How to Save Files to Google Drive

There are a few ways to save files to Google Drive, both on the computer and in the application for Android and iPhone (iOS) mobile phones. Google allows you to upload documents, images, audio, and video files.

When saving a file on the cloud platform, it consumes a part of the total storage space which by default is 15 GB for free accounts. See in the following tutorial on how to save files in Google Drive. Also, discover an extension for Google Chrome that makes it even easier to send files to Drive.

How to Upload Files to Google Drive

To save files on Google Drive, it is worth noting that you need to have a Google account since email is linked not only to Drive, but to all the company’s other services. Additionally, you can upload up to 750GB per day to your account, as long as you have a plan or space that supports that capacity.

For the web and desktop versions, there is even the option to drag files or folders to the Google Drive interface and complete the upload automatically.

Save files to Google Drive for browser

  1. Go to “” (without quotes) in the browser;
  2. In the upper left corner, click on “New”;
  3. Click on “File Upload” or “Folder Upload”;
  4. Select the file or folder on the computer;
  5. Wait until the upload is complete.

Save files to Google Drive for desktop

  1. Download Google Drive on your computer;
  2. Go to the “Google Drive” folder. It is usually saved on the Desktop (Windows) or Desktop (macOS);
  3. Drag folders or files to the “Google Drive” folder;
  4. The files will be uploaded to your Google Drive account;
  5. To view the files, go to “” in your browser.

Save Files to Google Drive for Android and iPhone

  1. Open the Google Drive app on your phone;
  2. On the home screen, tap the plus (“+”) button in the lower right corner;
  3. Tap on the “Upload” option;
  4. Select files to save to Drive. You may need to authorize app permissions;
  5. Tap “Upload” again;
  6. Wait until the upload is complete.

“Save to Google Drive” extension for Chrome

Google also makes an official extension called Save to Google Drive available. With it, you can save web content or screenshots directly to your Drive account. To use the extension in Google Chrome, follow the steps in the tutorial:

  1. Enter the extension page Save to Google Drive;
  2. Click the “Use in Chrome” button;
  3. Confirm in “Add extension”;
  4. When you find an image, link or media file, right-click it;
  5. Go to the “Save to Google Drive” option;
  6. The file will be uploaded to your Google Drive account.

Ready. Now you know how to save files to Google Drive for desktop and mobile.

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