You will find some easy ways to send or share bigger files, photos, or videos to co-workers, friends, and family members online that don’t fit in an email. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are two of the most popular options to fulfill your essential needs. Point to be noted that Google Drive would be the better option if you are using Google productivity apps such as Gmail and Docs. You will get 15GB of free storage for anything you upload, including photos, videos, and documents. Those who need more space can sign up for Google’s storage subscription service, Google One. The followings are steps to share files using Google Drive.
Go to drive.google.com => Right-click on the folder or file you want to share => Click share if you want to share with people or groups and enter their email addresses in the Add people and groups field. You will find Editor as a default option, but click the drop-down and change them to Commenter or Viewer. Add a message (optional), and click Send. The people you share it with will get an email with a link to the file or folder. If you want to get a shareable link in order that you can send to a person or group, Right-click on the file or folder and click Get the link. The default setting is Restricted.
Microsoft OneDrive option is a better option if you are using Outlook or Windows 10 and are used to Microsoft’s ecosystem. Microsoft 365 subscribers will get 1TB of storage and Non-subscribers can sign up for OneDrive Basic for free with 5GB of storage. It is noteworthy that both Google Drive and OneDrive are compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, macOS desktops. The following are steps to share files using Microsoft OneDrive.
Go to the OneDrive website => sign in with your Microsoft account => Select the file or folder you want to share by clicking the circle in the upper corner of the item. You can also pick multiple items to share them together => Click Share at the top of the page. Enter the email addresses or groups you’d like to share with => Click the pencil icon next to this field and choose if you want those you share with to be able to edit, or just to view the file. Add a message (optional) and click Send. The people you share it with will get an email with a link to the file or folder. You can open any file and click Share in the top left corner to see these options.