How To Share Videos On Google Drive

How To Share Videos On Google Drive

With Google Drive, it’s easy to manage all types of files and content, including videos.

But sharing in Google Drive has some idiosyncrasies! Here’s how to share videos on Google Drive:

There are several ways to do it:

  • Share by email within Drive – with specific permissions
  • Share with a link in your email program – with specific permissions
  • Share by link publicly

To know which to pick, you need to determine your intent for sharing. Your intent could range from wanting to share it publicly, sharing it with a link, or - if you want to share it with a prospect, client or customer - share it by email.

Sharing and organizing content on Google Drive becomes progressively more difficult when you have a huge content library. An abundance of assets will lead to you always struggling to find the right content at the right time.

If you find yourself with many assets you need to share regularly, a common problem in sales and marketing especially, you will find specific content management tools quite helpful. A sales enablement tool like Content Camel helps you organize your content library, share and track links. You can share any file type like videos with custom links on your domain and track their performance.

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Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to share videos on Google Drive:

Steps To Share Video On Google Drive

You can share videos on Google Drive in three ways, depending on your intent, as we discussed earlier in the article.

So how are we exactly sharing videos on google drive? Here’s how…

Sharing by Email within Drive

Step 1: Upload the video on your Google Drive or drag & drop it from your local folder and into your Drive folder.

Step 2: Now right-click on your video/file to open a drop-down menu.

Step 3: From the menu click Share and a text box will appear.

Step 4: In the text box, enter the email addresses of the people you want to share it with and set up appropriate permissions settings in the next tab and click Share.

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That’s how you share a video on Google Drive by email.

This approach is similar to attaching files with your email from your local drive. In this case you’re inserting a link to a text within your email.

Step 1: Upload the video on your Google Drive or drag & drop it from your local folder and into your Drive folder.

Step 2: Now right-click on your video/file to open a drop-down menu.

Step 3: From the menu click Get Link and a text box will appear.

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Step 4: In the text box, you’ll see an auto-generated URL for your video/file.

Step 5: You can manage permissions to control who can access the file through the link.

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Step 6: Click Copy Link and Done.

Step 7: Go to your email draft. Click the Insert Link icon next to Attach File icon.

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Step 8: A text box will appear where you will add the text to display and the link you want to attach.

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Step 9: Click OK and your link should appear just like in the screenshot below.

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Step 1: Follow Steps 1 to 3 as stated above.

Step 2: In the text box, you’ll see an auto-generated URL for your video/file.

Step 3: Below this link, on the left side of the text box, you can adjust the permission settings for the link to Anyone with the link to share the video publically.

Step 4: Click Copy Link and Done.

Step 5: Paste the link wherever you want to share it and you’re done.

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Now that you have successfully shared your video on Google Drive… How do you know if your video impressed your prospect? You don’t.

If you want the inside scoop on how well your video did, you’ll need a tool designed specifically for your salespeople, which can track your videos to improve your sales content strategy and deliver custom buyer experiences.

Sharing Videos To Win Deals

Videos are a great way to capture the attention of buyers and help explain the features and benefits of any product or service. They can also be used to build relationships with potential customers and show them what it’s like to work with your company.

However, it can be tricky to share videos with colleagues and potential customers if you don’t have the right tools to do so. Especially when it comes to sharing videos with your customers, you need customer insights to select winning content.

Using technology to help your salespeople is more important than ever. Giving them the right tools helps them put their best foot forward and be more efficient.

Find out what happens when you don’t use technology to enable your sales team?

Helping Your Sales Team!

Beyond sharing the occasional video or files, Google Drive isn’t an ideal solution for your sales team because it’s not designed for sales.

When you’re sharing videos with your leads, it’s helpful to have insights on what content works and to help your salespeople get up to speed more quickly and engage buyers at every stage of the sales cycle.

Content Camel’s document tracking feature allows you to tap into those insights, share winning content, and organize your content library into types and funnel stages to accelerate your sales process.

Organizing your content library into funnel stages and types will make for faster navigation, and the additional organization will make it simpler to update your work as you continue to develop it.

When you’re ready to share your video, a customized, auto-generated short URL is created for your client. You may also create a personal domain with personalized branding options to make your short URL more clickable.

It enables Content Camel to monitor and analyze any documents or assets shared during the first interaction. Collecting clients’ interactions in this manner allows for a more detailed, focused view of their experience, as it helps in identifying concerns that may not be visible from a larger viewpoint.

That’s why you need a tool that is designed specifically for sellers and truly aids in the sales enablement process - no better option than Content Camel.

Feel free to reach out to us or learn more about What Sales Enablement Tools Should You Have in Your Sales stack?