Project Description

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You can now share folders in shared drives. Previously, this feature was available in beta.
Shared drives empower teams and organizations to store, access, and collaborate on files. With this launch, you can share a specific folder with other users, or upgrade member access to provide users with additional permissions on specific folders within shared drives.
At launch, the feature is available via Drive on the web, the Drive APIDrive File Stream (v. 42+) and the latest Google Drive apps for iOS (v. 4.2020.36202+) and Android (v. 2.20.321+). It will be available through the native file system on ChromeOS with an upcoming release.
See Google’s beta announcement for more details and examples of how you could use the feature.
Some updates and reminders from the beta post:
  • Commenter role available in My Drive: In order to align My Drive and shared drives, ‘Commenter’ 22roles will now be available for folders in My Drive. Previously, only Viewer and Editor were available.
  • Manager role required to move folders between shared drives: Moving folders between shared drives is only allowed for users who are managers on both the original as well as the target location.

Getting started

Rollout pace


  • Available to Google Workspace Business, Google Workspace Enterprise, Google Workspace for Education, Google Workspace Enterprise for Education, Google Workspace for Nonprofits, and Google Workspace Essentials customers
  • Not available to Google Workspace Basic customers


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