Introducing: the “/preview” URL Trick for Google Docs, Sheets, Slides.

At the end of the URL  in the address bar of any Google Doc, Sheet, or Slide:
Swap out /edit (and whatever other characters come after it) for /preview and you or anyone who is allowed to view the file will see it without any menus.

GIF demonstration on how to edit the URL to display a preview of a Google Sheet

Some great recent cases for this /preview trick:

If you’ve got any good use cases I should add to this list, shoot me a note!
Either way, looking cool / savvy while sharing a document is always a (#nerd) win!