Co-editing in real time in spreadsheets

When you share a spreadsheet 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 spreadsheet that others are editing, which improves the efficiency for a team to build spreadsheets. You can edit in different cells or in the same cell, column, or row. Changes from different editors are highlighted 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 spreadsheet, 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.