature that drives my team nuts. We edit each other's files but it's still up to the owner to push changes to the shared link. I want my team to be able to share files I share with them and vice versa.
Agustín Dana commented
Coediting makes no sense if I have to still rely on the owner to update the online design specs/link. Big disappointment for many collaborative teams. We'll move to Figma by EOY if this is not addressed.
I understand it being intentional, and if so it should be al lock on the file. I can't share any file if this is a thing as the whole point of sharing with my team is so they can take over.
Why is the last update (above) on this dated Aug 25, 2017? When we all are still asking for this in October, 2019? Adobe - get with the program.
Philip Asare commented
This issue was launched two years ago. Our team just decided to commit to Adobe XD for our designs and just ran into this issue with working on our first design for a client using XD. I would have expected a fix for this by now since it's been 2 years. Any chance this feature would be coming soon. We are geographically distributed team and will probably be switching to something else that has better ownership management.
Steven Plat commented
This makes scaling design teams very difficult where multiple files need to be handed off to other designers. Restrictions on who can update links results in creating duplicates of link. This creates confusion within the team and for stakeholders. Especially for teams that do not use Adobe CC for housing files (internal servers).