The business is introducing a new share prompt UI on the web that it claims is simpler for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and other products.

After you click the blue Share icon in the top-right corner of any Google document, everything is now logically stored in a single box. The banner “Sharing is simpler” will explain what has changed.

The first thing Google emphasizes when managing access for both individuals and groups is people with access. The field for entering email addresses is at the very top, and you (the owner) are listed first, followed by other people.

The portion that allows or restricts normal file access comes next. You can choose between Restricted and Anyone with the link on personal Google Accounts, while Workspace users also have a domain choice. You can then choose their Role from Viewer, Commenter, or Editor.

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New versus old

This is simpler to use than the previous design from mid-2020, and the Copy link button is much more noticeable in the bottom-left corner. It’s advantageous to keep everything contained in a rigid, small box that doesn’t move.

Finally, a help shortcut in the top-right corner has settings that enable users to choose whether or not to:

Editors have the ability to modify and distribute The download, print, and copy options are available to viewers and comments. A single window for everything greatly simplifies the Drives share procedure. As of this afternoon, all of the personal and workspace accounts we examined have the new Google Docs/Drive sharing UI available.

new Google Docs sharing
new Google Docs sharing
new Google Docs sharing

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