Google Drive lets you store files securely online, access them from anywhere, and collaborate with others. With Google Drive integration, we make it easier for you to focus on your tasks and track your documents right on the board.
To start adding files from Google Drive, you'll need to install the plugin and connect your Google Drive with Miro.
Enabling Google Drive
⚠️ Non-admin users can't install the app if it's not allowed in the Apps & Integrations settings.
Go to Miro Marketplace and find Google Drive.
Google Drive plugin in Miro Markeplace
After clicking Get app you'll be suggested to choose a team to install the plugin for.
Choosing a team when installing the Google Drive plugin
You can also install the plugin from a board. Open the board's Upload menu on the toolbar > More > Google Drive. Click Get app on the pop-up window.
Then, connect Google Drive to Miro. There're 2 simple ways.
1. Go to your profile Integrations page, find Google Drive and click Connect:
Google Drive on the Integrations page
2. Connect your Miro account with the Google Drive right on the board by clicking Google Drive in the Upload menu on the toolbar:
The Google Drive icon on the toolbar
Confirm authorization for the needed Google account and allow the app to access your files by clicking Connect.
Adding files from Google Drive and Team Drive
To add a file from Google Drive:
- Paste the document URL right onto the board (note that pasting a URL into a shape or a sticky note will not embed your document to the board but will add the link as simple text)
⚠️ When you copy a link to a specific sheet from Google spreadsheets and paste it to Miro board, the pasted spreadsheet will still start from the first page in Miro
- Click the Upload button on the toolbar (shown in the screenshot above) and choose Google Drive. You will then see the picker menu. Select all the documents you would like to add and click Select. You can also use the search bar to find documents on your Google Drive.
Selecting a document in Google Drive
You can also add documents from the Team Drive - find the tab Team Drive in the same menu and choose the files to add to the board.
Team Drive in the Google Drive picker
💡 To add a Google Drive document on a board in the Mobile app, paste the document URL via the Upload menu.
Editing Google documents
Available in: browser version, Desktop app
You can embed Google Documents, Spreadsheets and Slides right on the board, move and resize them and also swipe the documents' pages.
Click the document and you will see a context menu with the options to Edit content, Reload, Download or Open in a new tab.
To start editing the document, click Pen in the context menu or double-click the document. The document opens in a pop-up and you can edit it as if on your Google Drive. Click the Close or grey area to finish editing. All the changes are automatically saved and visible on the board and in Google documents.
Editing an embedded Google Document
If you prefer you can also click the Source button and the document will open for editing in the next tab.
If you made any edits directly from your Google Drive (especially when working offline) you may need to refresh the embed on the board using the Update button in the context menu.
⚠️ We don’t sync extracted pages.
Managing access rights
Please note that the access rights in Google Drive and in Miro are set separately. It means that to let someone edit a Google Document on the board you need to share the document with them in the Google Drive with editor's rights and also invite them as an editor to the board.
If you allow someone to edit the document in Google but invite them to the board with viewing or commenting rights only - they will not be able to activate the document's edit mode. Vice versa, if you invite a person to the board as an editor but do not share the document with them on the Google Drive - Google will not allow them to edit it.
Please, make sure that you and your team members are provided with the access level that is required for successful collaboration.
Saving your board to Google Drive
Set up by: board owners
Click Save to GoogleDrive and the board will be available on your Drive just like one of your documents. If you delete the board from Google Drive it will still be available in Miro. Note that the option is not available for you if you access the board as a guest.
Creating a link to your board in Google Drive
⚠️ If you're not the board owner, you will get the error message as below:
The error message that you don't have the rights to save the board to Google Drive
Disabling the plugin
To uninstall the plugin for a team, find it in the Apps & Integrations section of the Team settings and click Uninstall for team.
Uninstalling Google Drive for a team
To disconnect Miro from Google Drive, open the Integrations page and click Log out near the Google Drive icon.
Disconnecting Google Drive from Miro
Features unavailable in Google Documents Miro embed
- Google Drive Start page
- Moving files between folders
- Help search
- Presentation Mode