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|00:25 - Visibility and access levels
01:52 - Invite specific people
04:20 - Alter and remove existing permissions
05:14 - Share a folder
06:32 - Moving alters sharing
|08:13 - Share with groups
11:45 - Loosest permission wins
10:04 - Transfer Ownership
11:07 - Publish to the web
Google provides simple, robust, and intuitive tools to share items from Google Drive. You can set your documents', files' and folders' visibility, share your documents with specific people, and publish read-only documents to the public.
Visibility provides blanket sharing for your document, file or folder. Google Drive sets the visibility of any new document, file or folder created in to Private (unless you use Google Apps and your domain admin sets the default differently), but you can choose from up to five visibility options.
To change the visibility of a document, file or folder use the blue Share button, and then the Change… link. Choose your new visibility then use the green Save button, and then the blue Done.
Google Drive allows you to invite specific people to access your documents, files and folders. You can invite people to view, comment, or edit.
Note, for people to access your document file or folder, they need a Google Account. If you invite people who do not own a Google Account they will need to create one to access.
You can change or remove access to your document for specific people.
You can also transfer ownership to another person.
Note: If you use Google Apps you cannot transfer ownership to someone outside of your domain and if you use a personal Google Account or Gmail address you cannot transfer ownership to a Google Apps user.
You can publish to the web Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides and Google Drawings. This makes a read-only version available to the public. If you publish a Google Doc it lacks any Google Docs menus or toolbar, presenting itself as a simple web page, and updates from the original Google Doc every 5 minutes.