What is a "block"?

Camille Ricketts
Apr 25 '19 · 1 min read · 348 views
We use the term "block" a lot here at Notion. We use it to refer to any one piece of content on a page — whether that's a paragraph of text, a bullet point, an image, a row in a table, a video embed, etc. It's a handy way to think of all the different types of content you can add to a page (just like building blocks). Here are common blocks combined on a page:
You can tell what a discrete block is because you'll see this icon: ⋮⋮ appear to its immediate left. We call this a block handle. You can click on it to open a menu of options for that block (like Delete or Duplicate). Or you can click and hold it to drag and drop the block.
If you're unsure if something is one block or many, look for the handles! 👍
This is what we're talking about for the Free Plan when we say you have a 1,000 block storage limit. Learn more about blocks and what makes Notion different →
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