Learn about new features and enhancements in May 2020 and other 2020 releases of XD.
Collaboration

Realtime collaboration with Coediting

Collaborate in realtime with other designers.

Component-States

Add interactive elements with Component states

Design variations of a component for different states and use Hover trigger to specify different interactions.

Revision-History

Manage design revisions with Document history

Browse previously saved versions of a document, bookmark specific versions, and more.

Multiple-Interaction

Create high-fidelity prototypes using multiple interactions

Define multiple interactions (wires) on the same object.

Plugin

Access plugins from the redesigned Plugin Manager

Search and browse plugins, explore curated collections, and more.

Share

Share and collaborate with the redesigned Share mode

Share your designs and prototypes for review and gather feedback.

CC-Library

Shared assets with enhanced Creative Cloud Libraries integration

Access and use assets from your library or upload assets from XD to your Creative Cloud Libraries. 

Sketch-to-XD

Convert Sketch libraries into linked assets

Convert your Sketch library files in XD without having to recreate assets.

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Offline support for co-editing

You can now continue editing your cloud documents even when there is poor or no network connectivity.

Any changes made to the document offline are pushed to all collaborators once a connection is re-established. If there are conflicting changes when a connection is re-established, you can discard your local changes or save a copy of the document with your new changes to avoid merging issues.

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For more information, see Collaborate and coedit designs.

Zoom controls for shared prototype links

You can now have a closer look at shared prototypes by using the zoom controls on your desktop or mobile web browser. Choose a zoom percentage from 25% to 200%, or set the zoom setting to Default.

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For more information on using zoom controls in desktop or mobile browsers, see Work with prototypes in XD and Preview your prototypes on mobile devices.

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Add audio playback on prototypes

Audio playback allows you to add audio files as an Action when creating prototypes for multi-modal design workflows and game designs.

Add music to your prototype or prototype a button that transitions to another screen with audio playback and watch your designs come alive!

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For more information, see Add an audio playback.

Add multiple actions from a single trigger

Want to add multiple actions on an object or an artboard? You can now combine two actions with Tap as the single trigger. For example, the clicking sound of a mouse as you click to transition from one artboard to another.

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You can now wire objects on the same artboard as anchor links to create an enhanced scrolling experience in single-page website or long UIs.

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Resize text area to fit content

You can now resize a text box area to fit the content by double-clicking the red resize handle at the bottom. This adjusts the height of the area text to match the text within. 

No more manual resizing of multiple text boxes within an artboard!

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For more information, see Resize the text area.

Allow invitees to reshare design specs and prototypes

For improved design collaboration, you can provide permissions to your invitees to reshare your design specs and prototypes. You can then add, remove, or accept requests from other reviewers to access or view your secure private links. 

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For more information, see Reshare designs and prototypes.

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Share private links to organizational groups

Work with group sharing to share your design prototypes with organizational groups.

For more information, see Share designs and prototypes.

Publish all artboards

You can now share all artboards, even those without interactions. Disable the Home artboard icon in Prototype mode, and you are ready to publish all the artboards present on the canvas. No more wiring and rewiring!

For more information, see Share designs and prototypes.

Support for macOS Voice Control

MacOS Catalina introduces Voice Control, a new way to fully control your Mac entirely with your voice. Adobe XD takes advantage of this feature by allowing you to interact with keyboard shortcuts using your voice. 

To test this feature, enable Voice Control on your MacOS, and do the following:

  • Open a file in Adobe XD
  • Say "Open Edit Menu". The Edit menu should open up
  • Say "Click 4" to duplicate an artboard. A new artboard should get created.

For more information, see Use MacOS Voice Control with XD.

Create heart shapes

The polygon tool now includes native support for creating heart shapes on your XD design canvas. For more information, see Work with drawing and text tools.

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Create content-aware layouts

Content-Aware Layout makes it easier and faster to create common UI elements by recognizing the relationship between different objects on your canvas and automatically adjusts the layout of a group when different objects of the group change. Also, you can use Padding to align the structure of a UI element.

No more manual resizing and aligning of objects in a group!

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Single artboard publishing

You can now share individual artboards from Prototype mode without any wired interactions.

Go ahead and bring new levels of interactivity to your prototypes!  

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For more information, see Share designs and prototypes.

Use polygon tool to create star shapes

Explore how to use the polygon tool to adjust the Star Ratio to draw star shapes in your design projects.

Go ahead and enhance your experience designs!

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For more information, see Work with drawing and text tools.

Comment-first experience in artifact links

You can now comment on a shared artifact link without signing in to your account! No more disruptive process of signing in with your Adobe ID to comment on a prototype!

For more information on adding comments to prototypes, see Work with prototypes.