Learn how to share review links of your documents to collaborate with external users.
Sharing a Review Link
Once you've created a document within Assemble, you can share it as a public review link, enabling external users to collaborate and review the document with no Assemble account required.
To share a review link of your document, click Share and then select Share a Review Link to open up the review link settings.
From here, you can customize your review link:
- Title: Change the title of the document review link. This will only change the title of the review link, and not the original document.
- Share as Presentation: By default, a review link of a document will be fully collaborative, allowing external users to edit the document, leave comments and change the status without the need for an Assemble account.
Click Share as Presentation to turn your document into a static document for sharing and review, removing the ability to edit, comment or approve and providing a clean, minimalist presentation view.
- Enable Password Protection: Add a password to your document, which users will be required to enter before they can access the document.
Once you're ready to share your document, click Create Link to generate a link. Next, click Copy to copy the link URL for sharing.
You can also select the Email tab and enter an email address, then click Send to send the document link via email.
Viewing and Leaving Feedback on Review Links
When an external user opens a document review link, by default they will be able to view and edit the document without creating an Assemble account. You are able to view these users in real time via the User Icons in the toolbar. Users that are anonymously viewing or editing the document are listed as Anonymous.
If a user attempts to leave a comment or change the status of the document, they will be prompted to enter their Name so Assemble can keep a record of who left the comments or changed the status.
Once they have entered a name, their User Icon will be updated to reflect their name.
With Presentation Mode turned on, users can view a document but will be unable to edit the document, leave comments or change the status.
Review Link Feedback Thread
When a Review Link is created, an additional feedback thread is added to the document within your Assemble project. Any feedback that is left on this Review Link by any viewer will be collected here.
This allows you to keep all feedback from the review link organized and separate from your internal Assemble collaborators.
Note: Each file can only have one Private Review Link.
To learn more about Private Feedback Threads, click here.
Updating a Review Link
To update the review link settings at any time, open the document and click Share, then Share a Review Link.
Make any changes to the settings that you'd like, then click Update Link to update the review link settings. The new settings will automatically be reflected across the review link for this document, with no need to re-share the document.
Deleting a Review Link
To delete a review link, open the document and click Share, then Share a Review Link.
Next to Update Link select the down arrow ("v") and then click Delete Link.
On the confirmation screen, click Delete to permanently delete the review link.
Note: Deleting a review link will delete all associated comments left by external reviewers on that link.