Comment-only access

Oftentimes, it's important to have stakeholders in Ditto in order to review and comment on the latest copy for a project. On the Team Plan, you can invite teammates to your workspace with comment-only access to projects.

👉Quick note: Commenters are able to comment on all linkable groups of text in Ditto, but will not be able to comment on draft groups. For more information on the difference between linkable and draft groups (as well as how to use each), head to our guide to drafting text in Ditto.

Use Cases

Bringing in collaborators with comment-only access is useful when your team's copy workflow includes stakeholders that you don't necessarily want editing the text in mockups.

Because users with comment-only access are able to change text status, this is also often helpful for individuals across your company in different parts of the review process.

  • Product managers - for PMs not directly involved in the copywriting process, adding them as commenters allows them to get an overhead view on project status and provide feedback
  • Engineers - being in Ditto is helpful to see and discuss implementation notes for copy included in Ditto, as well as to reference text ready to be implemented in development
  • Legal review - add members of the legal team as commenters in Ditto so that they can approve/flag text using statuses and can be tagged and notified regarding product copy with legal repercussions

What can a commenter do?

In a workspace, users with comment-only access are able to:

  • View the latest version of text in Ditto projects (including frame previews)
  • Comment on linkable text (including @-mentioning others, being @-mentioned, making replies, and being notified)
  • Change the status of text (with attribution in text history)
  • View the edit history, notes, and tags for text
  • Search and filter text within a project and across a workspace
  • View the team's Component Library

For a full overview of role-based user permissions in Ditto, click here.

How to invite a collaborator as a commenter

You can invite a collaborator with comment-only permissions in several ways:

1. Sharing a project

When you press the Share button on a project, you can send invites to individuals you want to join your project. Before sending the invite, you can select the level of access they have in your workspace. For comment-only access, select "Can comment".

Users invited to a project will receive an email with a link directly to the project itself.

2. Inviting from workspace settings

To invite someone to join your workspace as a commenter, go to Account Settings by clicking your name in the top right. Select "+ Invite Teammate" in the Team Members section of your Account Settings. Select their permissions as "Can comment".

3. Workspace Invite Link

To generate a link by which your workspace and its projects can be shared, click "invite teammates with your workspace’s invite link" in the invite modal. You can set the permissions for the anyone entering your workspace via the link.

What does a commenter see?

Users with comment-only access are able to see the same project set-up shared by everyone in the workspace, only without editing access. This includes the way blocks and frames are already set up in the file! If you are a commenter in a workspace, you will have a "Can comment" badge at the top of your web-app.

In the Edit tab:

When selecting an individual text in the project, commenters are able to see any fields that are populated (text, notes, tags) but editing for these fields is disabled. Commenters can change the status of text (and then save changes) — these status changes will show up in the activity history!

In the Activity tab:

Commenters can view text edit history and leave comments in the Activity tab! When leaving comments, they can @-mention, reply, and resolve comments, as well as receive in-app and email notifications for comment activity.

In the Figma plugin:

Users with comment-only access in Ditto are still able to open the Figma plugin if they have Figma edit access. In the plugin, comment-only users are able to respond to comments to text, edit text status, and view project activity the same way the can in the web-app.

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