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Where’s my activation email?

Please check your email spam folder. If the Hypothesis activation email is there, please move it to your inbox, since...
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How do I change my username?

Please send a request to support@hypothes.is with the username you want (along with a backup in case your desired username...
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Who can see my annotations?

Annotations in the Public Layer Annotations are public by default and can be seen and shared by everyone. This includes...
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Why are highlights private by default?

We’ve chosen to keep highlights private to avoid pages being cluttered by highlights that have no surrounding discussion. We understand...
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How do I delete my account?

We’re sad to see you go! Send a message to support@hypothes.is from the email address associated with your Hypothesis account. When...
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Can I annotate Google Docs?

Google Docs that have been published to the web can be annotated in the published view. If you plan to...
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What is the license on annotations?

Public annotations are published under the Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain Dedication. The CC0 Public Domain Dedication allows free copying,...
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How do I report abuse?

Should you come across an annotation that violates our terms of service or community guidelines, you can click the Flag icon...
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Hypothesis Proxy Service

The Hypothesis proxy service, also known as “via”, enables the use of Hypothesis in circumstances or environments where that would...
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Overview of the Hypothesis System

Introduction Hypothesis delivers a set of components and capabilities that work together to enable a wide range of annotation-powered applications....
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In order to support easy reuse, revision, remixing, and redistribution, the entire Hypothesis Help knowledge base by Hypothesis is dedicated to the public domain via CC CC0 1.0. While we appreciate attribution and links back to Hypothesis from anywhere these works are published, they are not required. Learn more about how we made the decision to put our guidance in the public domain and let us know how you are putting Hypothesis Help to good use.