I've recently posted a Google Document on a forum and I'd like to know how many people saw and when. I could see how people were opening and closing the doc live, with those user icons popping up next to the share button. But nothing in the UI indicates where (if at all) a document stores it's viewing statistics.

Is there a way to do this?


I would suggest using a URL shortener service which allows tracking who clicked the url. Since you are actually using a google product I actually suggest using Google's URL shortener as it shouldn't bother people since it is a google link going to a google product anyway.

There is no native way in Google Drive to see how many people viewed a file.


Yes this option is available

Open the required sheet you want to view the revision of

Under file option click on see history reversion

When click this the column will appear in the right side of the same sheet displaying the recession history and other data


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