Changes in Google Sheets can be tracked using "Version History" to review and revert to previous versions of the sheet, while "Cell History" can be used to access a detailed edit history of specific cells. The platform also provides "Notification Rules" for setting up email alerts for any modifications to facilitate real-time monitoring and collaboration.
Follow the steps below to track changes in Google Sheets using the ‘Version History’ feature.
Begin by opening the specific Google Sheet where you want to track changes.
Click on `File` in the top menu, then select `Version history`, and choose `See version history` to access the history panel.
In the version history panel, review the list of previous versions. Click on any version to see the changes that were made at that time.
Follow the steps below to track changes in Google Sheets using the ‘cell history’ feature.
Select the cell you want to investigate for past edits.
Right-click on the chosen cell and select `Show edit history.`
A detailed log of all changes made to that cell will appear.
Follow the steps below to set up notification rules to track changes in Google Sheets.
Access the Google Sheets document for which you want to set up change notifications.
Select `Tools` from the menu bar and then choose `Notification settings` to open the notification settings. You can either choose 'Edit notifications' or 'Comment notifications.'
If you choose to edit notifications, you can select the type of notifications you want (e.g., any changes, daily summary) and select how you want to receive them (email right away or a daily summary). Click 'Save.'
If you choose, 'Comment Notifications,' you can set notifications for all comments, comments for you, or none. Click 'OK.'
We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to track changes in Google Sheets using different methods. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on how to subtract multiple cells on Google Sheets or our article on how to center across a selection in Google Sheets.
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