A workspace is an area on your Home tab in which sheets, reports, templates and sub-folders can be organized, similar to a folder. A workspace offers more functionality than a folder because you can set up sharing permissions, a logo and a color scheme, at the workspace-level. As new items are added to the workspace they’ll automatically inherit the sharing permissions and branding applied to that workspace.
Workspaces are helpful when you need to share a number of items with the same group of people. For example, you might create a workspace for each of your clients (each workspace could have branding appropriate for each client), or each department at your organization, to keep everyone in the loop on relevant projects.
There are several articles in our help center that will help guide you on using workspaces:
Creating & Branding a Workspace Review instructions for creating a workspace, and setting up branding that will automatically appear on all sheets, reports and templates it contains.
Workspace Sharing Learn more about how to share your workspace and how this differs from sharing an individual sheet.
Adding, Moving and Removing Sheets, Folders, Reports & Templates in a Workspace
How to create new items within the workspace, move existing items into the workspace, and how this impacts shared collaborators.
Removing the Workspace Owner & Collaborators Describes how to remove collaborators from a workspace and how to take over ownership of the workspace by removing the owner.
Copying Folders & Workspaces How to duplicate a workspace including all of its sheets, reports, templates and sub-folders.