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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.

Next to the Save button is an arrow icon where you have more options within the saving a comment. In one step you can save a comment and finish a subtask > Save & Complete task. Or you can set a reminder when saving a comment > Save & Remind.

How to add a comment to the subtask.
With new comments you can also complete a task or set a reminder.

Apart from common text you can change the color, highlight the text and make your 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 a great way to highlight part of the text. Check how to display the emoji panel and choose from tens of emojis.

Quick discussion view

Thanks to keyboard shortcut mouse over the task + Q you can open the modal window. It displays task discussion. You can also add new comments 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 and start downloading.
  • You can delete your own comment within 15 minutes.
  • Reply to a comment – mark particular text, a button Reply appears and you can reply in the comment form.
  • You can edit your 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 write. 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 author of the comment is notified about each new like.

This is how you like a comment.
This is how you like a comment.

Reply to discussion via email

Set up email notifications and easily respond to the discussion directly from your email.

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

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

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

Poll in discussion

In comment you can create polls. Type the question as a name of the task. Options add a 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 29.6.2022

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