Turn sharing suggestions on or off for users

Sharing suggestions help your users share content in Drive faster and more efficiently, and can help reduce over-sharing. The suggestions respect your organization’s sharing policies and don't include people outside your organization (even if a user has shared with them before). Sharing suggestions are turned on by default for your organization, but you can turn them off or back on in your Admin console.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenDrive and Docs.
  3. Click Sharing settingsand thenSharing suggestions.
  4. Optional: To apply the setting only to some users, at the side, select an organizational unit (often used for departments) or configuration group (advanced).

    Group settings override organizational units. Learn more

  5. Check the box to turn on sharing suggestions, or uncheck to turn them off.
  6. Click Save. Or, you might click Override for an organizational unit.

    To later restore the inherited value, click Inherit (or Unset for a group).

Changes can take up to 24 hours but typically happen more quickly. Learn more

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