Share a File in Google Drive

Step 1: Find the file you want to share

Share a single file

  1. On a computer, go to Google DriveDocsSheets, or Slides.
  2. Click the file you want to share.
  3. Click Share or Share Share.

Step 2: Choose who to share with & how they can use your file

Share with specific people

If you use a Google Account through work or school, you might not be able to share files outside of your organization.

  1. Under "People," enter the email address you want to share with. 
    • Note: If you share with an email address that isn’t a Google Account, they’ll only be able to view the file.
  2. To choose what someone can do with your file, click the Down arrow Down.
  3. If you don’t want to send an email to people, click Advanced and uncheck the Notify people box. If you notify people, each email address you enter will be included in the email.
  4. Click Send.
Share a file publicly

Share & collaborate on a file with more than 100 people

Up to 100 people with view, edit, or comment permissions can work on a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides file at the same time. When more than 100 people are accessing a file, only the owner and some users with editing permissions can edit the file.

To share and collaborate on a file with more than 100 people: 

Publish the file