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In SharePoint online Modern site, I have noted that a new comment option has been added to add a comment per list item in custom list

how to disable comments on sharePoint list item in SharePoint online

Is it possible to turn or or disable comment on SharePoint custom List Item in SharePoint Online? I don't like to allow user to add a comment per each lsit item!

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Comments on List Item in SharePoint Online

  • The comments feature per list item in SharePoint online is a new feature that aims to collaborate and share insights on each list item.
  • The comments on SharePoint List have been rolled out to all tenants in December 2020 (12/9/2020).

add comment feature in SharePoint online

  • You can add and delete comments on a list item, but currently, you can't edit it.
  • Comments feature is available in the Modern List, and Classic list with the modern user interface.
  • To add comments on the list item you should have edit permissions.
  • To view comments on the list item you should have read permissions.
  • Comments on a list item are not shown in Search Result.
  • Currently, You can't disable comments on a list item for a specific list or site.

Note: Comments are available only in modern experiences and not in classic.


How to disable Comments on list items in SharePoint Online?

As we earlier mentioned, right now, you can't disable comments for a specific site or SharePoint list or even list items. However, you can only disable comments functionality on list items at the tenant or organization level.

Disable Comments on List Items in SharePoint Online?

To disable list commenting functionality at the tenant level, you should use the below PowerShell cmdlet:

Set-SPOTenant -CommentsOnListItemsDisabled $true

Enable Comments on List Items in SharePoint Online?

To enable list comments functionality at the tenant level, you should use the below PowerShell cmdlet:

Set-SPOTenant -CommentsOnListItemsDisabled $false

Permissions required to Enable or Disable Commenting Functionality on List Item?

To be able to enable and disable comments on a list item, you must be a SharePoint Online administrator or Global Administrator.

> Update 1 I have opened a new idea at SharePoint User Voice to enable or disable comments on list items in SharePoint Online at Comments on a list item in SharePoint Online, please upvote for this idea to get it applied soon.


Update: Turn off Comments in SharePoint Online List Item is now Available

You can now enable or disable Comments in SharePoint Online List Item by doing the following:

  1. Open your SharePoint Online Site > Go to Site Content.
    SharePoint Online Site Content
  2. Besides your SharePoint Online List, click on eclipse > then select List Settings.
    List Settings in SharePoint Online
  3. In List Settings, Click on Advanced Settings.
    SharePoint Online List - Advanced Settings
  4. Scroll down to Comments section.
  5. Check No, to turn off Comments on List Item.
    Turn off Comments on SharePoint Online List Items

Note: Existing comments continue to be visible after you turn off Comments on the List Item setting.


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