Google Docs has made it possible to track changes since 2014. You can do so for any document and the features make the process of collaborating on documents easier and more transparent.

The first thing to know is that even though people typically refer to this feature as “Track Changes”, Google actually calls it “Suggesting”.

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Here’s how to track changes in Google Docs.

1. Open a document in Google Docs.

2. Enable Suggesting mode by clicking on the pen icon in the upper right corner of the screen and choosing “Suggesting”.

Suggesting

3. Your changes will now appear on the page as edits instead of regular text. For example, you’ll see deleted words with a green strikethrough.

4. You’ll see a summary box in the right margin of the document to let you know who made the suggestions. Everyone with editing powers on the document can accept or reject the suggestions.

summary box