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.


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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