Google loves adding useful new features to Docs every now and then and there’s a new one that just been added to the mix.
As per a post on its Workspace blog, Google Docs will now begin showing you recent edits made to a document, and more importantly, to a specific range of text when you highlight and right-click.
If you want to use the menu system above the document, you can highlight some text and then choose ‘Show Editors’ from the dropdown menu. With the release of its new ‘Show Editors’ feature, Google has made it easier to track edits made by multiple collaborators to provide users with greater insight into who the recent editors were, what changes were made and when they were made.
This is a massive improvement over having to open the version history and sift through it or view the document’s activity from the Google Drive details panel.
The latest update for Google Docs is now rolling out to users globally. Those on Rapid Release domains can already access the new tool. For users on Scheduled Release domains, it will be a gradual rollout and may take up to 15 days to reach everyone around the world. The rollout began on May 3rd. There is no admin control for this tool.
Note that “Show Editors” in Google Docs is available only to Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, and Education Plus customers. Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Enterprise Essentials, Education Fundamentals, Frontline, and Nonprofits, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers, cannot use this new tool in Google Docs.