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!
Matt D commented
For XD cloud docs, we have a collaboration issue with 'Member editors' being unable to generate their own prototype links.
We would like to have single master flow docs that members editors update of instead of individually repeating work. Invited members to docs works great but currently, non-owners have to ask (and explain to) owners to generate (or hit update) shared links whenever they work on these flows over and over again.
Proposal 1: A shared repo in the cloud be accessible for all teammates under the 'Adobe for Teams' plan and they have 'owner' XD roles while working inside the cloud docs saved there.
Proposal 2: Enable a new Adobe plan that allows for more than 2 instances of the plan's software installed. The amount increase be paid for appropriately obviously (this would solve the stated issue by team members using a single account essentially).
Resolving this issue will solve another foreseeable issue with people leaving the company and losing there work potentially...
Only the owner can update the link to share it.
The issue with this solution is when the owner is not available, on PTO, or leave the company.
To have the possibility to chose who can update the link. Maybe it could be connected to the person invited to the document.
MEEJIN KIM commented
That's why we can't believe that Adobe has implemented true collaboration.
There are many different teams in one company. It is very important to empower them and let them work.
If this feature isn't created along with the team management feature, we can only say that Adobe has a truly closed system.
Would be great to finally see this missing feature in action. Working in teams is crucial nowadays and this missing feature is really blocking from properly collaborate in our team. Thanks for having a look at this issue!
Ed Carpio commented
its been a year and this is still not implemented C'mon ADOBE!
Jennifer Brannen commented
As a work-around, I create a duplicate file so I can share it on my own without having to ask my colleague to create links or refresh links. This is a miss and should definitely be fixed.
Hussein Zarour commented
This issue must be solved asap
Dima Kordun commented
Please do it
this issue must be solved asap
Really surprised this isn't possible yet. So many of us work in teams and collaborate on files, This is an absolute neccesity.
Cassandra Krul commented
Can you add the ability to have multiple owners on a shared document so that one user isn't the only one who can update share links.
The lone wolf designer is a myth. We work on teams for agencies and enterprises. Files I create don't belong to me, but to a company or collective. It seems silly to be collaborators on a file, where all can contribute, but only the person who first made the file is able to "own it" or share from it? It's nonsense. How is this item in a backlog? Question marks everywhere.
Connor Blacksher commented
Legitimate would love this feature to not be backlogged and start getting made.
Tonny Pettersson commented
Please... we are still waiting on this feature!!
Michael C commented
Why is Adobe sitting on this 2 year old feature request? 170+ comments all say the same thing - it is core to any team functionality for other file users to publish a file. I commented in June 2020 and continue to scramble for a hack. If you are an editor on an XD file, you should be able to publish the file. If you own the file, you should be able to transfer ownership to someone else.
The only hack is a security dumpster fire - everyone on the team change their Adobe ID Password to one password. In emergency, you log on as the user, publish, and log off. Somewhere a IT Security expert weeps in a corner....
Major issue w/XD and my team. This should be highest priority.
Collaboration can't really exist without this, this functionality already exists with Sketch/Invision and Figma. Many use cases as shown in the comments below and causes lots of different links with different designers picking up work which makes it incredibly difficult to manage feedback on.
We are working with several people on the same adobe license but we would like the link to remain the same when all the designers make changes on the mock-up.
S Garzia commented
This feature would save a lot of headaches. It saves one person from getting many "can you update the links?" messages.
Rebecca Ferguson commented
This causes a lot of pain when handing over projects to other designers, or even just when the 'owner' goes on leave (holiday/sick etc)
Layne Smith commented
Add me to the list. I collaborate with people on the other side of the globe. They have to wait for me to clock in every morning and re-update the link. They are having to export images, or create another file that is shareable, to get work in front of dev teams. This leads to multiple files/links floating around and general confusion.