How to Add Files on Google Drive

Google Drive provides you online storage to store your documents, photos, audios, videos, etc. If you also have a Google account, then it means you have 15GB free storage on Google Drive. Everyone who has a Google account has this free storage. Users can also expand their Drive storage by paying for the extra storage plan.

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You can upload content from your mobile, computer, laptops, etc. to the Google Drive and customize your device to sync your data to the Drive. With free storage there is another benefit of the Drive is you can access contents of the Drive at any time in any device by using your Google account.

If you also want to use Google Drive storage, then uploading files on Drive is as simple as uploading a photo on Facebook.

How to add files on Google Drive by using the desktop browser

You can upload files on Google Drive for free but up to only 15GB. You can expand your storage capacity by purchasing additional storage.

  1. Open your preferred browser.
  2. Type ‘’ and search to go to the main page or open Google Drive.
  3. Click on the ‘Go to Google Drive’ a blue color button in the middle of the page. Ignore if already logged in and continue from 5.
  4. Log in with your Google Account’s email address and password.
  5. Now, click on the blue ‘New’ button at the top-left corner of the page.
  6. Click on the ‘File upload’ option from the drop-down options to upload a specific or multiple files. Or,
  7. Click on the ‘Folder upload’ option to upload a full folder.
  8. Navigate and select your files or folder to add on your Google Drive.

(To select more than one file, hold down ‘Ctrl’ or ‘Command’ key and then click on the file to select.)

  1. Click ‘Open’ button at the bottom of the file selecting Window to begin uploading your selected files to Google Drive. Or,
  2. Click ‘Ok’ button to begin uploading a whole folder.

Your selected file or folder start uploading to Google Drive, and Uploading time will depend on the size of the data and your internet connection. Wait for complete uploading.

To organize the files:

Once your file or folder uploaded successfully to Google Drive, you can access them from any device by using your Google ID.

  1. To move: Click and drag the file to the folder, you want to move.
  2. To delete: Right click on the file and select ‘Remove’ from the options, to remove from the Drive.
  3. To make a new folder: Click ‘New’ button, select ‘Folder’ from the options, give a name and press ‘Enter.’

How to add file on Google Drive from your phone

If you don’t have the Google Drive app on your phone, then you can install it from the ‘iPhone App Store’ or ‘Google Play Store.’

  1. Tap on the ‘Drive’ app icon on your phone to launch the app.
  2. Log in with your Google Account’s email address and password.
  3. After login, tap blue color ‘Add (+) button’ at the lower-right corner of the screen.
  4. Tap ‘Upload’ in the popup menu to choose a file.
  5. Navigate and select which kind Files(Photos and Videos) of the file you want to upload.
  6. Tap and hold the file to select or just tap, continue tapping to select more files.
  7. Now, tap ‘Upload’ at the upper-right corner of your screen.

Now, your selected files start uploading to Google Drive. Uploading time will depend on the size of the data and on your internet connection. Wait for complete uploading.

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