How to Upload and Share Video Files to Google Drive Cloud Storage

Google Drive is a cloud storage service that allows you to store, access, and share files from any device. With Google Drive, you can upload video files and share them with others easily. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to upload and share video files using Google Drive.

Uploading Video Files to Google Drive

Uploading videos to Google Drive is simple. Here are the steps:

1. Sign in to Google Drive

Go to and sign in with your Google account credentials.

2. Click on New button

Once signed in, you will see the Google Drive interface. Click on the New button at the top left and select File Upload.

Google Drive Upload

3. Select the video file

A window will open allowing you to select files from your computer. Navigate to the video file you want to upload and select it.

4. Upload the video

Once selected, Google Drive will start uploading the video file to the cloud. The time taken depends on the size of the video and your internet speed.

5. Video appears in Google Drive

Once uploaded successfully, the video file will appear in your Google Drive account. You can view it by simply double-clicking on it.

That’s it! The video file is now safely stored in your Google Drive account and accessible from any device.

Sharing Video Files from Google Drive

Now that the video is uploaded to Google Drive, you can share it with others easily. Follow these simple steps:

1. Right-click on the video

In Google Drive, right-click on the video file you want to share.

2. Select Share

A menu will open. Select Share.

Google Drive Share Video

3. Enter email addresses

A sharing window will open. Here you can enter the email addresses of people with whom you want to share the video.

4. Set permissions

You can give viewing or editing rights to the users with whom you are sharing the video.

5. Copy link

You can also get a shareable link for the video and send it to anyone you want to provide access.

That’s it! The users with whom the video is shared can simply click on the shared link or the file in their Google Drive to access and view the video.

Tips for Uploading and Sharing Videos on Google Drive

Here are some useful tips when working with video files on Google Drive:

  • Convert videos to common formats like MP4 before uploading for smooth playback.
  • Videos larger than 1GB may need some time to process before sharing.
  • Check the video privacy settings if you want to make the video public.
  • Use view-only permission if you want others to just see the video.
  • Add a description to the video so users know what it is about.

Google Drive Video Limits

There are some limits when it comes to uploading and storing video files on Google Drive:

  • Maximum file size for videos is 5TB
  • Playback resolution supported is up to 1080p (1920×1080)

Advantages of Using Google Drive for Videos

Storing your videos on Google Drive has many advantages:

  • Accessibility – Videos can be accessed from any device, anywhere
  • Sharing – Smooth sharing with individuals or groups
  • Collaboration – Multiple people can work on the same video
  • Security – Videos are securely stored and backed up by Google
  • Searchability – Easily search your video library on Drive

So with just a few clicks, you can safely upload, manage, share and view videos using Google Drive!

About the Author

Jane Smith has over 5 years of experience in video editing and cloud technology. She regularly writes technical tutorials on using cloud platforms like Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, and Box.