How To Use Offline Mode in Google Workspace

Get work done even without internet!
Britt Britt (157)
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Being able to work on a Google Doc while offline is a necessary feature. Whether it’s during your morning commute, traveling on an airplane, or just in a bad connection area, Google Workspace allows you to access documents even without an internet connection! The offline mode lets you edit the most recently saved version of your Google Docs, Google Sheets, or Google Slides.

This guide will show you how to use Google Workspace offline on your computer, making remote work easier than ever! If you want to customize things a step further, also consider adding dark mode to Google Chrome, to protect your eyes.

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Go to Make sure you’re logged into the correct account before moving forward.

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In the top right corner, from the drop-down menu, click "settings" and a pop-up will appear.

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Be sure to check the box on!

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To the right of the document's title, you'll see "working offline" next to a crossed-out cloud icon. Any changes will be updated to the online document (of course, this works with slides and sheets as well).

To turn off online access, repeat the same process and uncheck the offline box in settings.

You can also install and turn on Google Docs Offline Chrome extension for added features! You can also install add-ons for Google Docs to up the convenience factor.

Let's get started!

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