How to Undo an Edit in Google Keep
If you accidentally delete a sentence or a paragraph in Google Keep, the “Undo” feature is always there to help.
For those unacquainted with how this feature works, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’re going to show you the benefits and shortcomings of this particular edit function in Google Keep. Plus, we’ll point out a few other edit features in this super-efficient app.
The “Undo” and “Redo” Function in Google Keep
If you’re relatively new to Google Keep and all its amazing possibilities, then you probably don’t know that it used to lack an essential edit function.
Even though the primary purpose of Google Keep is to take notes and handle text, the “Undo” function just wasn’t there.
Every time you made a mistake, you couldn’t just “take it back” immediately. And if you were used to using Google Docs or Microsoft Word, you were in for an unpleasant surprise.
A couple of years ago, Google listened to the complaints of their Google Keep users and added this much-needed feature. Firstly, on the mobile app, then in the Google Keep web portal too.
It Makes Taking Notes More Efficient
You only realize why the “Undo” function is essential when it’s not there. And Google Keep made sure that both “Undo” and “Redo” icons are on the main toolbar on each of your notes.
They look exactly the same as they do in any software that has this feature, the curved arrows facing left and right. And if you don’t see what the big deal is, imagine the following scenario.
You’ve been working on your to-do list all week. And when you’re nearly done, your cat suddenly walks across the keyboard, and half of the list is gone.
If there wasn’t for the “Undo” edit feature, you’d have to start all over again. But with just one click, you can bring back the missing items from the list.
Undo Edit Limitations in Google Keep
One of the things many users love about Google Keep is that it’s cloud-based, and you never really have to worry about being able to access your notes.
Plus, you can easily integrate it with other Google apps. The problem is that even with the online storage feature, Google Keep doesn’t really offer a lot of insight into the edit history. And this becomes very obvious with the “Undo” and “Redo” functions.
This means that you can only undo your notes while the session is active. Once you hit enter or close the note, you can’t go back and undo any steps. And Google Drive hasn’t saved any previous versions of your Google Keep note.
You will, however, be able to see when the last edit took place. In the bottom right corner of your Google Keep note, you’ll see the “Edited” tag and a time and date stamp of the last edit.
If you want to know when the note was created, hover with your cursor over the “Edited” tag, and another time and date will appear.
Can You Edit Google Keep Labels?
A feature that helps you organize your Google Keep notes are the labels. Google Keep lets you have up to 50 of them. Labels are a way to categorize your notes.
You can also do that with color, but labels are probably a more efficient method. You name your labels whatever you want, and that label will appear in the bottom left corner of your notes.
You might wonder if it’s possible to change the name of a label in Google Keep? The answer is yes, and it will take just a few clicks:
- Open Google Keep and navigate to the panel on the left side of the screen.
- Select “Edit labels.”
- Click on the pencil icon next to the label you want to edit.
- Enter the new label name and then select “Done.”
That’s all you need to do. And you can repeat this process as many times as you want. If you decide that you don’t need to use a specific label anymore, click on the trash can icon on the left side of the label name.
Appreciating the Google Keep Undo Edit
Google Keep has been around for much longer than the “Undo” edit feature. That’s why some users aren’t even aware of it. The “Redo” feature lets you change your mind if you were too quick with the “Undo” – so let’s not neglect it.
Just keep in mind that you won’t be able to salvage the edit version history from Google Keep once you close your note. You’ll only be left with the last edited tag.
How often do you need to use the “Undo” edit in Google Keep? Let us know in the comments section below.