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    Google Sheets - How to turn off edit history?

    Hello,
    do you know if there is some way how to turn off tracking of every change in Google sheets and have just simple file without edit history?

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    Re: Google Sheets - How to turn off edit history?

    To stop notifications:

    Go to Tools > Notification rules
    Delete the notification rule


    To turn of view history in the Activity dashboard, complete instructions are here: https://support.google.com/docs/answer/7378739

    in brief...
    Go to google sheets: https://sheets.google.com/
    Click the three bars in the top left corner, for the Main Menu

    Screen Shot 2022-03-10 at 2.19.23 am.png

    Click the Settings gear/cog
    Turn off the "Show your view history" setting

    Screen Shot 2022-03-10 at 2.20.40 am.png

    Click OK

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    As for turning of "Version history"/"Edit history", as noted here: https://support.google.com/a/thread/74171830/
    you can not, it is an integral part of Google Sheets, it is needed so to allow undoing changes.
    Last edited by janmorris; 03-09-2022 at 03:35 PM.
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