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Google Drive app for Google Chat

You can use the Google Drive app to get notifications in Chat about activity in Drive.

Before you begin

  • You need permission from your Google Workspace administrator to install apps.
  • You need to add the app to Chat.
    Learn how to find apps and add them to Chat.

Turn on Google Drive notifications in Chat or Gmail

  1. Open the Chat app "" or Gmail app "".
  2. Send any direct message (such as "hello") to the Google Drive app.
  3. In the response, tap Turn On Notifications.

Turn off Google Drive notifications in Chat or Gmail

  1. Open the Chat app "" or Gmail app "".
  2. Send any direct message (such as "hello") to the Google Drive app.
  3. In the response, tap Turn Off Notifications.

To turn notifications back on, send another direct message to the Google Drive app.

 

If you turn on notifications...

If you turn on notifications, you get direct messages about Google Drive events, such as:

  • A new file or folder that’s shared with you
  • A new comment or action item that mentions you or is assigned to you
  • Access request to a file you own
  • Alerts for storage space
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