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Why Add Documents to Google Drive?

Considering that Google Drive offers up to 15GB free storage, best sharing function and clear document management, it would be great if you could save documents to Google Drive.

Google Drive
Google Drive
  • Larger User Base and Free Storage

According to the data published by HelloLeads in July, 2020, Google Drive already has 2 billion monthly active users. It’s so convenient for you to share documents to other Google Drive users after learning about how to add documents to Google Drive since most of your classmates, workmates or family members may use Google Drive as well.

What attracts you most maybe is not the user base but the large and free cloud storage of about 15GB in a Google Drive account. Unlike photos and videos which always take too much cloud storage space, you can add your documents to Google Drive as many as you want.

  • Better Management and Protection of Your Files

Adding documents to Google Drive may not only save the storage space of your devices but also keep your documents as online backup in case that the local documents accidentally is damaged or lost.

As an online cloud storage service, Google Drive allows you to add documents from all your devices which have the ability to enter Google Drive. In this way you can manage your files through all the devices by Google Drive with its functions like sharing, copying, renaming or moving.

  • Best Sharing Experience with Collaboration

Once you upload files to Google Drive, you can collaborate with your workmates or team through the "Shared Folder" provided by Google Drive. This sharing function recommended by users gives you rich selections about different level of permissions to recipients such as viewing, editing or commenting. 

When you have learned about how to share documents on Google Drive, you can work with your team not only at office but also in wherever you are at any time as long as you can connect to the internet.

3 Distinctive Ways: How to Add Documents to Google Drive by MultCloud

Although you have 15 GB free storage in Google Drive, you are very likely to register more than one or two Google Drive accounts in order to get more cloud storage to add documents, photos or videos to Google Drive without purchasing. You may also define one of accounts as personal use and others as business use.

Apart from logging out and logging in to add documents to different Google Drive accounts, you can use a third-party free cloud file manager, MultCloud, to combine all your cloud drive services together in one interface and thus adding documents to different Google Drives easily.

  • Powerful: one-key cloud-to-cloud transfer, sync, backup.
  • Versatile: 30+ famous and common cloud drives are supported.
  • Automatic: set a plan to automatically start cloud transfer, sync, backup as scheduled.
  • Intelligent: Real time sync to trigger sync task when any changes happen.
  • User-friendly: easy to follow and operate for either newbies or experts.
  • Safe: OAuth authorization without keeping any private information.

Inaddition to the advanced cloud transfer, sync and backup, the MultCloud also comes with some basic features such as "Download", "Share", "Cut", "Delete", "Copy", "Preview" or "Rename", "Upload File" or "Remote Upload" , etc. To save documents to Google Drive accounts fast, you can try "Upload File" or "Remote Upload".

Method 1: How to Save Documents to Google Drive by "Upload File"

Step 1: Sign up MultCloud with name and email. Or you can directly log in with your Google or Facebook account. 

Sign up MultCloud
Sign up MultCloud

Step 2: Click "+Add Cloud" under "My Cloud Drives" list at left. Then choose Google Drive icon at the right.
Step 3: Follow the pop-up window to allow MultCloud to access your Google Drive. You could repeat step 2 and step 3 to add as many cloud accounts as you have to MultCloud.

Add Google Drive to MultCloud
Add Google Drive to MultCloud

Step 4: Click "Upload File" in the feature bar above.
Step 5: Locate the documents you want to add from computer through the pop-up window. Then click “Open”.

How to Upload Documents to Google Drive
How to Upload Documents to Google Drive

Tips: 
1. You can add documents to other cloud accounts simply by clicking the icon of target cloud under "My Cloud Drives" list at left.
2. MultCloud will show you a "Progress" window in the lower right corner to inform you the process of the upload task.

Progress Window of Upload Task
Progress Window of Upload Task

Method 2: How to Add Documents to Google Drive by “Drag and Drop”

Step 1: The same as step 1 to step 3 in method 1 above.
Step 2: Find the documents in your computer which you are going to add to Google Drive.
Step 3: Hold on the document and drag it to the browser window which illustrates MultCloud interface.
Step 4: Drop the document to MultCloud interface. Then the document will be successfully added to Google Drive.

Drag and Drop Documents to Google Drive through MultCloud
Drag and Drop Documents to Google Drive through MultCloud

Tip: You may hold on "Shift" on your keyboard to select more than one document before dragging.

Method 3: How to Upload Documents to Google Drive by “Remote Upload”

This is a typical way to straightly add online documents to Google Drive through the Link, Magnet or Torrent without the complicated steps to download the documents from the link to your devices.

