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How to See Edit History in Google Sheets

In this article, you will learn how to view a version history in Google Sheets. This is beneficial when you share a Google worksheet with other collaborators and want to check what changes have been made in the document or if you want to restore a previous version.

How to view edit history in Google Sheets

How to see the edit history of a cell

  1. Select a cell of which edit history you want to check.
  2. Right-click and go to “Show edit history”.
  3. A pop-up with an edit record shows up.
How to show an edit history of a cell

How to view the version history of a worksheet

  1. (i) Press “Ctrl” + “Alt” + “Shift” + “H” (for Windows) or “Command” + “Alt” + “Shift” + “H” (for Mac), (ii) click the language, “Last edit was…”  next to the “Help” tab, or (iii) go to the “File” tab “Version history” “See version history”.
  2. You automatically move to another page with a list of versions on the right side.
  3. If you want to check what changes were made, ensure “Show change” at the bottom of the list is checked.
  4. Select the version you would like to view.
  5. You can also restore a version if you need to by clicking “Restore this version” button, next to the date and time at the top of the page.
How to show a version history of a worksheet in Google Sheets

How a version history looks like

Who can see version history in Google Sheets?

Those who have an edit right of a worksheet can view the edit and version history of the spreadsheet.

What are the other basic tips in Google Sheets?

If you don’t get the solution to your question in this article or you are interested in learning more basic tips in Google Sheets, you may find the answers in the following articles.

Move onto the articles below to learn how to use Google Sheets, such as signing in, renaming, saving and printing a file, setting up notifications, changing themes and auto-completion.

Google Sheets Sign-in: Explained

How to Rename a Google Sheet File

How to Save Google Sheets in Google Drive

How to Set Up Notifications in Google Sheets

How to Set Print Area in Google Sheets

Change Theme in Google Sheets: Explained

Autofill Function in Google Sheets: Explained

Go to the following articles to learn basic operations, such as redo and undo, referencing a cell on another sheet in a formula, inserting a table, and putting an image into a cell.

Redo and Undo in Google Sheets: Explained

How to Reference Another Sheet in Google Sheets

How to Make a Table in Google Sheets

How to Insert an Image into a Cell in Google Sheets

Check the following posts if you want to learn how to insert, modify, and remove comments and note or tag someone in your comment.

How to Add a Comment to a Cell in Google Sheets

How to Tag Someone in Google Sheets

Comment History in Google Sheets: Explained

How to Insert a Note in Google Sheets

Read these articles to learn how to show formulas, missing toolbar, or formula bar in Google Sheets.

How to Show Formulas in Google Sheets

How to Show Formula Bar in Google Sheets

How to Show the Toolbar Missing in Google Sheets

Visit these articles to learn how to protect cells and view protected cells or ranges.

How to Lock Cells in Google Sheets

How to View Protected Ranges in Google Sheets

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