Share a file publicly

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You can make files available to the public on the internet, such as case studies, conference programs, and more. You can choose whether people can only view the file, or if they can comment or make changes to it.

Note: Search engines, archive bots, or other users might store data that you share on the internet. Make sure you’re comfortable sharing documents publicly.

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  1. Access the file you want to share:
  2. At the top, click Share.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. On the right, click Change.

    Note: If you can’t see this option, your ability to share files outside your organization might be restricted. Ask your G Suite administrator for more information.

  5. Select On - Public on the web.
  6. Next to Access: Anyone (no sign-in required), choose your permission settings:
    • Can view: People with the link see the file but they can’t make any changes to it.
    • Can comment: People with the link see the file and can add comments to it.
    • Can edit: People with the link can make changes to the file.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click Done.
Now you can email or text the link to people, or you can publish it on a website. Anyone searching for the file or who has the link can find it.
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