How To Make a Google Sheet View Only

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a Google Sheet on view mode only.

Unintentional modifications can occur whether you’re working on a shared document or working alone. Fortunately, Google Docs offers a view-only mode that makes it easy to avoid inadvertent keystrokes, deletions, and other adjustments.

Once you are ready, we can jump right into learning how to make a Google Sheet on view mode only.

Google Sheets on View Mode

Step 1

When you want to share a Google Sheets link to another person to view, select Share.


Step 2

A box will pop up for you to insert the person’s email address, you can choose the access mode by clicking the box next to the name. A dropbox will appear and you will choose Viewer to restrict them from editing the Google Sheet.



That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

This tutorial covered how to make a Google Sheet in view mode only. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.