How To Add A Comment In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 23, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add a comment in Google Docs.

How To Add A Comment In Google Docs

Google Docs is an excellent tool for collaborating on documents with other users. One of the best features it offers for collaboration is the ability to add comments to your document.

Comments can be used to provide feedback or to ask questions about the document in question. They can also be helpful for making notes about certain sections of the document.

Comments in Google Docs can be assigned to specific users and can help facilitate discussion through the reply feature. When the comment is no longer relevant, users can resolve a comment to hide it from view.

In this guide, we will show you how to add a comment in Google Docs. We will cover how to create a comment, how to resolve and reply to comments, and how to see the full comment history of a document.

How to Insert a Comment in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to insert a comment in Google Docs.

Step 1

First, open the document you would like to add a comment to.

Step 2

Comments are tied to a particular section of your document. To add a comment, select the section of the document you want to comment on.

Click on Insert > Comment to add a comment for the selected text. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+M (Cmd + Option + M for Mac users).

Step 3

A pop-up box will appear with a textbox where you can write down your comment. Click on Comment to add your desired comment.

In this example, we’ve added a comment asking the user to rephrase a particular sentence.

Step 4

Comments will appear on the right-hand side of the document. Parts of your text with comments will be highlighted in yellow.

Step 5

Users can click on the check icon to mark comments as resolved. Resolved comments will be hidden from view. We will discuss later how to view resolved comments.

Users can also reply to comments or tag users with the “@” character.

Replying to a comment creates a comment thread where multiple collaborators can discuss a certain issue.

Step 6

You can toggle showing comments by clicking View > Show comments. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Shift+J.

Step 7

You can view all comments by clicking on the comment history icon above the toolbar.

Users can filter through comments to see all resolved comments, open comments, and comments where the user is tagged.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to add a comment in Google Docs.

Click this link to make a copy of this sample document to try doing it yourself!