Check’s browser extension allows you to directly add links to your workspace, and answer annotation and source questions directly from the extension’s sidebar.

This article explains how to:

Download the browser extension

Check's browser extension is supported on Firefox and Chrome:

  • Download the extension for Chrome

  • Download the extension for Firefox

Note: Browser extensions are updated automatically.

Adding content to Check via the browser extension

  • Find any web content you want to add to your workspace.

  • Click the installed browser extension button at the top right-hand corner of your browser. A sidebar will appear on the right.

  • Save the content. If the link already exists as an item in Check, it will connect to that existing item in the sidebar.

Note: If your downloaded extension asks you to log in, ensure that the browser you are using is not blocking third-party cookies.

Navigating the sidebar

Once the item is saved on Check, from the extension sidebar, you will be able to navigate between the Media, Annotation, and Source tabs:

  • Media: Auto-populated information (when available) about the article or post:

    • Title

    • Date Published

    • URL

    • FB Shares, FB Reactions, FB Comments (If available)

    • Description of the post.

  • Annotation tab: Custom fields to consistently categorize and structure data across your entire workspace. Annotation fields are defined at the workspace level and are the same for all items. Learn more about annotations.

  • Tags: You can also select relevant tags within the annotation tab. Note: it is not possible to create new tags while using the extension. Learn about automated tagging.

  • Source tab: The publication details of items are automatically captured and are editable within the browser extension. Learn more about sources.

Troubleshoot: log-in and unrecognizable links

Here are some handy steps when the browser extension continuously asks for log-in, or where links are not correctly read:

Unblocking third-party cookies

What to verify if the browser extension does not recognize the media:

  • Check the media URL syntax is correct

  • Check that the URL is still publicly online

Note: Adding content to workspaces via Check's browser extension, is not a Tipline request. It only tells users that an item already exists, so a similar Tipline submission will be displayed as the first request, even if an item was previously added using the extension.

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