Chrome browser only

Turn on notifications in Google Drive so you know when people share files with you or mention you in a comment.

Notifications appear in your Chrome browser. On Android devices, notifications also appear in your Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps.

Mobile instructions

Turn on notifications

  1. Open the Drive app.
  2. At the top, tap Menu menu.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Notification settings (Android) or Notifications (Apple® iOS®).
  5. Turn on Show notifications (Android) or Notifications enabled (iOS) and choose which settings you'd like to change.

Web instructions

Turn on notifications

  1. In Chrome, open Drive.
  2. Click Settings settings and select Settings.
  3. On the left, click Notifications.
  4. Check the Notify me on this device box.
  5. Next to Notify me about, make sure that the Shared items box is checked.
  6. Click Done.