Learn how to share your design with stakeholders, developers, or fellow designers.

The Share mode in XD consolidates different sharing capabilities into a centralized location and makes sharing your designs and collaborating with stakeholders and designers a breeze!

You can use the built-in presets, such as Design Review, Development, and Presentation to share your documents, manage your shared links, and use the same URL for multiple share worfklows.

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Read on to learn how to prepare your designs for sharing and work with presets to create, modify, share, and manage design links with ease.

Prepare to share your designs

Before you share a design, keep these pointers in mind:

Prepare your designs
A. Set the Home page B. Grayed out artboards 


Set the Home artboard for your design:

Arrange artboards in the correct sequence:

  • Wire the artboards as you would like them to be published in the navigation sequence. 
  • Confirm if the wired artboards are visually highlighted on the design canvas. Artboards that are wired and not connected to the Home artboard will be dimmed in Share mode.
  • For artboards that aren’t wired, the navigation sequence defaults from left to right or top to bottom. If you want to change the navigation sequence, go back to Prototype mode and wire them again.
  • If you want to publish a single artboard, select the artboard in the Prototype mode, and set it as the Home artboard. Make sure to remove any interactions to other artboards.
  • To publish all artboards, select the artboards in Prototype mode, connect the artboards to the Home artboard, and wire all  artboards with each other.

Work with presets

XD provides scenario-based presets to create sharable links for your designs with ease. For example, when creating a design link for review,  all you have to do is select the available preset based on your requirement, copy the created link, and share it with your stakeholders. You no longer have to worry about setting commenting options or navigation controls. 

Read on to learn how you can create, update, or manage design or prototype review links using these built-in presets.

Design Review Development Presentation User Testing Custom
Get feedback on your design or prototype Share your design specifications with developers Optimize for presenting your design to stakeholders Invite your users to test your design Customize the viewing experience of your design
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 Design specs
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You can choose any one of the five presets to create a public or private link for an XD document.

To create a new public link using the Design Review preset, watch this animated illustration.

Instructive video explaining how to create a new link for design review that anyone with the link can access.
Create and share a public link using a Design Review preset

Now that you have learned how to use a preset to create a new public link, go ahead and try creating a new private link that only invited people can access:

  1. Select any one of the presets from View Setting. If you choose the Development preset, specify the target platforms, such as iOS, Web, or Android.
  2. Choose Only invited people and click Create Link.
  3. Add your reviewers in the Invite drop-down list object and click Invite

No, you don't have to create a new link for an XD document. As you change your design or your preset, you can update an existing link that you have shared for review.

update link

Example 1 — If you have created multiple prototypes and shared them for review, all the created links appear in the URL picker. You can now pick and choose any link to update by clicking Update Link.

Change preset

Example 2 —If you have created a prototype link and shared it for feedback, and now want to share the same prototype with your developer, navigate to View Setting, switch to Development, and click Update Link

Once you update the link, the same URL is updated with the latest preset information while preserving previous comments, changes, and conversations.

You can manage published links of your XD document by navigating to Creative Cloud website from XD. 

Manage links

1. From the URL picker, select Manage Links.

2. From the Creative Cloud website, you can copy or delete a published link. 

End-to-end experience of share workflows

As a designer, you can share your designs or prototypes using any of the available sample presets. Watch this sample animation to learn how to share your designs for review with selected reviewers.

Designer workflow

As a reviewer, you can access the review invite from the Creative Cloud application or email and comment on shared designs or prototypes. Watch this animation to learn how to access the review invite and comment on the shared design.

Reviewer

Learn more

"There are many ways to communicate your ideas with Adobe XD — everything from presenting a prototype flow, to organizing a stakeholder review, or finally delivering specifications as part of the developer handoff. To help you navigate all of these capabilities, we’ve moved to a new share experience and expanded on its functionality" — Dani Beaumont, Principal Product Manager XD

To learn more about the new share experience, watch this video.

Viewing time: 2 minutes.


What's next?

We've got you started with sharing your designs and prototypes with your stakeholders. Take a step forward and learn how to comment on your prototypes and design specs.

Have a question or an idea?

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Experiencing issues with sharing your designs or prototypes? Check this article for a solution. 

If you have a question to ask or an idea to share, come and participate in Adobe XD Community. We would love to hear from you and see your creations.


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