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How to Add a Comment to a Cell in Google Sheets

In this article, you will learn how to insert a comment in Google Sheets. A comment includes functions such as tagging someone or giving someone a task in addition to a text message. Check this article to learn those additional functions.

How to attach a comment to a cell in Google Sheets

With shortcut

  1. Select a cell in which you want to insert a note.
  2. Press “Ctrl”+”Alt”+M” (for Windows) or “⌘” + “Option” + “M” (for Mac), which brings up a text box.
  3. Type texts in the text box.

Without shortcut -1 

  1. Select a cell in which you want to insert a note.
  2. Right-click“Comment”.
  3. Type texts in the text box.
How to insert a comment without a shortcut

Without shortcut - 2

  1. Select a cell in which you want to insert a note.
  2. Click “Insert comment” icon in the menu bar or navigate to the “Insert” tab → “Comment”.
  3. Type texts in the text box.
How to add a comment without a shortcut

You see a small yellow triangle at the top right corner of the cell if the note is inserted successfully.

How to edit or remove an existing comment in Google Sheets

  1. Hover your cursor above the cell incorporating the comment you want to change or delete.
  2. Click the three dots icon at the top right corner of the comment box.
  3. Choose “Edit” or “Delete”.
How to edit or delete an existing comment

What's the difference between a comment and a note in Google Sheets?

A comment and a note are common in that both of them can leave some texts in a text box. However, a comment is functionally superior to a note. The difference between a comment and a note is as follows: with a comment, you can 

  1. tag someone;
  2. assign a comment as a task to someone;
  3. tell who left the comment
  4. reply to a comment another collaborator left; and
  5. check previous interaction

In conclusion, you can use the two functions well depending on your purpose.

How do you add a note to a cell?

Check this article to learn how to add a note to a cell in Google Sheets.

Other tips related to notes and comments

If you don’t get the right answer to your question in this article or you have other questions on notes and comments, you may find the answers in the following articles.

Comments

How to Tag Someone in Google Sheets

Comment History in Google Sheets: Explained

Notes

How to Insert a Note in Google Sheets

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