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Linking annotations to components
Linking annotations to components

Learn how to link annotations to components

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Written by Didem
Updated over a week ago

You can link an annotation to a specific component while adding it to a screen. The linked annotation will appear on every screen where this component is used in your project.

You can add an annotation by using ⌘ + Click (Ctrl for Windows and Linux users) anywhere on the screen and selecting “Annotation” from the top left menu. Check out more about adding annotations to a screen here.

If you have components under the annotation’s position, you’ll see a “Link to component” option at the bottom. In other words, to link an annotation to a component, you need to add this annotation on top of the component you want to link.

The annotation remains “linked” to the component wherever it is used in a project and remains attached whenever a screen is updated. If there are multiple instances of the same component within a screen, Zeplin will show the linked annotation when it’s first shown on the screen — from top to down.

Unlinking an annotation from a component

To unlink an annotation, hover over the “linked to …” info in the annotation and click on the unlink button.

Once you unlink, the annotation will disappear from all the other screens it was displayed before and will only stay on the screen that was unlinked.

☝️ You can unlink an annotation from a component if you’re the user who linked that annotation or if you are an Admin or the Owner in the workspace.

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