Microsoft Lists will let users disable commenting on specific list items this month

Rabia Noureen

Microsoft Lists for iOS

Microsoft Lists is introducing a new setting that will enable IT admins to disable commenting on individual list items. The company has recently announced in a message on the Microsoft 365 Admin Center that this feature is coming to the new Lists app later this month.

“Admins can already turn off or turn on comments for their entire organization in the admin center. This new setting allows a finer-grained control for organizations that want to disallow commenting on specific lists. If an admin had previously turned off commenting for the entire organization, they can now turn on commenting for the organization and then turn off commenting for specific lists,” the company explained.

If an organization chooses to turn off the comments, the comments textbox will be disabled by default for all users. They will still have the ability to delete existing comments, but the option to add new comments will be hidden, as shown below.

Disabled comment textbox

Microsoft noted that the new setting will begin rolling out to the Targeted release customers this week, and it is expected to be generally available in mid-June. Let us know in the comments down below if you think that this admin control will help to reduce distractions in the workflow.