Microsoft starts rolling out modern commenting experience in Word for Windows and Mac

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Microsoft has announced that it is bringing the new modern commenting experience in Microsoft Word to more platforms. Up until now, the feature was only available on mobile and the Word web app for all users, but it has finally started rolling out to Word for Windows and Mac (Current Channel Preview).

“Modern comments sets the stage for a richer Word collaboration experience for you and your teams by enabling modern features such as @mention notifications and more. It aligns how comments work across Office on different endpoints, so that you and your team can rely on a consistent experience regardless of whether you’re using Word, Excel, or PowerPoint on any platform,” the company explained.

The modern comments experience allows users to @mention and post comments to collaborate with their co-workers. Users will be able to respond to comments directly from an email notification and edit, delete or resolve a comment thread from within the comment. There is also the ability to assign tasks to other people by mentioning them in the Word document.

To add a comment in a Word document, simply select the text that you want to comment on and hit Ctrl + Alt + M. The comments pane will instantly appear on the right side of the screen, and it will let you type it in. Finally, click the “Post comment” button to publish it.

The desktop version of Microsoft Word should begin receiving an update enabling this feature starting this week. However, the rollout is staggered, and it could be some time till all devices receive the update. Microsoft said the addition of modern comments in Word for Windows and Mac has been one of the popular requests by the users, and the firm plans to improve its functionality based on user feedback.

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