Google Sheets is a powerful tool that allows multiple users to collaborate, edit, and manage data together in real-time. This process can sometimes become confusing especially if there are many contributors. But don’t worry, Google Sheets provides a handy feature called ‘Version History’ (formerly known as ‘Revision History’) to keep track of all the changes made to a sheet. If you are curious about who made what changes and when, you’ve come to the right place. In this step-by-step guide, we will discuss how to view the edit history of your Google Sheets files.
Step 1: Open Your Google Sheets Document
The first step is to navigate to the Google Sheets document whose edit history you want to view. Simply log in to your Google Drive and open the relevant file.
Step 2: Accessing the Version History
Once your document is open, go to the menu bar at the top of the page. Click on the File option, then hover over the Version History option in the dropdown menu. This will open another side menu, click on See Version History.
Step 3: Navigating Through the Version History
Now, a panel will open on the right side of your screen that lists all the changes made to the sheet, including who made the changes, what changes were made, and when they were made. By clicking on the different versions in this list, you can see the specific edits made in each version.
Step 4: Restoring a Previous Version
If you want to revert to a previous version of your document, simply select the version you want to restore from the version history list and click on the Restore This Version button located at the top of the version history panel.
So, that’s how you view edit history in Google Sheets. It’s quite a straightforward process and a very useful feature for those who often collaborate with others on Google Sheets. Always remember, every change you make in a Google Sheets document is tracked and stored. You can always go back, review, and recover a previous version whenever you need to.