M365 Changelog: Lists in Microsoft Teams: Comment and @mention people on list items in Teams
MC290874 – Updated September 21, 2021: Microsoft has updated links below to point to the correct resources. Thank you for your patience.
The new release will bring the commenting capability available for Lists on the web to Lists within Teams. Users will be able to view, delete, and add comments on a list item inside Teams. Comments will stay with the list item regardless of it opening on SharePoint, Microsoft Lists on the web, or Teams.
This feature will roll out on desktop, web and mobile.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70707.
When this will happen
- Targeted release (entire org): Microsoft expects to begin and complete rollout in mid-October.
- Standard release: Microsoft expects to begin rolling this out in mid-October and expect to complete the rollout in late October.
How this will affect your organization
Users collaborating on list items within a Teams channel will be able to add and view comments within Teams itself. These comments stay with the list item and can also be viewed in Lists on the web.
Users mentioned in a comment will be notified via email. The person who receives a notification can click a link that will take them directly to the list item on web. They’ll be able to review the comment in context and take the requested action.
- Comments within teams will follow the same permissions as on web—People with read permission will only be able to view comments, whereas people with edit permissions will be able to add or delete comments.
Note: List owners will be able to turn off comments for individual lists by using the List Settings page on web. Also, you can use the PowerShell cmdlet, CommentsOnListItemsDisabled, to disable commenting on list items for the entire organization.
What you need to do to prepare
You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
- To aid collaboration within and across teams, see Add and reply to comments in list items.
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