Use the Google Drive app for Google Chat

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

Learn about Google Drive notifications in Chat

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.
    • You can reply to comments directly from the Google Drive app for Chat. For example, to mention a colleague, type “@” followed by their name or email address. 
  • An access request to a file you own.

Before you begin

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.

Uninstall the Google Drive app

  1. Open the Chat app  or Gmail app .
  2. At the top, tap the Down arrow .
  3. Tap Uninstall.
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