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Google Keep introduces version history feature

What To Know

  • Google is introducing a new function for viewing the history of changes, which could potentially save you the trouble of re-typing large amounts of text that you may have accidentally deleted.
  • The accompanying help document mentions that Google is gradually rolling out this feature to all users, so you might not have access to it just yet.
  • Once it becomes available, you can access it through the Keep web app by clicking on the three-dot menu located at the bottom of a note.
  • Unlike other apps like Docs, where you can easily view version history and revert to a previous version of a document with a simple tap, Keep requires you to download a file and manually copy the text back in, which feels like an unusual choice.

Google Keep, the note-taking application from the company, is finally receiving an awaited update, but it appears that the feature might not be fully polished yet. Google is introducing a new function for viewing the history of changes, which could potentially save you the trouble of re-typing large amounts of text that you may have accidentally deleted.

This tool enables you to download a text file containing past versions of your notes and lists, as explained on a support page. The accompanying help document mentions that Google is gradually rolling out this feature to all users, so you might not have access to it just yet.

Google Keep is Finally adding version History

Once it becomes available, you can access it through the Keep web app by clicking on the three-dot menu located at the bottom of a note.

However, as highlighted by Android Police, Keep’s version history is currently restricted to the web interface. Regrettably, you won’t be able to view previous versions of your notes on the Android or iOS apps for the time being.

Additionally, this feature doesn’t extend to images. So, if you accidentally deleted a picture within a note, you won’t be able to recover it using this option.

Interestingly, it’s somewhat surprising that Google Keep hadn’t included this rather basic feature in Keep until now, especially considering their long-standing provision of similar functions in Google Drive apps. The implementation also raises eyebrows.

Unlike other apps like Docs, where you can easily view version history and revert to a previous version of a document with a simple tap, Keep requires you to download a file and manually copy the text back in, which feels like an unusual choice. Nonetheless, this does mark a step in the right direction for the improvement of Google Keep features.

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