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Synced Blocks in Notion: Everything You Need to Know - Thomas Frank

This page is meant to be duplicated! Hit the Duplicate button in the top-right corner so you can change and test things.

Created by Thomas Frank | Notion Basics | Notion Formulas | Templates | Twitter

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# Basic Synced Block

The Inbox list below is contained in a Synced block. That block has been copied and synced to both of the Sample Pages below.

Inbox:

• [ ] Take dog for walk
• [ ] Order Redline anime dvd
• [ ] Drink even more coffee

Sample Page 1

Sample Page 2

# Synced Blocks Inside Other Synced Blocks

Outer Synced Block

Aw jeez Rick, we’re in the outer Synced block.

Inner Synced Block

• Hello again
• Friend of a friend, I knew you when
• Our common goal was waiting for the world to end

More Outer Synced Block

It’s okay Morty, the inner Synced block just had Metric lyrics in it anyway.

# Synced Block in a Template Block

The template block below contains two Synced blocks. First, it contains this block. This is the original location:

Synced Block 1

“He who questions his training only trains himself to ask questions.”

Here is a template block. It contains an instance of Synced Block 1, as well as the original version of Synced Block 2.

Duplicate this page, then click it to see how the Synced blocks inside behave.

• Synced Block 1 will be connected to Synced Block 1 above, as well as to the version inside the template block.
• Synced Block 2 will be its own original Synced block, disconnected from the version inside the template block.

# Synced Block in a Database Template

Synced blocks behave the same way in database templates as they do inside template blocks:

• If the original version of a synced block is created inside a database template, pages created from that template will get a new version of the synced block. It will be original, and won’t be connected to the one in the template.