Google Docs boasts many features to enable collaboration, including the ability to suggest edits. This is ideal if you want feedback from someone but don\u2019t want them to edit your document directly.\nHow does this feature work, though? In this post, we\u2019ll explain all, including how to suggest edits in Google Docs, how to review suggested edits, and how to let other people suggest edits to a document.\n\nSuggesting Edits in Google Docs\nBy default, any edits made in Google Docs are permanent, even if you can revert to an earlier version of a document via the View History feature. However, you can switch to suggesting changes via the editing menu on the right of the toolbar. Here, you will see three options:\n\n\n \tEditing \u2013 Allows you to edit a document, making permanent changes.\n \tSuggesting \u2013 Any edits are marked up as suggestions in the text.\n \tViewing \u2013 Restricts user to viewing the document.\n\nTo suggest edits, select the \u201cSuggesting\u201d option.\n\n\n[caption id="attachment_76206" align="aligncenter" width="404"] The "Suggest Edits" feature.[\/caption]\nYou can then edit the document and changes will be both marked up in the text and displayed in text bubbles in the right margin.\n\n\n[caption id="attachment_76219" align="aligncenter" width="730"] Suggested edits, highlighted in green.[\/caption]\nReviewing Suggested Edits\nIf you have a document that contains suggested edits, you will need to either accept or reject them. You can do this either edit-by-edit or all at once.\nTo review each edit in turn:\n\n\n \tSelect an edit to review in the text or by clicking on the text bubble.\n \tClick the check mark to accept an edit or the cross to reject it.\n\nYou can also do this by going to Tools > Review Suggested Edits via the menu. This will open a new window in the top right where you can cycle through suggestions, accepting or rejecting them.\n\n\n[caption id="attachment_76215" align="aligncenter" width="439"] Edit review options.[\/caption]\nTo accept or reject all suggested edits at once, moreover, you can:\n\n\n \tGo to Tools > Review Suggested Edits.\n \tSelect Preview \u201cAccept All\u201d or Preview \u201cReject All\u201d.\n \tClick either Accept All or Reject All to accept or reject the edits.\n\n[caption id="attachment_76212" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Previewing changes.[\/caption]\nThis is quicker, but make sure not to accept or reject anything by accident.\n\nGiving Permission to Suggest Edits\nFinally, you control who can and cannot suggest edits in a document via the sharing options in Google Docs, where you can also set permissions.\nTo do this, when you share a document, look for the same pencil icon used on the editing menu. Here, again, you\u2019ll have three options available:\n\n\n \tCan Edit \u2013 The recipient will have full editing and sharing rights.\n \tCan Comment \u2013 The recipient will be able to comment and suggest edits, but they will not be able to change it directly or share it with others. Selecting this will change the icon from a pencil to a text bubble.\n \tCan View \u2013 The recipient can only view the document. Selecting this will change the icon from the pencil into an eye.\n\n[caption id="attachment_76209" align="aligncenter" width="652"] Sharing a document.[\/caption]\nAll you need to do to enable suggestions but not other edits when sharing a document, then, is select Can Comment in this menu.