From June 10, 2019, site editors will have the ability to enable site viewers to see the last time a page has been updated in new Google Sites, allowing site viewers to determine how up to date site content is. We’re sharing this information in advance, so that you can prepare your G Suite domain of your own domain for this feature.
What do I need to know?
We are making two changes to footers in new Google Sites:
- We are removing the current footer appended at the bottom of all new Sites, which contains the “Made with new Google Sites…” branding and the “Create a site” button.
- We are adding the ability for site editors to show the last time a page was updated via a newly designed site info icon.
What does this mean for my organization?
- OFF: To disable site editors from ever displaying the last updated time on a site.
- ON: To give site editors the option to turn last updated time on or off on a per-site basis.
- FORCED: To always show last updated time for all sites (editors cannot disable).
To determine whether your site editors have the option to display Last updated time for new Sites, please adjust the admin setting in advance of the feature roll out beginning June 10. Admin panel controls will become available gradually from May 13, 2019, and will default to ON.
When the admin setting is ON, site editors have the option to toggle Last updated time on or off on a per site basis from the Site info settings within the new Sites editor. By default, the site-level setting for last updated time will be toggled off for all existing sites (meaning last updated time will not be displayed), and toggled on for all newly created sites moving forward (meaning last updated time will be displayed).
What do I need to do?
Need more information?
For information about the above changes and how to set the last updated date setting, please refer to our WDS_LINK_PLACEHOLDER_b05e14e6bc10efd0bc8e2dfc1a83d6f8 and WDS_LINK_PLACEHOLDER_b3ae988a36c49b31b536858f008c7ea1.
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