Step 1: The Same as step 1 to step 3 in method 1 above.
Step 2: Click "Remote Upload" under "Common Tools" menu at left. Then click "Create Task" in "Remote Upload" interface.
Step 3: Add link of the document in the pop-up window. Then choose Google Drive in the space below.
Step 4: Click the purple button "Save to Cloud" in the lower right corner. Then the document will be uploaded to Google Drive.

Add Documents in Google Drive by Remote Upload
Add Documents in Google Drive by Remote Upload

Tips: The Remote Upload task will be illustrated clearly in Remote Upload interface for you to manage the task.

Task Information of Remote Upload
Task Information of Remote Upload

4 Basic Ways: How to Add Documents to Google Drive

You can add the documents to Google Drive website through 4 different ways. The first 2 ways are the same as the ways to add documents through MultCloud but are different from the ability to easily switch accounts which Google Drive website is lack of.  While method 3 below this title is more suitable to share documents directly to other Google Drive users instead of adding documents to your Google Drive and then sharing. 

What’s more, if your documents are in Google form or you are used to work with Google Docs, method 4 will give you great help to add Google documents to Google Drive.

Method 1: How to Save Documents to Google Drive by “File upload”

Step 1: Sign in Google Drive with your Google Account.
Step 2: Click “+New” in the upper left corner. Then click “File upload” in the dropdown menu. You can also click “Folder upload” if you are going to add a folder of documents to Google Drive at once.

Add the Documents to Google Drive Website
Add the Documents to Google Drive Website

Step 3: Locate the documents stored in your computer through the pop-up window. Hold on “Shift” to select more documents. Then click “Open”. And the documents will be added to Google Drive.

Tips: Just like MultCloud, Google Drive web will also show you a progress window of your uploading at the lower right of the interface.

Progress Window of Google Drive Website
Progress Window of Google Drive Website

Method 2: How to Add Documents to Google Drive with “Drag and Drop”

Step 1: The same as step 1 in method 1 right above.
Step 2: Find the document in your computer. 
Step 3: Hold on the document and drop it to Google Drive interface. Hold on “Shift” before dragging to add more documents. You can choose to drop to Google Drive or to a certain folder in Google Drive.

Drag and Drop Documents to Google Drive Website
Drag and Drop Documents to Google Drive Website

Method 3: How to Add a Document to a Folder in Google Drive of Other’s

Step 1: The same as step 1 in the above method.
Step 2: Ask other Google Drive users to send a link of shared folder to you.
Step 3: Click “Shared with me” at the left of Google Drive website. Then double click the folder you receive.
Step 4: Follow step 2 and step 3 in method 1 or method 2 right above to add documents to a shared folder in Google Drive. Then the documents will be successfully shared to others.

Add Documents to Shared Folder
Add Documents to Shared Folder

Method 4: How to Save Documents to Google Drive though Google Docs

Step 1: The same as step 1 in the above method.
Step 2: Click “+New”. Choose “Google Docs” and “Blank document” in the dropdown menu.

Add Google Documents to Google Drive
Add Google Documents to Google Drive

Step 3: Edit the Google document in the new browser window. 
Step 4: Then you just need to shut down this new window after editing. The document will be automatically added to your Google Drive.

Add Google Docs to Google Drive
Add Google Docs to Google Drive

2 Ways: How to Add Documents to Google Drive from iPhone 

Adding documents to Google Drive from mobile phone can help you a lot especially when you are away from the office since you can share documents from Google Drive mobile application in any place at any time in view of the fact that people carry mobile phones around all day long. But one thing needs to be mentioned is that you can only add document one by one to Google Drive app.

Method 1: How to Upload Documents to Google Drive by “Upload”

Step 1: Sign in Google Drive mobile application with your Google Account.
Step 2: Tap the “+” button in the lower right of the interface and choose “Upload” in the pop-up window. Then tap “Browse” in another pop-up window.
Step 3: Tap the document in the “Browse” interface and the document is added to Google Dive.

Add Document to Google Drive App
Add Document to Google Drive App

Method 2: How to Upload Documents to Google Drive Automatically from Google Docs

Step 1: Download Google Docs mobile application from app store.
Step 2: Sign in Google Docs with your Google Account.
Step 3: Tap the button "+" in the lower right corner of Google Docs app.
Step 4: Choose "New document" in the pop-up selections.
Step 5: Name your new document, then tap "Create" in the pop-up window.
Step 6: Tap the check mark after editing. Then the document will be automatically added to the Google Drive of your Google Account.

Add Google Docs to Google Drive App
Add Google Docs to Google Drive App

Conclusion

You may already master the skills about how to add documents to Google Drive since you reach here. 9 methods in total for you to choose from according to yourspecific requirements and situations.

Apart from adding files to Google Drive through MultCloud, it would be best if you use other beneficial functions from MultCloud like Cloud Transfer to carry out the task about how to share photos on Google Drive straightly to other of your cloud accouts.
 

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