Google announced a new sharing experience for Google Docs aimed at making it easier to share your files with other people.
You can still click the big “Share” button at the top of an open file lis usual, and you can share from the Drive list by clicking the person icon at the top of the page after you have one or more file selected.
Now, after you do that, and the box appears for adding people, you can also get a shareable link, which you can then share with anyone – kind of like you might do with a YouTube link to an otherwise private video.
“The shareable link will be set to view-only by default,” Google says. “And if you are ever wondering whether you’ve already made the link shareable, just look at the icon next to the button. Green means yes, grey means no, just like on your Android device.
“If you want anyone with the link to be able to do more with your file, like leave comments and suggestions or make edits, just change ‘can view’ to ‘can comment’ or ‘can edit’ in the dropdown,” Google adds.
The updates should be available within the next couple of days.
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