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How To Upload A Video To Google Drive

Do you need to upload a video to Google Drive but you're not sure how? No problem! Click through for a step-by-step tutorial
Last Updated on June 14, 2023
How To Upload A Video To Google Drive
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Do you have a variety of different files that you’d like to keep stored in one place, including videos? If you want to save time and effort, then you should start using Google Drive. This cloud storage service allows you to store files anywhere from both your computer and mobile device.

Google Drive is a free service that lets you create, edit, share, collaborate, and organize documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, photos, and other types of files.

The service also offers a variety of features such as file version history, automatic backups, the ability to drag and drop files, as well as sharing options.

Nevertheless, despite all of its conveniences, if you’re not overly familiar with Google Drive, then it can be a little tricky to understand how to use it.

For this reason, if you would like to upload a video to Google Drive and you’re not sure how, this article will provide you with a simple, step-by-step tutorial. Read on!

How To Upload A Video To Google Drive

Step

1

Open Google Drive And Log In

First thing’s first, you’re going to want to begin by opening Google Drive in your browser as you normally would. Once you have done this, you can then proceed to log in to your Google Account if you are prompted to do so.

Step

2

Select Folder To Upload To

After you have logged into your Google Account, you will then be able to go ahead and select the folder that you would like the video to be uploaded into.

It’s important that you make sure to choose the correct folder, as this will ensure that your documents, photos, and other files do not become disorganized.

Step

3

Creating A New Folder

3. Creating A New FolderIf you need to make a new folder to upload your video, you can do so by clicking My Drive, in the sidebar, which will then allow you to create a new folder via the pop-up menu, which you can view as follows

Step

4

Locate Video You Want To Upload

After you have got your folder open on your screen, you can then locate the video that you would like to upload to google drive. This will typically be in the settings area of your computer.

Access the video that you would like to upload from the “Videos” tab (this might look different depending on what desktop software you have) and then press down on the video file with your mouse.

Step

5

Switch Back To Google Drive

5. Switch Back To Google Drive

Switching back to your Google Drive page, double-click on the folder that you would like the video to be uploaded to.

This will open up the folder in your Google Drive so that you will then be able to upload the video file directly into it. If you have done this correctly, then you should see this on your screen

Step

6

Drag And Drop Video

As soon as you have done this, all you will then need to do is simply drag the video file across the screen into the circle where it clearly states “Drop files here”.

Once the video file has been dragged and dropped into the gray circle, the video file will be instantly processed, downloaded, and then uploaded to Google Drive, where you will then be free to edit and share it.

Final Thoughts


There we have it! In conclusion, uploading videos to Google Drive is an incredibly easy process that takes just seconds to complete. All you really need to do is follow these steps above, and you’ll be good to go.

Have fun editing your video, and thank you for reading!

Andrew is one of three co-founders of BGFG, the parent company of PC Guide. A keen gamer and PC enthusiast, Andrew dabbles in a bit of writing sometimes - when he gets the chance to!

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