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Discussions and comments

The cornerstone of communication is a discussion in Freelo. It is made up of comments. Comments are the main entity in which you can write assignments and attach files.

Most of the  activities and notifications are based on comments.

You can add a comment when creating a task, while commenting on a detail of a task or in project notes.

How to add a comment in discussion

Click on any task name and scroll down to the text editor. Type your comment, add files or pictures and press Save.

Add your comment in text form and confirm via Save.
Add your comment in text form and confirm via Save.
TIP: Save comment and finish the task

In one step you can add comment and also finish the task. Click on green arrow icon and choose Save & Finish Task.

Apart from common text you can change the color, highlight the text and make you comment more readable. Also add bullet, empty space, numeration or quotation.

Example of a discussion in Freelo.
Example of a discussion in Freelo.
TIP: You can use emoji anywhere in the text 👍🏻

Emojis are great way to highlight part of the text. Check how to display emoji panel and choose from tens of emojis.

Quick discussion view

Thanks to keyboard shortcut mouse over the task + Q you can open modal window. It displays task discussion. You can also add new comment and do not leave the current page.

Overview of the discussion in Freelo.
Overview of the discussion in Freelo.

Discussion & Comment Features

  • The comment may contain formatted text and files.
    • Image files are displayed in large thumbnails.
    • Other files are displayed with an icon based on their type.
    • Play audio and video files directly in Freelo. No need to download formats such as MP4, MOV, AVI, WAV, MP3.
    • Maximum size of the attached file is 100MB.
    • Click on the file starts downloading.
  • You can delete your own comment within 15 minutes.
  • Reply to a comment – mark particular text, button Reply which displays the marked part in the text formular.
  • You can edit own comment at any time. Everyone can see the history of previous versions.
How to edit your comment.
How to edit your comment.
Use one-time mentions via @UserName

You can use @mention directly when you writing. This is the one-time notification to anyone who has access to a project or task. It is good if you want to say one thing to  someone else, who does not follow the future discussion. Mention the whole team via @project.

Like the comment

Thanks to thumbs up you can “tell” other users I’ve read this or I agree. So it can be used for voting or just let other people know you agree with their proposal. The autor of the comment is notified about each new like.

How to like the comment in Freelo.
How to like the comment in Freelo.

Reply to discussion via e-mail!

Set up e-mail notifications and easily respond to the discussion directly from your e-mail.

🔥 TIP: It is a perfect solution for quick reactions from your mobile.

Example of e-mail notification and how to reply.
Example of e-mail notification and how to reply.
TIP: Attach the files

You can also attach a file and mail it to Freelo. Your e-mail signature or the history of the entire e-mail conversation will be hidden smatly.

Poll in discussion

In comment you can create polls. Type the question as a name of the task. Options add as particular comment. Your team can vote via likes – thumbs up.

Example how to use discussion for voting.
Example how to use discussion for voting.
Updated on 16.4.2021

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