Collaborating on and Sharing Files—Even in Real Time
Two of the most popular features of Google Drive are file-sharing and collaboration. In addition to sharing individual files, you can also share entire folders through Drive. You can share files with your work team, clients, family members, or friends. One of the big advantages of file collaboration is the ability to work in real time. For example, if you and two other colleagues are working on a presentation in Slides, you can all work on the same file at the same time rather than trying to merge multiple versions later.
To share a file from Google Drive, right-click it and select Share from the menu. In the Share with Others window, you can enter the names or email addresses of the people you want to share with, specify their access rights (edit, comment, view), or get a shareable link.
For more options, click the Advanced button, which opens the Sharing Settings window (see Figure 4). Here, you can share via social media such as Facebook or Twitter, manage access, and invite more people.
Easily share and collaborate on files in Drive, even in real time.
Keep in mind that sharing files can be as public or private as you want. Just be sure to verify the settings you choose before sharing to ensure the right level of privacy or exposure.