Google Drive shared folders are now easier for recipients to use

Many Google Apps customers use Drive shared folders to collaborate on projects, keep historical records, or complete tasks with their team. Starting today, we’re rolling out several improvements to Google Drive’s shared folders to make them more actionable and useful to the recipients they’re being sent to.

Shared content now behaves like the content that you own

Signed-in recipients of Google Drive shared folders will now be able to access the contents in Drive (without having to add to My Drive) and will see the full functionality of Drive when receiving shared folders. This includes adding and modifying files, creating new folders, changing your notification subscriptions, and more. Just like how you’re used to in My Drive, you have the ability to modify the files directly from the landing page.

We’re also looking to further improve shared folder collaboration in the future. We hope this starting point makes collaborating with others simpler for you and your teams.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in 2 weeks

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility)

All end users

Change management suggested/FYI

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