Tutorial: Here's everything you need to know about Google Drive

Tutorial: Here's everything you need to know about Google Drive

In this blog you can find practical tips and tricks about Google Drive. What is it? How do I get started with Google Drive?

What is Google Drive?

As in Office 365 which includes several online services, Google Drive is part of the Google Cloud.

Within Google you can find the following services: Maps, Youtube, Play, News, Gmail, Meet, Chat, Contacts, Drive, Calender, Translate, Photos, Duo, Chrome, Shopping, Finance, Docs, Sheets, Slider, Books, Blogger, Hangout, Keep, Jambourd, Classroom, Earth, Collections, Arts and Culture, Google Ads, Podcasts, Stadia, Google One, Travel, Forms.

How can you create your own Google account?

Navigate to: accounts.google.com - press create account at the bottom left.

Creating an account takes only 2 minutes. You do not have to fill in all fields, only those that are mandatory.

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These are the most important fields in account creation.

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Using Google Drive in Windows 11 - Google Drive Desktop

If you want to use Google Drive in Windows 10 or Windows 11, you can start in two ways.

Via the web browser: https://drive.google.com

Via the Google Drive client application: After signing in with your Google account, click on Download at the bottom right.

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How to configure Google Drive for the first time in Windows?

Google Drive, like OneDrive for consumers or OneDrive for Business , can be configured to synchronise documents between the online service and your computer. See the instruction video below to configure Google Drive.

Uploading a first file to Google Drive?

Through Google's web interface, it is possible to easily upload files that can be found on the computer. It is also possible to upload folders.

How can you use other Google services?

After creating the account, you can use the Google Apps button at the top right to include other applications within the Google suite. Such as: Maps, Youtube, Play, News, Gmail, Meet, Chat, Contacts, Drive, Calender, Translate, Photos, Duo, Chrome, Shopping, Finance, Docs, Sheets, Slider, Books, Blogger, Hangout, Keep, Jambourd, Classroom, Earth, Collections, Arts and Culture, Google Ads, Podcasts, Stages, Google One, Travel, Forms.

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How can you use Google Meet?

In another article, I wrote several useful tips about Google Meet.

Sharing files with Google Drive?

In this blog I explain how you can share files with Google Drive.

Also read

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Jasper

Jasper

Welcome to 365tips.be. On this website you can read articles and experiences about Office 365 with focus on Microsoft Teams. Feel free to ask me a question and I will answer it in a blog post. Help others by giving feedback at the bottom of the articles. This blog is made in Dutch. The multilingual website is offered with best-effort machine translation.
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