How do I clear (or hide) a shared Google Document's edit history? I want to share a document with others but don't want the edit history visible to others.

The only way I've found is to make a copy of the document and share the new document. But this only works if I haven't already shared the document with others; this workaround wouldn't work for an already-shared document.


Currently, the best course of action is to make a copy as you mentioned it in your question and in process of making a copy tick the Share it with the same people checkbox. Not ideal workaround but atm the only one.


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  • That's too bad. It seems bizarre to me that Google wouldn't allow the author of a document to hide the revisions that went into it. They are treating someone's shared document like a public Wikipedia entry (exposing all the edits). – Dimitri S. Jun 26 '19 at 18:18
  • @DimitriS. webapps.stackexchange.com/help/someone-answers – user0 Jun 26 '19 at 18:49

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