How To Make A Timeline Chart In Google Sheets

Last Updated on November 3, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a timeline chart in Google Sheets.

How To Make A Timeline Chart In Google Sheets

Timeline charts in Google Sheets are a helpful way to visualize changes in value over time in an interactive visualization.

Google Sheets makes it incredibly easy to create timeline charts that can be customized and shared with others. In this guide, we will show you how to make a timeline chart in Google Sheets.

How to Add a Timeline Chart in Google Sheets

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to add a timeline chart in Google Sheets.

Step 1

First, select the data you want to convert into a timeline chart.

Step 2

Select the option Insert > Chart.

In the Chart editor, click on the Setup tab and select the Timeline chart option.

Step 3

You should now have a timeline chart element in your spreadsheet.

You can click on the zoom options on the top-left to adjust the time frame being displayed.

You may also adjust the time frame by dragging the selected range in the bottom left.

Step 4

In the Chart editor, head to the Customize tab to view more options unique to timeline charts.

For example, you can choose to hide the zoom buttons and date range selector from your timeline chart.

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to learn how to make a timeline chart in Google Sheets.

Click this link to make a copy of this sample document to try doing it yourself!