How to Get Desktop Notifications for Google Drive Updates

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Drive users

If you use Google Drive in Google Chrome, you can get notifications for events such as file uploads and sharing, as long as you have Google Drive open in the browser.

How to enable Google Drive desktop notifications step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Get Desktop Notifications For Google Drive Updates - Step 1

Go to Google Drive at, click the gear icon in the top right, and select Settings.

Step 2

How To Get Desktop Notifications For Google Drive Updates - Step 2

Select Notifications on the left.

To the right of Browser, check the box Get updates about Google Drive items in your browser.

You can also check the box to the right of Email to receive updates by email.

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