Have you ever asked someone to do something, only to find out that it was completely forgotten? 

It can be difficult to hold colleagues accountable for smaller action items, especially since some of them don't merit creating an entire task!

Our solution to this problem is the assigned comments feature. This proprietary feature allows you to create an action item directly within any comment, almost like a mini subtask.

If your comment requires effort from anyone in your Workspace, simply assign it. This creates a new required item for the assignee to complete before the task can be closed.

Assign a Comment

Click the "Assign" icon when commenting to easily assign a new comment to anyone in your Workspace .

Alternatively, by hovering over an existing comment, you can retroactively convert it into an assigned comment.

Screenshot showing how to assign an existing comment and a new comment

Assigning a comment will:

  1. Notify the person that you assigned a comment

  2. Display an unresolved comment in their subtasks, tasks lists, as well as Box view.

Note: Just like a parent comment, you can also assign threaded replies! The same behavior will apply.

Resolve a Comment

Click the Resolve checkbox after you’ve completed the required action to clear the item from your personal dashboard. For easy referencing, the name of the person who resolved the comment will appear next to the checkmark.

This action also notifies the user that issued the assignment that the comment has been resolved.

Pro Tip: To see the day/time the assigned comment was resolved, just hover over it!

Animated gif showing how to resolve an assigned comment

Keeping Track of Assigned Comments

You'll find the assigned comments icon in all views to indicate your unresolved assigned comments. Just click on an icon to scroll through assigned comments for that task!


Find your assigned comments from tasks in the 'Comments' section of your My Work widget.

Note: at this time assigned comments from Chat view do not show in Home. If this is something you'd like to see added, please let our product team know by adding a quick vote on this feedback board post!

List view

Screenshot showing an assigned comment icon in List view

Quickly identify how many unresolved assigned comments exist in a task with the Assigned Comments column! Click the + sign at the right of your custom field columns and search for the field.

Screenshot showing how to add an assigned comments field to List view

Board view

Screenshot showing an assigned comment icon in Board view

Box view

Screenshot showing an assigned comment icon in Box view


View assigned comments in individual profiles under the 'Comments' section in the Assigned tab.

Task view

Assigned comments will be displayed on the right side of each task in the comment thread.

Screenshot showing assigned comments in an open task view

They will also be listed in the "To-Do" section of the task, just below the subtasks.

Screenshot showing the assigned comments in the left side of an open task view

Need to track down an assigned comment buried in your task's comment thread? Just click on an assigned comment in your task's "To Do" section, and your comment thread will automatically jump to where the assigned comment was added. 


When viewing a task, see any assigned comments you have in the subtasks with the icon on the right side. Click the icon to view what the assigned comment says without having to click into the subtask itself!

Animated gif showing how to resolve an assigned comment in a subtask of a parent task


Select any text in your Doc to turn it into an assigned comment! Once a comment is added, any replies will be threaded within the Doc.  Keep track of all of your assigned comments in Docs by looking in the Assigned to me  section of your Docs Home.

Screenshot showing assigned comments in a Doc and where to find them in the Docs section

Be sure to let us know what else you would like to see on our feedback board here!

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