Monday, August 10, 2015

New owners receive all notifications in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Posted: 10 Aug 2015 02:16 PM PDT
Currently, the owner of a document, spreadsheet, or presentation in the Google Docs editors receives an email notification when anyone adds a comment to the file, even if the owner’s name isn’t explicitly added to the comment. When the file’s ownership is transferred to someone else, this "all notifications" setting remains with the original owner, not with the new owner.

With today’s launch, we will change this behavior so that when files are transferred to new owners, the new document, spreadsheet, and presentation owners will receive all notifications for any comments added to their files, and previous owners, like any other collaborators, will only receive notifications if their names are explicitly added to a comment.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility)

All end users
Change management suggested/FYI

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