Sort and filter cells by text or fill color in Google Sheets

Quick launch summary 

We’ve added two additional parameters to filter and sort cells by in Google Sheets:
  • Text color 
  • Fill (background) color 

Along with sorting by values and conditions, these filters make it easier and faster to find and surface relevant data in Sheets. This feature will be available on mobile and web.

Getting started 

Admins: No admin action required for this feature.

End users: This feature will be available by default. To use this feature, select Filter > Filter by Color and then select “Fill color” or “Text color”. Matching cells will be display at the top of the range. Visit the Help Center to learn more. Use our Help Center to learn more about sorting and filtering data in Sheets.

Filtering by fill color, then text color.

Rollout pace


  • Available to all G Suite customers and users with personal Google Accounts