How to give Access to Google Drive

Setting Permissions for Google Drive Files and Folders


The Google Docs app has been superseded by the Google Drive app.

You may use the Google Drive app to view any file or folder on your Google Drive. They must be set to “Public on the web” in order to do so. We’ll teach you how to adjust your sharing permissions and what readers can do inside the file or folder in this article.

To learn more, select what you want to share in the Google Drive app:

  1. a single document
  2. a whole folder

Settings Permissions for a Google Drive File


Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings are some of the most common Google Drive files. Any of these must be public in order to be displayed on your site, but you may select whether or not to allow people to update and comment on them.

To set permissions for a file:



  • Choose the file you’d want to share.
  • On the upper right, click Share.
  • Downunder Get Link, click the drop-down arrow.
  • Choose to share the link to the file with anyone.

Select Viewer, Commenter, or Editor to control what people can do with your file once you share it.

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Setting Permissions for a Google Drive Folder


Multiple files can be stored in a Google Drive folder. Unless you modify their individual file settings, viewers will have access to all the files in the folder if you make it public. You can choose whether or not others can contribute to the folder when you make it public.

  • To give a folder permissions, do the following:
  • Choose the folder you’d like to share.
  • On the upper right, click Share.
  • Downunder Get Link, click the drop-down arrow.
  • Anyone with the link can access the folder if you choose to share it.
  • Select what viewers can do from the drop-down menu:
  • The files in the folder can be viewed by anybody who has the URL.
  • Anyone having the link to the folder’s files can view and comment on them.
  • Anyone with the URL can browse, comment on, organise, and add new files to the folder, as well as change existing files.

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