Use comments & action items

You can collaborate with others on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to: 
  • Add, edit, reply, or delete comments
  • Assign tasks and action items

Comment options

View all comments
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a file in the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. At the top, tap Comment Comment.
  3. To move through discussion threads, swipe left or right.
Add comments
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a file in the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. Select the text or cell.
  3. Tap More More and then Add Comment.
  4. Add your text.
  5. Tap Send Send.
Respond to comments

After you tap a specific comment, you can:

  • Edit a comment: Tap More More and then Edit Edit. Make your changes, then tap Save.
  • Reply to a comment: At the bottom, tap Add a reply.
  • Resolve a comment: Above the comment, tap Resolve.
  • Move between comments: Swipe left or right.
  • Delete comment: Tap More More and then Delete.
  • Return to editing view: Tap Close Close.
Send a comment to a specific person

To make sure someone sees a comment, you can tag them on it. They'll receive an email notification with your comment.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a file in the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. Insert and type a comment.
  3. To the left of your comment, tap @, then enter in the name or email address of the person you want to see the comment. When the correct person is suggested, tap their name.
  4. Tap Send Send.
Accept or reject a suggested edit

If someone suggests an edit to a document you own, you can accept or reject it. This is only available in Google Docs.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a document in the Google Docs app.
  2. To see the suggestion, tap Suggestion.
  3. Tap Accept or Reject.

Tip: If you decide later you don't like a suggestion you accepted, tap Undo.

Add comments in Microsoft® Office files

To add comments to Microsoft Office files in the Google Docs app, change the file to a Google Docs file.

Use & follow up on action items

Use comments to assign tasks or action items with your work or school account.

Assign an action item in a comment
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a file in the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. Highlight the text, images, cells, or slides you want to comment on.
  3. To add a comment, tap More More and then Add Comment.
  4. Type your comment.
  5. To the left of your comment, tap @ and enter in the person’s name or email address.
  6. Tap the box next to "Assign to [name]" and then Assign.

Tip: The person you assigned the action item to will get an email notification.

Reassign an action item
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a file in the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. Tap text with a comment and then View comment and then Add a reply.
  3. Type your comment.
  4. To the left of your comment, tap @ and enter in the person’s name or email address.
  5. Tap the box next to "Reassign to [name]" and then Send Send.

Tip: The person you assigned the action item to will get an email notification.

Mark an action item as done
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a file in the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. In the top right corner of the comment, tap Mark done.
See the follow-ups on a document
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. At the top-right, tap the number.
    • If you don’t see a number, you don’t have any follow ups for that document.
  3. You can see the number of open:
    • Action items
    • Suggestions
  4. To go to the first action item or suggestion, tap an option from the list.
  5. To close the menu, tap the number.
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