Google Docs is a great online resource for sharing documents with multiple users and collaborating with them in real-time. Document owners have full control over who they want to provide access to which they can then revoke once the job has been done. Google is now making it easier to provide limited access to your documents, they can be shared with an expiration date, and once that date expires the person you shared that file with will no longer be able to access it.
The expiration date feature for document sharing is available across the entire Google Docs suite so it works with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides. This makes it much easier to share documents with people for a limited time and not worry about having to remember about revoking access once the job is done.
Google Docs users should keep in mind that they will only be able to set expiration dates for users with comment or view access, they will not be able to limit access this way for file owners or users that have edit access.
The team points out that this feature will be rolled out gradually over the next two to three months and cautions that users may not see this feature in their domains until “mid- to late Q2 2016.”