Microsoft has a handy new feature in the works for Excel. Soon, the popular spreadsheet app will support hyperlinks in modern comments. This feature has been requested for years and should make it easier to share content from the web while working together on a spreadsheet.
The feature appears in a recently updated entry on the Microsoft 365 roadmap. Support for hyperlinks in modern comments could arrive as early as February 2022, but that’s not a firm release date. Microsoft often delays features as its developers fix issues.
Modern comments are available in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Designed for collaboration, modern comments support @mentions, which can then notify people via email.
Currently, it is possible to add hyperlinks to notes, but these are different from comments. People have been using notes as a workaround for the lack of hyperlink support in comments for quite some time, but it’s a messy process that involves pinning a note to a sheet in Excel.
Support for hyperlinks in modern comments in Excel should ease user workflows and make it easier to share content online.
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