interaction design – Subsequent editing of inline “click to enter text” fields

I’m iterating on a SaaS platform where there is a notes functionality on certain elements which are shared between all users of the platform.

Currently, it’s handled via the notes section starting out with a “Click to enter text” empty state.

Clicking note text is also the only way to launch into editing once a user has written a note.

While the means of editing that field may be clear for the first user who see’s the empty state, I worry that losing that signifier could hurt visibility for subsequent users reading the note who may want to edit.

I plan on examining this (among other things) to a certain extent in some user tests/interviews, but I’d appreciate insight any of you may have as well!

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