How to Upload Videos to Google Drive
How to Upload Videos to Google Drive From an iPhone
You can use the Google Drive app go easily upload videos from your phone to your cloud. You’ll need a strong internet connection to upload videos because they usually take longer time than photos and other documents. Here’s how to do this:
1. Open the Google Drive app on your iPhone.
2. Next sign into your Google account if you’re yet to.
3. Locate and open the folder where you want the video to be uploaded to.
4. Next, tap the “+” icon which you’ll see at the bottom right.
5. After that, select “Upload”.
6. Now, choose “Photos and Videos”
7. Choose the video you wish to upload.
8. Tap on the “Upload” button at the top-right.
The upload process will now begin. The longer or more quality the video is, the longer it will take for it to be uploaded.
Uploading from iPhone Gallery
It is also possible to upload a video directly from your gallery. Here’s how:
You can also upload a video to Google Drive directly from your gallery. This is how it’s done:
Open the video on your iPhone.
Tap on the Share button in the bottom-left corner.
Select Google Drive.
Go to My Drive at the bottom.
Pick the folder where the video will be uploaded.
Select Save here.
How to Upload Videos to Google Drive From an Android
The process is very similar if you want to upload a video to Google Drive from your Android phone. Follow the steps below to find out how it’s done:
Open Google Drive on your Android device.
Sign in to your Google account.
Open the folder where the video will be uploaded.
Tap on the + icon in the bottom-right corner of the app.
Choose the Upload button from the pop-up menu.
Select Videos from the top menu.
Tap on the video that you want to upload.
It might take a couple of minutes for your video to be uploaded to Google Drive. You can also upload the video and move it to another folder afterward. This is how it’s done:
Tap on the three dots on the video file.
Select Move from the list of options.
Choose My Drive.
Pick the folder where you want to move the uploaded video.
Tap Move here in the bottom-right corner.
How to Upload Videos to Google Drive From a Mac
If you’re interested in uploading videos to Google Drive from your Mac, here’s what you need to do:
Go to Google Drive on your Mac.
Open the folder where the video will be uploaded.
Click on the New button in the top-left corner.
Choose File upload.
Click on the video that you want to upload and select Open.
When the video is uploaded to your Google Drive, the status bar in the bottom-right corner will say “1 upload complete.” There will also be a green checkmark next to your video on the status bar.
How to Upload Videos to Google Drive From a Windows PC
Uploading videos to Google Drive from your Windows PC is a relatively straightforward process, as long as you have the videos saved on your computer. There are two ways to do this. The first method is the easiest, and it takes less time. Here’s how it’s done:
Open Google Drive on your browser.
Log in to your Google account.
Go to the folder where you want to upload the video.
Minimize your browser window.
Locate the video on your Windows PC and click on it.
Drag it to the Google Drive window. The screen will become blue when you hover over it with the video file.
Drop it and wait for it to be uploaded.
The second method of uploading your video to Google Drive will also take you a few minutes. Follow the steps below to find out how:
Go to Google Drive and sign in.
Proceed to the folder where the video will be uploaded.
Click on the New tab in the top-left corner of the screen.
Select File upload from the pop-up menu.
Locate the file and choose Open.
That’s all there is to it. Keep in mind that you have up to 15G of free space on Google Drive, so if you upload too many videos, you’ll quickly run out of storage.
How to Upload Videos to Google Drive Without Losing Quality
The quality might be reduced when you play a video from Google Drive. It might also take a long time for your videos to be processed before you can play them. This sometimes happens because you don’t have a stable internet connection.
Videos play at a lower resolution because Google Drive tries to create a better video-playing experience by saving bandwidth. The quality will be restored if you download the same video to your device and play it. Google Drive streams different versions of the same video depending on your connection.
The safest way to upload a video to Google Drive without losing the video’s play quality is by compressing the file. Here’s what to do:
Locate the video file and right-click on it.
Select Send to on the drop-down menu.
Choose the Compressed (zipped) folder option.
If you’re a Mac user, right-click on the file and choose “Compressed + the video file’s name.” Once you’ve done this, you can upload the file to Google Drive just like you would with a regular video.
Is There Anything I Can Do to Upload Faster?
There are several things you can do to speed up the video uploading process on Google Drive. For starters, you can download the Google Drive desktop app. What makes it different from the browser app is that it automatically backs up your files to Google Drive. You can also use it to set upload speed preferences.
If you don’t want to download the app, another option you have is to clear your cache in Google Chrome:
Open Google Chrome.
Click on the three dots in the upper-right corner.
Select More tools from the drop-down menu.
Choose Clear browsing data…
Next to Time range, choose All time.
Make sure Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files are checked.
Click on the Clear data button.
Also, you can clear up the space on your Google Drive account. Make sure there’s enough room to upload a new video file. Finally, make sure you have a stable internet connection.
Keep All Your Video Files on Google Drive
Uploading videos to Google Drive might take some time, but your videos will be safe there. The good news is that you can upload them from your computer and your phone, so you won’t waste any time transferring them from one device to another. Just make sure you have enough room on your Google Drive to upload them.
Have you ever uploaded a video to your Google Drive? Which method did you use to do it? Let us know in the comments section below.