What is Real-time presence

  • Real-time presence will let users know if another user is editing a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file stored in Drive File Stream.
  • Real-time presence checks to see if someone else is viewing or editing a Microsoft Office file while you have it open.
  • It'll alert you and them to help avoid version conflicts.
  • If a conflict does occur it will help you resolve them with a side-by-side view of the document versions, which allows you to easily merge them into one up-to-date file.

If more information is needed about Real-time presence you can go to this link and read the article as well as watch a video about it: https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2018/09/real-time-presence-in-microsoft-office.html