Currently, the activity dashboard is available only for the administrators
Google announces a new update for its G suite users that will add a new activity Dashboard to the files. The new feature will enable the users to check who has viewed the shared doc, sheet or slide along with the time of accessing it. This means, now you can know whether your shared file has been viewed by a person or not within the G suite.
The search giant is bringing the same feature served by WhatsApp to know whether your message has been viewed or not by the recipient. However, there won't be any blue ticks instead the users will find a new activity dashboard to their files. This will allow them to see the list of the other users who have viewed the shared file. So, if you handle the kind of work that requires instant acknowledgement weather your colleagues have opened the file or not the feature will be very helpful.
The new feature is very helpful for the users who have a history of accidentally sharing the files with wrong users. So, using the new activity dashboard the user can know whether any intended users have accessed the file or not. The G suite administrators can turn on the activity dashboard starting from 7th March. Whereas Google said that the end users will be able to use the feature from 21st March.
Now, know whether your boss actually went through the changes you made to the doc or not before he summons you. In addition, this will also help in avoiding miscommunication at the workplace.