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The comment system is useful to communicate with other members in your localization team, working on the same translation project.

Strings with comments (Language page) - POEditor localization platform

Visible across languages

Each term has its own comment section where users can add comments. To view the comments made on a string, click on the Comment button corresponding to it.

All string comments (Language page) - POEditor localization tool

Useful to share screenshots

To share screenshots with your localization team, you can place a link to that image in the comment section. By default, you'll see a preview of the image, which you can click to enlarge.

The first comment is always exported and imported

You can pass essential information from one localization step to another during your localization workflow via the first comment of a term. The first comment will always be passed to the exported localization file.

Comment notifications

When a comment is made in a language, everyone who has access to that language is notified: the contributors assigned to the language, the admins and the project owner. If they wish, users can change the way they receive notifications on comments in Account Settings > Notifications on Comments. They can choose between being notified on every comment, daily or not at all.

Profile (Account Settings) - POEditor Localization Platform

How to see the newest comments in the UI

To see the most recently added comments in a localization project, access the translation page of any language in project and use the filter Order > Last commented. The terms will be listed in the reverse chronological order of their comments.

Order by Last commented (Translation page) - POEditor localization platform

Note: The comments in a localization project can be deleted by the project owner and admins in Terms.