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Enabling or disabling of column visibility

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6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator
Status: New Ideas

One potential Airtable product idea could be the addition of a feature that allows for the enabling or disabling of column visibility for individual users or groups of users. This would be especially useful for teams or organizations that work with sensitive or confidential information, as it would give them more control over who can view certain types of data without having to create various views/tables/bases for each user.

The same way we can choose who can edit a collumn, we could choose who can see it.

Here's how this feature might work:

  1. First, the user would need to create a new table or select an existing table within Airtable.
  2. Then, they could choose to enable the column visibility feature for that table.
  3. Next, they would need to select which columns should be visible by default, and which columns should be hidden by default.
  4. Finally, the user would be able to specify which users or groups of users should have access to certain columns. For example, they might choose to hide certain columns from all users except for members of the finance team.

This feature would be especially useful for businesses and organizations that need to keep certain types of information private, such as financial data or customer information. By giving users more control over who can see certain columns, Airtable would help ensure that sensitive data is only viewed by authorized personnel.