I love Google Doc's edit history because I can see when I created files and then modified them later. Is there anyway to download this edit history for a particular document?

Ideally, I'd like to download all of the edit histories for all of my documents using Google Takeout, but Google Takeout only appears to download the most recent file and does not allow me to export the edit history of any of my files.


I don't think there is a way to do that except by downloading past revision files individually. Google Drive API has some mechanism for downloading all past revisions, but it can get quite involved: https://developers.google.com/drive/api/v3/manage-revisions?hl=en.

  • From the link to the API: “Revisions for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides can’t be downloaded”
    – Pro Q
    Jun 23 at 3:46

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