How to block spammers on Google Drive

Google Drive users were fed up with the disgusting and unwanted files that were shared with them. Everyone was complaining about this issue for a long time on Reddit, Twitter, and Google Community. Google still doesn’t have a perfect solution.

In an effort to reduce the quantity of spam content on its cloud storage service, Google has added the option to ban other users in Google Drive. It will help users to block those Google accounts who are sharing unwanted spam files to your Google drive.

If you are fed up with the spam in your Google Drive account, you can just block the person sending or sharing these spam folders and files.

In this article, I will show you how to block spammers on Google Drive. It will be a step-by-step tutorial for beginners who want to stop Google Drive spam.

What happens when you block someone on Google Drive?

Google introduced this block option in Google Drive to prevent and misuse of share option in Google Drive. Here’s what happens when you block someone on Google Drive:

  • The blocked person won’t be able to share files with you anymore.
  • You also won’t be able to share files with the person or account you blocked in the first place. To share files with that person, you need to unblock them first.
  • The blocked person won’t be able to access or view your files and you also won’t be able to view and access their files.

How to Block Spammers on Google Drive?

To block spammers on Google Drive, follow these steps:

  1. Go to drive.google.com to open Google Drive in your browser as the block feature is yet to release in the Android appHow to Block Spammers on Google Drive?
  2. Navigate to the “Shared with me” section on your Google Drive accountHow to Block Spammers on Google Drive?
  3. Right-click on the file shared to block spammers on Google DriveHow to Block Spammers on Google Drive?
  4. Click on the Block option from the list of options that come up on right-clicking the fileHow to Block Spammers on Google Drive?
  5. Click on the Block option to block spammers on Google Drive who share unwanted filesHow to Block Spammers on Google Drive?
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Note: Blocking is the best way to prevent spammers from sending unwanted files to your Google Drive. However, you cannot group block the spammer, you need to block them individually.

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Abhishek Verma

Abhishek Verma

Abhishek Verma is a tech enthusiast and freelance tech journalist. He has been writing about technology for 5 years. He is passionate about every aspect of technology, especially Android. Abhishek’s articles have been referred by India Today, 360Gadgets, Times of India, MacRumors, AndroidPolice, AndroidAuthority, BGR, Zee News, and many more.

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