Once you’ve mastered sharing presentations with your team members through private and workspace folders, you might wonder how sharing works beyond your team workspace. 

If you share a presentation with an external collaborator – or an external person shares a presentation with you – the receiver of the invite will have guest access to the workspace the presentation originates from. 

Someone invited you to a presentation outside of your workspace

Their workspace will appear on the left side of your dashboard, and you will recognize the guest workspace based on the blue Guest badge:

All you will see in this workspace is the Shared space which contains all presentations from this workspace that were shared with you. You will not be able to create a new presentation in a guest workspace. 

You invited an external collaborator to your presentation

Your presentation remains in the original folder where you created it. The person you’ve shared the presentation with will now have guest access to your workspace — and they will only be able to see the presentation(s) you’ve shared with them. 

To view all of the guests in a workspace and see which presentations they have access to, visit the Workspace members page accessible from the settings menu or the Add members button in the dashboard. You can also convert guests to workspace members from this page, or remove their access from the presentations.

How do I leave a guest workspace?

You can either leave a guest workspace entirely, or an individual presentation that was shared with you. If you've been invited to multiple presentations in a workspace, you may prefer to leave the entire workspace when your work is finished. Once there are no remaining shared presentations from a specific workspace, that workspace will no longer be displayed as a guest workspace for you.

In order to leave a presentation, click the presentation options from the Shared folder and select Leave:

In order to leave a guest workspace, click the Settings menu and select Leave workspace:

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