How to remove someone from google drive

Google Drive is an astonishingly convenient storage space, a versatile collaboration tool that provides valuable options to share its document with specific people. Google Drive provides various sharing options that allow you to share your documents.

But sometimes the sharing options can pave way for private issues. Unfortunately, the sharing options may result in great risks and questions the privacy or you may think to stop sharing for any personal or official reasons.

So you may wonder how to remove someone from Google Drive. Let’s dive deep to know how to remove someone from google drive.

Remove someone from google drive

If you find yourself in a situation where you want to stop sharing your Google Drive document, then you have to edit some sharing settings.

If you share your Google Drive file with people, the owner, or anyone with edit permissions can change the sharing settings for the file. If you don’t want anyone to change the sharing settings of your Google Docs file, you have to remove the edit permissions too.

How to remove someone from Google Drive on the computer?

Let us see how to remove someone from Google drive.

Step 1: Open your Google Drive and find the file you want to remove someone from that Google Drive file.

Step 2: Click on the Google Drive file and then click on the ‘Share’ icon at the top right of the Google Drive file. You can also right-click on that Google Drive file and then click ‘Share’ from the pop-up box that opens.

Step 3: This will open up a “Share with People and Groups ” window.

Step 4: Find the person you want to remove from your Google Drive file.

Step 5: You can see the dropdown at the right end to their name. Click the dropdown > Remove.

remove someone from google drive
remove someone from google drive

You can remove whoever you want to remove from the Google Drive file using the same method mentioned above. 

How to remove someone from Google Drive on Android Mobile?

Lets see how to remove someone from Google Drive on android mobile.

Step 1: Open your Google Drive app on Android mobile and find the file you want to remove someone from that Google Drive file.

Step 2: Tap on the three vertical dots on the right of the Google Drive file name and then tap the ‘Share’ option.

Step 3: This will open up the “Share ” screen.

Step 4: Now tap on the “who has access” at the bottom of the screen.

Step 5: This will open up a screen that shows the entire list of people whom you have shared the Google Drive file with.

Step 6: Find the person you want to remove from your Google Drive file and tap on that name.

Step 7: You can see a pop-up box at the bottom of the window

Step 8: Tap ‘Remove’.

Repeat the same method to remove people from your Google Drive file

How to remove everyone from Google Drive?

How to remove everyone from Google Drive? Even though there is no straightway you can entirely remove all people from Google drive shared file, there are certain workarounds you can try. One of them is restricting link sharing for a Google Drive file.

Restrict link sharing for a Google Drive file

When you change your Google Docs link’s setting to ‘Restricted’, the only people who can still see your Google Drive file are those you have directly shared (by entering Gmail address )within the ‘Share with people and groups’ section.

How to restrict link sharing for a file to remove some people on your computer?

Step 1: Open your Google Drive and find the file you want to remove someone that Google Drive file.

Step 2: Click on the Google Drive file and then click on the ‘Share’ icon at the top right of the Google Drive file. You can also right-click on that Google Drive file and then click ‘Share’ from the pop-up box that opens.

Step 3: This will open up the “Share with People and Groups” window.

Step 4: You can see that the “Get link” section will set to be Anyone. This means that anyone on the internet with this link can view it.

Step-5: To remove those people, click “Change”.Now click the dropdown next to “Anyone with the link” and select restricted.

how to remove someone from google drive
How to remove everyone from Google Drive

Your Google Drive file will now be set to ‘restricted’ that ensures only people added can open with this link. And once you also remove all the collaborators from the Google Drive file, your Google Drive file will be made private.

How to restrict link sharing for a file to remove some people on Android mobile?

Step 1: Open your Google Drive app on Android mobile and find the file you want to remove someone from that Google Drive file.

Step 2: Tap on the three vertical dots on the right of the Google Drive file name and then tap the ‘Share’ option.

Step 3: This will open up the “Share ” screen.

Step 4: Now tap on the “who has access” at the bottom of the screen.

Step 5: This will open up a screen that shows the entire list of people whom you have shared the Google Drive file with.

Step 4: You can see that the “Get link” section will set to be Anyone. This means that anyone on the internet with this link can view it.

Step: To remove those people, tap “Change”. Now tap “restricted”.

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And voila! You can now easily remove someone from your Google Drive!

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