Sharing Folders within Shared Drives: Now Available!

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At HiView, our team is frequently asked “When in a Shared Drive, how can I share a folder with a user/group without all contents of the Shared Drive becoming accessible to them?” The workarounds we would offer involved copying the document to somewhere new and then sharing, a task requiring extra steps and limiting the ability to collaborate due to the separate copies. However, the long-awaited feature has been added, so we want to share the good news with our clients!

All G Suite (Google Workspace) users (excluding those subscribed to G Suite Basic) will soon be able to share individual folders within Shared Drives. Rollout for this update has begun, and users will see this feature available by October 21st, 2020 at the latest. Find more information about this update in Google’s post here.


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