Posted: 20 Jul 2015 10:04 AM PDT
In an effort to make it more clear when people using the Google Docs editors have only ‘View’ or ‘Comment’ access to a file―and to simplify the process of requesting edit access―we’re making some minor UI tweaks.
Starting today, those with ‘View only’ access to a document, spreadsheet, slide, or drawing will see a new blue button in the toolbar:
Those with ‘Comment only’ access to a spreadsheet, slide, or drawing will see a similar green button (in documents, the ‘Suggesting’ mode indication will remain in the right side of the toolbar):
Clicking on the button allows one to easily request edit access from the file owner:
Check out the Help Center for more information on file sharing.
Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks
Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility)
All end users
Change management suggested/FYI