Google smartens up Drive file sharing

Sharing files through Google Drive is a pretty straightforward process and one of the coolest ways we can think of to collaborate. Whether it’s on a desktop or a mobile device, Google makes it rather easy to connect with others for viewing, editing, or sharing files. According to Google, the mobile experience is about to get even better.

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Users this week will now receive mobile notifications alerting them whenever files or folders are shared with them. From there, a single tap is all that’s needed to head directly to the files and folders.

Drive for Android lets recipients request access to a file which will also be sent immediately to the person who created the documents. You know how sometimes you share a link with someone and haven’t finished up the permissions? Yep – this will help alleviate the headaches.

Also changing in the Drive experience for Android, users will no longer need a Google Account to view shared files on a device. Indeed, this will be just like it is on the desktop and full web setup.

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