Comments, mentions & reminders

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There are several ways to communicate live and asynchronously with your teammates within Notion. Our collaboration tools help you cut down on in-person meetings, equip remote teammates with info around the clock, and meet deadlines. Here's an overview 💬

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Top-level page discussions

You can add a mini chat room to the top of any Notion page in the form of a page discussion. These help multiple people converse about a project, or give/get high-level feedback.

  • Hover over the top of any page and click Add comment.

  • Type whatever you want to say. It will be attributed to you with your avatar.

  • @-mention colleagues to get their attention and bring them into the conversation. You can also @-mention to link to them.

  • You can edit or delete anything you add to a page comment. Just hover over your comments and click the ••• icon for options to edit or delete them, or resolve the discussion.

  • You can always re-open resolved discussions by clicking the # resolved comments button at the top of the page.

Customize top-level page discussions

For every page in Notion — both inside a database and out — you can choose whether to display or hide page discussions at the top.

  • Go to the ••• icon at the very top right of any Notion page and choose Customize page.

  • Click Top-level page discussions and you'll see a dropdown menu with comment options:

    • Expanded: See all the page comments exchanged at the top of the page.

    • Off: Hide comments on the page completely (handy for minimalists).

Page comments

Offer your opinion or ask a question by commenting on specific text, images, or other content blocks on a page. There are four ways to make a comment in Notion:

  • Select any word or text snippet and choose Comment from the menu that pops up. You'll see a word bubble icon with the number of comments in the thread appear to the right.

  • You can click on that icon to open the thread.

  • Click the ⋮⋮ icon that appears to the left of any content block when you hover — whether it's an image, embed, text, etc. Choose Comment from the menu that pops up.

  • Click on the word bubble icon that appears to open and read the thread.

  • Use the shortcut cmd/ctrl + shift + M to make a comment on whatever you have selected or wherever your blinking text cursor is positioned.

  • On any page in a database, you'll see a field at the top with your avatar where you can make a comment. A word bubble icon will show up near the title of the page if it contains comments.

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Note: You can't comment on multiple blocks at a time.

Customize page comments

By default, page comments will appear to the right of the corresponding text.

  • Longer comment threads will be collapsed. You can simply click on these to expand them and see every comment in the thread.

  • Go to the ••• icon at the very top right of any Notion page and choose Customize page.

  • Click Page comments and you'll see a dropdown menu with comment options:

    • Default: See all the page comments to the right of the corresponding text.

    • Minimal: Display a small comment icon to the right of the corresponding text.

Comments sidebar

All comments made to blocks in a page can be seen in the comments sidebar.

  • Open the comment sidebar using the 💬 speech bubble icon at the top right of a page. This icon will have a red circle if there are any unread comments on the page.

  • You'll see all the comments in this page. Click on any comment to highlight its corresponding anchor text within the page.

  • You can reply to, edit, resolve or delete comments directly from the sidebar.

  • To see resolved comments, click the dropdown at the top right of the sidebar and switch from Open comments to Resolved comments.

Edit, resolve & delete comments

You can also edit or delete anything you say in a comment. Click on the word bubble icon, hover over your words, and click •••.

  • You'll see options to Resolve (makes the thread disappear), Edit comment, and Delete comment.

  • Click the Resolve button to make the thread disappear.

  • View resolved comments in an ongoing thread by clicking the word bubble icon and then Resolved.

  • You can edit or delete anything you add to a page comment. Just hover over your comments and click the ••• icon for these options.

Tip: Re-open any resolved comments from the Updates menu at the top right of your page, or in All Updates under Mentions.

Comment reactions

Add emoji reactions to a comment to communicate quickly with teammates! Here's how:

  • Hover your cursor over a comment, or tap the comment if you’re on mobile.

  • Click or tap the new 🙂 button at the top right of the comment.

  • Choose the emoji you'd like to use as a reaction.

Mention a person or group

When you want to get other people in your workspace to look at something, you can mention them anywhere inside a page, database, comment, or discussion.

  • Type @ followed by the person or group's name. A pop up menu will search for them in real-time. Press enter to choose the one you want.

