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How to see who edited a specific text in Google Docs

When you collaborate on a document, it’s important to see the changes. In Google Docs, one way to do this is to review the version history. But for Google Business users, there is a faster way to see certain changes in the content.

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How does Show Editors work

This handy feature is called Show Editors and with it you can see who changed specific content in Google Docs and when that change was made. Additionally, you can view everyone who has edited that particular content.

The benefit of Show Editors is that you don’t have to search the version history to see when changes were made or by whom. This is especially useful for single word or even character edits.

Note: As of September 2021, you will need a Google Workspace plan to use this feature. This includes Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, and Education Plus.

How to show editors in Google Docs

Open your document in Google Docs and select the content you want to check. As examples, you can select a word by double-clicking on it, a phrase by dragging your cursor through it, or an image by simply clicking on it.

with select Content Right click and select “Show EditorsFrom the shortlist.

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You will see a small popup displayed with the name of the user who changed this content and the date and time it was made.

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Click Show morein that popup to see if anyone else has changed that content.

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This displays all edits with names, dates, and times.

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If you want the details of these modifications, you can click on “See Version History” in the small window. This opens the Version History sidebar.

Select the date and time and you will see each person’s color-coded and corresponding changes in the document.

For a simple way to see document edits without spending time reviewing the version history, remember this handy feature when sharing in Google Docs.

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