Google on the hunt to solve spam issues with Drive

Google Drive is one of the most preferred platforms not just for storing files but sharing and collaborating as well. However, repeated issues have been interfering with the user’s experience for some time now and the company now makes it a ‘priority’ to resolve the matter as soon as possible.

According to a tech publication, Google Drive’s sharing system has had a problem for quite some time now, making it vulnerable to spam.

Users complaint is that anyone can share files with you on Google Drive as long as they have your email address and there is no way to remove them from your account. Users can share files without any permission and there is no way to fully remove the shared file from surfacing in search and other areas.
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The issue is not problematic for many users but it can be frustrating when it comes up. For example, a user complains that a folder their ex controls is still showing in their account. And to make matters worse, there is really nothing they can do to fix the issue at the moment.

Luckily, Google has taken note of user’s concern and is working to make changes to how Google Drive handles sharing files on their system.

Recently, the tech giant published an apology to the users who are finding the default sharing permission feature a challenge and gave assurance to be working on the matter in order to prevent any potential spam.

Keep watching this space for more updates on the changes Google has planned for the Drive.

Google is planning to fix sharing spam issues with Drive
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