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All users (including Collaborators) on all account types can add comments.

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Overview

Comments allow you to leave notes on Tasks, Folders, and Projects. Use comments to ask questions, provide updates, and communicate with colleagues.

You can tag colleagues in comments to get the attention of a specific person or user group.

Add a Comment

  1. Open a task in the Task View 1, or select a Folder or Project from the left-hand Navigation panel and then open the Folder or Project info panel.
  2. Click in the “Add comment” field underneath the description section. 
  3. Type your comment. 2
  4. Click the paperclip icon to add an attachment (optional). 3
  5. Click the emoji icon to add an emoji (optional). 
  6. Select formatting for your comment (optional).4
  7. Click "Send" or use your preferred keyboard shortcut to post your comment. 5

Please note, you can also add a comment to a Task, Folder, or Project from the activity stream.

Wrike Tip! Paste images directly into comments from your clipboard. Wait until you see the red camera icon in the lower left-hand corner before sending your comment, it indicates that the image has been successfully uploaded. Works in: Chrome, Firefox, Safari 11, and the Desktop App. 

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Format Comment

All users (including Collaborators) on all account types can use rich commenting.

A hint showing the available formatting options appears under the comment field when you start typing your comment.

Formatting Options

Formatting Option What It Does 
Bold Text Makes text bold
Italics Makes text italic
Strikethrough Adds a strikethrough to text
Code Formats one line of text as code
Preformatted Displays text using a fixed width font preserving all spaces and line breaks.

Wrike Tip! You can use keyboard shortcuts to format text as bold or italics.

Use Comment Reactions

Reactions allow you to react to a comment with an emoji. Use them to let someone know you've read their comment or to express your feelings about a comment. 

Add a Reaction

  1. Hover over the comment you would like to add a reaction too.1
  2. Click the emoji icon 2 in the comment's upper right-hand corner.
  3. Select the emoji you would like to react with.

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Remove a Reaction

  1. Hover over the reaction you would like to remove.
  2. Click the reaction.

Your reaction is removed. Please note, you can only remove reactions you added. 

Reply to a Comment or Update

  1. Open a task in the Task View, or select a Folder or Project from the left-hand Navigation panel and then open the Folder or Project info panel.
  2. Hover over the comment or update you want to reply to.*
  3. Click "Reply".
  4. A comment is started with an @mention for the person who wrote the original comment or made the update. 
  5. Type your message after the @mention (and mention any additional people).
  6. Click "Send" or use your preferred keyboard shortcut to post your comment.

*For updates, the reply button only appears in cases where one person made an update. 

View Comments

  1. Open a task in the Task View, or select a Folder or Project from the left-hand Navigation panel and then open the Folder or Project info panel.
  2. Comments are displayed in the activity stream under the Task, Folder, or Projects description section.
  3. If multiple comments or changes have been made, you may see the option to “Show more updates”. Click “Show more updates” to see additional comments or changes recorded in the activity stream.
  4. Click the filter icon in the upper right-hand corner of a Task, Folder, or Project Stream and select:
    • "All updates" to see all changes and comments related to the Task, Folder, or Project.
    • "Only comments" to see only comments and the file attachment history.

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Edit Comments

Users can edit their comments within 6 minutes of when they are posted.

  1. Hover over one of your comments (either on the Stream tab or on a Task, Folder, or Project’s activity stream). 1
  2. Click "Edit". 2
  3. Make your changes.
  4. Click "Send" or use your preferred keyboard shortcut to post your edited comment.

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Quote Text in a Comment

  1. Open a task in the Task View, or select a Folder or Project from the left-hand Navigation panel and then open the Folder or Project info panel.
  2. Use your mouse to select the text you would like to quote (the text can be from another comment or from the description field).
  3. Click the quotation marks which appear to the left of the selected text.
  4. The selected text is automatically inserted into a new comment, or if you are already typing a comment, the quote is added to the end of it.
  5. Finish typing your comment and click "Send" or use your preferred keyboard shortcut to post your comment.

If you are quoting text from another comment, then to the right of the quoted text you will see: the name of the user who posted the comment along with the date and time when the comment was posted.

Delete a Comment

At any time, users can delete their own comments or comments made by any user on tasks which they created.

  1. Hover over one of the comments (either on the Stream tab or on a Task, Folder, or Project’s activity stream). 1
  2. Click the menu button in the comments upper right-hand corner2
  3. Select Delete. 3
  4. Confirm your decision by clicking Delete on the pop-up that appears.

The comment is immediately deleted.

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Choose a Shortcut for Adding a Comment

You can specify a keyboard shortcut for sending comments in your Profile. Available options are: Enter and Ctrl (Cmd) + Enter. To change a shortcut:

  1. Click your profile image in the upper right-hand corner of your Workspace.
  2. Select "Settings" from the dropdown.
  3. "Profile" opens by default.
  4. Scroll to the "Workspace settings" section and select your preferred shortcut.
  5. Click "Save changes".

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