GOOGLE DRIVE HAS A NEW FILE SHARING DYNAMIC

Google Drive has a new dynamic for file sharing
The Google team announced a new dynamic for file sharing from Google Drive. A new feature that will reach G Suite users next month, and make it easier to share files with users who don't have a Google account.

Google Slides, Sheets, and Documents have different options for inviting other users to participate in editing a file. However, it is a requirement to have a Google Account. This is about to change with the next update.

This is a feature that was in beta for a long time but will become part of the G Suite features. The dynamics are simple. If you want to invite a user without a Google account to edit a document, simply send them the invitation.

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Along with this invitation with permission to edit the document, the user will see a code to verify their identity. The validity of the verification takes about 7 days, so if you need more time to edit the document you will need to use the code again to pass the verification process.

Once you perform this step, you can view the document, comment, suggest changes, edit, depending on the permissions that the document owner has enabled. But as a "visitor" they will not be able to create files or folders, nor be considered to pass owner permissions.

And of course, you can revoke your permissions at any time, just like the other collaborators we invite for editing a file. And if you want to keep permissions permanently, without spending every 7 days for verification, you can create a Google Account. That way, you'll also keep all your history in editing the file.

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