Quick and easy commenting in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

posted Feb 12, 2016, 7:17 AM by Eric Fruth
Work with others, with ease. It's now super simple to comment on your colleagues’—and your own—Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files on the web and mobile. Check out what’s new :
  • Instant comments in Google Docs on the web - Highlight text or hover over the edge of a page to surface a small commenting icon, then click on that icon to quickly add a comment to that area of the document.
  • Instant mentions in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on the web, Android, and iOS - Start typing someone’s name or email address in a comment, and a list of suggested contacts will appear. Select anyone from that list to trigger an email notification to them—there’s no need to type “+” or “@” before their name!
  • Comments in the Google Sheets and Slides apps for Android and iOS - Add new and reply to existing comments in the Sheets and Slides mobile apps—just like you can in the Docs apps for Android and iOS.
  • Comment swiping in the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps - Simply swipe to move from one comment to the next in the Docs, Sheets, and Slides iOS apps, as well as the Slides Android app (you can already do this in the Docs and Sheets Android apps!).
Google is gradually rolling this out to the UMICH domain. Learn more on Google Apps Updates