Update all linked content with one click in Docs and Slides

What’s changing

Google is adding a new “Linked objects” sidebar where users can see all linked content in their documents, such as embedded charts, tables, slides, and drawings.

Who’s impacted

End users

Why you’d use it

The Linked objects sidebar gives users the ability to quickly access all linked content to see if anything is outdated and update all the content with a single click.

How to get started

Admins: No action required.
End users: To update the data in a multiple charts or tables:

  • In Docs or Slides, at the top click Tools > Linked objects.
  • A sidebar will open on the right, at the bottom click Update all.
    • Note: Click Update next to specific objects to update them individually.

Additional details

If you don’t see Update or Update All, your charts, tables, or slides may not be linked. To learn how to link charts, tables, or slides see this article in Google’s Help Center.

Availability

Rollout details 

  • Rapid Release domains: Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility) starting on May 20, 2019.
  • Scheduled Release domains: Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility) starting on June 17, 2019.

G Suite editions

  • Available to all G Suite editions.

On/off by default? 

  • This feature will be ON by default.