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You can send and share Google Drive files and folders using Google Chat.
In Google Chat https://chat.google.com, if you’re viewing a chat in full-screen, click the third icon (Add Google Drive file) from left to right in the chat message field at the bottom.
If you have minimized the chat, click the + icon on the left in the chat message field at the bottom.
Click the third icon from left to right – Add Google Drive file.
The Select an item window shows up.
By switching among the tabs on top, you can look for files in My Drive, Shared drives, Shared with Me, Recent, or Upload a new file.
Below the tabs, you have the search bar, allowing you to find something quickly.
Also, there are two icons on the right of the search bar, allowing you to switch between List or Grid view.
Click an item and then click the Select button.
A file preview appears – click the Send button or press the Enter key on your keyboard to send the file. Optionally, you can also type a message and send both at the same time.
If the chat participants don’t have access to the file, you’ll see this message, telling you who doesn’t have access.
You can choose to:
Then click SEND.
Your file appears in the chat. Others can click to view and download it.
Clicking the file opens it in another tab in the browser.
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