How to add/hide comments Google Docs

Google Docs is a great, useful tool for collaborating and synchronizing your work in one place. The collaboration of Google Docs will eternally benefit communication, which especially works well for remote workspaces. Google Docs provides the“Comments” feature for clarifications during the collaborations. The comments feature just acts like a to-do task Let’s dive deep to know how to add, hide, resolve, and delete comments in Google Docs.

Add Comments in Google Docs

Whether you are editing someone’s work or even you wish to leave notes for yourself for future reference, it is very easy to add comments in Google Docs. You will find the comments as a small note on the right-hand side of your Google Docs document.

How to Add Comments in Google Docs?

To add comments in Google Docs,

  • First, open the Google Docs document that you want to edit.
  • Select the particular text in which you would wish to add your comments.
  • Once you have highlighted your text, you will have three different approaches to save comments in Google Docs.
  • Right-click on the selected or highlighted piece of text –> Choose the “Comment” option. You will see the comment box on the right-hand side of your Google Docs document. Type your valuable comments in the comment text box and then click on the “Comment” button to add the comments.
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  • Click on the “Insert” menu –> choose the “Comment.” option. Enter your valuable comment –> click on the “Comment” button.
Shortcut to Add comments in Google Docs
  • Simply find the “icon that contains a + (plus) sign inside it” on the right-hand side of your Google Docs document. Enter your comments into the text box and click the blue “Comment” button when you finish typing.
How to Add comments in Google Docs
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Shortcut to Add comments in Google Docs

Once you have highlighted your text to add a comment in docs by the following shortcuts.

  • For Mac, press “Command” + “option” + “M” on your Mac keyboard
  • For PC, press “ctrl” + “alt” + “M” on PC

Enter your text and then click the blue “Comment” button.

How to comment in Google Docs on a mobile device

  • Open the Docs app on your Android, iPhone, or iPad.
  • Open your Google Docs document –> tap on the Pencil icon to edit the document you want to add comments to and select/highlight the particular text.
  • Tap on the + button –> Choose Comment option.
How do I add comments in Google Docs
  • Type your valuable comments and then tap on the send button.
How to add comments in Google Docs
  • Your text will now be highlighted yellow and your comment will be added.

Add/Edit/Hide Comments Google Docs – Video Tutorial

How to hide comments in Google Docs?

Let’s discuss here How to Hide or Remove Comments in Google Docs.

  • There is no specific approach to hide comments in Google Docs.
  • But, If you will resolve some particular comments, you won’t able to see those comments in your Google Docs document. But you can find them in the “comment history” at the top right of the Google Docs document.
  • Due to limited space on the mobile app, comments are usually hidden in a menu until you click and open them.

I cannot see comments on my shared Google doc

Some may ask “Why can’t I see comments on Google Docs?”.This may be because of the following reasons.

  • If the respective collaborator won’t save them correctly, then there is a possibility that you won’t see the comments on the sidebar.
  • When you enter a comment in a Google Docs document, It is required to click the “Comment” button so that the comments will get added to your Google Docs document.
  • If you or your collaborators don’t save the comment that way, it will be lost forever when you close your Google Docs document.
  • Comments will appear in the Google Docs document unless a collaborator resolves or deletes them.
  • If a comment was saved and resolved but not deleted, you can find it in the comment history.


Can viewers see comments Google Docs

Note that all comments are visible to all the commenters.

How to edit Comments in Google Docs

To edit comments in Google Docs,

  1. Click the horizontal three dots of the comment section at the right margin of Google Docs.
  2. Click edit and make your changes.
Resolve Comments in Google Docs

3. Once done, click Save.

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And voila! You can now add, edit, resolve, and delete your comments in Google Docs with ease!