When this happens...
Google DriveNew File in Folder
Then do this...
GmailSend Email

Sometimes you and/or a colleague need to know when a new file is added to a Google Drive folder. Use Zapier to watch your Google Drive folder and generate a Gmail alert when a new file is added. All new files added after you set up this integration will trigger a Gmail alert. The email can be sent to multiple recipients, and optionally include the file as an attachment.

Note: This Zapier integration will not generate Gmail alerts for existing files in your Google Drive folder, only new files added after you've set it up.

How It Works

  1. A file is added to a Google Drive folder.
  2. Zapier generates a Gmail alert, optionally including the file as an attachment.

What You Need

  • Google Drive account
  • Gmail account

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It's easy to connect Gmail + Google Drive and requires absolutely zero coding experience—the only limit is your own imagination.

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One of the most popular email services, Gmail keeps track of all your emails with treaded conversations, tags, and Google-powered search to locate find any message you need.

Google Drive is Google's file sync app that lets you store all of your files online alongside your Google Docs documents, and keep them synced with all of your devices.