Engaging with threads

Comments and tools such as thread translation and thread emails.

Comments and replies

The most common activity in a thread is commenting. First look for Comment and your user photo/initials.

Make sure that Comment is highlighted, not Proposal or Poll.

Write your comment and press Post to have your say.

Replies are like comments except in that the author of the original comment will be notified of your reply. Click reply on the comment you would like to associate your comment with, as it will be nested underneath theirs by default.

If Loomio has emailed you a comment and says you can reply to the email, you can reply directly from your email and your message will appear in the thread.

Formatting comments

Use the formatting tools underneath the space in which you write. Hover the mouse/cursor over each item to know what it is. You can

  • stylize (bold, italics, code block…)
  • create lists (eg, check-lists)
  • turn text into hyperlinks - links icon
  • add attachments (from your device) - paper clip icon
  • embed video - play button icon
  • create and modify tables - icon with four squares.

Editing comments

If you’ve made a typo, or want to add a bit more information to your comment shortly after you’ve posted it, click edit on your comment. Editing does not take anyone else’s attention with notifications nor unread signals.

Changes you’ve made will be visible to others via the edited button, so you can see what people have changed in their comment.

If you have new information or are coming back after an extended period of time, just make a new comment, then people who have already read your comment will see that there is new information.


Click react on any thread context or comment to share how a comment made you feel, or acknowledge something someone has said, without writing a comment. They’re a light-weight way to participate without interrupting the conversation, and they only send a notification within the app (not by email).

Automatic translation

Loomio can translate a comment from one language into another automatically (with the help of Google Translate). If the author of a comment uses a language other than yours, Translate comment will be available in the drop-down options of the comment in question, from the three horizontal dots ().

Facilitation and Decision tools

There are a selection of facilitation tools and decision tools available to you from within the thread.

  • Proposals are there to help you see if there is agreement about a statement or course of action, and surface the disagreement if that’s what needs to happen. Often, you can use proposals to bring the discussion to conclusion.
  • Polls are useful to understand preferences of the group.
  • Use a time poll if you need to get everyone together, and want to find the best time for that meeting to happen.

Find out more about decision tools.

Email notifications

By default

  • you will receive an email with everything you missed the day before as a daily digest
  • you will receive immediately emails for all activity in threads in which you have participated

To change these defaults and more… → Notifications

Setting email notifications for individual threads

You can adjust your email settings per thread, so that you can mute conversations that will never matter to you and get all activity immediately for those critical to you (and everything in between).

To do this, use the subscribe button at the bottom of the thread’s context. If you want to see this or learn more about email settings… → Thread email settings & Subscribe