I want to publicly share a link to a Google Sheet for viewing only (not editing). Is there a maximum number of people who will be able to view the sheet simultaneously?
This is a Google document on my personal Google Drive that will be shared via a "share link" that allows anyone with the link to view, but not edit it. The data in the sheet is complete and only occasionally will I edit it for changes. It is expected that a few thousand people will be viewing it.
I am aware (as Rubén point out) that: "Up to 100 people with view, edit, or comment permissions can work on a Google Sheet ... at the same time."
But only I may be working on the sheet. If 100 people are only viewing it, how would Google even know this? What is to stop 100 more people from going to the same link? It does not seem likely that constant pings are being sent back to Google when a Sheet is on someone's screen.
Viewers of my Google Sheet will only be browsing and scrolling the page. When they first come to the page, they will likely choose a tab for the sheet they need.
In that quote above from Google support, is also: "When more than 100 people are accessing a file, only the owner and some users with editing permissions can edit the file."
So this seems to indicate that YES, more than 100 people can view it, but editing is then limited to just a few.