How To Save Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to save Google Sheets.

When working with digital files of any kind, it’s important to ensure that those files are saved to avoid losing work. If you’ve ever tried to save Google Sheets files though, you’ll see that there isn’t a Save option in the file menu where you’d expect it. This is because Google Sheets automatically saves any edits you make while connected to the internet, so you don’t have to worry about saving manually

How to Check That Google Sheets is Saved

While Google Sheets does automatically save edits for you, it can be nice to check that your changes have been saved

Here’s how:

Step 1

After making edits to your spreadsheet, you’ll see the file status to the right of the filename will update to say the file is Saving…

Step 2

This message should only display for a few seconds before updating to a cloud icon with a checkmark on it. This icon means the file is saved

Step 3

You can also check when a file was last saved and by what user by looking at the version history status to the right of the menus


In this tutorial, I covered how to save Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.