How to Add a Comment in Google Docs

Google Docs is an excellent replacement for document editing for many situations. Once such situation is environments where you are often collaborating on a document with a group of people. While that group could gather in person to work on the document, there are other ways that you can all provide your input.

One helpful element for working in Google Docs as a team is the ability to add comments. These comments can be seen by others with access to the document, and provide a means for communicating on the document content without affecting that content itself. Our tutorial below show you how to insert a comment in Google Docs.

Inserting a Comment Into a Google Docs Document

The steps in this article were performed in the browser-based version of Google Docs. Specifically, this was done in Google Chrome.

Once you’re done learning about comments, read this guide on using strikethrough in Google Docs.

Step 1: Open your Google Drive at and double-click on the Google Doc that you wish to comment on.

Step 2: Highlight the text on which you wish to comment, or place your cursor at the point in the document where you wish to place the comment.

select the place where you want to add the comment

Step 3: Click the Add Comment button in the toolbar above the document. Note that you can also do this by pressing Alt + Ctrl + M on your keyboard.

click the add comment button

Step 4: Type your comment into the field, then click the blue Comment button. The comment should show the name attached to your Google account.

how to comment in google docs document

Once the comment is in the document, you can either click the Resolve button to dismiss the comment, or you can click the icon with the three dots to Edit, Delete, or Link to the comment.

how to add a comment in google docs

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