Today, I granted user01 have View Only Permission level.

User01 go to Document of SharePoint Online and perform to download existed file.

I can download file successfully.

But a month ago, same case user01 can't download file (Download menu is not displayed on Context menu) - Same as definition in this topic. Difference b/w Read and View Only

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Users with view only permission level can indeed download documents. If you experienced any problems before it might have been caused by a temporary error.

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