Google Drive excels at many issues and comfort is chef amongst them. Storing, sync and enhancing of information personally is one factor, however lots of the platform’s true energy lies in its collaborative features, particularly for those who use a few of Google’s paid affords, like Office or G Suite Enterprise. For all that energy, nonetheless, Google Drive’s sharing coverage has at all times been reasonably liberal in that there is no such thing as a restriction or second layer of affirmation for truly sharing one thing with one other individual. All you have to do is enter a legitimate gmail within the sharing interface and that useful resource will seem within the different person’s “Shared with me” part. Naturally, that permits unsolicited spam and different abusive content material. Content material you could already press “take away” on, however that may then nonetheless, some instances re-surface elsewhere, like whereas looking. It isn’t a fantastic setup.
Properly, again in Could Google introduced what it titled a set of updates for “Arming Google Workspace customers and admins with superior counter-abuse and threat-analysis capabilities”. Considered one of these options is the flexibility to dam one other Google Drive person. Now the function has formally began seeding and fortuitously, it isn’t simply restricted to paying Google prospects. Free private accounts are getting it as nicely.
To dam one other person you simply need to proper click on on a number of the undesired content material, shared by mentioned person after which press the “block” possibility. This may do a trio of issues:
- Block one other person from sharing any content material with you sooner or later. This generally is a helpful management if, for instance, one other person has a historical past of sending spam or abusive content material.
- Take away all present information and folders shared by one other person. That is a straightforward technique to do away with all spam or abusive content material shared from a particular person at one time.
- Take away one other individual’s entry to your content material, even for those who’ve beforehand shared it with them.
Fairly neat, although it needs to be famous that blocking a selected Google account on Drive may additionally find yourself blocking it on different Google providers in a technique or one other. Data is a bit sparce on that entrance, however it’s nonetheless price mentioning. Within the overwhelming majority of instances, it’s nonetheless protected to imagine that additional layers of blocking will merely be a bonus, reasonably than a difficulty.