Video files are considered very important for making tutorials and sharing one’s views with others while making use of various visual effects. At times you want to share your videos with your friends, family, or colleagues but you do not find any appropriate means of doing so. Google Drive eases this difficulty by providing you with a way to upload your video files to Google Drive from where you can share them with as many people as you want. Today, we will be learning the method of uploading a video to Google Drive.
Method of Uploading a Video to Google Drive:
It is very simple to upload a video to Google Drive by following the steps mentioned below:
Step # 1: Signing into your Google Drive Account:
First, you need to log in to your Google Drive account by searching for Google Drive in your browser. Once you land on the Home page of Google Drive, you will be asked to log into your account by entering your Google Account email and password and then click on the Next button to proceed as highlighted in the following image:
Step # 2: Choosing the File Upload Option:
After successfully logging into your Google Drive account, you should be clicking on the “New” button located at the top of the left pane of your Google Drive window as highlighted in the image shown below:
Clicking on this button will cause a cascading menu to appear on your screen. You are supposed to select the File upload option from this menu as highlighted in the following image:
Step # 3: Selecting a Video File to Upload from your Computer System:
Now you will be prompted to select a file from your computer system to upload. Since in this article, our goal is to upload a video to Google Drive, therefore, for the purpose of demonstration, we have selected a small 4 seconds video from our computer system by locating it and then clicking on the Open button as highlighted in the image shown below. We only intended to show you the method of uploading a video to Google Drive over here. That is why we have chosen a file with such a small size, however, you can choose to upload a video of any size up to 5 TB as it is permissible by Google.
As soon as you will click on the Open button, your selected video file will start uploading on Google Drive as you can see from the message shown in the following image:
Step # 4: Verifying the Successful Uploading of your Video:
Once Google Drive successfully manages to upload your video file on it, it will prompt you with a confirmation message that your upload has been completed. Moreover, you will also be able to see a white tick enclosed within a green circle beside your video file name which will also be an indication that your video file has been successfully uploaded as highlighted in the image shown below:
However, even after this message is displayed on your screen, you still might not be able to see your recently uploaded video file along with your other files on Google Drive. This can happen because of lagging and slow Internet connection. But fortunately, this issue can be resolved simply by clicking on the Reload icon located before your search bar as highlighted in the following image:
Once you will reload your Google Drive page, you will instantly be able to see your newly uploaded video file along with your other files as highlighted in the image shown below:
Step # 5: Exploring whatever you can do with your Uploaded Video:
You can right-click on this video file to launch a menu to explore all the possible things that you can do with your recently uploaded video file as shown in the following image:
This article explains to you the detailed steps of uploading a video to Google Drive within no time. By following this method, you can upload your video files with sizes ranging from a few Bytes up to 5 TB. After uploading a file, you can create its copies, download it, share it with the people you want, or may even remove it.
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.