How To Turn Off Suggestions On Google Docs

Google Docs is an incredibly useful tool that provides its users with a smooth and efficient writing experience. One of its features that many users appreciate is the Suggesting mode, which allows others to make edits that you can choose to accept or reject. However, there may be times when you prefer to turn off suggestions. In this blog post, we will be guiding you on how to turn off suggestions on Google Docs.

Disable Suggestions from the Editing Mode

The simplest way to turn off suggestions is by changing the mode from Suggesting to Editing. Here are the steps to do so:

  1. Open your Google Docs document.
  2. At the top-right of your screen, you will see a pencil icon. Click on it.
  3. A drop-down menu will appear with three options: Editing, Suggesting, and Viewing.
  4. Select the Editing option. This will disable the suggestions feature.

And there you have it! You have successfully turned off Google Docs suggestions through the Editing mode.

Turn Off Specific User Suggestions

If you want to only turn off suggestions from specific users, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Open your Google Docs document.
  2. Click on the Share button at the top-right of your screen.
  3. Find the person whose suggestions you want to turn off, and click on the pencil icon next to their name.
  4. A drop-down menu will appear with three options: Can edit, Can comment, and Can view.
  5. Select the Can edit or Can view option. This will prevent the user from making suggestions on your document.

Just like that, you have turned off suggestions from specific users.


While the suggesting feature of Google Docs can be handy, there are instances when you may want to disable it temporarily or permanently. Whether you need to focus on your work without distractions or simply prefer to have full control over your document, knowing how to turn off suggestions can be a lifesaver. We hope this guide has been helpful for you. Happy writing!