How To Undo In Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

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

When working in Google Sheets, it’s all too easy to make accidental edits. If you know what was in the cell before, you could try to retype it, but fortunately Google Sheets has a simple undo option that steps back through all the edits you’ve made while the spreadsheet has been open

Undo Menu Option

To undo with the menu option:

Step 1

Open the Edit menu and click on the Undo option at the top

Step 2

Repeat as needed to step back through your edits till you’ve undone the desired edit

Step 3

If you go back to far, you can use the Redo menu option

Undo Keyboard Shortcut

Undoing with the keyboard shortcut works exactly as it does with the menu options

The keyboard shortcut for Undo is CTRL + Z on Windows and CMD + Z on Mac

Redo is CTRL + Y or CMD + Y

Undo and Collaborating

Note that Undo & Redo only work for edits you made. If another user is also editing the spreadsheet, you may see changes made to the spreadsheet but not be able to undo them if you did not make the edits yourself.


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