How to collaborate in Docs in Proton Drive

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Using Proton Drive

Docs in Proton Drive allows you to work together with others in a secure, encrypted environment. Here’s how to get started and make the most of the collaboration features.

Getting started with collaboration

  1. Open Proton Drive: Log in to your Proton Drive account.
  2. Create or open a document: Navigate to the document you want to collaborate on or create a new document.
  3. Invite collaborators:
    • Click on the Share icon: Represented by a person located in the top right.
  • Add collaborators: Enter the email addresses of the people you want to collaborate with. Assign Viewer or Editor permissions.

Learn more about sharing documents in this support article.

  • Send invitations: Click Share to invite collaborators. They will receive an email with a link to access the document. You can also include a personalized message.

Real-time collaboration

  1. Live editing: All changes to the document are reflected in real time. Collaborators can see each other’s edits instantly, ensuring everyone is always on the same page. The Saved icon on the top left next to the file name confirms the file is up to date for everyone.
  2. Live cursors: See who else is viewing or editing the document with live cursors, enhancing communication and teamwork.
  1. Presence indicators: Icons showing the first initial of others viewing the document let you know who else is working on the document, helping to coordinate efforts and avoid conflicts.

Managing collaborators and permissions

  1. Open sharing settings: Access the sharing settings by navigating to My files, locating the file, and clicking on the Manage share icon or the menu.
  1. Adjust permissions: Change the roles of collaborators from viewer to commenter or editor as needed. This ensures everyone has the appropriate level of access.
  2. Remove collaborators: To remove a collaborator, click on their name and select Remove access. This revokes their access to the document.

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