How do I add new members to a Shared Drive?

This process will give someone access to your entire Shared Drive, including all files and subfolders. You can choose between four permission levels:

  • Manager - Allows the member to manage other members, including adding and removing members, and changing their permission levels. It also allows the member to create, upload, edit, move, and delete all files or folders in the Shared Drive.
  • Content manager - Allows the member to create, upload, edit, move, and delete (move to trash) files.
  • Contributor - Allows the member to create, upload, and edit files.
  • Commenter - Allows the member to add comments to files.
  • View - Allows the member to view files.

Use this process to give someone access to all files in the Shared Drive at one of the above permission levels:

  1. Use a web browser to navigate to Google Drive.
  2. Click Shared Drives on the left.
  3. Access the Shared Drive you want to modify by doubl-clicking it.
  4. Once you are in the Shared Drive, click the + Add members link under the name.
  5. Enter the email address of the member you want to add. It must be G Suite email address.
  6. Select the permission level.
  7. Write a notification or check the box to skip the notification.
  8. Click Send (the button will have changed to Add if you opted to skip the notification).