Sharing and collaborating on files

With Xodo, you can annotate and comment on PDFs in real time with anyone you want, as long as they have an email address and access to a web browser. There's no need for your group members to create an account or download Xodo.

1. While viewing the document you want to share, tap the Xodo Connect icon on the Action Bar. If you don't see the Action Bar, tap the center of your screen to bring it up.

2. If you're sharing a document for the first time, you can either sign in with your Google account by tapping the Continue with Google button, or create a Xodo account by entering your email and password and tapping the Create Account button. If you already have a Xodo account, tap I already have an account at the bottom of the screen and enter your email and password.

If you're creating a new Xodo account, Xodo will send you a verification email. Once you've verified your email address, you can proceed to the next step.

3. In the next dialog, enter your group members' emails. You can tap Browse to select contacts from your device.

4. Once you've added a group member, you can tap theSettings icon beside their email address to change their permissions. By default, group members are given rights toAnnotate, but you can choose to give them only  Read Only permissions. You can alsoDelete a group member from the document.

5. You can also Add a Personal Message to your collaborators, and choose your notification settings for new activity on the document.

Once you're satisfied with your choices, tap OK. Xodo will send email invitations to your group members on your behalf with a link to the document.

6. To view or edit your shared document, tap the Xodo Connect tab.

7. Long press on the file to bring up the file management options. To add, edit, or delete collaborators, tap the Manage Connection icon. To obtain a public, read-only link to the document, tap the  Get Link icon. To stop sharing the file, tap theDelete icon.

See Also:
Getting the public read-only link for a document
Syncing your Xodo web app bookshelf with the Xodo Android app


  1. Getting started: Xodo basics
  2. Files opened from external SD card are read-only
  3. Accessing files on an SD card
  4. Accessing Google Drive files with Xodo
  5. Accessing OneDrive files with Xodo
  6. Accessing Dropbox files with Xodo
  7. Syncing files between Android and Windows
  8. Creating a new PDF (blank or from an image)
  9. Creating a PDF from a webpage
  10. Creating a folder
  11. Sorting files
  12. Saving a copy of a file with a new name
  13. Moving a file
  14. Deleting a file
  15. Merging Documents
  16. Exporting pages into a new PDF
  17. Adding a document to favorites
  18. Annotations made in Xodo are gone when PDF is opened in another app
  19. Selecting/Highlighting text with smart snapping
  20. Adding a text annotation
  21. Creating a text markup annotation
  22. Adding an ink annotation
  23. Deleting an annotation
  24. Changing the font of a text annotation
  25. Change style of an annotation (color, thickness, opacity)
  26. Controlling the list of available fonts
  27. Adding a substitute font to Xodo
  28. Adding an image
  29. Selecting camera photo size
  30. Exporting summary of annotations
  31. Signing documents and saving signatures
  32. Defining and translating text
  33. Sharing text with other apps (Eg. offline dictionaries, Google Translate, email)
  34. Using full document text search
  35. Using Stylus as Pen mode
  36. Converting handwriting to text
  37. Enabling continuous annotation mode
  38. Cropping pages
  39. Disabling Turn Page on Tap
  40. Changing view modes
  41. Disabling maintain zoom level
  42. Reflow
  43. Right-to-Left functionality and features
  44. Keeping the screen on while using Xodo
  45. Rotating pages
  46. Inserting pages (blank, image, another document) in a PDF
  47. Changing page order
  48. Jumping to a page
  49. Deleting pages
  50. Adding a page bookmark
  51. Renaming a page bookmark
  52. Sharing and collaborating on files
  53. Getting the public read-only link for a document
  54. Syncing your Xodo web app bookshelf with the Xodo Android app
  55. Translation Limit
  56. Setting Xodo as the default viewer
  57. Copying and pasting annotations
  58. Filter by file type(s)
  59. Viewing in Night Mode, Sepia Mode and Custom Color Mode
  60. Saving a permanently cropped copy of a file
  61. Saving a password protected copy of a file
  62. Saving a reduced file size copy of a file
  63. Why do pictures in pdf files look paler?
  64. Changing language for read function (text to speech)
  65. Changing edit mode for text annotations
  66. Ability to locate the folder containing the current files
  67. Disabling page number indicator
  68. Enabling copy annotated text to note
  69. Convert other format file(jpg, png, docx) to PDF
  70. Log out from Xodo Connect
  71. Sharing documents via other apps
  72. What is my Xodo Version?
  73. Can I open a template and save as?
  74. Disable Auto-select annotation.
  75. Undo/Redo
  76. New PDF from Multiple Documents
  77. I can no longer fill out form fields with date format, why?
  78. Read Text in PDF File
  79. Full screen mode
  80. Delete all annotations in a document
  81. Document files not displayed correctly
  82. Saving a file to SD Card
  83. Viewing the Table of Contents (document outline)
  84. Quick menu buttons cheat sheet
  85. Changing speech rate for read function (text to speech)
  86. Help us improve Xodo
  87. Expand/ collapse folder in All Document
  88. Open reading file folder
  89. Link Tool
  90. Changing file preview size
  91. Stylus and Fingers
  92. Keyboard Shortcuts

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