Imagine the following scenario:

  • on Day 1 I create a text document on Google Drive.
  • on Day 2 I edit it.
  • on Day 3 I share it with John so that "John can edit".

Can John see the version from Day 1 in the revision history, or should I create a new document and share this one if I want to hide the old versions from John?

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Yes, totally. These small example shows a document shared with me on june 2nd; and I'm able to see all the previous edits (the document was created on june 1st)

The versions change view of the document

  • Is there way to disable this when sharing a document with 'can comment' option enabled?
    – Vincent
    Oct 22, 2017 at 15:33

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