How To Delete Version History In Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to delete version history in Google Sheets.

How To Delete Version History In Google Sheets

Google Sheets keeps track of every version of your spreadsheet. Users can access the Version History page to see what changes were made and who made those changes.This can be a useful tool if you want to restore a previous version or simply want to find out which users have modified the current sheet.

However, if you’re sharing your spreadsheet with others, you may want to hide or clear out the version history. In this guide, we will show you how to delete version history in Google Sheets.

How To Remove Revision History In Google Sheets

Here’s how you can remove revision history in Google Sheets.

Step 1

You can find the version history under File > Version history > See version history. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H.

Step 2

You should now be able to see the version history of the current document in chronological order.

Step 3

Google Sheets does not provide a direct way to delete version history from the current sheet. However, we can create a copy of our current sheet. This new copy will have no prior version history available.

We can create a copy of the current sheet by selecting File > Make a copy.

Step 4

You will see a dialog pop-up labeled Copy document. You may choose a name for the copy and the directory it will be saved in. Select Make a copy to proceed.

Step 5

Users who access the copy of the original spreadsheet will find a clear version history,

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to delete version history in Google Sheets.

You may create a copy of this example spreadsheet to test out whether version history is deleted after making a copy.