Collaborate and coedit designs

Learn how to collaboratively coedit your designs and manage design revisions.

Adobe XD powers end-to-end collaboration at every step of the design process — from editing in real time with other designers to working with developers and designers to gather feedback.  

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Combined with the power of document history, you can coedit your designs with your fellow designers and eliminate duplicative work and avoid conflicting versions, all with the safety of document history. If you’re on the go, you can continue your work offline and bring the changes back into your document when you’ve reconnected to Creative Cloud.

Invite to coedit

Collaborating with fellow designers has never been easier. You can enable Coediting and invite your fellow designers to simultaneously access and edit your XD document. 

Go ahead and save your design as a cloud document, click the Invite to Document icon () and select Enable coediting. Enter Adobe IDs (email addresses associated with Adobe account) of your fellow designers and click Invite.

You can also invite others to edit your document without coediting. Simply skip enabling the coediting option, and click Invite.

Your fellow designers are then notified through their email or Creative Cloud desktop application.

Notification to coedit

Collaborators can also invite others to edit your document for faster collaboration.

Edit designs collaboratively

You can collaboratively edit a design document and view real-time changes that are saved as you work. When you coedit a document with your fellow designers, you can view these visual indicators.

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Colored avatar

An avatar of fellow designers coediting your design.

Bounding box

A bounding box that matches the avatar color that appears on your design. Hover over the bounding box to view the names of your coeditors.

Real-time edits

Simultaneous edits in real time as your coeditors navigate and modify your design.

Manage design revisions

Mange design revisions
Use document history to manage design revisions

Access your design revisions — Click    on the XD command bar. 

Naming convention  — By default, versions are named based on time and date stamps, and are autosaved at regular intervals. Since auto-saved versions expire after 30 days, use  to name versions and permanently save them.

Benefits  — View iterations of your collaborative designs and maintain a single source of truth. 

Access previous versions — You can preview and access previous versions from Creative Cloud website. Read Versioning FAQ to learn more.

Limitations — You cannot roll back your previous versions; however, you can open a version of the document from document history, copy, and paste the content to your current version. 

Few things to keep in mind

Remember these aspects when you coedit an XD document.

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Minimize lag 

You can now work offline on coedited cloud documents. If there are conflicting changes when working offline, you can either select Save As… option to save a copy of the document with all the new changes or choose to Accept Remote Changes.

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Revoke access 

Remove the coeditor's name from Invite to Document pop-up window.

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Prevent overwriting

Avoid coediting the same object with a fellow designer to prevent overwriting. XD retains the edits that reach the server first and other changes are discarded.

Learn more

"Coediting lets you work right along side with your team and empowers you to work better. Together" — Dani Beaumont, Principal Product ManagerXD.

To learn more about coediting and document history, watch this video.

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What's next?

We've got you started with coediting and managing your design revisions. Take a step forward and learn how to share your designs and prototypes with stakeholders such as users, developers, and fellow designers.

Have a question or an idea?

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Experiencing issues with creating, saving, or opening a cloud document? 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.