How to Get Google Drive File Share Notifications

When someone shares a file in Google Drive, we don’t get an email notification right away unless the option is enabled. With teams across the world going remote and working from home, cloud infrastructure has become crucial. Since we no longer direct communication, we need to rely on cloud service and every feature it provides to stay on top of the work. One such important thing is to get a notification exactly when someone shares a file with us.

In this article, we describe how you can tune your Google Drive account to send you an email as soon as someone shares a file.

Step 1: Go to Google Drive

Login to your Google Account and go to Google Drive.

Step 2: Click on the Settings Icon

Locate the Settings icon on the top right corner of the page. This will take you to the page where you can configure and apply different settings to your Drive account.

Step 3: Click on the Notifications Icon

On the left menu, location the Notifications link and click on it. It shows you a list of options.

Step 4:   Select Email Option

Scroll down a bit to find the Email notification option. Check the box and click on the Done icon. Your settings will be saved and you will receive an email whenever your coworker or a collaborator shares a file with you. You may enable browser notification options as well to receive notifications within your browser.

We hope you found this article on Google Drive helpful.

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