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Google Drive FAQ - Sharing files to collaborate
How to share files for collaboration with Google Drive
Share and collaborateShare files and set access levels and visibility
On the web:
To share a file you own or can edit:
Select the file or folder you want to share.
In the Share with others box:
Enter the email addresses or Google Groups you want to share with.
Choose what kind of access you want to grant:
- Can edit—Collaborators can add and edit content as well as add comments.
- Can comment (Select files only)—Collaborators can add comments, but not edit content.
- Can view—People can view the file, but not edit or add comments.
If you want to control how visible your files are to other people,
such as keeping them completely private or allowing anyone on
the web to see them, click Advanced > Change and choose
Everyone you shared the document with will receive an email notification. After you've shared a file, you can get the link by selecting the file and clicking .