How to share a file publicly from Google Drive?

People who aren't signed in to a Google Account show up as anonymous animals in your file. Learn more about anonymous animals.

If you use a Google Account through work or school, you may not be able to share publicly.
  1. Open the home screen for Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, or Google Slides.
  2. Click Share or Share Add people.
  3. Click Get shareable link.
  4. Next to "Anyone with the link," click the Down Arrow.
  5. Click More.
  6. Click On - Public on the web. Anyone on the Internet can open the file by searching for it or if they have the link.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Choose the level of access you want people to have.
  9. Click Done.
Sharing limits
  1. No more 50 people can edit and comment at the same time.
  2. More than 50 people can view a file, but they won't be visible. If 50 or more people need to view a file, publish the file to create a new link. Learn how to publish a file.
  3. You can only share a file with up to 200 people or groups. If you need to share a file with more than 200 people, you can add them to a Google Group, then share the file with the group.
  4. If you share a folder with a lot of people, it may take some time before everyone can see it.
  5. If you want to use a spreadsheet to collect information, learn how to create a Google Form. Read more about how data is collected.

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