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How to Set Up Notifications in Google Sheets

In this article, you will learn how to change notification settings in Google Sheets. Learn what notifications are and how to collaborate with other editors in Google Sheets.

What is a notification in Google Sheets?

A notification in Google Sheets is a message or alert triggered by a specific event in a spreadsheet, such as when a cell is edited or a form is submitted. Notifications can be sent to your email address.

Notifications can help keep track of changes in a spreadsheet and alert other people when certain events occur. For example, you could set up a notification to alert your team when a new row is added to a data tracking sheet or when a form is submitted with new customer information.

To set up notifications in Google Sheets, you can use the "Notification settings" feature in the "Tools" menu. This allows you to create rules for different events and recipients, and to customize the delivery method for each rule. You can learn how to change the settings in the following section.

How to change notification settings in Google Sheets

To set up notifications in Google Sheets, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Sheets file that you want to receive notifications for.
  2. Click on the "Tools" menu at the top of the screen, and then click on "Notification settings".
  3. Select “Edit notifications” or “Comment notifications”. The former item brings up the “Set notification rules” window. The latter choice shows the “Notification settings” window.
  4. In the "Set notification rules" field, you can change the timing and frequency of receiving notifications (see the picture below for available choices)
  5. In the "Notification settings" field, you can determine what type of comments are informed of to you. (see the picture below for available choices)
  6. Click the "Save" or “OK” button to save the notification rule.

You can change the notification settings whenever you want.

How to change notification settings from the menu bar in Google Sheets

What the “Set notification rules” window looks like in Google Sheets

What the “Notification settings” window looks like in Google Sheets

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, and changing themes.

Google Sheets Sign-in: Explained

How to Rename a Google Sheet File

How to Save Google Sheets in Google Drive

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

How to See Edit History 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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