Google adds activity stream to Google Drive

Tracking changes in those shared docs on Google Drive just got a lot easier. The folks in Mountain View have added an activity stream to the cloud-based file repository for keeping tabs on collaborative efforts. Once you’re inside Drive, clicking the ‘i’ button at the top right will make the new list appear. Inside, you’ll find the flurry of recent activity like moving/removing files, renaming, uploading, sharing/unsharing, editing and commenting. 

Google today added an activity stream to Google Drive that finally makes it easier for its users to track changes to documents that are shared with multiple users. This feature, Google says, will roll out over the next week, so it may be a few days before you will see it in your account. Being able to easily edit documents with multiple users in real time is one of the features that always made Google Drive stand out. As the company rightly argues, though, keeping track of all the actions users take in these documents was virtually impossible. While most document-centric services like Podio offer similar streams, Google never offered this feature, despite its focus on document sharing.

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