Easier Sharing in Drive

posted Sep 11, 2014, 10:22 AM by Jennifer Mruk

Drive will soon have a simplified sharing experience, making it even easier and faster to share with others. When you click the blue “Share” button (or select a file/folder in Drive and click the person icon), a box will pop up. From there, you can add individual people to share with directly. But as a new addition, if you want to create a unique shareable link, you can now just click the “Get shareable link” button.

Note that the shareable link will default to "view only" access. If you want anyone with the link to do more with your file, just change “Can view” to “Can comment” or “Can edit” in the dropdown. Once you've made the link shareable, the icon next to the button will change from grey to green.

We expect these changes to hit the UMICH domain sometime in the next few weeks. For more information: