It’s a must to learn how to undo in Notion. This nifty action is essential in ensuring a seamless workflow, whether you’re accessing the tool from a desktop or mobile device.
Thankfully, this guide will help you master the “Undo” feature to reverse any changes to a Notion page.
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How to Undo in Notion (Desktop)
Undoing any action in Notion on a desktop device is a straightforward process. It depends on whether you want to do this function the long way or use keyboard shortcuts.
The key here is that you have done at least one action — formatting, deleting or inserting, copying, cutting, pasting, etcetera. Otherwise, the “Undo” feature won’t work.
Method 1: Selecting “Undo” to Undo in Notion Desktop
1. Click the 3-dot icon.
You’ll see this on the Notion page’s top right corner, after the star or “Favorite” icon.
2. Select the “Undo” option.
You’ll find this between the “Duplicate” and “Page history” options in the dropdown menu.
Automatically, any action you’ve done will be reversed.
If you move any cards in the Notion board, you’ll find them in the previous column or property they belonged to. If you cut, pasted, or deleted an item on the Notion page, these actions will be reversed.
Method 2: Use a Keyboard Shortcut to Undo in Notion Desktop
If you prefer a more straightforward method to undo in Notion desktop, keyboard shortcuts are what you’ll master. However, you have to know which operating software (OS) your computer uses.
For Mac users, pressing the “Cmd + Z” keys on your keyboard activates the “Undo” feature in Notion.
For Windows users, pressing the “Ctrl + Z” keys activates Notion’s “Undo” feature.
Any action that you did will then be reversed.
Alternative Methods to Undo in Notion Desktop
The other two methods mentioned are best for undoing any immediate actions you’ve done.
But if a considerable amount of changes were done and realized you shouldn’t have done them, selecting “Page History” or “Trash” are better options.
The only catch to these methods though is it’ll also undo the most current actions you’ve done that you don’t want to undo.
Alternative Method 1: Selecting Page History to Undo in Notion Desktop
If you’re too far into editing and you realized you need to reverse an action, choosing a version of the Notion page from “Page history” is a better option.
1. Click the 3-dot icon.
You’ll find this on the Notion page’s upper right corner after the “Favorite” icon.
2. Select “Page History.”
This option comes between “Undo” and “Page analytics.” A pop-out window then appears.
3. Choose the page version you’ll restore.
All the versions of the Notion page that are saved appear on the right-side panel of the pop-out window. Clicking on one of them opens it in the preview window for you to see what it looks like.
4. Click “Restore version.”
The earlier version of the Notion page is then loaded, undoing the actions done recently.
Alternative Method 2: Clicking the “Trash” Icon to Undo in Notion Desktop
This method of undoing any action in Notion is best used if you deleted a Notion page or element on that page.
However, you can’t use this method if you deleted a workspace or teamspace in Notion as it is a permanent action.
1. Select the “Trash” icon.
This is the last option on the left-side panel below “Import.”
2. Select the “In current page.”
By default, the “All pages” tab is opened on the pop-out window. This is where all the Notion pages you deleted recently are seen.
But since you only want to undo a deletion of an item in the current Notion page you opened, click the “In current page.” You’ll then see all the elements you removed from the current Notion page you opened.
3. Click “Restore.”
This icon looks like a left-pointing curved arrow to the right of the element you want to restore.
Selecting this button immediately restores the deleted item on the page.
How to Undo in Notion (Mobile)
Undoing any actions on your Notion page when accessing it on a mobile device can be tricky – only if you don’t know how to access the “Undo” feature.
Method 1: Tapping “Undo” in Notion Mobile’s “Actions” Page
This method applies to all mobile devices, whether Android or iPhone.
Granting that you have already opened a Notion page and made an action or two on the page as a whole, do the following:
1. Tap the 3-dot icon.
You’ll see this button in the Notion page’s upper-right corner. The “Actions” page then appears on the screen.
2. Press “Undo.”
It is the first option on the “Actions” page. Immediately after pressing this button, any actions you made on the Notion page are reversed.
Method 2: Tapping “Undo” on the Onscreen Keyboard in Notion Mobile
While this method still applies to Android and iPhone, it only works on any text-related function in Notion mobile.
After typing text on the Notion page, undo it by pressing the “Undo” icon on the task ribbon on top of the onscreen keyboard. It appears as a left-pointing curved icon.
The text you typed is immediately erased or removed from the page. You can then continue typing the correct entry.
Method 3: Use of Gesture Commands in Notion Mobile
This third method of undoing any actions in Notion mobile is device-specific.
If using an iPhone, you can undo any action in Notion mobile by shaking the device. Then tap “Undo” to undo the previous action made. But to enjoy this feature, make sure the “Shake to Undo” feature is activated.
On Android devices, you can undo actions in Notion by swiping two fingers across the onscreen keyboard from left to right.
Whether you’re using Notion’s desktop or mobile version, undoing any actions empowers you to maintain precision in your work. It allows you to rectify any mistake made without a trace.
So master the basics of how to undo in Notion so you can focus on creating and collaborating without worry!