Threads help you organise your comments and discussions in Vizlib Teamwork. They let you ask questions, add context or give feedback on a specific message, all without disrupting a conversation's flow. A thread remains connected to its original message.
Note on V3.0.0 - The re-design of Vizlib Teamwork for V3.0.0 and above has updated features for adding and threading comments, you can find out more here.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Adding Comments
- Using Threads
- Sharing a Threaded Message
- Example - Slack
- Example - Email
- Tips for Using Threads
There's a text area in the Vizlib Teamwork screen where you can add text, emojis and gifs, and also share your comment via email or Slack. If you click inside the text area, you'll display some more features:
- Click to add an inline image, which you choose from the sheet.
- Click to add a private note - they appear in the stream but are only visible to yourself.
- Click to add a selection, which you select from the sheet.
Note: If you use any of these features, the icon will darken to show it's been attached.
Figure 1 shows a comment being added, with an inline image attached.
Figure 1: Adding Comments
There are several advantages to using threads in Vizlib Teamwork.
- Clearly tie your feedback and thoughts to a specific message or file (Figure 2).
- Organise Conversations and preserve meaningful context .
- Encourage open discussion without distracting others.
Figure 2: Threads
Starting a New Thread
When you hover over a comment, you will display the icon list (Figure 3). Click onto start a thread.
Figure 3: Start Thread
If there are already comments posted in the thread, you will see the replies in the footer of the message (Figure 4). Simply click when hovering over it, to get to the threaded discussion.
Figure 4: Thread Comments
Sharing a Threaded Message
With Vizlib Teamwork, you have the possibility to share & distribute a comment, including its whole threaded discussion, via eMail or Slack (Figure 5).
To do this, share your comment as usual by clicking on when hovering and choose Attach replies, when sharing:
Figure 5: Share and Send
Example - Slack
A threaded discussion shared via slack (Figure 6).
Figure 6: Slack
Example - Email
Threaded example discussion shared via email (Figure 7).
Figure 7: Email
Tips for Using Threads
- Avoid hiding information in threads - A thread's discussion won't appear in a channel's main view unless you share your reply with the channel. If other members would benefit from seeing your message, share it in the channel rather than a thread.
- Use threads for detailed responses - For detailed responses, try to use threads to avoid disrupting the readability of the channel.
- Is my response relevant to everyone? - If your response is not meaningful to everyone reading the channel, then perhaps a threaded reply is most suited.