Google Drive is very helpful when it comes to sharing different folders and files with others in an effortless manner. The necessity to share various Google drive links makes a lot of sense considering the fact that most of the people already have and are using their Gmail accounts. Therefore, it becomes vital for every Gmail user to know the process of sharing a Google drive to any other Gmail account.
And, it’s evident for you to have some questions regarding this like: What will the consequences of sending a Google Drive link to another account? How will it affect security and confidentiality? Is there anything one can do if he doesn’t want to share that or maybe doesn’t want any changes made by the receiver of this link? Therefore, it’s time to move forward to know the process of sharing Google drive links in Gmail and other related queries.
Use your Gmail Account to send links of Google Drive
You can attach Google Drive Links while sending any messages in Gmail, just like attaching any photos or documents. It is more beneficial when you feel like collaborating the link with any of your other documents or if the turns out to be exceeding the available size limit in Gmail.
How to Share Google Drive Links through Gmail Account?
Using your PC
- Open Gmail on any of the web browsers.
- You will find an icon showing ‘Compose,’ click on it.
- Then, click on the option that’s displaying ‘Google Drive.’
- From there, you can select any link that you would like to attach.
- You will also have the option in the manner in which you want to send the file. It will be available at the bottom of your screen.
- Drive Link: This is for all the data which are stored in Google drive. Subsequently, it contains all the documents which are developed using Google Slides, Docs, Forms, or Sheets.
- Attachment: On the other hand, this can be used only for those files which never took any assistance from Google Slides, Docs, Forms, or Sheets, during its formation.
- And, finally, all that’s left to be done is tapping on the Insert option.
Using your Android device (Phone or Tablet)
Here are the steps you can follow to send a Google drive link through your Gmail Account.
- Open the Gmail app on your android device.
- Tap on the ‘Compose’ option.
- Click ‘Attach.’
- Look out for the icon displaying ‘Insert from Drive’ and click on it.
- Search the file and click on it.
- Click on the icon showing ‘Select.’
- And, finally, tap the ‘Send’ option.
Important to note if you are using an android device
The user will not be able to send any Google Drive links if he is using Gmail Go. Subsequently, the user will have to copy and paste the link of Google Drive on their email.
Using your iPad and iPhone
Follow this simple guide to sending a Google Drive link using your Gmail Account.
- Before anything, it’s crucial for your Apple device to get downloaded with the Gmail app.
- Then, open the Gmail app on your iPad or iPhone.
- Tap on the ‘Compose’ button, which will be available to you on the bottom right corner of the page.
- Click on the icon displaying ‘Attach.’
- Search for the file which you want to send in the ‘drive’ section.
- Once you find the link, click on it.
- Lastly, tap on the icon displaying ‘Send,’ to finally send it to another Gmail account.
Important to note
Gmail confirms to check whether the recipient has the accessibility to receive the Google Drive Link, which you have attached to your message. In case they don’t possess the accessibility, then it will be required for you to make some necessary changes before you can send the link again. Therefore, you can make the changes needed by going to the ‘Sharing settings.’
In your ‘sharing settings’, you can go for the option of ‘Anyone with the link.’ Following that, you will be given the opportunity to choose a few specific people to whom this link will be visible. Further, the chosen ones will also be able to edit or comment on the file.
In case the link is forwarded, or a few additional people join the conversation, then they’ll acquire the same permissions as every other original recipient of the Google Drive link.
Moreover, it’s not required for those recipients to ensure that they have a Google Account before watching and making some changes to that link.
While using Gmail in your workplace or school, the admins have the authority to restrict any files or links from being shared or received.