How To Kick Someone Out Of Google Docs

Google Docs is a fantastic platform that allows real-time collaboration with multiple users. However, there may be situations where you need to revoke someone’s access to a document. Here’s a simple guide on how to kick someone out of Google docs.

Steps to Remove Access from Google Docs

First, you need to have the Google Doc open that you want to remove someone from. You can only remove someone if you are the owner of the document or if you have edit permissions.

Step 1: Click on the ‘Share’ Button

Located at the top-right corner of the document, click on the ‘Share’ button. A new window will pop up displaying all the people having access to the document.

Step 2: Find the Person You Want to Remove

Scroll down through the list of people with access until you find the person or people you want to remove.

Step 3: Click on the ‘More’ Button (Three Dots)

Next to every person listed, there are three vertical dots on the right (this is the ‘more’ button). Click on this button to reveal a few different options.

Step 4: Click on ‘Remove’

In the new dropdown menu, click on the ‘Remove’ option. This will immediately revoke that person’s access to the document.

Note: If you remove someone who has edit access, they’ll be able to make a copy of the document till the time they had with the content they had access to.

How to Keep Track of Your Doc Access

If you want to keep track of who has access to your documents, you can check the sharing settings at any time by again clicking on the ‘Share’ button. You can also set up notifications for when someone requests access to a document.


That’s it! You now know how to remove or “kick out” someone from a Google Doc. This can be extremely helpful in managing your documents and ensuring that only the right people have access to them. Always remember, with great power comes great responsibility, so use these tools wisely!