How to hide/display comment indicators

When a comment has been inserted in a cell, the little red triangle is being displayed to indicate a comment in a cell. This tip is how to hide/display this indicator.

When you add the comment in Excel cell, the little red triangle is being displayed:

Comment in a cell Excel 2016

To hide/display comments in Excel, do the following:

    1.    On the File tab, click the Options button:

Excel 2016 Options

    2.    In the Excel Options dialog box, on the Advanced tab, scroll down to the Display section and choose the option:

Indicator options in Excel 2016
  • No comments or indicators to hide indicators:
    No indicator option in Excel 2016
  • Indicators only, and comments on hover to display all indicators like a little red triangle and display the comment only when you open it
  • Comments and indicators to display indicators and comments always displayed:
    Indicator and comments in Excel 2016


  • To display/hide all comments, on the Review tab, in the Comments group, click Show All Comments:
    Comments group in Excel 2016
  • To display an individual comment, click the cell that contains the comment, and then on the Review tab, in the Comments group, click Show/Hide Comment.

    You can also right-click the cell and then click Show/Hide Comments on the shortcut menu.

    comment popup in Excel 2016