Google Drive is one of the most popular cloud services. Just by opening a Google account (a Gmail) you can use Google Drive and you can upload up to 15GB on it. But not only that, we can also share the files that we upload in it. You can even share folders to share all the files we find in them. So if you don’t know how it’s done. We show you how to do it: this way you can share files with Google Drive.
Google Drive allows us to send files without any compression and without a size limit, more than the capacity limit that you have in your Drive rate. As we have said, with the free version you get 15GB, which is not bad. It is a way of being able to send it easily to any user. To do it is very simple, but attentive or attentive that you do not miss any step.
E-mail is a means to deliver messages, documents, photos, files and more very quickly to many people in various countries. Even email itself has become a supporter of daily work to exchange important documents between companies. Unfortunately, the capacity of sending emails is also limited, where Gmail can only send documents with a maximum size of 25 MB and Live or Outlook limits the capacity of documents to 30 MB for one email.
If you are forced to send a file with a capacity that exceeds the terms of service, then you must first split it. Seeing this impracticality, Google presents sending files via Google Drive.
Through Google Drive service, You can send various files with a large capacity. To send files via Google Drive, you can see the tutorial as follows.
How to Send Files Through Google Drive from Mobile
- Open the Google Drive application found on an Android smartphone
- If you don’t have it, you can download it first from the Google Play Store
- After the application is started, you will be immediately confronted with a tab My Drive on the main page
- On this tab, select the button Add or the colorful plus icon at the bottom right of the application
- Then, press the button Upload to be directed to the file addition page
- You can choose multiple photos or one by one to put into Google Drive
- Once selected, you can immediately upload it and wait until the process is complete
- Then you can see the file that you uploaded in the tab My Drive
- Press the button with the three vertical dots near the file you want to send
- Press the button Share with the + person
- Enter some e-mail addresses where the file will be sent
- When finished, you can insert a little message and press the button Send bearing the arrow to the right
- Files from Google Drive will be sent directly to the destination email address
Of course, you can also send files in Google Drive using a browser or browser while on a laptop or PC.
Through Email Service
- Open browser (Firefox, Chrome, Edge, etc.)
- Visit the Gmail page (https://mail.google.com/) and login
- Select menu Compose
- After the page makes the email appear, you can go to Windows Explorer to find the document to be sent
- You can select the document you want to send
- Drag and drop the selected document into the file area on the page Compose
- Then a pop-up page will appear Attaching Files who will upload the document directly to Google Drive
- You can wait for the running process to finish
- If the document has been successfully uploaded to Google Drive, then the document link or link will be directly embedded on the page Compose
- Then send an email that already has a link to other users or people
- Don’t forget to fill Recipients for recipient email, Subject for the title of the email sent, and add a description.
- After all, filled in, then you can immediately press the button Send
Later the recipient can directly press the link or document link contained in the email. After the link is pressed, it will automatically be faced with a preview page that allows the contents of the document to be viewed.
The recipient can also press the Download button with the down arrow to download the document. You could say this feature will be activated automatically when opening it through a browser on a PC or laptop.
For the record, only the intended email address can open files from Google Drive. In other words, if your email is not registered as a recipient, Google Drive will invite you to ask permission to the sender. Below is the another way.
Share a file via Google Drive
The first thing we will do is open Google Drive. Once opened at the bottom left, we will see a button with a «+» symbol. If we click there, we can upload a file or create a folder (in addition to other options such as creating a text document, a spreadsheet or a presentation).
In this case, we will create a folder to have it more organized, but you can directly upload a file. Inside the folder, we do the same, press the “+” button and now yes, Upload. The phone’s file explorer will open, and we will look for the file that we want to upload.
We can also do this by sharing the file from other apps. For example, in a photo in the gallery, select Share and choose Google Drive. You will find the option from any application.
Now once uploaded, we can share a folder, a single file within a folder, a folder within a folder, etc as we want. We will only have to press the button of the three points that we will find next to the name of the file or folder in the lower right part of the icon.
Now a new page will open where we will write the email with which we want to share it; you can write several at once. This will be mailed to the person with a link, so if we want, we can write a message to send to the person along with the link to access the folder.
Press send (in the upper right) and it is already sent. The person can already access the files from their Drive or email at any time as long as you do not delete it from the folder or stop sharing it.
It’s that easy to share files on Drive.