Changed in version 4.0: In prior releases this feature was called whiteboard messages.
You can use announcements to give some information to your translators. The message can be site-wide or targeted to a translation project, component or language. The users will receive notification on the announcements for watched projects (unless they opt out).
This can be useful for various things from announcing the purpose of the website to specifying targets for translations.
The messages can set on each level in the Manage menu, using Post announcement:
It can be also added using the admin interface:
The announcements are then shown based on specified context:
No context specified
Shown on dashboard (landing page).
Shown on project, all its components and translations.
Shown on component and all its translations.
Shown on language overview and all translations in this language.
You can see how it looks on the language overview page: