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Timelines are one of the most important concepts in Clarify, this is where you will likely spend most of your time in the product. The structure of a timeline consists of some key elements that are important to understand, so let's start by breaking down the individual pieces of a timeline and discuss how to interact with each of them.

Timelines combine time series data with human context

The navigation bar has multiple functionalities. You can hide the side menu by pressing the left side menu icon. Add items to the timeline by pressing the plus sign, inspect the content of the timeline and look at statistics. You can also open the thread feed, change the name of the timeline and share the timeline from the navigation bar.

The navigation bar on top has multiple functionalities.

To change the name of the timeline simply click the name of the timeline and type the new name. If you press the arrow next to the name you get the option of editing the name, move the timeline to a collection or delete the timeline.

Edit timeline name, delete or move to a collection .

Just below the navigation bar the time of the current view is shown. On the right side you can change the zoom level by selecting one of the options (1 day to a year). The button on the far right is where you can change the height of the visualizations. You can have them compact, medium sized or spacious.

See dates, select zoom level and sizes of visualizations.


The next area we'll cover is the comment section, here you will see all comments that has been added to the timeline. To open a comment, simply click it. This will open a panel that shows you the original comment, as well as any replies that has been added. Read more about comments on web or mobile.

The comments area shows all comments for the timeline.


As we briefly saw when looking at comments, just below the comment section you'll find an element that shows the time.

You can view the time which is shown on screen, and even interact with it here.

Now lets take a look at a video showing us panning and zooming to see how the time changes, as well as demonstrating how you can select a period of time.