Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides get a warning banner

The warning function is rolled out automatically and cannot be deactivated by end users or admins.

Google had early year announced (Engl.) that users of Google Drive are warned by a banner if a possibly dangerous file is about to be opened. The company has now announced that the Workspace (or G Suite) apps Docs, Sheets and Slides should also receive the warnings. Who in the future a file via Google Docs, Google Sheets or Google Slides opens, could see a warning banner in the future, reported «Swiss IT Magazine».

Example warning banner in Google Drive


The warning function is rolled out automatically and cannot be deactivated even by admins, as explained in this Google Workspace update blog. called. A setting for end users is also not available. The function will be for everyone Google-Workspace– (formerly: G-Suite) as well as older G-Suite Basic and Business customers.

The rollout is gradual. It has been running since April 27, 2022 and it may take up to two weeks for the feature to become visible.

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