Google Drive is a file storage platform that enables you to store, share and collaborate on files and folders.

Within Teamwork, you can integrate your site with Google Drive before enabling it for individual projects.

Note: Only site administrators in the owner company can enable Google Drive at site and project level.

Enabling the Google Drive integration at site level will not result in any file syncing. This is done at project level.


Overview


Google Drive will be enabled by default for your site but will require configuration before it can be used.

When enabled but not configured, Google Drive will still be visible in the Files area of the project and when creating a task.



If a non-admin user clicks the Google Drive option, they will be informed that it requires setup by an administrator.

When an owner company site administrator clicks the Google Drive option, they will be given an option to Go to Settings to manage the integration.





Managing Google Drive


Click your profile icon in the top right of your site and select Apps & Integrations from the dropdown menu.

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In the Integrations area, scroll to the Google Drive section. Google Drive will be enabled but not authorized by default. You can continue with the authorization process in order to use the integration with your projects.

To prevent the Google Drive option being visible across your projects, click the Disable option.





Configuring Google Drive


Step 1: Enable

If Google Drive is not currently enabled, click the Enable button to get started.

Note: If you wish to link a Google team drive instead you can follow these steps. 




Step 2: Authorize

Click the Authorize Access button to sign in to your relevant Google Drive account.

You will be redirected to the Google login view where you will need to sign in with your Google credentials and grant Teamwork access to your Google account.



Step 3: Select Google Drive folder

Once you have completed the authorization, the final step is to choose a top level folder. This allows you to control which files in your Google Drive account are accessible from Teamwork.



In the folder selection modal, you can choose one of your existing folders to link as the root top level folder across your site. Alternatively, click the Create Folder option at the bottom of the modal to add a new one.

Once you are viewing the relevant folder, click Select this Folder to proceed.



When configuring at project level, you will be able to set the same root folder or any of the folders contained within it as the project-level folder.

  • You can then link in files directly from your Google Drive to the Files area of the project or attach them to tasks, comments, or messages.