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Share “Make a copy” links to your files



Want to let people make copies of your Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Drawings files with a single click? Just make a simple change in the link you share.


  • Create templates for files, such as Docs proposals, Sheets project plans, Slides pitch decks, Drawings flowcharts, and more. Your teammates can quickly copy them to keep your organization’s branding consistent.
  • Allow colleagues to create personal copies of your files—such as presentations, reports, or designs they like—so they can adjust it for their own purposes.

Invite people to make a copy of a file in Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Drawings""

  1. In Google Drive, open the file.
  2. Copy the file link from the address bar.
  3. In Gmail, click Compose​.
  4. Paste the file link in the email and in the link, change edit to copy.
  5. When your email is ready, click Send.

    Note: If you haven’t shared the file, you’re prompted to share it now.

  6. When the recipient clicks the link in the message, they’re instructed to click Make a copy.

    They can then work on a copy of the original document.

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