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How to Add Comments in Google Sheets (Easiest Way in 2024)

How to Add Comments in Google Sheets

Follow the steps below to easily add comments in Google Sheets.

Step 1: Select the Cell

Click on the cell where you want to add a comment. You can add comments to any cell in the spreadsheet.

Step 2: Add a Comment

Right-click on the selected cell. A menu will appear. Click on Comment from the menu options. 

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Alternatively, you can click on the cell and then click on the Insert menu at the top of the screen and select Comment, or you can use the keyboard shortcut:

For Windows and Linux: Ctrl + Alt + M

For Mac: Cmd + Option + M

A comment box will appear on the screen.

Step 3: Write Your Comment

Type your comment into the box.

how to add comments in google sheets

Step 4: Mention Someone (Optional)

If you're working in a shared spreadsheet and want to direct a comment to a specific person, type @ followed by their email address within the comment box. They will receive an email notification about the comment.

Step 5: Post the Comment

Once you've typed your comment, click the Comment button to post it.

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The cell will now have a small triangle in the top-right corner, indicating that there's a comment attached to it.

To view a comment, simply hover over the cell with the mouse, or click the cell and then click the yellow icon that appears in the top-right corner.

comments in google sheets

To reply to a comment, click on it and type your reply in the text box that appears below the original comment, then press Enter or click the Reply button.

If the issue addressed by the comment is resolved, you can click on the check mark to close the comment. It will be archived but can be viewed later by clicking on the comment icon at the top-right corner of the sheet and selecting Comment history.

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We hope that this article has helped you and given you a better understanding of how to add comments in Google Sheets. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our articles on how to remove comments in Google Sheets and how to use the FLOOR function in Google Sheets.

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