Google Keep Is About To Become A Lot More Useful

Google Keep, the company’s note-taking app, is a nice, free way to write down quick notes that sync over Gmail. Compared to other popular note-taking apps, however, Keep has a pretty big omission: it doesn’t let you see the version history of your notes. This means that once you change something in a note, it’s final and you cannot revert to an earlier version.

This is changing soon. If you go to Keep’s web version over at, pick any note, and click on the three dots menu at the bottom, you’ll see a new “version history” option at the bottom. The option is greyed out for me and says “coming soon.” Google’s help document describes the option as a way to “download a text file of previous versions of your notes or lists to see changes you’ve made over time.”

Version history is only available on Keep’s web version – for now. Credit: Stan Schroeder/Mashable

The document also says that the feature is “gradually rolling out” and will “launch gradually to all your notes.”

Some users, however, already have it enabled (via Android Police), so you can see how it works in action.

Tweet may have been deleted The “version history” option is nowhere to be seen on the iOS or Android versions of Keep; hopefully, it will eventually become available in these apps as well.