Grant individuals or other groups access to files, including permission to read, comment, or edit. The returned dribble will have extra columns, shared and permissions_resource. Read more in drive_reveal().

drive_share_anyone() is a convenience wrapper for a common special case: "make this file readable by 'anyone with a link'".

  role = c("reader", "commenter", "writer", "fileOrganizer", "owner", "organizer"),
  type = c("user", "group", "domain", "anyone"),
  verbose = TRUE

drive_share_anyone(file, verbose = TRUE)



Something that identifies the file(s) of interest on your Google Drive. Can be a character vector of names/paths, a character vector of file ids or URLs marked with as_id(), or a dribble.


Character. The role to grant. Must be one of:

  • owner (not allowed in shared drives)

  • organizer (applies to shared drives)

  • fileOrganizer (applies to shared drives)

  • writer

  • commenter

  • reader


Character. Describes the grantee. Must be one of:

  • user

  • group

  • domain

  • anyone


Name-value pairs to add to the API request. This is where you provide additional information, such as the emailAddress (when grantee type is "group" or "user") or the domain (when grantee type is "domain"). Read the API docs linked below for more details.


Logical, indicating whether to print informative messages (default TRUE).


An object of class dribble, a tibble with one row per item.

See also

Wraps the permissions.create endpoint:

Drive roles and permissions are described here:


if (FALSE) { # Upload a file to share file <- drive_upload( drive_example("chicken.txt"), name = "chicken-share.txt", type = "document" ) # Let a specific person comment file <- file %>% drive_share( role = "commenter", type = "user", emailAddress = "" ) # Let a different specific person edit and customize the email notification file <- file %>% drive_share( role = "writer", type = "user", emailAddress = "", emailMessage = "Would appreciate your feedback on this!" ) # Let anyone read the file file <- file %>% drive_share(role = "reader", type = "anyone") # Single-purpose wrapper function for this drive_share_anyone(file) # Clean up drive_rm(file) }