Beginning today Google Drive users have a new option for tracking activity on their files. If it hasn’t appear already, a new ⓘ icon will soon be appearing in your Google Drive home. Clicking that icon will allow you to see a stream of the activity on all of your files. You can also select an individual file to see a stream of activity for just that file. The new activity stream doesn’t replace revision history which you can open in the “file” menu while viewing a Google Document, Presentation, Drawing, or Spreadsheet.
The following types of activities will appear in your Google Drive activities stream.
- Moving and removing
- Sharing and unsharing
- Editing and commenting
This feature will be rolling out over the next week. If you don’t see it today, be on the look out for it soon. Click here to see an animated GIF of the new Google Drive activities stream in action.