Viewing Recent Activity in Google Drive

Audience: Clubs, Faculty, Guests, Researchers, Staff, Students and Teaching Assistants

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This Information is Intended for: Clubs, Faculty, Guests, Researchers, Staff, Students, Teaching Assistants
Last Updated: February 03, 2017

If you or your team uses Google Drive to create, share, or store items, the Activity Stream in Google Drive allows you to easily view changes to your files/folders. The Activity Stream can also be a helpful way to find that file you just created but don't remember the name of!

  • From Google Drive, click on the information icon image of information icon button  near the top right to view recent changes, including moving/removing, renaming, uploading, sharing/unsharing, and editing/commenting on files or folders (to see new activity of a specific document or folder, first select that item from drive to view activity for only it)
    Activity stream in google drive
  • For forms, when a form is filled out, you will appear in the Activity stream as the person who "edited" the item.

Learn more about this powerful feature.

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