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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.

What are the other basic tips in Google Sheets?

If you don’t get the solution to your question in this article or you are interested in learning more basic tips in Google Sheets, you may find the answers in the following articles.

Move onto the articles below to learn how to use Google Sheets, such as signing in, renaming, saving and printing a file, setting up notifications, and changing themes.

Google Sheets Sign-in: Explained

How to Rename a Google Sheet File

How to Save Google Sheets in Google Drive

How to Set Up Notifications in Google Sheets

How to Set Print Area in Google Sheets

Change Theme in Google Sheets: Explained

Autofill Function in Google Sheets: Explained

Go to the following articles to learn basic operations, such as redo and undo, referencing a cell on another sheet in a formula, inserting a table, and putting an image into a cell.

Redo and Undo in Google Sheets: Explained

How to Reference Another Sheet in Google Sheets

How to Make a Table in Google Sheets

How to Insert an Image into a Cell in Google Sheets

Check the following posts if you want to learn how to insert, modify, and remove comments and note or tag someone in your comment.

How to Tag Someone in Google Sheets

Comment History in Google Sheets: Explained

How to Insert a Note in Google Sheets

How to See Edit History in Google Sheets

Read these articles to learn how to show formulas, missing toolbar, or formula bar in Google Sheets.

How to Show Formulas in Google Sheets

How to Show Formula Bar in Google Sheets

How to Show the Toolbar Missing in Google Sheets

Visit these articles to learn how to protect cells and view protected cells or ranges.

How to Lock Cells in Google Sheets

How to View Protected Ranges in Google Sheets

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