How to get feedback with Dropbox Replay

Updated Mar 13, 2024

You can get feedback on files with Dropbox Replay, including adding comments, pinning or labeling comments, adding quick reactions, commenting on a range of time, drawing on video and image files, and starting live review sessions. 

How to add comments

You can give collaborators permission to add comments on video, image, audio, or PDF files. Comments can also be added to audio or video files during a live review session. 
 

See how to easily collaborate and review videos with Dropbox Replay.


To add comments:

  1. Log in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Note: Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Open the file you’d like to comment on by clicking on the thumbnail.
  5. Drag the playhead, click on the timeline, or select the PDF page where you’d like to post a comment.
  6. Type your comment in the text field at the bottom.
  7. Click Post.

You’ll see your comment appear on the timeline at the timeframe or page you selected. You can also reply to comments by clicking Reply, edit comments by clicking “” (vertical ellipsis) and then Edit, or resolve comments by clicking the circle icon next to a comment.

How to pin or label a comment

You can pin and label comments in your video, image, audio, and PDF files to call collaborator attention to something specific.

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Note: Only creators can pin and label comments. 

To pin and label a comment:

  1. Log in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Note: Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Open the file you’d like to pin comments in.
  5. In the Comments sidebar, click the comment you’d like to pin.
  6. Click“” (vertical ellipsis).
  7. Click Pin.
    • Note: Pinned comments will move to the top of the Comments sidebar and the All tab.
  8. Click Add a label at the top of the pinned comment.
  9. Select a label option from the dropdown: 
    • Final decision
    • Open question
    • Needs attention
    • Still exploring
    • Custom

You can filter comments in the sidebar by clicking Filter by under the tabs at the top and selecting Commenter name or Labels.

How to add quick reactions

You can comment with quick reactions when viewing audio and video files in Dropbox Replay. These are emoji reactions with a pre-filled text comment for specific frames. Collaborators don’t need to type a comment or have a Dropbox account to use quick reactions. 


To add quick reactions: 

  1. Log in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Note: Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Open the file you’d like to comment on.
  5. Click on the specific place in the timeline you’d like to comment on.
  6. On the right side of the comment box, under One-click Reactions, select a quick reaction comment. 
    • Note: To delete a quick reaction, hover over your reaction emoji on the timeline and click Delete.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 as needed.
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Note: Quick reactions show up on the timeline, but won’t appear in the comment log on the right.

How to comment on a range of time

Collaborators can leave a comment over a range of time if it applies to more than just one moment in time. You can select a range of time anywhere in a video or audio file.  
 

To comment on a range of time:

  1. Log in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Note: Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Open the file you’d like to comment on.
  5. Click on the timeline to indicate the beginning of the clip you’d like to comment on.
  6. Click in the comment box.
  7. Hold shift and drag the playhead to the point where you’d like your comment to end.
  8. Type your comment in the comment box.
  9. Click Post.

You’ll see your comment appear on the timeline for the range you selected.

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Notes:

  • You can’t change the range once a comment is posted. 
  • If you added a drawing to a comment on a range of time, the drawing will only appear at the beginning of the range.

How to draw on an image or video

If you’re reviewing an image or video, you can draw directly on the image or video and post your drawings as comments. Drawing is only available for image and video files. 


To draw on an image or video:

  1. Log in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Note: Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Click the name or thumbnail to open your file for drawing.
  5. (Video only) Drag the playhead or click on the timeline where you’d like to add a drawing.
  6. Hover over the image or video where you’d like to draw.
    • Your cursor will become a pencil icon.
  7. Hold and drag your cursor to start drawing.
  8. Click the airplane icon to post your drawing as a comment.
    • You can also undo your last drawing action by clicking the reverse arrow icon, delete your drawing by clicking the trashcan icon, select a different color by clicking the color wheel icon, or change the stroke width by clicking the line icon.
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Note: You can comment on your drawing by clicking in the comment box at the bottom, and then clicking Post.

Once you post your drawing, you’ll see a new comment appear at the specified timeframe on the timeline. The comment will be annotated with a pencil icon in the Comments section to signify that it’s a drawing.

Live review sessions

You can start a live review session to review audio and video files with collaborators in real-time. During a live review session, you can comment directly on the frame, as well as see what others are commenting.

If you start a live review session for a video file, you and your collaborators can also draw on the frame and see what others are drawing. Anyone in the live review session can control audio or video playback.
 

Learn more about live review sessions.

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