How to Hide Comments on Google Docs: A Step-by-Step Guide


Matthew Burleigh

Hiding comments on Google Docs is a breeze! All you have to do is open your document, find the comment you want to hide, click on the three dots next to the comment, and choose "Resolve." This will hide the comment, but don’t worry, you can still access it later if you need to.

Step by Step Tutorial: How to Hide Comments on Google Docs

Before diving into the steps, it’s important to know that hiding comments in Google Docs doesn’t delete them. It simply tucks them away out of view. This can be helpful when you want to clean up the document for presentation or just reduce visual clutter.

Step 1: Open your Google Doc

Open the document where you want to hide comments.

Once you’ve opened the document, make sure you’re logged in to your Google account. If you’re not, you won’t be able to edit or hide comments.

Step 2: Find the comment you want to hide

Locate the comment you wish to hide on the document.

Comments are usually found in the margins of your document, marked by a small comment icon. If you have a lot of comments, you might need to scroll through the document to find the one you’re looking for.

Step 3: Click the three dots next to the comment

Click on the three vertical dots icon next to the comment you want to hide.

The three dots will open a menu with several options. This is where you can take various actions related to the comment.

Step 4: Choose "Resolve"

From the menu, choose the "Resolve" option to hide the comment.

When you click "Resolve," the comment will disappear from the margin and will no longer be immediately visible on the document.

After you complete this action, the comment will be hidden from the document, making your work cleaner and easier to read. However, the hidden comment can still be accessed in the comment history if you need to revisit it.

Tips for Hiding Comments on Google Docs

  • Remember that resolving a comment doesn’t delete it, so you can always find it later in the comment history.
  • If you’re working with a team, make sure everyone is okay with you hiding comments before you do so.
  • Use the "Comment" feature to quickly jump to the next comment in your document.
  • Consider using the "Resolve" option as a way to mark comments that have been addressed or are no longer relevant.
  • Keep in mind that if you resolve a comment and decide you want it back, you can click "Undo" immediately after resolving or reopen it from the comment history.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I hide all the comments at once?

No, you currently have to hide each comment individually by resolving them one by one.

What happens to hidden comments in Google Docs?

Hidden comments are not deleted. They are moved to the comment history, where you can still view and reopen them if needed.

Can other collaborators see comments I’ve hidden?

Other collaborators can see the hidden comments in the comment history, but they won’t be visible in the document’s margins.

Is there a way to delete comments permanently?

Yes, you can delete a comment permanently by clicking the three dots and selecting "Delete" instead of "Resolve."

Can I hide comments from a specific person?

Google Docs doesn’t currently offer a feature to hide comments from specific individuals. You can only hide comments on a comment-by-comment basis.


  1. Open your Google Doc.
  2. Find the comment you want to hide.
  3. Click the three dots next to the comment.
  4. Choose "Resolve" to hide the comment.


Hiding comments on Google Docs is a simple but effective way to keep your document looking neat and tidy. Whether you’re presenting your work to others or just want to focus on the content without distractions, knowing how to manage comments is crucial. While hiding comments doesn’t remove them from the document altogether, it does help to declutter your workspace, and you can always revisit them later if necessary. Remember to communicate with your collaborators when hiding comments, as teamwork is key to a successful document. So go ahead, give it a try, and see how much more streamlined your Google Docs experience can be!

Matthew Burleigh

Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech content online for more than ten years. He enjoys writing about Google Docs in addition to many other applications and devices and has cumulatively covered Google’s word-processing application in hundreds of different articles.

He has been published on dozens of popular websites, and his works have accumulated millions of pageviews.
While focused primarily on tutorials and guides for popular electronics like the iPhone and iPad, as well as common applications like Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, he covers topics across the entire technology spectrum.

You can read his bio here.

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