Can an anonymous user upload to Google drive?

Do you work and collaborate with people who do not have a Google account? Well, it is possible to have amazing productivity and collaboration with those not on the Google platform.
January 19, 2022 2:45 pm

Do you work and collaborate with people who do not have a Google account? Well, it is possible to do and this video will show you how. We’ll also test to see if one of these ‘anonymous users can upload files.

In fact, we’ll demonstrate how to share a Google Drive folder with a visitor (a non-Google user account). https://support.google.com/drive/answer/9195194 Here we’ll use a dummy Outlook.com account and create a folder to share with that user. I’ll test various scenarios with you and show what capabilities are possible.

You can collaborate with a guest or visitor once the file has been created! Docs, Sheets and Slides all allow this.

Spoiler – Guest or Visitor access like this cannot be uploaded to Google Drive. Here are the docs that say this is the case. https://support.google.com/a/answer/9230591

It’s much easier for everyone is if the user would upgrade their email address with Google Super Powers – check our video on how to do that. This also means that you won’t suffer from second storage syndrome. This is where your employee gets around your corporate system to use the tools they know and are familiar with in order to get a task done.

The problem with that is your data is leaving your corporate control, so it’s best to have them enable their business email with a Google account.

77% of Fortune 500 companies have this issue because they lock their employees to tools they can’t get the work done with!

Get your business on to tools that your employees already know and love with Google Workspace.

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