Add, edit, reply, or delete comments

You can use comments to work with others on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Note: If you're viewing or editing a file anonymously, comments you add to the file will not be anonymous if you are signed into a Google Account.

Add, edit, view, or delete comments

Add a comment
  1. Open a document, spreadsheet, or presentation.
  2. Highlight the text, images, cells, or slides you want to comment on.
  3. To add a comment, on the format toolbar, click Comment .
  4. Type your comment.
  5. Click Comment.
View all comments
  1. Open a document, spreadsheet, or presentation.
  2. In the top right, click Comments.
  3. To close, click Comments again.
Edit or delete a comment
  1. Open a document, spreadsheet, or presentation.
  2. On the comment you want to edit or delete, click More three vertical dots.
  3. Click Edit or Delete.
Send a comment to a specific person

To make sure someone sees a comment, you can add them to it. They will receive an email notification with your comment.

  1. Open a document, spreadsheet, or presentation.
  2. Insert and type a comment.
  3. Somewhere in your comment, add the name (with the first letter capitalized). When the correct person is suggested click their name. You can also add the email address of the person you want to see the message.
  4. Click Comment.

Note: If you add someone who doesn't have permission to see the file, you will be asked to share the file.

Reply to or close comments

If you have permission to edit or comment on a document, you can reply to comments. When a discussion is finished, you can resolve a comment to close it.

Reply to a comment

Reply to comments in documents or presentations

  1. Open a document or presentation.
  2. Click the comment.
  3. Click Reply and type your reply.
  4. To save, click Reply.

Reply to comments in spreadsheets

  1. Open a spreadsheet.
  2. On the sheet tab, click Comment .
  3. Click the comment you want to reply to.
  4. Click Reply and type your reply.
  5. To save, click Reply.
Close or re-open a comment
  1. Open a document, spreadsheet, or presentation.
  2. Click the comment you want to close.
  3. In the top corner of the comment, click Resolve.

To see a comment that you closed, click Comments at the top corner of the window. To re-open a closed comment, click Re-open in the top right corner of the comment.

Manage your comment notifications
  1. Open a document, spreadsheet, or presentation.
  2. In the top right corner of the file, click Comments.
  3. Click Notifications.
  4. Choose when you want to receive notifications:
  • All: Whenever any comments are made.
  • Only yours: Whenever others reply to your comments or comments you are added to.
  • None: Never receive emails about comments for that file.

 

Note: To add comments to Microsoft Office files in the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides apps, change the file to a Google Docs file.

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