Get notified if a file is shared with you

Chrome Browser only

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  • Turn on notifications in Google Drive so you know when people share files with you or mention you in a comment.
  • Notifications appear in Chrome Browser. On Android devices, notifications also appear in your Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps.


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Web instructions

  1. In Chrome Browser, open Drive.
  2. Click Settings Settings and select Settings.
  3. On the left, click Notifications and choose an option:
    • To receive updates on your web browser, check the Get updates about Google Drive items in your browser box, and select the items you want to be notified about.
    • To receive updates by email, check the Get all updates about Google Drive items via email box.
  4. Click Done.

Mobile instructions

  1. Open the Drive app.
  2. At the top, tap Menu .
  3. Tap Settings .
  4. Tap Notification settings (Android) or Notifications (Apple® iOS®).
  5. Turn on Show notifications (Android) or Notifications enabled (iOS) and choose which settings you'd like to change.
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