Co-editing in real time in documents

When you share a document with people and assign editor access to them, you are ready to co-edit in real time.

About this task

You can simultaneously edit a document that other editors are editing, which improves the efficiency for a team to build documents. Changes from different editors are underlined in different colors and are saved automatically. You can see who is in the co-editing mode by checking the editors photos in the sidebar. When the last editor closes the document, the default setting File > Publish Automatically ensures that a new version of the file is published. Publishing is needed so that readers that you have shared the file with can view or download it.