One of the great things that Slides allows you to do is collaborate together on a set of Slides. Quite often you want to leave comments to your collaborators to make comments on what they’ve done or ask them about what they think about something you’ve done. There’s a simple but effective comment system that allows you to do this.

Adding comments

Below as, an example, I’ve been working on some slides related to the Euros football tournament. I want to question the result in the last game that my colleague has put. So I click on that text box.


The quickest is from the toolbar, by clicking on the “Add comment” icon.


This opens a comments box on the right-hand side.


Type in the comment you want to leave, then press “Comment”.


This will leave your comment, along with who left it and the time and date.


You can edit your comment, by clicking on the 3 dots, then selecting “Edit”. Plus, you can delete your comment selecting “Delete”.


Replying to a comment

To reply to a comment, click on the comment and the reply box will appear below.


Type in your reply and click “Reply”.


The original comment and the reply are grouped together. Clicking on the comment will show you what it refers to by highlighting the object with a yellow box, in this case a text box.


A comment can be added to any object on the slide.


When your comment is replied to, by default, you also receive an email with the comment and the reply.


If you click on the blue title of the document in the first sentence, in this case called “Comments”, whilst using a mobile, this opens the screen below (if you have the Slides app installed):


This allows you to reply to and resolve (close) comments right from your phone.

The comments button in the top-right of the screen allows you to add comments, by clicking on the “Comment” option, but it also allows you to control the notifications you receive. Click on “Comments”.


Then click on “Notifications”.


You have the choice of receiving all notifications, just the ones you created, or none. This only refers to this specific Slides document.


Resolving a comment

Once a comment has been ‘answered’ you can remove it by clicking on the Resolve button.


If your notifications are turned on, you will receive an email showing the comment as “resolved”.


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