copy annotations to different group?

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Mar 25, 2022, 2:10:24 AM3/25/22
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i have a few different hypothesis groups shared with people for different purposes. is it possible to copy annotations from one group to another? (and change the privacy of existing ones, eg where i have made a private annotation that i want to copy to another group as a public annotation)

Mar 25, 2022, 2:52:49 PM3/25/22
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Hi there,

For copying, you can copy top-level annotations from one group to another through the Hypothesis API. There's a 3rd-party tool for copying Hypothesis data that allows you to easily replicate top-level annotations. [Note: Since we don't control this tool we are unable to provide troubleshooting or support beyond these basic instructions.]

To copy your Hypothesis annotations, go to and enter your Hypothesis username and API token. The instructions to use Copy can be found at the bottom of the page.

For changing the privacy of existing annotations, generally you need to do that by editing each annotation and changing it from "Only Me" to be visible in the group. If you're comfortable using our API you can probably find a way to automate it.


Vassilis Virvilis

Mar 25, 2022, 3:05:48 PM3/25/22

IIs it possible for an annotation to be visible in multiple groups?

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Mar 25, 2022, 3:14:07 PM3/25/22
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No, each annotation is only associated with a single group.


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