Improvements for locating new comments and important conversations in Google Docs

Quick launch summary

We’ve added two new ways that make it easier to find comments that require your attention and action in Google Docs on the web.

New comment activity since the last time you viewed a document will be “badged” with a blue dot. Additionally, when you hover over the blue dot, you’ll see a “New” banner.
A blue dot emphasizes the new comment activity since the last time you viewed the document.

In the Comments history dialog, we added new filtering options. You can sort comments by: “For you”, “All comments”, or “Resolved”.

Select  “For You” in the comment history dialog to view the comment threads and action items involving you.

We hope these improvements make collaboration easier by enabling you to quickly navigate to and take action on important comments and conversations.

Getting started

  • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature.
  • End users: There is no end user setting for this feature. Visit the Help Center to learn more about using comments and action items.

Rollout pace


  • Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers
  • Available to users with personal Google Accounts