Live Collaboration

Collaborate with Live Presence, Selection, and Cursor

Live Collaboration works in combination with Teams & Roles and Sharing & Permissions to help put the right information in front of the right people – at exactly the right time.

To collaborate effectively in real time, you want to be able to find your colleagues – instantly – and coordinate seamlessly as you start working together. 

With live presence, you can jump immediately to the page they’re on, locate the objects they’ve selected, and follow their cursor as they edit – putting your whole team on the same page, at the same time.

Our blog post Introducing Team Roles, Project Permissions, and Improved Live Collaboration, explores how real-time editing works with our team management features to boost productivity. Check it out!.

To edit in real time:

In the lower-right corner of the page, you’ll find the Presence Bar, a string of avatars representing all the collaborators who have your project open in their browser.


Avatars of those currently active on the project appear in full colour – and those who are inactive are dimmed.

Click on any collaborator’s avatar to jump right to the object they’ve selected. If they haven’t selected an object, you’ll be taken to the last page they’ve accessed.

Once you are on the same page as your collaborators, you’ll be able to follow their cursors as they work – and they can follow you in return – in order to edit in real time.


Sometimes, it’s helpful – even essential – to be able to follow a colleague's cursor as they edit – allowing you to identify and discuss areas of interest.

But a collaborator’s cursor can also be distracting if you are trying to think, write or design. That’s why we’ve made it easy to show or hide all three elements of presence.

To show or hide collaborator cursors, selections, or presence:

  1. Click on the Workspace button in the Top Toolbar
  2. Select or deselect the live collaborator options