How to Allow Others to Upload to a Google Drive Folder Without Signing In

Google Drive has changed the way many of us work. It has made collaborating with colleagues, clients, partners, friends, and family easier than ever before. It has also made sharing files easier than ever before. But there are times that you need to receive a file from someone without a Google account. And there are times when you want to allow someone to upload a file to your Google Drive without having to log in. Have you been searching for a way to allow others to upload to a Google Drive folder without signing in with a Google account?

How Do I Allow Users to Upload Files to My Google Drive?

There are two ways to allow others to upload to your Google Drive:

  • When you use tools provided by Google, there is no way for somebody to upload files to your Google Drive unless they first sign in with a Gmail account. If you prefer to use Google tools, you could potentially use the File Upload function on Google Forms, but it comes with limitations and requires users to sign in first.
  • If you'd prefer to allow an upload to Google Drive without signing in or having a Gmail account, use EZ File Drop instead. EZ File Drop makes the upload process simple! It allows anyone to upload files to your Google Drive without the need to create an account, sign in, download an app, or stress out about file-sharing permissions.

When people upload files to your Google Drive using one of our easy forms, the uploaded files will go directly to a folder that you choose ahead of time. They will even be automatically organized using as much or as little information as you choose to collect from the user.

How to Let Someone Upload to Your Google Drive Using EZ File Drop

To receive large files in Google Drive with our secure file upload forms, you'll need to connect your EZ File Drop account to your Google Drive account. This is a simple process done from the "Cloud Settings" menu in EZ File Drop.

After you have EZ File Drop connected to your Google Drive account, creating a new upload form in EZ File Drop is a quick and easy process. Just click on the "Upload Forms" button in the main menu, then click the "Create New Form" button. This will launch the upload form editor.

A screenshot of the file upload form creator

You can see that the EZ File Drop upload form editor is intuitive and easy to navigate. Give your upload form a name, choose whether you want to share the upload form with other users on your team, upload your own logo if you want, and create a custom page header and welcome message.

Scrolling down in the upload form editor, you will find options to easily configure:

  • Form fields
  • Upload file type restrictions
  • Upload file size limit
  • Drop zone text
  • Multiple drop zones

The form fields section of our upload form editor

Form fields allow you to collect information from the person uploading files to your Google Drive, such as their name, email address, phone number, and case-specific information like an account number, file number, case number, project number, account manager, etc. Any of these form fields can be used to automatically create subfolders in Google Drive where the data will be uploaded to. This is a powerful feature that makes EZ File Drop the best way to allow anyone to upload large files to your Google Drive without logging in with an account.

A screenshot of the section where you can choose the destination for upload form data

After you're done creating your upload form, click the button to "Save and Publish" your form. After it's published, the upload form is now ready to use, and anyone you share it with can easily connect with your Google Drive to upload and embed files without signing in.

How to Provide a Google Drive Link to Users

There are two ways for users to access your Google Drive upload form: from a direct URL or from a page where you have directly embedded the form.

Every EZ File Drop upload form has its own URL, a website address that can be accessed directly by anyone you share it with. If you want to allow others to upload to a Google Drive, just name your page, copy the URL, and share it with them. Every team gets their own unique URLs for upload form pages, so you don't have to compromise on naming pages: If another user or team has a form named "Client Upload," you don't have to have "Client Upload 2." This is a unique feature to EZ File Drop that other similar services don't offer.

The URL for an upload form, which you can customize

If you want to embed the EZ File Drop upload form into your own website, it's as easy as copying the embed code and pasting it into your page's code. There are even simple toggles that let you show or hide the logo, show or hide the header, and show or hide the page text. These simple settings make it easy to seamlessly embed your upload form on any website platform, including WordPress, Webflow, Wix, Squarespace, and more! No coding or programming is necessary: Just copy and paste the embed code. Then, you can give users the link to the page where you placed the code.

By using EZ File Drop, you can allow others to upload to your Google Drive folder securely with no account, no login, and no access to the folder. Get a free trial today and see how simple it can be to share files with EZ File Drop!

Written by Matt Townley

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