You can finally silence those weird Google Docs notifications


It must be said that Google Docs has fantastic collaboration features that make it easy to collaborate with colleagues and teammates on the same document. One of those annoying little quirks, though, is that the word processor will send you a notification whenever someone makes a change to the document. This means that things can quickly get out of control and you are bombarded with unnecessary emails. Well, finally, Google has announced a change to remedy this situation.

In a Google Workspace blog post, the search giant has announced that it is giving users the ability to set the level of email notifications they will receive on a per-file basis. Reasonably enough, the new feature will collect all changes made, including when and by whom they were made in a single message.

To help you identify more quickly who made the changes, they will be color coded, which is again a very good parameter to add to the update. On why this update will be useful to you, Google said:

“It can be difficult to keep up to date with relevant changes and comments in multiple documents. By giving you the ability to specify which comments and changes to notify, you can more easily stay on top of what needs your attention the most and track collaboration.

The feature is rolling out, so in a few weeks it should be available to all users.

Change notification feature will be disabled by default, but you can set it differently for each document you are working on. Do this, click the Notification settings drop-down menuwhich features a bell icon, then make any necessary adjustments.

This update will help keep your inbox less cluttered, which will be great news for your productivity. Google has recently been working on a number of features in this regard, including this impressive AI-powered productivity enhancement feature.


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