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Commenting in Freehand

Commenting in Freehand is available in InVision V7 only. Not sure which version you're using? Find out now.

With Comment mode in Freehand, you can supplement your realtime online whiteboard collaboration with threaded conversations the team can refer back to at any point. You can start new comment threads, reply to existing comments, mention others, and even toggle comment visibility on the fly.

Just like with prototype comments, you can check your InVision V7 Inbox for new comments in Freehand and even take a one-click ride directly to the comment card to respond!

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Freehand comment cards at a glance

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As seen in the screenshot above, you'll notice the following elements and icons when adding or reading comments in Freehand:

ICON OR UI ELEMENT ACTION
Add your thoughts. Place the cursor in the Text field and begin typing your comment.
invision-freehand-comment-tag-someone.png Click the @ icon, or type @ in the Text field followed by the person's name to notify specific users about your comment.
•••

Click the More options menu (•••) to reveal and click these options, which are included in the dropdown when appropriate:

  • Discard comment
  • Edit
  • Delete reply
  • Delete thread
invision-freehand-comment-card-post-button.png When you're ready to share your initial comment, click Post.
invision-freehand-comment-card-reply-button.png When you're ready to post your response in the comment thread, click Reply.
invision-freehand-resolve-comment-thread.png When your team is finished with a discussion, click the checkmark in the top-right corner of the comment card to close the thread.

 

Managing comment visibility

To give you more control of the collaboration process, Freehand makes it easy to toggle comment visibility and filter which comments you want to see.

Show or hide comments

To hide or show comments in Freehand, simply click the Comments button in the bottom-right corner:

  • Show comments: If the button is blue (invision-freehand-comments-button-toggled-on.png), Comment mode is active. You can post, see, edit, resolve, or delete your own comments as well as see, open, and resolve other users' comments.
  • Hide comments: If the button is white with black text (invision-freehand-comments-button-toggled-off.png) Comment mode is off. You cannot see, edit, resolve, or delete any previously posted comments; however, you can click the comment icon (invision-freehand-comment-icon.png) to add a new comment.

Filter comments

To fine-tune comment visibility in Freehand, select your preferred filters:

  1. In the bottom-right corner, click the Filter comments (freehand-comments-filter-dropdown.png) dropdown on the right end of the Comments button.
  2. In the Show Comments modal, select the checkbox for each filter you want to include:
    • Unread: With this filter selected, you'll see all unread comments and threads.
    • Read: With this filter selected, you'll see all comments you've previously read.
    • Resolved: With this filter selected, you'll see all comment threads that have been resolved.
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Adding comments

To add a comment in Freehand:

  1. At the bottom of the toolbar on the left, click the comment icon (invision-freehand-comment-icon.png) or use the keyboard shortcut C.
  2. To add a new comment, click anywhere on the screen and begin typing in the comment field. 
  3. Once finished, click Post.

 

"Don't @ me. Don't forget to @ me!"   your favorite PM

To notify people about a comment or thread they should see, click the @ icon in the comment card or, better yet, just type @ plus their name in your comment.

Replying to comments

To reply to a comment or thread in Freehand:

  1. Select the pointer tool (invision-freehand-pointer-tool-icon.png) and click the comment or thread.
    If you can't see the comment you're looking for, click the Comments button and/or the adjacent filter dropdown (freehand-comments-filter-dropdown.png) to reveal more comments.
  2. Once you've entered a response, click Reply.

Resolving comment threads

To resolve a comment or thread in Freehand:

  1. Select the pointer tool (invision-freehand-pointer-tool-icon.png) and click the comment or thread.
    If you can't see the comment you're looking for, click the Comments button and/or the adjacent filter dropdown (freehand-comments-filter-dropdown.png) to reveal more comments.
  2. In the top-right corner of the comment card, click the Resolve checkmark invision-freehand-resolve-comment-thread.png.

To revert that action if a comment or thread should not have been resolved, open the card and click the checkmark again—which will return the dark (Resolved) icon back to its light (Unresolved) state.