When you’re working with people outside of your organization, such as clients or agencies, you might want to restrict their access to certain files when your projects are complete.

For any file in Google Drive, you can set an expiration date to limit or end access to that file.


Set an expiration date on access to a file

  1. In Drive, open the file.
  2. Click Share.
  3. If the file isn’t already shared, share it.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Hover over the person’s name and click Set expiration timer.
  6. Change the access expiration date.
  7. Click Save changes and then click Done.

Note: You can’t set the expiration for the current day. If you need to restrict access immediately, just unshare the file.