Google Drive’s latest update removes one of its vexing collaboration limitations

What do you want to know

  • Google has rolled out a new Drive update that makes it easier for Workspace customers to collaborate with visitors.
  • The new feature will allow non-Google account owners to upload and create files in shared drives.
  • However, the new Drive feature is not available to all users.

Google is expanding its sharing feature in Google Drive, allowing non-Google account owners to do more than just view or edit shared files owned by Workspace customers.

The search giant announced it on its Workspace blog (opens in a new tab) that Drive’s visitor sharing feature will now allow non-Google account holders to upload and create files in shared folders. The goal is to facilitate collaboration for all stakeholders in an organization through one of the best cloud storage services.