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Use comments to work with others on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Comment options

View all comments
  1. Open a file in the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. At the top of the screen, tap Comment .
Add comments
  1. Open a file in the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. Select the text or cell and tap Add Comment.
  3. Add your text.
  4. Tap Comment.
Respond to comments

After you tap a specific comment, you can:

  • Edit a comment: Tap Edit Edit. Make your changes, then tap Save.
  • Reply to a comment: At the bottom, tap Reply.
  • Resolve a comment: Above the comment, tap Resolve.
  • Move between comments: Swipe left or right.
  • Delete comment: Tap Edit Edit. Then tap Trash Chrome mobile trash can icon.
  • Return to editing view: In the top right corner, tap CLOSE or Close Close.
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 file in the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. Insert and type a comment.
  3. Somewhere in your comment, add the name. When the correct person is suggested, tap their name. You can also add the email address of the person you want to see the message.
  4. Tap COMMENT.
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. Open a document in the Google Docs app.
  2. To see the suggestion, tap Hidden Suggestion.
  3. Tap Accept or Reject.

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

Use action items

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

Assign an action item in a comment
  1. 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 Insert Add.
  4. Tap Comment.
  5. Type your comment.
  6. Somewhere in your comment, add the email address, with @ or + in front of it, of the person you want to assign it to.
  7. Tap the box next to "Assign to [name]."
  8. Tap Assign. The person you assigned the action item to will get an email.
Reassign an action item
  1. Open a file in the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. Tap the text with a comment.
  3. Tap View comment.
  4. Tap Reply.
  5. Type your comment.
  6. Somewhere in your comment, add the email address, with @ or + in front of it, of the person you want to assign it to.
  7. Tap the box next to "Reassign to [name]."
  8. Tap Reassign. The person you assigned the action item to will get an email.
Mark an action item as done
  1. Open a file in the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. In the top right corner of the comment, tap Done Done.
See the follow-ups on a document
  1. Open the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. In the top right corner of a document, 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.

Mary is a Docs & Drive expert and author of this help page. Leave her feedback below about the page.

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