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Make it possible to reattach unattached comments

What can you do when you have unattached comments? There should be an option to place it back on a frame or object inside the canvas. Vote here if you have the same issue. (original question here: What do you do with Unattached comments? )

  1. It would be great if @Figma can let us reattach lost, unattached comments back to a frame.
  2. Even better if the comment automatically falls back to a children frame underneath when you ungroup a frame, to which the comment is attached. That just reduce unattached comments from happening.
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Yes pleeeease. In a collaborative work environment I’d say this is considered a critical problem.

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Same problem. Stakeholder accidentally moved the frame and unattached all the comments and they are now orphaned with no way of moving them back. In some cases it’s too difficult to tell what the original comment was referencing.

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Upvote for this

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A tad frustrating! Now it’s really difficult to find the comments easily. Would be great to update this.

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i do not understand the point of comment attaching, if moving a frame unattaches it. if it is “attached” it should move with it.

the request should not be to allow re-attaching, it should be “keep comments attached to their frame, by moving them with the frame” or something. the only comments that should be unattached should be because content was deleted, and those comments should be marked as “attached content deleted”. so you know what happened.

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Yeh, right. What a logic!

yes exactly! I constantly have this problem…

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I need this so bad. We have a bunch of unattached comments now. It’s cluttering up the comment side bar.

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Agree, I need this function so much !!! :raised_hands:

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I love using Figma but the detached comments are a real pain when working in a collaborative team. I hope it’s fixed soon :hammer_and_pick:

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This is critical! Attached means Attached - moving or ungroupping should not affect it. Please improve this, it really is an urgent feature

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Somehow, all the comments I annotated earlier today became unattached. Not only did I struggle to figure out why they weren’t appearing as pins on the canvas/frame, but there’s no way to reattach. This is a bummer.

I am coming from Zeplin, where comment functionality is generally more robust (though still not ideal). I would love it if Figma put some more focus on this feature - it really is barely enough to justify keeping the conversation inside design files.

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