Saturday, April 28, 2018

Activity Dashboard - similar in nature to a read receipt in an email

Google’s G Suite has a new activity dashboard to show who read your files (Docs, Sheets, and Slides). The dashboard is available by selecting:

  • Tools
  • Activity Dashboard

Think of it as being very similar to read receipts in an email. Once shared you can check the activity dashboard to see who  has  opened the file as well as who has access to the file. Maybe someone shared the file with someone you would rather not have access.

The option is available for users to toggle Activity Dashboard off for all files or for just this specific file. Below are 2 pictures showing you an introduction to Activity dashboard you will see in your file as well as the options you have to toggle on or off the dashboard.


Only G Suite Business and Enterprise users can see who has viewed their documents (when administrator permissions allow).

Embedded below is a 1 minute and 19 second YouTube tutorial.

Take care,

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