How To Undo On Google Docs

Last Updated on July 25, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to undo on Google Docs.

How To Undo On Google Docs

Making mistakes while working on Google Docs can be frustrating, but thankfully it’s easy to undo them using the Undo action. This action will undo any changes you have made in the last few seconds. If you need to revert a prior version of a document, you can also try using the Version history tool.

In this guide, we will explain how to undo changes made in a Google Docs document.

How to Undo an Action in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to undo an action in Google Docs.

Step 1

If you want to 1undo the action you just did, such as deleting a paragraph or applying formatting, click on the Undo button found in the Google Docs toolbar.

You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Z or through the Edit menu.

Step 2

Selecting Undo will reverse the last action the user has done.

In our example above, we used the Undo action to bring back a paragraph we just deleted.

Step 3

If you want to Undo several changes, you may also use the Version history feature. Click on the Version history icon on the top of the page.

Step 4

Use the Version history view to find the previous version you want to revert to.

Click the Restore this version to bring the document to this prior state.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to undo on Google Docs.

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