You can send other people a link to your file so anyone with the link can use it. When you share a link to a file, your name will be visible as the owner of the file. Open the file you want to share. Choose who to share the file with.
Link Sharing is a file sharing app that is able to conveniently share large size of video clips or massive quantity of original size photos to an individual or a group of people. Simply select the file you wish to share, and a code will be generated.
It is not safe to share Google Drive links of sensitive files with strangers. Also, always use the access settings while you share files with your colleagues or friends. When you share a link, the user will only have access to that specific file in your drive.
Stop sharing a file
- Open the homescreen for Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, or Google Slides.
- Select a file or folder.
- Click Share or Share .
- Find the person you want to stop sharing with.
- To the right of their name, click the Down arrow. Remove.
- To save changes, click Save.
Because of this, link sharing is especially useful for businesses who have to send a lot of files to clients. Sending a file as a URL lets you send large files or several files very quickly and through a secure network. As such, your client can receive their necessary files quickly.
Link sharing lets anyone with the URL view one of your photo albums, even if they’re not logged in to their Google account.
Link Sharing is also an app, so you can also go to Settings > Apps > Link Sharing > Disable to turn it off.
Can I see who accessed my Google Drive?
Here is how you can check to see who has viewed your file.
Open your Google Doc, Sheet or Slide file. In the top right, click the upwards moving arrow. The window that appears will show you who and when they viewed your file. You’ll also get an option to email a reminder if someone has forgotten to view the file.
The person doesn’t even have to be a Google Drive user or sign in with a Google account. The link to the file will be publicly searchable. The second option will make the link private. That means, anyone with the link can access without signing in, but it is not public and not searchable.
Malware Hackers Love Google Drive
The links and attachments can also be used to get the recipient to unknowingly download malware that can give the attacker access to the user’s computer system and other sensitive information. This new security issue is no different.
There are two methods to share content within Google Drive: Share with people and groups: Granting access to specific individuals you want to collaborate with on the file. Get link: Granting access to anyone who has the link to the file.
Turn Link sharing on & off
Click the toggle next to Link sharing to turn it on or off.