One of the most important features that make Notion a sought after project management tool is the ability of users to comment and converse in real time, without leaving the Notion page. It’s an important subset of Notion’s vast collection of collaboration features that make teams more efficient, focussed, and save hours!
Essentially, users can create and resolve discussion threads without having to connect over a call or Slack. They stay on the same platform and their conversation is visible to a selected audience who need to have complete context over the task in question. This ensures that all team members stay informed and have full-background on the discussion that drove specific actions. In other words, Notion comments, in addition to fostering collaboration, double up as documentation.
In this article, we will cover all you need to know about Notion comments, starting with explaining the process of adding them.
Adding comments to a Notion page is a simple and intuitive process. First, open the page where you want to leave a comment and click on the “Add a comment...” button. Then, type your comment, optionally mention someone using the “@” function, add a reminder, and click on the “Arrow” button to publish your comment.
Let's delve into these steps in detail.
1. Open the Notion page where you want to add comments
We will use the example of an Agency dashboard, displayed in the below image, to explain the process of adding comments.
2. Click on the Add comment button
When you hover over the title of the Notion page, you will notice the “Add comment” button and emoji. Click on the button to enable the text box where you can add your comment.
Please refer to the below image — it shows the “Add comment” button.
3. Mention your team members and attach files
You can add general comments without mentioning anyone. However, if you want a particular team member to notice the comment and respond to it, you can tag them by using the “@” operator available within the comment text box, as displayed in the below image.
Do you also notice the “Attachment” icon? Click on it if you want to attach an image, video, or any other asset with your comment.
4. Click on the Arrow button
After you’ve added all the required information to the comment, it’s time to publish it. Simply click on the “Up Arrow” button within the comment section to make the comment live, as displayed in the below image.
That’s it! Your comment is live. If you have tagged someone, they would have received a notification from Notion. They can then respond in the thread.
Can you add comments in Notion?
Yes, you can add global and text-level comments inside your Notion page. Simply click on the “Add Comment” button that appears when you hover over the page title to open the comment box and start typing your comment.
What happens when you resolve a comment in Notion?
When you resolve a Notion comment, the entire comment thread disappears from the page. You and anyone else tagged in the thread or commented in it will be notified about it.
How to remove comments from Notion?
You can either resolve comments or delete them to remove them from your Notion page. To resolve your comment, click on the “✔” icon that appears when you hover over the comment. And to delete the comment, click on the “...” icon and select the “Delete Comment” option.
What is the shortcut for commenting in Notion?
The keyboard shortcut CTRL/CMD+Shift+M will initiate the comment box next to the whole block where your cursor currently is. If you want to comment on a segment of text, highlight the text before using the keyboard shortcut. This will allow you to add a comment only to that section.
How to add a comment to the Notion table?
When you want to comment on text inside a cell of a Notion table, highlight the text or phrase and use the keyboard shortcut - CTRL/CMD+Shift+M. This will initiate the comment box and highlight only the selected section of the cell.