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Your stuff, your way - Drive Features

With a Google Account, you get 15 GB of storage for free. Storage gets used by Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos, so you can store files, save your email attachments, and back up photos and videos. For more than 15 GB, you can .

Photos, videos, presentations, PDFs – even Microsoft Office files. No matter what type of file it is, everything can be stored safely in Drive.

Files in Drive are private, until you decide to share them. You can quickly invite others to view, comment, and edit any file or folder you choose. It's online collaboration made easy.

Your file security is crucial. That’s why every file in Drive stays safe no matter what happens to your smartphone, tablet or computer. Drive is encrypted using SSL, the same security protocol used on Gmail and other Google services.

Built to work with Google

Hover over an attachment in Gmail and look for the Drive logo. Here, you can save any attachment to your Drive to organize and share them in a single, safe place.

Drive can recognize objects in your images and text in scanned documents. So you can search a word like “Eiffel Tower” and get text documents with that word, as well as images of the actual Eiffel Tower.

Store your photos in Drive and see them come to life with Google Photos. Get that expertly edited look without the effort, plus animations, movies, and more..

Google Drive is built-in to Chromebooks, so your files and photos are automatically backed up. You'll get 100GB of free storage for two years with most new Chromebooks.

 

Work smarter with apps

Create and collaborate with others. Share documents and files, build out spreadsheets and make a presentation on the fly with our , and  apps.

lets you run a survey or quickly create a team roster with a simple online form. Then check out the results, neatly organized in a spreadsheet.

Lay out diagrams, create flow charts, and then easily add them to other documents or embed them on a website with Google Drawings.

Edit your profile photo, do some landscaping, create a mind map and more. Over 100 Drive apps can help you do more with your stuff. Try them by installing one from the in the Chrome Web Store.

Take Drive even further

Scan all your paper documents with Drive for Android. Just snap a photo of documents like receipts, letters and statements – and Drive will store them instantly as PDFs.

Make files available offline so you can view them when your phone or tablet loses service, like on a plane or in a building with a bad connection.

You can look back as far as 30 days on most file types, making it easy to see who has made changes and go back to previous versions. That's file versioning made easy.