Google Shared Drives benefits and caveats

Google Shared Drives ( formerly Google Team Drives) allows creating arbitrary numbers of shared drives consisting of people with Gmail addresses (corporate or personal). However, public folder Shared Drives are not possible as it is with personal Google Drive. Public individual file sharing is possible with Google Shared Drives, but it would be tedious to share very many links.

The alternative workaround is to add people you want to share files with to a big Shared Drive with appropriate permissions.

No granular folder permissions

Permissions are uniform across all folders & files in each Google Shared Drive. To workaround this limitation, create multiple team drives–even if it’s for the same physical team.

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