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An eDesign Consultation requires some potentially large files being shared between us, such as videos and photos.


More often than not, these files can be larger than the average email account allows.


Don't worry! There's a simple solution!


Google Drive!


Wait, what's that? I don't have my driver's license, is that an issue? How do I use it? Is it free? Is it like Uber?


Google Drive is a virtual storage space for your files, and one naturally comes with your Gmail address, free of charge! You can upload, view, share, and edit files with Google Drive.


Types of files

  • Documents

  • Images

  • Audio

  • Video

Upload Files


Android, iPhone, and iPad

  1. On your Android phone, tablet, iPhone, and iPad download and open the Google Drive app.

  2. Tap the Add + button.

  3. Tap Folder

  4. Name the folder, and hit Create

  5. Open the new folder you just created, by clicking it

  6. Tap the Add + button

  7. Tap Upload.

  8. Find and tap the files you want to upload.

Share Folder

  1. On your Android, iPhone or iPad, open the Google Drive app.

  2. Next to the folder's name, tap the three lateral dots.

  3. Tap Add people or Share.

  4. Type the email address you want to share with. In this case, it will be me, at JenniDoesDesigns.docs@gmail.com

  5. Tap Send, which looks like a paper airplane icon. An email is sent to me.

A Visual Step-by-Step Guide


Step 1: On your phone, download the Google Drive App


Step 2: Under Create New, select Folder


Step 3: Name the folder JDD - you name. Example: JDD - Jane Doe


Step 4: Under Create New, select Upload.

Step 5: Select Photos, Images, Videos, Documents, etc., depending on what you want to upload.


Step 6: Select the photo(s), video(s), and/or docs you want to upload.


Step 7: Share the folder by clicking the three lateral dots in the top, right-hand corner of the Google Docs app.


Step 8: Type in my email address, JenniDoesDesigns.Docs@gmail.com and click the little paper airplane symbol beside "add a message" at the bottom to accept, and send the invitation to share the folder with me.


Another way to Share the folder is by clicking the three lateral dots in the top, right-hand corner of the Google Docs app, and selecting Copy Link.


Once you select Copy Link, the link will be copied to your phone's Clipboard, and you can immediately paste it into an email to me at JenniDoesDesigns.docs@gmail.com


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