I have shared a folder in my Google Drive with several contacts.

Can I grant permission to some of them, for them to be able to share with others? (Sort of making them admins of the folders).

This is what I see when I click on any of the members of the target directory. I don't seem to find any way of approaching the issue.

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2 Answers 2


Can I grant permission to some of them, for them to be able to share with others?

Yes you can.

Case A
(You have already granted with rights)

In this case what they should do is:
Pick the files they want to share and right-click on them.
From the pop-up choose Share and in the new pop-up choose/type the emails they want to share with.

Depending on the rights you have granted to them, they will now see

If they were granted just view rights

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If they have editing rights they will see the following screen instead.

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Case B

If you want to grand rights to some of your contacts for some folders/files.

Step 1.
Pick the files/folders you want to share and right click on them

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Step 2.
Select Share from the pop-up menu

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Step 3.

Click on Share with people and groups

Step 4.
Place your cursor in the Add people and groups box. Your contacts will appear as a dropdown list.
Pick the ones you want or type them and grand them with desired rights.

Step 5.
Share. Enjoy.

(Keep in mind that the 3 offered options are Edit, View and Comment)


The setting to allow editors to share files applies to all editors. It's not possible to allow to do this to only few of them.

NOTE: Team Drives have more options but they apply at Team Drive level, not at folder level.


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