Try Out Lifehacker's New Text Annotation

Try Out Lifehacker's New Text Annotation

Heads up, Lifehacker readers and commenters: We've got an awesome new feature we're testing out called text annotation.

You've probably seen our image annotation feature, where you can point out specific parts of an image and make comments on it. Well starting today, we're bringing that feature to the text of an article as well. If you have a tip, comment, or correction specific to a certain paragraph in one of our articles, you can comment directly on it just by hovering over that paragraph and clicking the plus sign.

The feature is live on Lifehacker right now, but still in testing phases. So, head over to a Lifehacker post and try it out! Also, check out the post below from our Kinja Product blog for more info on how it works, and to give your feedback to our tech team. They'll be perfecting this before it rolls out to everyone on Kinja.

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Original post by Lauren Bertolini on Product

A quick update on text annotation

Today, we're continuing the roll out of text annotation, a feature that has been live on Jalopnik and this blog for the past few months.

Before we roll this feature out to the entire platform, we want to know what you think. You can head over to Kotaku, Jalopnik or Lifehacker to check it out, and leave your feedback in the replies on this post.

How It Works: To annotate a paragraph, select the + icon beneath any paragraph and publish your annotation.

A quick update on text annotation

Once your annotation has been published, you can view it by clicking on the number beside that paragraph.

A quick update on text annotation

Annotations are also visible, along with the accompanying text, in the replies below the post.

Following the same rules as replies, annotations will appear in the pending submissions section if the user is not a member of, or followed by, the blog.

After a bit more testing, you can expect to see text annotation on all Kinja blogs.

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