When I go to drive.google.com, I see information about this service and message:

Your Google Drive is not ready yet

with button Notify me.

My question is: do I need to get an invitation from another user, like it was with Google+, or is it just gradually rolling out to all users?

  • It's a phased rollout, although they're rolling it pretty fast. You just need to be patient.
    – ale
    Apr 27, 2012 at 13:29
  • I added the update to Google Docs (now drive) to my Android, and it asked if I wanted to enable Drive when opening the updated app. It then took a couple of days before it was available for me to use, and I was alerted by email.
    – Feckmore
    Apr 27, 2012 at 18:36
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    Now that Google Drive is long past the point where it's accessible to the world, it seems that this question has no further utility and should be closed (and deleted).
    – ale
    Oct 16, 2013 at 15:45

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In my case, just few hours after clicking the Notify me button I received e-mail, that my Google Drive is ready.

So far it looks exactly like Google Docs, only with different logo, and docs.google.com redirect to drive.google.com.

  • I had exactly the same. Just few hours and now I'm using Google Drive.
    – Tschareck
    Apr 30, 2012 at 6:22

Google Drive is being rolled out slowly to users who did not immediately enable it after it being launched.

This is also an option to enable it, provided to me from one of Google's support representatives:

Another workaround is if you have an Android smartphone setup with your Google account, you can visit the Marketplace and download the App for Google Drive. This should force the program to your account.

You can also check Google's official page on how to get access to see if they've updated it.


No. You need to go to Google Documents to enable Drive (I did it yesterday and it works), but I think it’s being rolled out gradually.

I found a blog post that shows how to enable it even if you are not presented with the option upon going to Documents, but I have’t tested it so I can’t say if it works or not.

  • The blog post is from November 1st, 2011. The hack doesn't work anymore and the scripts are a little more obfuscated.
    – Tschareck
    Apr 27, 2012 at 11:49
  • I wonder if it's down to your usage of Google Docs. I went yesterday and was presented with the "Notify Me" icon, but my son (who uses it more) got an allocation.
    – ChrisF
    Apr 27, 2012 at 11:58
  • @ChrisF I’m not sure, because I’m not using Google Docs much.
    – Alex
    Apr 27, 2012 at 17:58

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