Google Drive - Share Link to Individual Document

If you are sending an email to someone which mentions certain documents you have on Google Drive it will save the recipient time if, as you mention each document in your email, you include a link to the document so that the recipient can simply click on the link to see the document (rather than have to search for each document as they read).

Including a link to a specific document is easy. Right-click on the document in Google Drive, or tap the three vertical dots, to bring up the menu of actions for that document as shown below.

Then select Get Shareable Link and you should get the message Link copied to clipboard. You can then paste that link into your email.  

Note on some devices there might be just a general Share option on the menu and you might have to click this before the Get Shareable Link option appears. Also, on some devices, after selecting the shareable link option there might be a further prompt and you have to press a Copy to clipboard option before the Link copied to clipboard message appears.  


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