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InVision Cloud V7: Commenting

This article provides answers for InVision Cloud V7. If you’re on V6 of InVision, read this article instead. Not sure which version you're using? Find out now.

With Comment mode, you can collaborate by having asynchronous conversations on a prototype. You can start new comment threads, reply to existing comments, mention others, and even add emoji.

 

Adding comments

To add a comment:

  1. Sign in to your InVision Cloud V7 account and open a document.
  2. Open a document screen and, at the bottom of the page, click the comment icon (comment-mode-icon.png) or use the shortcut C.
  3. To add a new comment, click anywhere on the screen and begin typing in the comment field. You can also click an existing comment to add a reply.
  4. If you want to make the comment private to only those with edit access, toggle on the lock icon. A private comment will be denoted by a closed lock (private-comment-icon.png).
  5. Once finished, click Post, or use the shortcut Command + Enter.
To leave a comment, you must be signed in to InVision. Also, it’s not currently possible to add a general comment to the prototype; you’ll need to add comments to specific screens instead.
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Notifying people about comments

To notify a specific person about your comment, @ mention the person by name or email address.

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You and your collaborators will also receive in-app notifications when you're on a document landing page (that shows all screens). To see the latest feedback, click the notifications icon (invision-cloud-v7-notifications-icon.png) in the upper-right corner.

Using emoji in comments

To add emoji to your comments, click the emoji icon (emoji-icon.png) within the comment modal.

To open the emoji autocomplete menu, press the : (colon) key. Then, type the name of the emoji you want to use and click the result or—once the emoji is selected—simply press Enter.

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Commenting via public share links

Anyone who receives a public share link for your prototype can view and comment on it; therefore, sharing a public link is a great way to let someone who is not a member or guest of your InVision Cloud V7 account collaborate on a prototype. Since people who receive a public share link can sign into an existing account or create a new team-less account, the commenting experience differs slightly depending on which of the following applies:

  • Commenter does not yet have an InVision account
  • Commenter already has an InVision account
  • Commenter already has access to the prototype and the prototype is visible to the team
  • Commenter already has an InVision account but has not yet set a password

Commenter does not yet have an InVision account

To comment on a prototype you are viewing via a public share link, you must also create an InVision Cloud V7 account:

  1. At the bottom-right corner of the page, click the comment icon (invision-cloud-v7-prototype-comment-icon.png).
  2. To add a new comment, click anywhere on the prototype and begin typing in the comment field.
    You can also click an existing comment to add a reply.
  3. If you want to make the comment private to only those with edit access, toggle on the lock icon.
    A private comment will be denoted by a closed lock (invision-cloud-v7-private-comment-lock-icon.png).
  4. Once finished, click Post, or use the shortcut Command + Enter.
  5. In the Email address field, enter the address you want to use when signing in to InVision Cloud V7, and then click Continue.
    We will then email you a six-digit code that’s needed for step 6.
  6. Enter the six-digit sign-up code you received via email.
  7. Enter your name and the password you want to use when signing in to InVision Cloud V7, and then click Sign Up.

After completing the steps above, you will see the comment you left on the prototype.

Commenter already has an InVision account

To comment on a prototype you are viewing via a public share link, you must tie the comment to your InVision account by verifying your email address:

  1. At the bottom-right corner of the page, click the comment icon (invision-cloud-v7-prototype-comment-icon.png).
  2. To add a new comment, click anywhere on the prototype and begin typing in the comment field.
    You can also click an existing comment to add a reply.
  3. If you want to make the comment private to only those with edit access, toggle on the lock icon.
    A private comment will be denoted by a closed lock (invision-cloud-v7-private-comment-lock-icon.png).
  4. Once finished, click Post, or use the shortcut Command + Enter.
  5. In the Email address field, enter the address you use to sign in to InVision Cloud V7, and then click Continue.

After completing the steps above, you will see the comment you left on the prototype.

Commenter already has access to the prototype and the prototype is visible to the team

To comment on a prototype you are viewing via a public share link, you must sign in to InVision Cloud V7:

  1. At the bottom-right corner of the page, click the comment icon (invision-cloud-v7-prototype-comment-icon.png).
  2. To add a new comment, click anywhere on the prototype and begin typing in the comment field.
    You can also click an existing comment to add a reply.
  3. If you want to make the comment private to only those with edit access, toggle on the lock icon.
    A private comment will be denoted by a closed lock (invision-cloud-v7-private-comment-lock-icon.png).
  4. Once finished, click Post, or use the shortcut Command + Enter.
  5. Enter your InVision Cloud V7 email address and password, and then click Sign In.
    If you belong to only one team on InVision, you will see your comment posted after completing step 5.
  6. Next to the name of the team that owns the prototype, click Select.

After completing the steps above, you will see the comment you left on the prototype.

Commenter already has an InVision account but has not yet set a password

To comment on a prototype you are viewing via a public share link, you must tie the comment to your InVision account by entering your email address and creating a password:

  1. At the bottom-right corner of the page, click the comment icon (invision-cloud-v7-prototype-comment-icon.png).
  2. To add a new comment, click anywhere on the prototype and begin typing in the comment field.
    You can also click an existing comment to add a reply.
  3. If you want to make the comment private to only those with edit access, toggle on the lock icon.
    A private comment will be denoted by a closed lock (invision-cloud-v7-private-comment-lock-icon.png).
  4. Once finished, click Post, or use the shortcut Command + Enter.
  5. In the Email address field, enter the address you use to sign in to InVision Cloud V7, and then click Continue.
    We will then email you a six-digit code that’s needed for step 6.
  6. Enter the six-digit sign-in code you received via email.
  7. In the Password and Confirm Password fields, enter the password you want to use when signing in to InVision Cloud V7, and then click Sign In.

After completing the steps above, you will see the comment you left on the prototype.


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