Webpages are an easy way to share information with large audiences—everyone can see them, and you control when updates are released to the public. Do the same with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides—publish a copy of your file as a distinct, lightweight webpage.


  • Host webpages without buying a domain
  • Make all the edits you want in the source file without changing what your audience sees; you choose when to make your changes live.
  • Show flyers, press releases, and other collateral to the general public without allowing access to the source material.


Publish a file to the web

When you publish a file to the web, you create a copy of your file as a unique webpage with its own URL.

  1. In Google Drive, open your file.
  2. From Docs, Sheets, or Slides, select File > Publish to the web.
    • For spreadsheets, select the entire spreadsheet or individual sheets
    • For presentations, choose how quickly to advance the slides
  3. Click Publish.
  4. Copy the link and send it to anyone you’d like to share the file with.

Updates you make to the original file go live when you re-publish it.

Control when your changes go live in Docs and Sheets
  1. In Docs or Sheets, select File > Publish to the web > Published content & settings.
  2. Uncheck Automatically republish when changes are made.