When I go to File > Info > Version History, I can view previous versions of the document without issue.

However, I cannot view comments that were made (and resolved) in previous versions of the document.

when I view Version History via the Word desktop app, this issue does not arise. All previous comment threads are visible.

How can I view historical comments in SharePoint?

2 Answers 2


You will have to open Word to see them. The comments are stored in the document itself, just like the rest of the document contents.

You can open a previous version of the document through the version history view you mentioned, the comments in the different versions will be from that point in time.

Example below where I have opened three different versions of the same document:

enter image description here


If you're talking about comments of SPO document version history. You could view its comments like below:

enter image description here

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.