Tip: You can find hover over an @-mentioned group to get a preview of the members. However, the preview is limited to 10 members, so if you'd like a complete list:

  • Find Settings & members and then Members in the sidebar.

  • Select Groups at the top and you'll find a list of groups.

  • Click the dropdown of any group to see a complete list of members.

  • To mention someone in a database, either @-mention them in the body of a page inside the database, or add them to a Person property field. They'll receive the same type of notification. This is handy for assigning people things in a tasks database.

Mention a page

To reference and add an in-line link to another page inside a Notion page, type @ followed by the page's title. You'll see a menu pop up that'll search for that page in real-time. Find the right one and press enter. Now you and others can jump to the linked page directly.

  • If you change the title of a page, the @-mention links that go to it will also reflect that change automatically.

Tip: Whenever you @-mention a page, a backlink is created automatically! Learn more about backlinks →

Mention a date

When you type @ followed by a date (or the words today, tomorrow, or yesterday), you'll add an in-line timestamp to your page. For example, typing @1/12 automatically adds a timestamp that looks like: January 12, 2021.

Note: The words today, tomorrow, and yesterday turn into their corresponding numbered dates as time passes.

Mention notifications

When someone mentions you in a workspace, you'll see a red badge appear next to Updates in your sidebar with the number of notifications waiting for you.

  • Click Updates and view Inbox to see all the times you've been mentioned organized chronologically.

  • You may also see mobile or desktop push notification depending on the apps you have installed and open.

  • Click on any of these mention updates to jump directly to the line, comment, discussion or database you've been mentioned in on the page.

Note: If you @-mention someone on a page that they don't have access to (like one of your private pages), they will not be notified.

If you were mentioned in a comment, you can reply directly in the Updates window by clicking Reply.

  • You can also resolve or re-open comments in this window. When you resolve a comment, it will disappear from the page it was made on. If you re-open a comment, it will reappear.

When you add a reminder, Notion will send you a notification to draw your attention back to a particular task, event, or page at the time you specify. This is helpful for setting due dates and making sure you never forget a thing.

  • In-line on a page, type @remind followed by a time, date, or both, i.e. @remind tomorrow@remind 7pm, or @remind Wednesday at 1pm.

  • This will create a blue tag.

  • Clicking this tag opens up a calendar window where you can edit the date and time, change your timezone, and set exactly how you want to be reminded (i.e. 30 minutes beforehand).

  • In-line reminders turn red when they change to @Today or are past due.

  • In a database, add a Date property. When you click on that property (like on a cell in that column of a table), a calendar window opens where you can select when and how you want to be reminded. You can add a specific time of day as well.

When you set a reminder, you'll be notified at the chosen time in a few ways:

  • You'll see a red badge pop up next to Updates at the top of your left sidebar.

  • If you have the desktop Notion app, you'll receive a push notification immediately.

  • If you have the mobile Notion app, you'll receive a push notification within 5 minutes.

  • If Notion isn't open at the time of your reminder, you'll get a mobile push notification (if you have the app) and an email.


Someone @-mentioned me in a page, but I didn't receive an email notification.

If you have Notion open on a mobile device or computer, you won't receive push or email notifications for reminders, you'll only get a red badge notification in All Updates.

If Notion is not open on your mobile device or computer at the time of the notification, then you'll receive an email instead of a notification in All Updates.

What's the difference between @-mentioning a page, and a Link to page block?

Great question!  Link to page works kind of like creating a sub-page, and is exposed in your sidebar as a sub-page. Because of this, you can't link to the same page more than once per page using this method.

@-mentioning a page creates something more like a hyperlink. You can @-mention a page as many times as you like on a single page.

How can I trigger a reminder for someone else on my team?

The best way to do this is to use an @-mention and @-remind on the same line. For example:

"@Camille Ricketts @remind next Thursday 4pm to finish proofreading."

Does Notion have recurring reminders? Like "remind me every Monday to water the plants"?

Not at the moment, but recurring tasks and recurring reminders are on the roadmap!

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