Add or read comments in a presentation on a mobile device

You can use your mobile device to add, change, delete, or reply to a comment in a presentation on an Android or iOS mobile device.

On your Android phone

  1. Find a slide with comments on it.

  2. Tap the Comment button Comments icon to open the Comments pane for reading and responding.

    The toolbar helps you navigate backward and forward through comments, reply to the current comment, or delete the current comment:

    The toolbar for the Comments pane

  1. Double-tap the slide that you want to comment on.

  2. Tap the New Comment button on the floating toolbar.

    The floating toolbar in PowerPoint for Android has a New Comment command

    The Comments pane appears full screen with a blank notation indicating your name and the date.

  3. Type your comment. Press Done to resize the Comments pane and make your slide visible again.

  4. You can use the toolbar to navigate backward and forward through comments:

    The toolbar for the Comments pane

On your Android tablet

  1. Tap the Review tab on the Ribbon, then tap Show Comments:

    The Review tab of the Ribbon in PowerPoint on Android tablets has buttons for using Comments.

    The Comments pane appears.

  2. Use the buttons on the Ribbon to navigate backward and forward through comments.

  1. Double-tap the slide that you want to comment on.

  2. Tap the Review tab on the Ribbon, then tap New Comment:

    The Review tab of the Ribbon in PowerPoint on Android tablets has buttons for using Comments.

    The Comments pane appears.

  3. Type your comment. When you're done, tap the close button (X) in the Comments pane.

    You can also use the buttons on the Ribbon to navigate backward and forward through comments.

On your iPhone

  1. Find a slide with comments on it.

  2. Tap the Comment button Comments icon to open the Comments pane for reading and responding.

    The toolbar helps you navigate backward and forward through comments, reply to the current comment, or delete the current comment:

    The Comment buttons in PowerPoint for iPhone

  1. Double-tap the slide that you want to comment on.

  2. Tap the New Comment button on the floating toolbar The New Comment button in PowerPoint for iPhone .

    The Comments pane appears full screen with a blank notation indicating your name and the date.

  3. Type your comment. Press Done to resize the Comments pane and make your slide visible again.

  4. You can use the toolbar to navigate backward and forward through comments:

    The toolbar for the Comments pane

On your iPad

  1. Find a slide with comments on it.

  2. Tap the Comment button Comments icon to open the Comments pane for reading and responding.

    The toolbar helps you navigate backward and forward through comments, reply to the current comment, or delete the current comment:

    The Comment buttons in PowerPoint for iPad

  1. Double-tap the slide that you want to comment on.

  2. Tap the New Comment button on the floating toolbar.

    The floating toolbar in PowerPoint for Android has a New Comment command

    The Comments pane appears full screen with a blank notation indicating your name and the date.

  3. Type your comment. Press Done to resize the Comments pane and make your slide visible again.

  4. You can use the toolbar to navigate backward and forward through comments:

    The Comment buttons in PowerPoint for iPad
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