Live edits

Collaborate on pages in real-time with your teammates

Live editing is the default editing mode for any newly-created GitBook space. A space in live edit mode is editable by anyone with the right permissions.

With live editing enabled, you can see the avatars of anyone currently viewing the space in the top-right corner.

GitBook supports live collaboration, meaning you’ll be able to work on the same document with multiple members at the same time.

Toggling live edit mode

When is live editing not available?

You cannot unlock live editing if:

  1. a space is published with the In collection, Public, or Unlisted visibility option. We know this is a limitation, and we hope to change this in the future.

  2. a space has GitHub or GitLab Sync enabled.

Only users with the admin or creator roles can lock or unlock live edits.

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