Deprecating web hosting support in Google Drive

Beginning August 31, 2015, web hosting in Google Drive for users and developers will be deprecated. Google Apps customers can continue to use this feature for a period of one year until August 31, 2016, when serving content via id will be discontinued.

In the time since web hosting in Drive was launched, a wide variety of public web content hosting services have emerged, and we think better options are available to people today. As a result, we have decided to discontinue this feature and focus on the core Drive and Google Apps experience.

For those who have used Drive to host websites, Google Domains can refer you to third parties for website hosting functionality. For those who use this feature to serve non-user content to web and mobile applications, Google Cloud Platform offers a solution for this purpose.

To identify active use of Drive web hosting in their domain, Google Apps admins can use the Account activity reports in the Admin console. These reports can pinpoint users who own items that are publicly shared in order for Admins to contact and assist them with alternate solutions.

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Help Center: Host webpages with Drive
Help Center: Account activity reports
Developer Documentation

Note: all launches are applicable to all Google Apps editions unless otherwise noted

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