SharePoint Online: How to See Who has viewed a File?

Requirement: See who has viewed a document in SharePoint Online.

How to see who viewed a document in SharePoint?

Yes! We can track who has viewed a file in SharePoint online with this nifty feature, “SharePoint Viewers”. To see who has viewed a document in SharePoint, do the following:

  • Go to Site Settings >> Click on “Manage Site Features” under Site Actions
  • Activate the “SharePoint Viewers” feature.
how to see who viewed a document in sharepoint

Wait for a few minutes and when hovering over a document, You’ll see the names of the people who have viewed a document!

sharepoint online see who has viewed a file

Without this feature active, SharePoint just gives you how many people have viewed a document (without telling who has viewed it!).

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

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